Video Poker Odds
One of the oldest and most popular casino games, Poker, has several variations and rules. In the traditional game, the winner is the one with the highest hand, and the player with the lowest hand wins the pot. The odds of getting a high hand are greater than those for a low hand. In video poker, the odds are based on the cards that are dealt to the players. The high cards are compared to the low cards in order to determine which player is the highest.
Two cards of the same rank are considered pairs. The higher pair is better, so a higher pair will beat a lower pair. A J-J-2-2-4 beats a ten, while a pair of jacks beats a ten. If both pairs are equal, the lower pair wins. If the higher pair is higher, it is the winning hand. However, if the pair is equal, the lower pair is compared to the higher hand.
The highest hand is a straight flush, which is five cards of the same suit in sequence. The highest straight flush is made of the A, Q, J, and 10 of one suit. A royal straight flush, as it is commonly known, is considered the best possible hand. The odds of getting a royal flush are 1:650,000. The next highest hand is a four-of-a-kind, which can be any card. The best hands are the ones with the highest hand.