Microgaming casinos offer an exciting version of video poker called Louisiana Double, a game that can offer double payouts with the use of an added card. This particular version of video poker is one that is based on Jacks or Better. This game can be played for free or for real money and there is a top jackpot of 2500 coins.
With this game, there are 53 cards that are used in the single hand game and the extra card is the Double card. When this is used in a winning combination with the four other cards, it will double the payout that is generated. The double card does not act as a wild, so it cannot be used to create combinations. It will just double overall payouts.
When the game begins, players will choose bet amounts that range from $0.25 to $5 per hand. There is a maximum of five coins that can be bet and t is suggested to do this to boost the overall payouts. A five coin bet will also land the top payout of 2500 for a Royal Flush. Betting any other amount will award a payout of 400:1 for this hand.
One thing that players should note is that the three of a kind hand and two pairs will offer the same payout rate. This is a full pay Jacks or Better game, so higher ranking hands will collect the larger wins.
With this game, players have to alter their basic strategy a bit to benefit from the Double Card. In some cases, it may be better to collect a lower paying hand with the Double in play instead of discarding the Double card to go for higher wins.
There is a gamble feature that is also used in the game and this can double payouts. After any winning combination, players will see four cards face down. The goal is to choose a card that will beat the value of the displayed card and instantly, the win amount will be doubled. This gamble feature can increase lower ranking wins, but should be used sparingly with hands that have already generated high payouts.