Poker, the ultimate game of chance, could soon be dominated by computers.
The popular card game is the latest where living players are threatened by sophisticated computer programs which could be employed at online casinos to raise the house's change of winning.
Computers have already overtaken people when it comes to games liket checkers, scrabble, bridge and backgammon, while IBM's Deep Blue computer has held the chess crown for almost 10 years now.
The world's best poker players are still one step ahead of the computer, but this could change soon.
Polaris is a poker-playing game developed by the University of Alberta and could start winning consistently as early as next year.