Information On Online Poker Rooms

Poker is quickly becoming the fastest growing game in the gaming industry. Poker has had a new addition with the entry of online poker sites. The popularity of poker is exploding due to internet poker sites and all the television coverage the game is getting. Internet poker has gained popularity because of the ease to use. All that you need is a computer and an Internet connection to start playing the game!

An internet poker room is actually a company that allows users or poker players to access their software they developed to host poker games on their internet site. There are many poker sites available today that accept US players, but not all of them do. This is because of a gambling law passed in the United States called the UIGEA or Unlawful Internet Gaming and Enforcement Act. This made it hard for the online poker rooms to transfer money in and out of the United States so some companies stopped trying and left the market.

Internet poker sites make their money from the rake from the pots. The rake in poker is what the casino takes for allowing you to play in their game. The percentages can vary and in a traditional casino it is generally in the range of 5 and 20%. Internet poker rooms charge less rake because the overhead expenses of online US poker room are very less compared to a brick and mortar casino. The rakes of online poker rooms are as low as 2% and as high as 5%.

When you are selecting an internet poker room, it is vital to check the safety of the internet site. Some sites are not as secured as they should be and any information that you pass on may be used in wrongful manner. Check if the room is secured so that all financial transactions that you do are safe. In addition, some of the online poker rooms do not have license from a trusted gaming commission. You must always choose a room that has a license to host poker games. Other things to consider while choosing online poker rooms are personalized features, multi-table features and compatibility with the operating system of your computer.

It is also recommended to check the traffic that an online poker sites has before selecting it. The more number of players a room has, the more number of games you can play and better are your chances of winning and making money. There are many poker sites that offer bonuses and promotions to enhance poker players to play online. Since there are so many poker sites to choose from, it is advisable to spend some time researching before you select one. Whichever online poker room you select, you are sure to have tons of fun and make tons of money!

Professional Poker Player Transition to Sports Betting – Where’s the +EV in Horse Racing Systems?

EV or Expected Value is a widely used term in poker terminology to determine if the outcome of a play is +, 0 or – in terms of profitability. This article is aimed for Poker Players who also like to punt on UK and Irish horse racing. It never ceases to amaze me how many good poker players are terrible at betting on horse racing. If they can spend so much time on their poker game then why not also put in the effort when placing a bet to ensure that you have the most +EV decision that you can possibly make with all the information at hand. The title of the post is actually a small bit misleading as I personally believe that all horse racing systems are doomed and the way to consistently profit at betting on horse racing is to have a horse racing method not a system.

The following article will lay the ground work for anyone who wants to start taking their punting to the next level. There is no better satisfaction then spending an hour or two analysing a race and 1 horse just stands head and shoulders above the rest when you compare all the different factors that I will explain below. Of course the toughest part is having the discipline to only wait for when these such occasions occur when placing a bet, and some times, this may mean you do not bet for up to a month. (This may help explain why I moved into playing poker from sports betting as the results of your actions are known instantaneously, and you can play a game anytime of any day). I also think you can compare a MTT player to a professional sports bettor – you can go long periods without a win and then score a few big results and then rinse and repeat and hopefully over the course of the year you will have been profitable.

1. You must specialise. All the most profitable professional sports bettors pick not only 1 sport but only a small niche in that sport. Patrick Veitch, who has won over 10 million punting on horse racing in the UK only bets on UK flat racing. He even has a massive team of researchers who do a lot of the work for him, but he as he also works 18 hours days during the flat season he is naturally burnt out by the end of the season.

For the beginner though, what I mean by specialise is concentrate on an area of horse racing where you can get the most information. Information is power so unless you own a shed load of 2 year old horses or are the nephew of Aidan O Brein, there is no point in specialising in 2 year old horse races as you just wont have enough information to go on. Therefore it makes more sense to specialise on handicap races, where each horse in the race must of least have run 3 times to qualify but mainly are run by the same horses year in, year out until they are retired.

The best races then to specialise in are 4 year old plus handicaps in flat and national hunt racing as you have the most information available and you can start to see patterns in horses and therefore pick out some very +EV selections when you have spotted this pattern and the majority of the racing public haven’t. This is the bread and butter of successful punting, going against the crowd.

Personally I used to specialise in 4 year old plus UK flat handicaps in the summer, and UK and Irish National Hunt handicap chases and hurdles in the Winter.

