N.J. Admin. Code § 13:69F-29.5

Current through Register Vol. 53, No. 13, July 6, 2021
Section 13:69F-29.5 - Flop poker hand rankings
(a) The rank of the cards used in flop poker, for the determination of winning hands, in order of highest to lowest rank, shall be: ace, king, queen, jack, 10, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, and two. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an ace may be used to complete a "straight flush" or a "straight" formed with a two, three, four, and five. An ace may not be used, however, with any other sequence of cards to form a "straight" (for example, queen, king, ace, two, and three).
(b) The permissible hands at the game of flop poker, in order of highest to lowest rank, shall be:
1. "Royal flush" is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 of the same suit;
2. "Straight flush" is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking, with king, queen, jack, 10 and nine being the highest ranking straight flush and ace, two, three, four, and five being the lowest ranking straight flush;
3. "Four-of-a-kind" is a hand consisting of four cards of the same rank, with four aces being the highest ranking four-of-a-kind and four twos being the lowest ranking four-of-a-kind;
4. "Full house" is a hand consisting of "three-of-a-kind" and a "pair," with three aces and two kings being the highest ranking full house and three twos and two threes being the lowest ranking full house;
5. "Flush" is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit, not in consecutive order, with ace, king, queen, jack, and nine being the highest ranking flush and two, three, four, five, and seven being the lowest ranking flush;
6. "Straight" is a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive rank, not all of the same suit, with ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 being the highest ranking straight and ace, two, three, four, and five being the lowest ranking straight;
7. "Three-of-a-kind" is a hand consisting of three cards of the same rank, with three aces being the highest ranking three-of-a-kind and three twos being the lowest ranking three-of-a-kind;
8. "Two pairs" is a hand consisting of two "pairs," with two aces and two kings being the highest ranking two pairs and two threes and two twos being the lowest ranking two pairs; and
9. "Pair" is a hand containing two cards of the same rank, with two aces being the highest ranking pair and two twos being the lowest ranking pair.
(c) When comparing two hands which are of identical rank pursuant to the provisions of this section, or which contain none of the hands authorized in this section, the hand that contains the highest ranking card as provided in (a) above which is not contained in the other hand shall be considered the higher ranking hand. If the hands are of identical rank after the application of this subsection, the hands shall be considered a tie.
(d) For purposes of the three-card bonus wager, the permissible three-card hands in the game of flop poker recognized for a payout in accordance with 13:69F-29.11(d) shall be:
1. "Royal 3" is a hand consisting of an ace, king, and queen of the same suit;
2. "Three-card straight flush" is a hand consisting of three cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking;
3. "Three-of-a-kind" is a hand consisting of three cards of the same rank regardless of suit;
4. "Three-card straight" is a hand consisting of three unsuited cards of consecutive rank; provided, however, that an ace may not be combined with a king and two;
5. "Three-card flush" is a hand consisting of three cards of the same suit, not in consecutive order; and
6. "One pair" is a hand is a hand consisting of two cards of the same rank.

N.J. Admin. Code § 13:69F-29.5