Morrill Learning Center, Santa Clara, California
Stanford University Online High School, Palo Alto, California
Simulate Poker Probability of Partial Deck
Poker is a very popular gambling game in Casinos. Except professionals, most Poker players lost money without applying the proper probability. This STEM project is to study the Poker probability by using partial deck. To simplify probability simulation, partial deck was used and which can increase the matching probability significantly on some higher ranked patterns such as “Full House” and “Straight”. However, partial deck can also decrease the matching probability on some patterns such as “Flush” and “Nothing”. The ranking of matching patterns is also changed with Partial Deck as compared to the Full Deck. The authors have used combination formula and derive the general formulas of matching probability for each matching pattern. This is a great STEM project to integrate STEM Learning and Probability through a very practical Poker Game.