2. In your specialised area, when you select a race to analyse, you must go through every horse in the race to develop a shortlist. Below are my 5 essential criteria that every horse must have when you are placing a bet.

a) Going – The horse must be proven on going conditions.

b) Distance – The horse must be proven on the trip

c) Course Type – The horse must be proven on similar type of course

d) Fitness – The horse must have shown that it can operate at optimal levels since its last number of days off the track.

e) Class – The horse must have either won at the class he is currently competing in before or else gave a very good showing in a previous race at the similar or higher class level.

Going and Distance

With regard to going and distance and to a lesser extent course type, I will not fully discount a horse who has never raced on the going if he has extremely good sire stats (15% + strike rate) however I would always give precedence to another horse in a race who has won on for example soft going compared to a horse who has never raced on soft but has sire stats of 18% strike rate for soft going conditions.

With distance, I would also use sire stats if a horse is moving up or down in trip by 1 furlong on the flat, and 2 furlongs in national hunt. With experience, you can tell by looking at a race if a horses needs the extra trip or not and the sire stats can be a great way to back up that visual piece of information.

Course Type

This often overlooked by the general racing public. The best thing about UK and Irish racing is the different types of race courses you will encounter. Cheltenham (left-handed, galloping, undulating and testing track with stiff fences) is totally different to Stratford (left Handed, flat & Sharp) as it is to Sandown (right-handed, galloping, testing track)

A horse who has won twice in Cheltenham will probably never win a race at Stratford and vice versa. Bigger sized horses are more suited to galloping tracks as they can take the turns easier and can maintain a strong galloping pace for longer whereas a smaller sized horse is better suited to sharp tracks (i.e less than 10 furlongs) as most of the running will be going around bends and therefore the bigger horses will not be able to maintain their top galloping speed for long on the stretches.

Also some horses can only run to their best at left handed courses and vice versa. You would actually wonder why trainers persist to run horses which clearly will not win on a certain turning race track, but then you realise by doing this, they will get their Official rating down as horse will appear to be trying but will be hanging left or right the whole way through. You have to be aware that trainers will be trying to manipulate the handicapper a lot of the times in the lower grade races by running horses on unsuitable ground, at the wrong distance, on the wrong course type, or running the horse with a different style during the race all to try and reduce their rating so that they can set up a better chance for themselves to win in the future at a decent price.

I love Cheltenham race meet in March for the simple fact, the course is a stiff testing course which straight away rules out a lot of other horses in the race as they just cant handle it, the grade of racing and pirze money on offer means that everyone is trying to win, and you can nearly always guarantee what the going will be. Therefore if you just use the criteria above and select horses who are proven on the 5 factors (and this applies to the non handicap graded races too, you will see huge profits)

Fitness

To determine a horses fitness, you must look at its previous patterns of how it performed when it returns after a certain number of days off the track. The beauty of handicap races is you have loads of past information to go on and you can see if a horse is 0-5 when returning after an 80 day lay off, whereas he is 3-2-5 when he returns between 15 and 30 days.

Class

A horses class is often overlooked by the racing public. Statistically horses who are moving up in grade/class do not have a good strike rate, however the public will back it blindly if it sees it has won by 5 lengths in its previous race in a lower grade. Analyse past races to see if a horse has won or come close in the grade of race it is racing in today. You can discount a horse if it has failed 2 times at the grade when having all other conditions to suit except for when it is running for a new stable which has a good record at rejuvenating horses.

Also keep in mind that a horse who has placed in a black type race (i.e grade, 1,2,3) will have a more class than a horse who has a good winning record in Class 2 (B) handicaps, so if it is racing in a Class 2 handicap for the first time, do not discount just because it has never won a race.

3. Once you have created your shortlist based on the above criteria, you can now get down to the real dirty work of finding the eventual winner. Sometimes you might only be left with 1 horse, sometimes with 8, you must then start applying other filters to see if you can narrow down the list more. Sometimes the odds will allow to dutch 3 horses left if you can not narrow it down anymore. Then go for it as it is a plus EV move.

However be aware that every time you discount you must have a very valid reason backed up by a decent sample size. Here’s a list of filters to reduce the shortlist.

Weight

Some horses as stated earlier have a bigger frame then others, therefore having top weight doesn’t make much difference to them, whereas the smaller horse will struggle. Again by studying previous races you will spot a pattern

OR

This is the official rating that the horse racing board’s in house handicapper assigns to a horse to determine what weight it should carry in its next horse race. The OR is updated weekly, therefore you sometimes see trainers turn out a horse 3 times in a week to try and take advantage of this before the handicapper reassigns it a higher rating. For an excellent explanation of official hores racing handicapping see this article written by good friend Malcolm Smith over at www.UKhorseracing.co.uk.

