Is A2345 a valid Straight in video poker?

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JoeE
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Is A2345 a valid Straight in video poker?

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And if so, wouldn’t an A2345 Straight Flush be as rare as a Royal Flush?

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Jstark
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Wheel and steel wheel. As for rarer than a royal, probably.

Come Back Kid
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Post by Come Back Kid »

There is one game that rewards that hit...In the Extra Action part of Extra Action Poker, an Ace-5 Straight Flush pays 4000...Which is nice!

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Post by wildman49 »

JoeE wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:17 am
And if so, wouldn’t an A2345 Straight Flush be as rare as a Royal Flush?

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just hit this one 3 days ago not rare.
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Post by New2vp »

There are 9 types of straight flushes if you identify them by the highest rank (K thru 5) or the lowest rank (A-low thru 9). On a game such as 9-6 Jacks or Better, you get about 64 Royals per 2,598,960 hands and about 284 Straight Flushes distributed among the 9 types. So, on average, each type of straight flush is a little less than half as likely as a royal flush to occur after the draw (284 / 9 = 31.5). Certainly the values in the pay schedule have a great influence on the strategy that yields these results. And there will be different ratios with different games or different pay schedules of the same games.

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