Many gambling discussions and poker news organizations are increasingly talking about so-called card-playing robots, known as “bots” in web parlance, that are used on gambling sites. business. Many players are convinced that many gambling portals are successful in using special programs, which can beat a more advanced player, but not a beginner. In a traditional casino, you can predict your competitor’s weaknesses, understand their strategy, etc. In a virtual nuebe gaming casino, there is nothing to say that your competitor is a human, but not a well-designed, “substitute” program for a real player. .
If this is true, then the proliferation of poker bots that can beat poker players will pose a big problem for the poker industry. Without creating a special system that checks the identity and “personality” of card players in online casinos, business can be seriously damaged. This is the opinion of the players themselves and the players, who are interested in the development of the online gaming industry. Some skeptics say that, due to the complexity of the game and the constantly changing system, creating a program that can read the opponent’s cards using a special online system that responds to good times in decades. Proponents of this idea point to a variety of commercial programs that claim they help players but have no effect. However, there is a prepared answer to all these objections – at the University of Alberta in Canada, a group of researchers has created an intelligent automaton known as “Vex Bot”. This robot can play master level poker in two player games. Don’t use this new method to test the boundaries of intelligence, because it will be the basis for a commercial poker training program. As soon as the news about creating bots hit the media, the creators began to receive letters talking about the dangers of the system used for illegal gambling. Darse Billings, the creator of “Vex Bot”, considers the probability of using bots in business sites to be about 50:50, but he is sure that all modern activities can share his creation, this is from and 10 years of research by a group of experts.
“The game plan is solid and sitting down and writing a program that can beat the tables of experienced human players is no small task,” Billings said. According to him, the biggest obstacle is the amount of information that is not given to the player and the need for the program to be able to use different techniques at different times, such as shouting and trapping opponents , etc. Precisely for this purpose, artificial intelligence is applied to the system, which can not only calculate the probability, but also organize the game concept, design the behavior of the opponents, etc.
According to the creators of “Vex Bot”, its main advantage is that, along with any other robot; they have no emotions, no fear and shame and no fear. It will remain indifferent even in front of the strongest player.
Journalists, studying the problem of poker ships, note that it is difficult to get a good picture because of the reluctance of many people who work in the game to answer questions about this issue. No advanced program can detect suspicious poker sites with unique game systems.
A representative of the company CryptoLogic, speaking about this issue, said that some players, who are suspected of using boats, have been banned from the member’s site. Sometimes it is impossible to be sure that the player is a person or a bot, but the company, revealing all the unusual plans, chooses to restart and protect itself Get out of social interaction with the bot.
Professional players, talking about the popularity of poker bots, say how useful it can be: if you have the program, you can play 25 casinos at the same time, on every two tables and even if you play at least 10-20 $ in the game. you earn $1000 per hour. It saddens those who participate in many gambling discussions that computer activities have already taken the place of interactive poker. Skeptics are sure that poker will continue to grow in popularity, despite all the fears from the side of the programmers. In their opinion, it is only a matter of time before many people want to create their own bots to remember, but all such efforts will not fail.