After a while, horses will reach their peak and start to hover around a certain OR mark. Therefore it will be unlikely that it will win if its OR mark is higher than its highest winning mark unless the horse is an improving progressive sort. But for older horses, this OR mark becomes more important and can be more relied upon.

Field Size

Some horses will not race unless they are covered in the pack, other horses need room otherwise they get into trouble during the race. The trick is to identify these type of horses. You will start to spot where some horses only win in races with less than 8 runners, but never figure in races with more than 12. You can safely assume that he needs the perfect ride in a big runner race but more than likely will not get that (This is when you can factor in the Jockeys ability to see if its OK to rule out this horse or not) The field size matters more in National Hunt, as some horses prefer seeing the jumps early/later and as they are pack animals prefer chasing a leader than actually leading

Seasonal

A lot of horses prefer to run in certain times of the year. This could be down to how a trainer prepares the horse over the course of the season and aims it to be at full fitness come March time for example, but other times horses just perform better in certain months. Again by looking at past patterns you will begin to spot these trends.

Trainer Statistics

8 years ago it was a very profitable trend to follow certain trainers at certain race tracks for certain race types. This edge has slowly eroded since the markets have caught on, however it still needs to be factored in when trying to finalise your short list.

Trainer – Jockey combinations

If you try and follow this blindly by backing winning Trainer-Jockey Combos, you will most likely end up with a loss. However it is a good tool to have when you are trying to reduce the shortlist as some stats are just too good to ignore.

Jockey Booking

This is actually a powerful indicator. However this again doesn’t mean much if the horse doesn’t first qualify for the 5 essential criteria above. Also if you only ever back horses with the top jockeys on board you are forgoing on EV as, the odds will drop on a horse with the likes of Ruby Walsh or Tony McCoy on board, but odds will still remain good on a horse if for example the jockey booking was Graham Lee, who is a very underrated performer. Look back over past races and see how the horse has performed under their guidance before. You will start to see profitable trends and indicators.

Gambling Stables

There are a few ways to do this. One is manually record stables where horses have been heavily backed and won. Another way is to look at a horses previous wins and see what the average odds were. The lower the winning odds, the bigger chance that the stable money only goes down when the horse has a good chance of winning (Kevin Ryan is an example of a gambling stable). The higher the odds, means the horse has won races that they weren’t fully expecting to win and therefore less likely a gambling stable (Veneita Williams comes to mind here for being an honest stable).

Post Race Comments

This is often overlooked. If you see what trainers, jockeys and owners have said to the press after a horse has won (See the racing post website for all the comments), you can pick up some useful information which can help you lean one way or the other on a selection.

Pace of the race.

To understand the pace of the race you first need to figure out what is each horse’s preferred running style. They can be broken down into front runners, prominent runners, Hold up horses. Here’s is a fantastic article which details the breakdown of winning % of different horses running styles compared to the actual number of race entries of horses with different running styles.

It shows that you should really be concentrating on front running and prominent horses as it accounts for 65% of winners compared to being only 50% of entries in races. Front runners in particular account for 20% of winners even though they only supply 11% of runners in a race.

You can use this to your advantage once you get to know all of the different course types. By backing a front running horse that satisfies the 5 essential criteria on a race course which has a sharp track with a short run in, you have added a few % EV points to your selection.

Another factor here is analysing the previous 3 races the horse has ran in and check out the in running comments. Especially look at the horses who came placed or came outside the top 4 but were close near the end. Keep and eye out for comments like “finished strongly”, “kept on well”, “stayed on well”, “kept on final furlong”and for other tidbits like “hampered” but then “finished strongly”. These can point towards a horse who is on the upward curve and given the perfect conditions in the next race will have a very good chance of winning.

Another thing to factor in is if a race does not have any natural front runners, then the race will not be run at a true pace, therefore could throw up some very unusual results. It may mean that the horse who has the best speed on a flat track will win when it drives all out in the last furlong.

When the pace of the race is guaranteed, the classier horse which satisfies the essential criteria will more often than not win the race.

4. Resources

For 6 years, before getting lured into the world of Online Poker, I punted successfully on horse racing and I used the following resources

Ratings from ukhorseracing.co.uk.

