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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Flizzin, May 19, 2007.

    May 19, 2007
  1. Flizzin

    Flizzin Wants your jackpot

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    What does the "PAT" in PAT Royal mean ?

    I see this term used all the time. I get the idea that its a dealt royal but what does that "PAT" stand for ?
     
  2. May 19, 2007
  3. brutaldeluxe

    brutaldeluxe Experienced Member

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    It means it's been dealt straight in and there was no need to exchange any cards to obtain it. (video poker for instance)
    Odds of being dealt a pat royal are something like 625 000/1 I think from memory. There's around 2 and a half million different 5 card poker hands from a 52 card deck and only 4 of them are royal flushes so it's about 625 000/1
    I just figured it out and it's actually 1 in 649 740 ie pretty unlikely but I had have it happen on video poker once :) (pity I wasn't playing a huge bet on a power poker though) :(
     
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  4. May 19, 2007
  5. Flizzin

    Flizzin Wants your jackpot

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    Thanks, but how do they derive that acronym from receiving a dealt hand ?
     
  6. May 19, 2007
  7. brutaldeluxe

    brutaldeluxe Experienced Member

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    I don't think it's an acronym. The expression is also used in other similar stituations like when playing draw poker, if you decline an exchange of cards you are said to "stand pat".
    If it actually is an acronym someone please correct me !
     
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  8. May 19, 2007
  9. hobobiker

    hobobiker Dormant account

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    think its got something to do with st Patrick and some snakes a few years ago....you hold your cards or "stand Firm " you know all these snakes an he stood there and shooed them away ...and i think the locals called him Pat.

    its true i tell you....
     
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  10. May 20, 2007
  11. EasyRhino

    EasyRhino Dormant account

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    It's not an acronym (PAT is Point After Touchdown, though!). Just an adjective meaning you don't have to take any cards (works in BJ too).

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  13. hobobiker

    hobobiker Dormant account

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    i always thought to "stand Pat" meant to stand firm or stand by your beliefs?
     
  14. May 20, 2007
  15. brutaldeluxe

    brutaldeluxe Experienced Member

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    Yes, that's one of it's meanings.

    . stand pat, a. to cling or hold firm to one's decision, policy, or beliefs: The government must stand pat in its policy.
    b. Poker. to play a hand as dealt, without drawing other cards.

    Words/phrases often have more than one meaning or use though.
     
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  16. May 20, 2007
  17. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's some ideas:

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