The wombat says: Let’s get down to the Deep South y’all in Louisiana Double brought to us from slot geniuses Microgaming. There’s not a great deal that sets apart this release from the other online Poker table games – like Double Bonus poker for instance, but it does have one rather satisfying twist Wombat Fans… The Louisiana Double variant has an extra card in one of the decks (taking it up to 53) that is able to double the payout for combinations, if you have it in your hand. Yeeehaaaa! Now that’s what this Wombat is talking about!
If you want an online card game with more of a wist we’d recommend our Odd One In game by 1X2 Gaming by the way. It’s something a bit different. Anyway, let’s get back to video poker shall we?
Look and Feel
A bit like my Great Auntie Sheila, this game has seen better days. Fire it up and we’re faced with what looks like the kind of basic graphics that were knocking around in 2010! And when it comes to the soundtrack as you wager your way to big bucks, you’re treated to a load of bleeping noises. If you like your games to be as slick as they are lucrative with 3D graphics, then this might not be the game for you.
Still, a part from being a right old eyesore, Louisiana Double is a decent poker game. To place a bet Wombat Fans, simply click on the row of your choice on the paytable. The rest is easy peasy lemon squeezy: click on the “deal” button to get your first card and next you can either hold or draw depending on what you have! You know the drill.
The game interface is divided into two sections, the paytable is at the top with 5 different rows, and as this game pays according to classic poker rules and hands, each row represents a different bet amount. Bets starting from 5 coins per spin to a maximum of 25, so there’s something for everyone…
Here’s where things get even more interesting! When you end a round with a winning hand, you’ll get the chance to play this little bonus. The aim here is for the player to draw a card that contains a higher value than the card belonging to the dealer – it’s a bit like Play Your Cards Right with Bruce Forsyth (yes, we’re showing our age). Players can keep on going with the double feature until they lose to the dealer, or until they reach a set casino doubling limit. Making the correct guess will double your payout.
5 new cards are dealt, and it’s only the dealer’s card that is face up. You must now choose any one of the 4 cards that remain face down. If both cards result in a tie, the player’s winnings stay the same and they have the option to play again.
Not bad Microgaming! The addition of the double card makes for an interesting variation, and the Double Feature is an awesome extra to an already very decent game. Don’t judge a book by its cover Wombat fans, this game might look a bit on the shoddy side, but it actually plays like a dream. Happy Poker playing!