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Old 2010-06-22, 12:14   #4
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Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
If you used it in a (Nevada for sure, probably most others) casino, you will be arrested; they take a very hard line on cheating.
If you used an electronic aide, yes. But if you memorized optimal play, no. It's doable.

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The thing about casinos is that they never allow the expected return to be >=100%. That would be bad for business.

But learning the optimum strategy for poker is pretty simple, no need to use a computer to tell you. And even without a computer helping you, you can still get kicked out if you play too well. Just don't be a dick about things and they won't mind you playing well, but don't plan to ever get an expected return of over 100%.
False. There are video poker machines in Vegas that have slightly higher than 100% expected value with optimal play. Why are casinos still in business? Several factors:

1. The overwhelming majority of people do not play optimally
2. Even with optimal play, you have to be able to withstand very wide swings
3. Even with a large bankroll, optimal strategy, and playing at a fast speed, you can expect to make... about minimum wage.

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