Exercise: Poker game - generate hands of cards

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Category ==> Excel VBA Macros  (38 exercises)
Topic ==> Looping over collections  (7 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> Excel VBA macros
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Las Vegas, 03:15 am.  You are in the final 4 of the World Series poker tournament, with a cash prize of $1,000,000, when someone spills coffee on the cards.

Write a macro to generate four hands of random cards:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Looping over collections (image 1)

A typical deal - Chris Ferguson has two pairs, but maybe you can bluff with your single pair of 3s

There are many ways to solve this (that is part of the challenge), but here are some hints:

  • The Symbols worksheet contains 4 ranges called Heart, Club, Diamond and Spade, which will give you the symbols you need
  • The expression Int(Math.Rnd * 13) + 1 will generate a card number between 1 and 13 (and similarly you could generate the suit)
  • For each new card that you generate, you need to check it is not already on the table

When you have finished, save this as Poker deal - and give yourself a huge pat on the back!

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