In a continuous effort to enforce fairness and security for all players on the site, partypoker revealed that it has successfully closed a total of 277 ‘bot’ accounts between December 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 as well as they redistributed $734,852.15 in associated funds.
Bots are computer programs that have been designed to play games against human opponents or other pieces of software. When activated, a poker bot shall play a game that follows certain mathematical concepts with the aim to make profitable long-term decisions. Also, what makes poker bots so formidable is the fact that they can play online poker for long hours.
partypoker strives to make sure the safety of its players are prioritized, and so they established an expanded specialist Poker Fraud Team comprised of former poker pros who have the experience and knowledge to investigate suspicious activities and help partypoker in taking out these dodgy accounts. Starting December 1, 2018, around 75% of account closures were thanks to the new fraud team’s efforts. The partypoker site shall continue to inform the public on a regular basis as to how many more bot account closures would be done.
Team partypoker pro Patrick Leonard said, “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. 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!’
Suspicious activity has many faces. It can be a collusion between two or more players, or it could be somebody using bots or other illegal software designed to give players an unfair advantage.
Players can contact the fraud team directly if they find any suspicious activity going on at any of partypoker’s online tables via firstname.lastname@example.org.