One of the most important things you will have to know if you want to play good Casino Extra poker is the ranking of hands. The object of all poker games is to get the highest five card hand you can. Even when you play a version of poker with seven cards you only get to use five, so that is what you’re looking for. For individual cards the aces are the highest, followed by kings, queens, jacks, tens, and down the numbers. Most games also allow the ace to act as low to make an A-5 straight.
In normal games the hand ranks will go as follows:
1) Straight Flush. A straight flush is any five cards in a row of the same suit. A Royal Flush is the highest straight flush, with a T, J, Q, K, and A of the same suit. Traditionally in a normal game if a player hits the royal flush, he or she gets to keep the deck of cards as a souvenir and a new deck is brought out for use. You may have to request this specifically in a casino—but don’t be shy! That is an amazingly rare hand.
- Four of a Kind. Just as it sounds: four of the same card. The higher the cards, the better the hand. For example: four kings beats four eights.
- Full House. A set plus a pair. AAA88 would be an example. The higher full house is whoever has the higher set. For example: KKK22 beats 555AA.
- Flush. A flush is made up of any five cards of the same suit. Five hearts, clubs, diamonds, or spades is a flush. If there is more than one flush, count from each person’s high card