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Louisiana Double

Louisiana Double is a Video Poker game which is a modified version of Jacks or Better. The modifications to the standard Jacks or Better game are that 53rd card is added to the deck. This card is a ‘Double’ card. It will double the prize for any winning hand, but cannot contribute to the win itself. This means that the Double card can help a Pair of Jacks or Better, 2 Pair, 3 of a Kind or 4 of a Kind but when held actually prevents Straight, Flush, Straight Flush and Royal Flush hands.

For ease of comparison, the below table displays the best House Edge for Louisiana Double available at each software provider;

Software 5 coins House Edge
Microgaming 6.55%

Online we’ve only found Louisiana Double Video Poker at casinos using Microgaming software. The paytable we’ve seen is displayed below;

Some notes on the tables below;

- We’ve included both the 5 coin House Edge and the House Edge when playing 1-4 coins. Usually the House Edge for 1-4 coins are the same and as such only one figure is listed. To find the house edge/paytable for 2-4 coins just multiple the 1 coin figure by the number of coins. Where the paytables differ by coins you’ll find four figures running from 1 coin on the left to 4 coins on the right.

Microgaming

Microgaming 5 coins 1-4 coins
Royal Flush 2500 400
Straight Flush 375 75
4oaK 175 35
Full House 45 9
Flush 30 6
Straight 20 4
3oaK 10 2
2 Pairs 10 2
Kings or Better 5 1
House Edge 6.55% 6.73%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 6.73%.

 

 

Paytable Analyser

 

If you encounter a different paytable you can use our Paytable Analyser to find the House Edge for the game.

 

 

Strategy Calculator

 

To find out the correct play for individual hands use our Strategy Calculator which will tell you the correct cards to hold for the paytable you are playing.

 

 

Strategy Trainer

 

If you intend to play a lot of Louisiana Double we would advise learning the optimal strategy for the game you’ll be playing. Below you’ll find a strategy trainer that will allow you to practice the game and correct you when you make mistakes;

 

*All figures in this article rely on use of a strategy optimized to the specific paytable in use. Use of any other strategy will increase the House Edge. You can find the optimized strategy for any paytable using the calculators on this page.

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