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Learn that poker is a game of skill

Suggested Reading:

Easy read

Howard Lederer on skill vs Chance

Dreef, M., P. Borm, and B. V. D. Genugten. “On strategy and relative skill in poker.” International Game Theory Review 5, no. 2 (2003): 83–104.

The tutorial: During the first half of the tutorial, we will discuss the essays written last week and talk about poker as a game of skill rather than gambling.

The second half of the tutorial we will start thinking about the problems in Week 3. 

Assignment: Write a minumum of 500 words explaining either a judge, or a philosopher why poker should or should not be considered gambling.

Task Discussion