Bodog to prohibit the use of data sites

Bodog to prohibit the use of data sites

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Players at Bodog Poker will soon have to rely on good old fashioned reads rather than data gathering sources as the site is phasing out the use of informational sites like Sharkscope, Poker Site Scout and PokerDB. The aim is to make the game more enjoyable for its recreational players.

Bodog's Patrik Selin explains the thinking behind the move, "These poker operator information portals are another example of how online poker is assisting in its own demise. I have commented previously on how the operators are doing this to themselves with hand histories, HUDs and rake back, all of which we will be cutting out. The next tier in the process is the operator information sites. Nobody who is playing poker for fun visits these sites, or, probably even knows they exist. They primarily exist to serve the needs of the professional players and therefore we will be implementing online protection against these sites to further aid the crucial leisure poker player."

Bodog Poker has also undergone a facelift and now features a new lobby with a much more user-friendly interface.

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