Royal Flush

word type: noun

  1. A straight from ten to the ace all of the same suit is the best possible hand in poker, a Royal Flush.

Meh, I Just Hit a Royal Flush

Royal flushes in poker are awesome and all, but the problem with them is that it's not easy extracting money from opponents when you make the rarest of hands. To win a sizable pot, your opponent will likely need to make a very strong hand, such as a flush, full house or quads.

Online Poker Bonuses

Some online poker rooms give players a special bonus for hitting a royal flush.

Carbon Poker - bonus is 100 times the big blind, up to $1,000. Unfortunately, it is not free cash; comp points must be earned before withdrawal.

Bodog - bonus is 50 times the big blind, up to $200.

Paddy Power Poker - bonus is 50 times the small blind, up to $1,000.

Math Time!

The odds of making a royal flush with just five cards are 649,740 to 1. In probability speak, your chances are 0.000154%.

Maverick (1994)

So fake, yet so dramatic.

2008 World Series of Poker

So real, yet there is a wife beater t-shirt involved.