Thursday, January 24, 2008

Poker Lists Poker Portals Poker Informational Sites Poker Tips

How many are there? I give up. I couldn't even guess how many zeros would follow the main integer. But are any of them better or more informational than others? Especially if you're looking for information on which online poker rooms are safer and less vulnerable to the types of cheating incidents we've seen in 2007. Well, I can tell you this: I have done lots of research on these Poker Listings sites, especially when compiling my online poker reviews page, and have found the overall content on most of them to be excellent. Some of the better ones can be linked to from this page and my home page. However, there is not much information about the general safety of particular online gaming sites. I am not talking about the safety of the operating software; as a given, practically all of it being used today by the sites is extremely safe, and if the best of the best hackers can figure out a way to bypass security codes and get inside one of them, they'd probably be able to get inside any of them.

What I am talking about is the more common forms of online poker cheating, mainly collusion play and the use of bots. True, many of these poker informational sites report on major incidents such as the Absolute Poker Scandal, but as far as I know, none of them keep regular pages or even parts of poker pages devoted to cheating. For now, I try to do my share by posting my online poker safety ratings, detailing which of the online poker sites are the safest and riskiest, but soon I will get into this aspect of online poker in a much more detailed way.

Tomorrow: Game Protection Article for casino executives and those of you who are interested in what some of the realities are in this field, including attendees of the World Game Protection Conference.