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'learning AI' poker Vegas game

Last edit: jimmybond on Thursday, 5th September 2013 9:48 am
Last response by jinx73 6th September 8:13am

Really interesting article just out today in NYTimes, well worth the read about the development and operation of artificial intelligence neural nets powering a 1-on-1 hold'em machine game now quietly rolling out in Vegas and elsewhere (and basically, the folly of people thinking they can crush this game)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/magazine/poker-computer.html?hp&pagewanted=all

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 Misnomer responded on Thursday, 5th September 2013

Very interesting article indeed! Who knew the guy from Giuffria was a gaming millionaire?

 Dreww responded on Thursday, 5th September 2013

I play poker full time and can say that this bot is an absolute beast. The best heads up limit players in the world can probably beat it for a (relatively) small hourly rate, but there are much better games to be found vs humans for those pros. And everybody else will lose without question. Pretty interesting that there is a skill game in the casino, vs the house.

 jinx73 responded on Friday, 6th September 2013

Game has been out for at least 2 years now. I've had huge winning sessions against it, and my fair share of losing sessions, originally when CET was running it as a points earner on tier with VP, it made a lot of sense with the variance, they've since reduced the amount of points earned on it (MGM doesn't give points against theirs). I'm not entirely sure it's the AI that's the complete key to the game, rather then some social predictions, as a limit game the average player is much more likely to press/tilt off a bad run and have limited ability to gain their return.