View Full Version : Probability of hitting Partypoker "Lucky Hands" promotion

11-21-2004, 09:32 PM
Here's a problem for you guys.

Ok, here is the link to the promotion:

Can someone calculate the odds of being on this hand, if playing 4 tables for a period of 5 hours?

And also, what is the expected value added per hand played?

11-21-2004, 11:32 PM
no replies?

11-22-2004, 12:00 AM
I'll take a shot..

55 hands/hr * 5 hours * 4 tables = 1100 hands

1100:98900, or 1:90

11-23-2004, 12:45 AM
where did 98900 come from?

11-23-2004, 01:08 AM
where did 98900 come from?

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Its the 100,000 hands less the 1100 you would be playing.

11-23-2004, 10:03 PM
This would be true if there was only one "lucky hand" in the night. But there are LOTS of lucky hands (each 100,000 that passes is a lucky hand)

11-24-2004, 05:59 AM
Each hand you play during the promotion has about a 1/100,000 chance of being one of the lucky hands. The probability that you hit a lucky hand is roughly #hands/100,000.

The value to you per hand depends on the number of other players at the table. At a full table, the value if you hit is $1400 for the table, or $140 per person. At a short-handed table, the value would be greater per person. Getting $140 1/100,000 of the time is worth 0.14 cents.