Full Tilt crack down on online poker bots

Full Tilt crack down on online poker bots

Monday, 25 October 2010

Full Tilt Poker last week sent a mass e-mail to a number of players and addressed ways that the site – the second-largest in the world – is improving security. The e-mail also confirmed that several users had been using bots, which are against Full Tilt’s terms and conditions. They were banned and had funds confiscated.

The site did not state how many players were involved and how much money was illicitly won via the use of mass-multi-tabling poker bots but they did promise that all players affected would be reimbursed by Full Tilt:
“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,” Full Tilt Poker said in the e-mail.

The investigation found that a company called Shanky Technologies was responsible for the software behind the commonly used bots. The company apologised to customers who purchased poker bots, saying that Full Tilt “quite suddenly and without warning froze all the accounts… although it tolerated the presence of bots all this time.”

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