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US-facing online poker network WPN becomes the latest online poker network to declare a full-fledged war against bots.
WPN Publishes List of Banned Accounts in its Fight Against Bots

Two accounts have been banned with a total of $200,000 returned to over 5000 players.

Players at partypoker can expect sweeping changes to the third-party tool policy at partypoker as the world’s second largest online room is moving…
New Restrictions on HUDs and Other Third Party Tools on partypoker Expected the First Week of May

Big changes are coming to partypoker as the room aims to make its games cleaner in 2019.

GVC owned partypoker has announced that the online poker room has recently taken stern action against hundreds of bot accounts in its continued attempt to provide a safer and fairer online poker room to play.
Partypoker Touts its Bot Detection Ability as it Moves Towards Banning All Tracking Tools

The room has committed to make the games cleaner in 2019 as it moves towards a ban on HUDs and other third-party tools.

Six players file a lawsuit against the French-based operator Winamax for failing to protect the integrity and transparency of its gaming operations.
Winamax Faces Lawsuit From Players Over Recent Bot Investigation

Players are seeking between €10,000 and €50,000 each after dissatisfaction with the results of the investigation.

Whether PokerStars' Seat Me is a success may rely on how it polices the games. MPN is making a variety of changes, the most notable of which is a new heads up sit and go game with a countdown clock.
Poker Insight

PokerStars trials automated seating, MPN trials a timed heads up sit and go, Unibet fixes 71 things and the WSOP triples down online.

Bet365 has launched its mobile poker app in the Danish market. US-facing offshore online poker room WPN has declared a war on bots and warns of "collateral damage"--some real players may have their accounts banned as it steps up efforts to clamp down on the activity.
Poker Room Insight

New mobile offerings, the war on bots, changes to the premiere online poker series and more.

Phil Nagy, CEO of the Winning Poker Network, has warned players to expect there to be "casualties of war" as the site takes an aggressive stance towards combating bots at its online poker rooms.
WPN Warns of “Collateral Damage” in its War Against Bots

“Challenge accepted,” says one anonymous poster, who purports to have successfully run a bot on the poker room.

In a lengthy interview on the Daily Dot, Adam Kucharski, author of The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling, discusses How Big Data And Poker-Playing Bots Are Blurring The Line Between Man And Machine.
Reads of the Week

Thoughts on poker bots, the NJ DGE’s approval of GVC, happenings around the WSOP and more.

888 announced via social media last week that it was overhauling its loyalty program, switching from a traditional rake-based system to a "gamified" mission-based format.
Poker Room Insight

888, PokerStars, partypoker, iPoker and more.

California Assemblymen Adam Gray and Reginald Jones-Sawyer have sponsored a new bill to regulate online poker in California.
Regulation Insight

France, Germany, India, Sweden, California and more.

The Swedish Court of Appeal has acquitted five people accused of operating poker bots on the state regulated Svenska Spel online poker site.
Swedish Court Acquits Poker Bot Defendants

Despite the fact that the defendants did design bots to play online poker, they were acquitted of fraud.

Alex Scott, MPN’s Head of Poker, recently blogged about changes at the online poker network, including providing players with the opportunity to change their screen names.
Poker Room Insight

Operators are facing up to their responsibilities for protecting players from cheats and predatory practices.

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