Advanced algorithmic collusion software “accs”

Report
Internet Computing Bsc
Sonny Thomas Macdonald
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Introduction
Texas Omaha Poker
 1-10 Players
 4 “Hole cards” Dealt each (Face down)
 5 Total “Community cards”
 2 “Hole cards” + 3 “Community cards”
To create the best possible 5 card hand
judged by a hierarchy.
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Hierarchy, Game terminology
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“The Nuts” is a common poker term
used for the best possible hand.
The second best possible hand is
referred to as “The Second Nuts” and
so on.
This can vary depending on the
“Community cards” available.
“Shark , Card sharp” – ‘a person(s)
who uses skill and deception to win at
poker.’ In this project, “Sharks” are
referred to as the team of players
working for” AACS”
“Fish” – usually a person of low skill,
profitable to play against, however in
this project, someone who is outside
the group of sharks. I.E The prey.
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Game layout & Nuts example
River
Pre-Flop
Flop
Turn
+ Round
Winning
+ Round
ofbets
betting
of etc
betting
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Explain situation
SHARK B
SHARK A
SHARK C
SHARK D
FISH
SHARK E
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CLIENT
CLIENT
CLIENT
CLIENT
Card info
Card info
Card info
CALL
FOLD
CALL
FOLD
Card info
FOLD
CLIENT
SERVER
CLIENT
Card info
Card info
CALL
FOLD
FOLD
CALL
Card info
CLIENT
FOLD
FOLD
CALL
Card info
Card info
CLIENT
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CLIENT
Maths pre and post collusion
Sharks own 36 cards on the board.
 Community has 5 cards on the board.
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36 +5 = 41, 52(deck) – 41 = 11.
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11 choose 4, = 330
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Problems, Ethics and legality
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Ethics
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Legality
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Problem
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Focus Group
Different views on:
 Possible security flaws
 Smoke screen strategies
 Overall evasive techniques
 Verbal/Text Communication possibilities
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Practice sessions
Software is to be used using N testers
on a live poker e-casino.
 To be tested on fun money games to
see how multiple clients on the server
run.
 Basic over bug testing and training of
Sharks
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Background Research
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http://www.pokerroomcollusion.com/
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Conclusion
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Publishing of my findings
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Submission to casinos and world game
conference
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