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Video Poker What Are the Odds??

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by ACMike, Sep 20, 2015.

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  1. ACMike

    ACMike High-Roller

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    Surprisingly converted 3 out of 5 quads yesterday at Bally's (AC), for a decent handpay. Happy when I hit the first, shocked when I hit the second, and stunned when I hit the third in a row!
     
  2. nhcris

    nhcris High-Roller

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    That is beautiful! I don't know the odds, but my odds of converting none of them are almost 100%!
     
  3. VegasDave

    VegasDave Addicted

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    Same! What a hit!!
     
  4. CtheWorld

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    Nice hit. Given the credit meter it looks like it was not your first good hit.


    For a given hand the odds of drawing the quad are 1 in 23.5
    If you had three hands the odds of getting it on all 3 are 1 in 23.5^3 , roughly 1 in 13,000.
    The odds of getting exactly 3 out of 5 is 10x better as there are 10 ways you could get the 3 quad hands among the 5.
    So roughly 1 in 1300.
     
  5. ACMike

    ACMike High-Roller

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    Thanks! You're right, I did have a couple of other good hits before that. Threw away all cards and drew four 8's. Then threw away all cards and drew a straight flush.
     
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