A Monte Carlo Simulator for “Video” Poker

One of my hobbies is playing microstakes poker tournaments online. Recently, one of the sites that I play on added a new feature: “Spin to Get In.” Essentially, they take the top 20 cards off of a standard deck (10-A of every suits), and stick them in a slot machine. You pay a penny, pull the lever, and if you get three in a row, you win! You can then