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Development of an on-line gaming tutorial Texas Hold'em PRO Accelerator

by Burgess, John W.

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This research paper examines the feasibility of developing an on-line gaming tutorial for the poker game known as Texas Hold'em. The rules of Texas Hold'em make it an easy game to learn. However, the complex nature in which the game is played can make it very difficult for players to master. The research paper discusses many of the winning concepts and strategies employed by the games top professionals. In addition to the review of literature regarding Texas Hold'em, major emphasis was also placed on the topics of problem solving and decision making, taxonomy, and e-Learning. The examination of problem solving and decision making revealed that many of the tools and techniques used within that discipline could be applied to playing Texas Hold'em. The study also concluded that taxonomy for Texas Hold'em does exist. This taxonomy revolves around the three mental processes that Hold'em players use to determine if they should initiate involvement or remain engage in the play of a hand. During this process, players will use their understanding of probabilities, responsiveness, and obfuscation to play the game. Additionally, the review of e-Learning principles did Research Adviser: Steve Schlough, Ph.D. MontWYear: August 2,2006 IVurnber of Pages: 130 Style Manual Used: American Psychological Association, jth edition establish that Texas Hold'em is a subject well suited for on-line learning. No tutorial has been developed, however some preliminary recommendations for subject matter were identified.
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:gambling poker individualized instruction

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