23.16.1205 RANKING OF POKER CARDS AND HANDS
(1) The cards in poker are ranked ace, king, queen, jack, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, deuce. The ace is the highest ranked card in high poker and is ranked lower than a deuce in low poker.
(2) The hands in poker are ranked and defined as follows from highest to lowest:
(a) five of a kind - four cards of the same rank and a wild card.
(b) straight flush - five cards of the same suit in sequence. An ace high straight flush is a "royal flush."
(c) four of a kind - four cards of the same rank.
(d) full house - three cards of the same rank and two cards of another rank.
(e) flush - five cards of the same suit.
(f) straight - five cards in sequence.
(g) three of a kind - three cards of the same rank.
(h) two pair - two cards of the same rank and two cards of another rank.
(i) one pair - two cards of the same rank.
(j) highest card - the highest ranking card in the hand of five unmatched cards.
(3) If two or more hands are tied in the ranking, the hand with the highest rank matched card or cards wins. Otherwise the tie must be broken by the rank of the unmatched cards in the hand.
(4) In the event hands are identical in all aspects except for the suit, players shall evenly divide the pot.
(5) Wild cards may be used in poker.
History: 23-5-115, MCA; IMP, 23-5-311, MCA; EMERG, NEW, 1990 MAR p. 286, Eff. 2/9/90