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How do poker sites detect bots?

From what I know they track certain metrics to determine bots. Most bots are pretty damn weak but as individuals are often hard to detect. What they track tend to be the following: Repeated use of ...
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Are online poker sites rigged?

I have over 1M hands in my poker database and everything holds true for the RnG of any site. Stats I can look up are frequency I get hands like AA and odds of calling and shoving all in's. Everything ...
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Final table at tournament, two players avoiding eliminating each other -- what can the tournament director do?

The WSOP has rules against collusion and card throwing, the collusion rule is as follows b.Collusion is defined as any agreement between or among two (2) or more Participants to engage ...
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Burning cards in poker

No question is silly, and you are right, it is for preventing cheating. Let me elaborate on that. The main reason for burning top card is to prevent players from using a marked deck. For example, if ...
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How should money won by a cheater be distributed?

Generally speaking there is limited scope to what happens. Generally, the house is not responsible for damage done by cheaters, and they really don't have a right to say confiscate chips or cash to ...
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Someone else took my cards from the muck

I have seen this happen before, it really depends on the player who mucked their cards. They can either let it slide or call the floor over. It is definitely not cool to look at another players cards ...
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How are marked cards prevented in Poker?

At a casino, it would be difficult to mark the decks without being seen. In addition, the decks get swapped every few hands, so you would have to mark multiple decks, which increases your likelihood ...
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Angle shoot speech play - for sure I am calling

So this really depends on the number of players in a hand. Ultimately the outcome will be the same but the number of players in the hand determines if a penalty will be applied or not. Lets just get ...
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Someone else took my cards from the muck

The best way to handle this is for the dealer to call the floor over. The floor should explain that no player is allowed to touch another player's cards, and you're especially not allowed to touch the ...
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Can someone else help in making a descion about a hand

No it is not. The standard rule is "one player per hand".
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Test to prove deals are not random

Without any knowledge of their code, it is very difficult to find out how their randomness is generated. It would take knowledge in cryptography and most likely a very large number of hands. A ...
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Final table at tournament, two players avoiding eliminating each other -- what can the tournament director do?

The problem with collusion is that it is extremely difficult to document, especially in live poker.it is even difficult online were one has full access to the hand histories. the Tournement director's ...
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Cheating by 2 or more players playing "best hand?"

This I think could simply be that two or more colluders would not only avoid being in the same pot against a third player but they would communicate which should drop out based on hand quality. ...
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How does one get comfortable with the honesty of online casinos?

You can measure the improbability of a sequence of events all you want, but you can never 100% be sure that these events are a consequence of tampering with the random number generator. As big as ...
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How does one get comfortable with the honesty of online casinos?

Pokerstars (Amaya) is a multi- billion dollar company. They have licenses in different countries to operate in them. They will soon have over 200 billion! hands played on their site. It's all about ...
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Someone else took my cards from the muck

This is a major breach of etiquette. If the player wanted to see your cards, they had the option of paying to do so, and they didn't. As a dealer, I would have ideally protected the muck proactively, ...
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How do poker sites detect bots?

Some poker sites have code built into their clients that allow them to display a captcha challenge when the server requests it (which likely is manually triggered by the security team after reports ...
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Micro/nano skin implants to signal hole cards at the WSOP?

Interesting thought, I think it is possible but it would be very difficult to pull off depending on the method used. I believe the WSOP now uses RFID cards instead of hole cams to show the player ...
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Soft play in a cash game

You need to talk to the shift supervisor away from the table. Sure it is cheating, but no proof enough for anything to happen with a ruling. So the supervisor may or may not do anything about it. But ...
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Soft play in a cash game

I would not use the word cheat. Not follow the rules is not always cheating. Call the floor if bets are not paid out properly. As for instantly muck after a call that may not be against the ...
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How are marked cards prevented in Poker?

Call me cynical, you could get away with it. I am constantly amazed by how comfortable and confident that poker players are by their faith in the security systems they believe the casinos have to ...
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How are marked cards prevented in Poker?

There would be the ink or dust the act of marking the cards the custom glasses inspecting the cards new decks dealers and staff trained at detecting players detecting surveillance cameras ...
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Collusion in real life poker games

Firstly, just don't. People tend not to take too kindly to cheaters, and even more so when the cheaters are taking their personal cash. If and when you'll eventually be caught you'll likely end up in ...
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Dealer cheating, why is rolling the deck bad practice?

The biggest concern is that a card from the bottom of the deck may become exposed, which could give some players an unfair advantage. The other concern, as you mentioned, is that card manipulation ...
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Dealer cheating, why is rolling the deck bad practice?

Why would a dealer not always keep a deck low and level? A dealer who does not keep the deck level is ignorant or lazy about good dealing procedure or cheating you. Rolling the deck is just plain ...
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