- automatic mailing of letters with promotional offers and other useful information;
- communication with punters and resolve their issues;
- playing online poker.
The first poker bot, Orac, could play the famous card game, and was created in the 1980s. Its modern counterparts are much smarter: these poker bots analyze and simulate player behaviour, collect and analyze game statistics, make decisions and even manage bets.
Usually, gamblers do not even realize that their opponent is a sentient machine. This is because the poker bot, by analyzing the behaviour of gamblers, learns and then, in the right situations, reproduces all the reactions and actions of opponents.
In 2017, a team of scientists developed a poker bot called DeepStack. It beat 33 poker pros. However, modern gambling sites do not use such smart machines since their goal is not to scare away players but to encourage them to compete and enjoy the gameplay.