Royal Monday, November 17, 2008

People who know me know that I like to gamble. I go to Vegas a couple times each year and hit the casinos in Detroit when I can. It's just my thing and I've gotten pretty good at it over the years. So I was sitting around tonight playing online poker and watching "Cool As Ice" on HBO when I picked up the second royal flush of my life. This time I was able to get a screen shot so I thought I'd post it and brag a little.

Yup Yup... Let's G-O..

The odds for this calculate like so:

There are a total of 2,598,960 five card poker hands that can be made from a 52 card deck:

(52*51*50*49*48)/5! = 311,875,200/120 = 2,598,960

There are four ways to make a Royal Flush

A,K,Q,J,10 of spades
A,K,Q,J,10 of clubs
A,K,Q,J,10 of diamonds
A,K,Q,J,10 of hearts

2,598,960/4 = 649,740 so that's a 1 in 649,740 chance or
1/649,740 = 0.000154%