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I'm no mathematician, but I think the joker switches the rankings of full houses and flushes. With 53 cards, you have c(53,5) or 2,869,685 possible poker hands. I'm using this site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_poker_hands as a reference for normal deck hand numbers. 5 of a kind This has to be exactly 4 cards of the same rank plus the joker. So ...

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Personally, I would rule this a split pot. I haven't read anything that explicitly defines rules for dealing with wild cards, but in my mind the hand someone holds is the hand they hold. Changing that based on whether or not the hand contains a wild card seems akin to saying that a spade flush is worth more than a club flush (which is never the case in any ...

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Scenario 1: If the wild card is played as itself (eg 9 of Diamonds, etc), it would effect the probabilities very little. Say we take high card: You have a K. Your "natural" chances are 44/51 for a win, 3/51 for a draw, and 4/51 for a lose. If the wild card is higher than a K, then you are left with odds of 44, 3, and 5 /52 respectively. If it is ...

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