For the past few weeks, online poker has experienced a stir in USA. Indeed, two players accustomed to Winamax Rooms are suspected of being in reality robots. For the time being, however, nothing could be demonstrated, the investigation continuing its course to see if these players are very real or not.
Two online poker players accused of being robots
On the Internet, cheating accusations are frequent but rarely they are founded. Only this time, a player took care to analyze the behavior of two of his opponents who seem suspect.
At the end of his analysis, the player is certain: these are robots. To advance in this way, it relies on several elements. First, these players took part in more than 6000 games during the month and sometimes played on 6 to 8 different tables simultaneously. Then, by using software designed to determine the level of players, he highlighted that they had much more important poker skills than any professional player. Indeed, professional players would be tangled with a note between 0.75 and 1 while the two players suspected of being robots obtain notes close to 0.2, the skills being all the more important as the note is close to 0.
Faced with such a discovery, the player allowed himself to inform the lovers of online poker Via the Club-Poker community. Winamax, the operator on which the two suspected players have their habits, then found it good to bring his own truth.
Winamax is investigating the two players
If Winamax had hitherto remained discreet on this affair, the revelations of the existence of bots around his tables has reacted. The operator admitted that an investigation relating to these two players had already been carried out. He confessed that these players had pocketed a little more than $ 700,000 in profits during their games but that their way of clicking just as their statistics were able to prove that they were not robots.
Besides, because Winamax had suspected a cheating, the two targeted players were invited to take part in filmed game sessions. In total, they have played more than 400 games by being filmed and no anomaly has been found. In other words, their way of playing was similar to that recorded in previous months when their statistics were in accordance with those usually obtained. Would these players be real grinders?
However, Winamax is not fooled and does not exclude the possibility that players have tried to lure them. The operator actually fears that they use software allowing them to always make the optimal decision and The best strategies This is prohibited by online poker sites.
For this reason, the operator asked the players suspected of cheating to come and compete in a live poker session from his premises. While waiting for it to take place, the accounts of the two players have suspended provisionally. In any case, this case shows that some online poker operators are unable to really guarantee a "fair" game in their rooms. Sorry!