There is an online facebook flash poker game. This game is constantly sending and receiving information to the player's browser about all the things going on in the game. How hard would it be for a good programmer to make a program that could interface with the game server so that the user wouldn't have to use their web browser to play the game?
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Assuming this is your game and you are trying to build a Game Client.These would give you a clear picture.
If it is not your game.Be very sure to read the complete detailed T&C and Legal clauses that affect it.
It would be nice to understand why you would want to build one for an online flash game.Would it not be easier to try and optimize the data base/game server interaction/queries.
Easy answer: For a programmer of adequate ability to do what you're describing, it would not be worth their time to do it.
If the game is too easy to crack then it's not worth it because everybody would do it. If it's too hard then it's really not worth it because if they have the ability then they're likely going to use their skills elsewhere.
Also a programmer was recently sent to jail for hacking zynga poker. That's something to keep in mind.