All About Four Card Poker

Four Card Poker Hand Rankings

A. The single card rankings used in four card poker, in lowest to highest order are: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, jack, queen, king and ace. However, the ace may be:
- Used for completing a straight or a straight flush with 2, 3 and 4, and
- Not be used in combination with any other sequence, including that of king, ace, 2 and 3.

B. All suits are treated equal in rank

C. The allowed poker hands in four card poker, from highest to lowest ranked hands are:
- Four of a kind, which consists of 4 cards belonging to the same rank. Four aces are considered the best four of a kind hand, while four twos is the lowest four of a kind hand.
- Straight flush, which consists of 4 sequential cards belonging to the same suit. Jack, queen, king and an ace of the same suit is considered the highest ranked straight flush, while an ace, 2, 3 and 4 is considered the lowest straight flush.
- Three of a kind, which consists of at least 3 cards of the same rank. A hand having 3 aces is considered the highest ranked three of a kind hand, while one consisting of 3 twos is the lowest.
- Flush, which consists of 4 cards belonging to the same suit, no matter what the rank.
- Straight, which consists of 4 sequential cards of any suits. Jack, queen, king and ace is considered the highest straight, while an ace, 2, 3 and 4 is the lowest.
- Two pairs, which consists of two pairs of any rank. A hand consisting of two pairs of kings and aces is the highest ranked 2 pairs’ hand, while one comprising of pairs of twos and threes is the lowest.
- Pair, which consists of at least one pair of the same rank cards. A hand consisting of 2 aces is the highest pair hand, while one having a pair of twos is the lowest.

D. When comparing two different poker hands that consist of identically ranked cards (see B) or having none of the hands detailed in point C, it is the hand that has the highest-ranked cards overall (as per A), which is considered the winner.

E. In the event that the hands are still the same after point D coming into application, the hands are treated as a tie.

F. In the event that there is an optional 6 card bonus bet available, the 5 card poker hands qualifying for such bonus payout are:
- Royal flush, a hand comprising of 10, jack, queen, king and ace of the same suit.
- Straight flush, a hand comprising of 5 sequential cards belonging to the same suit.
- Four of a kind, a hand comprising of 4 cards of the same rank, no matter what the suit.
- Full house, a hand comprising of a pair and a three of a kind.
- Flush, a hand comprising of 5 cards belonging to the same suit.
- Straight, a hand comprising of 5 consecutively ranked cards, no matter what the suit.
- Three of a kind, a hand comprising of at least 3 same-ranked cards, no matter what the suit.