partypoker Fraud Team Bans 277 Bots and Reimburses Players $734,852

Those who use bots and/or are intent on cheating at online poker sites would be wise to steer clear of partypoker as the poker room announced that it has closed 277 bot accounts and redistributed $734,852.15 in funds to players affected by unscrupulous behavior.

By: Charles Rettmuller

Nefarious activity spotted between December 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 by a recently expanded Poker Fraud Team at partypoker has resulted in the account closures and reimbursement action. partypoker wants its loyal players to know that the site has their backs when it comes to fairness and safety of funds.

“Two years ago it wouldn't have been possible, but after seeing the security department first hand, the team working there and the tools they are using, I’m very confident now that they can tackle people trying to play against the rules," said partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard. "In my opinion, it isn't worth somebody trying to bend the rules because, in the words of Liam Neeson: ‘They will find you, they will catch you and they will .... ban you!’”

Untiltable Bots

Bots are artificially intelligent computer programs designed to play poker versus humans, attempting to gain an edge while being void of the emotions and sometimes poor decision-making of which humans are prone.

The Poker Fraud Team at partypoker is made up of former poker pros who are tasked with ridding the site of bots. The team also keeps a sharp eye out for collusion, which is two or more players working in concert in order to gain an unfair advantage over the competition.

partypoker will continue to provide updates regarding the detection of cheating and the closure of such accounts. Players are encouraged to report any suspicious activity by shooting an email to Investigations will be conducted on all reported incidents.


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