Thread: Video Poker
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Old 2010-06-21, 21:04   #1

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Default Video Poker

I haven't been to a casino in quite a while, but this question somehow popped into my head last night:

Would it be possible to write a program that tells you the optimal strategy for playing video poker? You'll just say what cards you got and what the payoff table is, and the program will tell you what to do (discard cards 1 and 3, discard all cards, keep all cards, etc). If you bet the maximum amount and have deep pockets, you could theoretically come out ahead in the long run if the expected return was greater than 100%.

Also, if this were possible, would you get thrown out of most casinos if you get caught using it?
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