Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Poker Bots - Who Is Your Opponent?

Interesting article on the increased use of poker 'bots' to gain the competitive (and financial) edge when playing online poker.

From a tiny start, they're creeping into games everywhere. Of course, the whole point is that it is impossible to quantify exactly how widespread they are, but those in the know say you could quite easily expect all the other 'players' at a typical table to be computers - in which case, if you are anything other than a very capable player you can surely only lose.

The problem being that, unlike a real casino, the online casinos have no way of monitoring what the player is doing 'behind the scenes' and despite best efforts to control cheating, it's not unlikely that the table a player sits at may consist of only one human player.

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