How Many Kings are in a Deck of Cards? (of 52)

How many kings are in a deck of cards? (52 card deck)
How many Kings are in a deck of cards? (52 card deck)

If you are new to cards, in this post we will discuss how many Kings are in a deck of cards.  And also, what those cards are.

How Many Kings are in a Deck of Cards?

In a standard deck of 52 cards, there are exactly 4 Kings.  This is because each suit has one of each value card, Ace through King, and so each suit has only one King.  There are 4 suits in a deck of cards, and that means there are 4 Kings total in the entire deck.

The 4 kings in a deck of cards
There are 4 Kings in a deck of cards. These are the 4 Kings. The King of Spades, King of Hearts, King of Diamonds and King of Clubs

These kings are:

  • King of Spades
  • King of Clubs
  • King of Hearts
  • King of Diamonds

The Spades and Clubs are the two black suits in a deck, and the Hearts and Diamonds are the two red suits.  So, there are 2 black Kings, the King of Spades and King of Clubs.  And there are 2 red Kings, the King of Diamonds and the King of Hearts.

How Many Kings, Queens and Jacks are in a 52 Card Deck?

There are 12 Kings, Queens and Jacks in a 52 card deck.  These are also referred to as the face cards, or court cards.

The number is 12 because each suit has one of each value card, Ace through King.  This means that each suit has exactly one Jack, Queen and King.  The total number of suits in a deck is 4 (Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, Spades).

This means that each suit has one Jack, one Queen and one King.  That’s 3 cards for each suit, and a total of 4 suits to make total of 12 face cards in a deck.

See also: How Many Queens are in a Deck of Cards? (A 52 Card Deck)

How Many Royalty Cards are in a Deck?

The royalty cards are the Kings, Queens and Jacks, or what are referred to also as the face cards or court cards.  As mentioned above, there are 12 royalty cards in a deck of cards.  There are 3 royalty cards in each suit (one Jack, one Queen, and one King) and 4 suits total, making a total of 12 royalty cards.

What is the Probability of Getting a King Card in a Deck of 52 Cards?

The probability of choosing a King from a deck of 52 cards is 1/13. (The same as 4/52)

This is because there are 4 Kings total in a deck of 52 cards.  If you are to draw one card at random, the chance of getting any one card would be 1/52.  But because there are 4 Kings, then you have 4 chances (instead of 1) of drawing the particular card.  There are 52 cards to choose from, and 4 of those cards are Queens.  So, every time you draw a card, you have a 4/52 chance of drawing a Queen, which is simplified down to 1/13.

How Many King of Spades are in a Deck of Cards?

There is only 1 King of Spades in a deck of cards.

Each suit only has one of each value card, the Aces through Kings.  So, each of the four suits, has only 1 King each.

How Many Black Kings are in a Deck of Cards?

There are 2 black Kings in a deck of cards.  This is because each suit has one King.  There are 4 suits in a deck, but only two are the black suits.  These are the Spades and Clubs.

Because of this there are two black Kings, which are the King of Spades and the King of Clubs.

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