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August 26th, 2022 at 11:08:51 PM permalink
In the latest 'Ask Michael Anything' he notes the existence of video Texas Hold Em machines that allow users plays to heads up poker against a simulated opponent.

I have seen these machines at MGM Grand. I was curious but declined to play since I didn't know the right strategy for them. Has an optimal strategy been developed? If so, what is the expected return to player? Would it be possible for a player to gain an edge over the game by exploiting weaknesses in the computer's strategy?

I assume this game, like conventional video poker, is fair -- meaning the cards are dealt randomly and the computer can't "see" the player's hole cards. But is there a rake or some other way in which the game is rigged to disadvantage the player?
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