# A classic rhyming riddle

I give fives, but sometimes twos,

If you've got two and seven, you'll probably lose.

If you bring me nothing, you won't be allowed in,

you'll leave with nothing if you don't win.

You want to get them all in a line,

or all matching houses, that'd be divine.

I'm out of clues, so you'll have to try,

to figure out: what am I?

This is my first attempt at a riddle. Tell me if its too easy or two hard!

## 1 Answer

I think the answer is

Poker

I give fives, but sometimes twos,

Poker hands are composed of five cards and players are dealt five cards in the classic five card stud version. However, the most popular version of poker is Texas Hold'em where players are initially dealt two cards (with the idea of forming a five card hand with other cards on the table).

If you've got two and seven, you'll probably lose.

In Texas Hold'em the statistically weakest hand is an unsuited 2 and 7.

If you bring me nothing, you won't be allowed in,

You need to pay money into the pot in order to play any hand.

you'll leave with nothing if you don't win.

All money goes to the winner of a hand.

You want to get them all in a line,

This refers to a straight (a run of five cards in numerical order).

or all matching houses, that'd be divine.

I think this refers to a full house, a hand with a three of a kind coupled with a pair.

• You got it! Great job! Oct 15, 2022 at 15:27