re: Poker & Jokers in poker games - HELP!!!!
Originally Posted by twizzybop
thats the rules, right?
Have fun finding the rules in any poker book, hoyle or anything about Jokers.
So by adding the Jokers is going against the rules cause there are no rules.
Like I said before.. the rule book has no 5 of a kind cause the Royal Flush is the highest denominating hand.
i know this is an old thread, but i had to chime it. My copy of Hoyle is quite old, and does contain rules about jokers and wild cards. tenbob is of course right. 5 of a kind is the best hand, and unless there are specific house rules to the contrary, quote "A wild card ranks exactly the same as the natural card it replaces" So unless you specify differently before the hand begins, a natural, and un-natural royal flush would tie. Again, this rule is over 50 years old, but i think most players would agree that it is the correct ruling still today.
also, if you're interested, a wild card can not stand for a card the player already holds, so there can not be, for example, a double A high flush.
i hate wild cards, btw, for what it's worth