I am trying to make a basic little program where i can input a large set of texas holdem hands (2 cards) and check to see how Unlikely/likely these cards were to be dealt. (to show that no tampering was done...ie. show its random enough) For example, it is VERY unlikely that a player receives AA hundreds of times in a small sample. I have some basic questions I was wondering if someone could help me get started? I do have minimal experience with stats though. my question is how would you represent how likely something is over the average or expected? I figure there are (52 choose 2) card combinations...and each card combination should be expected equally, so over an extremely large sample all card combinations should be roughly occuring equally? In statistics how do you show how far something is from normal? any topics i should look up? thanks a lot!