So you’ve got a casino bonus for Texas Hold’em and think you need a bit of a primer on what the odds and probabilities are so you can try to maximise your advantage play.
Well, you’re in luck as we’ve found a handy guide to some of the more important numbers and probabilities to bear in mind when you’re sitting down at the table.
First and foremost, the odds of being dealt any one hand is about 0.45%. Which might sound like it’s unlikely, but this is for specific combinations (i.e. Ace of Spades and King of Spades), if all you want is cards of a certain rank the odds are significantly higher and the odds of you getting them goes up too.
If it helps, the odds you’ll get a pocket pair is approximately 6% of the time. If you’re not following the maths, it’s easiest to understand that once you have your first card, all you need is one of the three remaining cards of the same rank to pop out which means you need 3/51 to be what lands in your hand, which can be simplified to 1/17 and expressed as a percentage as 6%.
Another way of looking at it is that you should be seeing one once ever 17 hands. But what about the odds of getting a Royal Flush?
Check out the graphic below from Betfair for a breakdown of some of the other odds you might come across!