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News Bite: iPoker Network to (Finally) Crack Down on Bots

iPoker, which unveiled a new rake calculation last week, has announced plans to crack down on bots playing on the network.

The following clauses will be added to the network’s official Terms and Conditions:

“You are not permitted to:

  • Use any type of assistance programs which is or may be designed to provide you with an unfair advantage. Assitance Program is defined as any computer software and/or non-software-based databases or profiles.
  • Use any artificial intelligence including, without limitation, “robots” in connection with the Service. You are prohibited from any interaction within the Poker Room that is not the direct result of you personally utilizing the Software for the purpose for which it was intended
  • You acknowledge and agree that iPoker may take steps to detect and prevent the use prohibited Assistance Programs. These steps may include, but are not limited to, examination of software programs running concurrently with the Software on the User’s computer. You agree that you will not attempt to bypass, interfere with, or block such steps, including, without limitation, the use of third party software that bypasses, interferes with, or blocks such steps. Any attempt to restrict iPoker in this matter will entitle iPoker to immediately suspend the Service to you and you shall immediately forfeit any winnings.”

This represents a welcome change as it has been no secret that the iPoker network has quietly tolerated bots in the past.

Click here to read more about bots.

Click here to read more about Playtech, which owns and operates the iPoker network.

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