Friday, 22 January 2010

61 billion-to-1 deal of the cards

There was a story in Metro about a group of four card players who were all dealt a 13 card run. The chances of this are "about one in 61,204,166,001" calculated Rhyd Lewis of Cardiff University, but the most interesting thing was that this could happen in the world about once very year if you estimate that 10 million people are playing cards worldwide every day and that each game involves ten deals.