So there are Texas Hold'em computer games where you play up to 8 opponents and supposedly some of these computer games tell you your probability of winning assuming your opponents hands are all random. In case someone doesn't know, in Hold'em each player is dealt 2 private cards and then eventually 5 community cards are dealt in the middle (first 3, then 1, then 1 more), and the winner is the player who can make the best 5 card poker hand they can using any combination of their 2 private cards and the 5 community cards. In Omaha, each player is dealt 4 private cards and there are still 5 community cards and the winner is the player who can make the best 5 card poker hand using 2 private cards and 3 community cards.
So, in Hold'em, for any given player's private hand, there are over 10^24 ways that 8 opponents' private hands and the 5 community cards could be dealt. So how do they calculate/estimate your probability of you winning in the beginning, assuming your 8 opponents' hands are random? In Omaha the situation is even worse although I've never seen an Omaha computer game that actually gives you your odds against 8 random opponents' hands. But anyway, are there any programming tricks that can get these winning probability calculations done (or say, correct within 3 or 4 decimal places), faster than brute force? I'm hoping someone can answer here who's written such a program before that runs fast enough, hence why I'm asking here. And I'm hoping the answer doesn't involve random sampling estimation, because there's always a small chance that could be way off.