Are poker ‘bots’ raking online pots?: How would you even enforce this? There’s no way to touch their client machine, so how could you ever know what they’re running there?
Concern is growing in online chat rooms and news groups devoted to poker that sophisticated card-playing robots — known as “bots” in the nomenclature of the Web — are being used on commercial gambling sites to fleece newcomers, the strategy-impaired and maybe even above-average players.
Say they did make some detection device so that you had to have an actual human sitting in front of the machine. What’s to stop two people from playing — one to tap the keys and be the human, and the other to just enter what’s been dealt into a separate computer running a bot or analysis program.
And what about card counting in online Blackjack? Strikes me that bots were born for this.