However, what I realized last night is highly unrealistic is that most players, after the last common card ("the river") is dealt, stay in the game and actually CALL bids in the last round of betting, even though they have nothing. I noticed this when I was the only player folding after "the river", when typically 3-5 players end up with just "mixed cards" at the end of a hand. What were the programmers thinking? Who (in a Limit game with 9 players) is not going to fold a dead hand? Who would (without an expectation of a successful bluff) call a last round of bidding without even a pair? How hard would it have been to program this so that if a player had nothing they'd fold instead of call?
Obviously, I'm going to have to go spend some money on a "better" Hold 'Em program ... as I have beome quite disenchated with this one!