Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Full Tilt Poker Taking Over Front Line in War Against Online Bot Cheats!

Full Tilt Poker, the second biggest online poker site, is really laying out its artillery against the online poker bot cheats. They have begun confiscating funds from suspected poker cheat accounts and then closing these accounts down. I have been blogging about the advances made by poker bot programmers and how bots are getting a bigger piece of the overall online poker cheat pie. These bot programmers are making rapid and constant improvements to the bots' artificial intelligence, and the overall poker bot population cheating online poker is on the steady rise. Ever since the Chinese poker bot cheating ring was exposed on PokerStars a few months back, the entire online poker industry has been trying to stepup its defense against bot-player online poker cheats.

Security personnel at Full Tilt Poker has identified a company that is purportedly selling quality bots online. It is called Shanky Technologies, and it does sound kind of "shanky" to me...if not shady. In any case, several online poker room security departments are investigating this company to see just how far it is involved in the online poker cheating market.

Full Tilt issued this statement to the world media: "For a number of reasons, we are unable to provide additional information regarding this case, including the players involved and the game type where it occurred."

Although that statement seems to say nothing, I believe that Full Tilt is no longer turning its head to the bot cheats. I think they really want to fight them man-to...bot...and win this war.

Can they?

No. but they can win a few battles and slow them down from time to time.