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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bot Ring on Poker Stars

I've always wondered about this. Computer programs written as "bots" to play online poker. Everybody knew that it was possible, but I guess the question was how lucrative it could be.

Bot Ring on Poker Stars

Apparently, 10 "bots" were found playing on Poker Stars just recently. They played over 8 million hands and profited over $57k with over $100k in net rake generated. Just the rakeback or Poker Stars loyalty points in themselves would be worth tens of thousands of dollars. And with the help of Holdem Manager or Poker Tracker, these bots could really do some damage.

So, if bots were found on Poker Stars, one of the biggest online poker sites in the world, how about the other sites out there? Maybe one where Poker Tracker and Holdem Manager doesn't work. I guess the biggest thing is that they probably have an edge, but they're most definitely not unbeatable. A good player playing against a bot probably still has the advantage.