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After your spin, elect to keep cards in this order :

Full house.

Four to a Royal Flush

Straight, Flush, or three of a kind

Four to a Straight Flush

Two pair.

High pair.

Three to a Royal Flush

Four to a flush

Low pair

Four to an outside straight.

Two suited high cards.

Three to a straight flush.

Two suited cards over ten.

Two high cards.

One high card.

Discard everything else. If you have more than one in the same spin, keep the highest on this list (e.g. two pair instead of four to a flush).

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If you're dealt

FOUR deuces :

Hold all cards

THREE deuces:

Hold a royal flush.

Otherwise just hold the deuces

TWO deuces:

Hold any four of a kind

Hold any four to a straight flush

Hold four to a straight flush

Otherwise just hold the deuces

ONE deuce:

Hold any paying hand four of a kind or higher.

Hold four cards to a royal flush

Hold a full house.

Hold four cards to a straight flush

Hold any paying hand.

Hold three cards to a Royal Flush.

If no other combination, just hold the deuce.

NO deuce:

Hold any paying hand.

Sacrifice a low paying hand if it means you can hold four to a Royal Flush.

Hold four cards to a straight flush.

Hold three cards to a Royal Flush.

Hold any pair.

Hold any four cards to a flush.

Hold an up and down straight draw.

Hold three cards to a straight flush.

Hold any two cards above ten if they're the same suit.

If you're dealt less than the above, draw a complete new hand.

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