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misscashalot
09-05-2013, 01:06 PM
The Steely, Headless King of Texas Hold ’Em

Stroll among the games at the Cosmopolitan, the newest casino on the Las Vegas Strip, and you might be overwhelmed by the latest whooping and flashing gambling machines. All the high-resolution monitors and video effects, devoted to themes ranging from deep-sea-fishing expeditions to Spider-Man to the unsubtlest visions of cash washing over lucky winners, are only the most obvious signs of technology’s move onto the casino floor.....

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/magazine/poker-computer.html?hp&_r=0

thaskalos
09-05-2013, 05:13 PM
I didn't read the entire article; does the casino charge the player a rake on this machine...or does it rely just on the computer's skill for its profit?

Red Knave
09-06-2013, 11:56 AM
I didn't read the entire article; does the casino charge the player a rake on this machine...or does it rely just on the computer's skill for its profit?
It seems to rely on the lack of skill of the player added to the fact that the player is human and will ultimately make mistakes.

barn32
09-06-2013, 01:00 PM
I didn't read the entire article...http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/m...er.html?hp&_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/magazine/poker-computer.html?hp&_r=0)

This was a very interisting article. I especially liked the part about the former rock star's affiliation with Lee Iococa and how he almost became a billionaire.

Also, these machines have been around for awhile. There have been examples of them laying down very big hands (screenshots), which is explained (to a certain degree) in the article.

But I don't forsee much widespread success, especially if they go forward with the Phil Hellmouth, Johnny Chan angle. That would just be a big turnoff for me.

If the majority of pros can't beat them, then where is the appeal for the amateurs...assuming they would rather play poker than slots in the first place?