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Video Poker Statistics

Everyone who plays video poker eagerly awaits that fourth ace, or specific card that completes a straight flush. Well just how frequently do various jackpot hands occur? These numbers are ON AVERAGE and vary based on the game you play, but are good benchmarks with which to set your expectations as you play:

Jackpot Frequencies
Odds
Royal Flush dealt 1 / 650,000
Royal Flush ending hand 1 / 40,000
Four of a kind 1 / 423
Four Aces 1 / 5,761
Four Aces with a kicker 1 / 16,236
Four Deuces 1 / 4,909
2’s – 4’s 1 / 2,601
2’s – 4’s with a kicker 1 / 6,984
Full House 1 / 90
Flush 1 / 85
Straight 1 / 80
Straight Flush 1 / 9,150

 

When dealing into held cards, here’s the frequency of getting what you want. The numbers represent on average the odds of getting what you’re after. For example, “Turning one pair into a quad . . . . 1 / 360” means there’s a one in 360 chance of getting that four of a kind.

Improving pairs
Odds
Turning one pair into two pairs 1 / 6
Turning one pair into three of a kind 1 / 9
Turning two pair into a full house 1 / 12
Turning one pair into a quad 1 / 360
Improving three of a kinds  
Turning three of a kind into a full house 1 / 16
Turning three of a kind into a quad 1 / 24
Completing a flush  
Drawing one card to make a flush 1 / 5
Drawing two cards to make a flush 1 / 24
Completing straights  
Drawing one card into an open ended straight 1 / 6
Drawing two cards into an open ended straight 1 / 23
Drawing a single card to make an inside straight 1 / 12
The elusive straight flush  
Drawing one card to an open ended straight flush 1 / 24
Drawing one card to a royal flush 1 / 47


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