Louisiana Double is played with 53 cards instead of the standard 52-card deck. The 53rd card is not a Joker or a wild card. It is a card with the word "Double" printed across it. If you have a winning combination in four cards of your hand plus the "Double" card, the Louisiana Double card doubles your winnings. It is a rather uncommon online video poker variation which you might want to play as an interesting change from other video poker games.
Louisiana Double Online Video Poker Payouts
Online Louisiana Double video poker is played the same as any other standard video poker game. You choose the size of the coins you plan to bet with from $0.25 up to $5.00. Then you pick the number of coins you want to play. In general it is a good idea to play the maximum of five coins so that you can be eligible for the maximum payouts. The highest payout in this online video poker game is 2500 coins on a 5-coin bet which you can earn with a Royal Flush.
The payouts in Louisiana Double video poker online start with a Pair of Jacks or Better, then Two Pairs, Three of a Kind, a Straight, a Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush, and finally the Royal Flush which rewards you with the 2500 coin jackpot if you wagered five coins. Although the 2500 coin win is significant, when five coins are played the other winning combinations to not pay as well as some of the other online video poker games. On the other hand, the Double card can increase your winning significantly.
You Can Double Your Louisiana Double Winnings
In addition to the "Double" card which can double a winning combination, you can also choose to double a winning hand by clicking on the "Double" button. You will then be dealt five cards with the first one (the computer's card) face up. Your job is to choose a card from the remaining four which will have a value higher than the computer's face up card. If you choose well, you will double the winnings of that hand. If you don't pick a card with a higher value, the house takes your winnings. You can sometimes earn significant extra coins with this Double feature.