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(in poker) a straight flush including ace, king, queen, jack, and ten all in the same suit, which is the hand of the highest possible value when wild cards are not in use.
- ‘The object of the game is to get 4-of-a-kind, a five-card straight, a straight flush or a royal flush.’
- ‘Under the rules of the game if a player gets a straight flush they win ten per cent of the pot and if they get a royal flush they win it all.’
- ‘In Poker, if I'm dealt a royal flush, I need only concern myself with how much I'm going to win.’
- ‘We have visited this particular boat since it opened about six years ago, but I had never hit a royal flush there.’
- ‘What use is a royal flush if no one else is betting?’
- ‘If you know your royal flush from your full house, or your straight flush from your three of a kind, then sitting in front of the computer competing in the online College Poker Championships could be the ideal way to spend a Sunday evening.’
- ‘In some games certain cards are wild - either the deuces or a joker added to the deck - and in some games there is a cumulative jackpot which is won by a high hand such as a royal flush.’
- ‘Mary - a volunteer worker - struck lucky when the croupier at her table in the George Street casino dealt her a royal flush of hearts - a queen, king, jack, ace and 10.’
- ‘It's the equivalent to sitting down to a game of poker and being dealt a royal flush with your first hand.’
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