The ratings are based upon advanced pure mathematics but are presented in a an easy to read pdf. The main feature in my view that sets this service apart from a lot of pretenders is the ‘Class’ filter they derive using their mathematical approach. Fantastically accurate for Non Handicap graded races in both National Hunt and Flat racing in the both UK and Irish racing. They also have a great forum where you can exchange ideas with the other members and have recently introduced a Racing Bot where you plug in all your profitable racing systems and sit back and watch.

Stats and ratings from ukracestats.com

I only found this website 4 years into my sports betting career, and it was free for nearly 2 years after that. It is without doubt the biggest time saving tool when it comes to analysing a race using all the criteria and filters I have mentioned above in the article. The only negative is that they only cover UK horse racing.

Racing Post Website- Last year they introduced a subscription service and I suppose it was about time considering all the information that it provides. It is essential for anyone serious about racing. I used it to confirm my findings from the ratings and stats mentioned above.

At The Races Website – Good for watching previous races and offers different race analysis from the Racing Post. As far as I know this is still free.

I hope that after reading the above that you will now not just throw money blindly at the favourite when you have a punt on the horses. Put a bit of time and effort into the selection process and give yourself a +EV chance of winning.

The Secret Algorithm Used by Online Poker Sites

It is no secret that online poker sites use an enormous amount of security and encryption to protect their software from poker bots, colluders, and cheaters. However, one secret they can not protect is the deterministic algorithms they use in their software that decides the outcome of hands. Furthermore, any person that knows the algorithms can easily and simply win more often in online poker.

Why are they using algorithms anyway?

Initially, online poker sites had no need for extra algorithms used to ‘level the field’ as the simple use of a random number generator (RNG) would appear to produce a fair shuffle and seemingly accurate game. However in 2001, after several programmers were able to expose the flaws of the RNG and the inability of the RNG to produce an adequate number of random decks, (thereby making it easy to predict the flop, turn, and river), the online poker sites had to make changes.

After several changes were made in the seed generation of the RNG and sophisticated measures taken to produce a wider variety of random deck sequences, the online poker sites faced a new problem – collusion and cheating by unscrupulous players. This problem was addressed with a new set of algorithms that would produce a fair game by preventing colluding using sequential deterministic algorithms.

What Causes All Those Constant Bad Beats?

The implementation of those sequential algorithms intended to stop colluders actually created a new problem, it removed the true statistics and probability of the game. In other words, if you are holding pocket aces and the flop is A 9 Q, you essentially have a greater than 91% chance of wining the hand in live play. When the board finishes out 10 J or flush cards and you lose to a flush or straight by your opponent that is called a bad beat.

Simply put, the true odds of you winning the hand are no longer part of the game, because of the sequential algorithms used. These algorithms replace the true odds and determine the outcome based on their own mathematical decisions. That is why many people will claim that online poker is rigged.

What Is The Secret?

The secret is understanding how the algorithms work, and using that knowledge to curtail your own constant bad beats. In other words, the program makes a deterministic decision on the winning hand without regard to the odds, your outs, statistics, or any other true measure of the game. Therefore, if you want to win online poker, you need to understand the algorithms and put it to use in your game.

Online Poker Tools – Increase Your Winnings

Online Poker Tools to help you win more playing online poker If you are serious about online poker, owning online poker tools such as a statistics tracker and an odds calculator are essential. Almost every winning online professional poker player has both of these tools running at an given time.

Even though they are well worth their modest cost (roughly $70), it is possible to get these online poker tools for free ! All you have to do is to sign up to a new poker room, deposit some money, possibly play a few hands, and the poker tool is yours for free!

Do not make the mistake of getting the wrong poker tools. I have paid hundreds of dollars trying out every poker tool available. Read my reviews to make the best decision.

My Recommendations:

I recommend running at least three tools when you play poker. I run Poker Edge and Poker Office always in the background, they provide immensely useful information on your play and your opponent’s play. I always have a poker calculator working, Holdem Indicator is my favorite for general use, but when I can I also use Holdem Hawk (when the poker room allows me!

Poker Office is a sophisticated online poker tool that I use instead of Poker Tracker. Used in conjunction with Poker Edge, I have a very powerful online poker statistics set up. It allows you to view the other player’s betting patterns and their statistics, as well as analyze your own play (like in Poker Tracker) so you can find weaknesses in your game. There are win rates, statistics reports and graphs and the ability to replay any hand, tournament or session. As far as I am concerned it is absolutely essential for online poker playing.

Poker Edge: There are a number of different tools which do a broadly similar job, but this is my favorite. The others are too difficult to set up and not reliable enough. Poker Edge tracks the play of a huge number of players so you can see statistics of everyone on their enormous database. This can tell you which players you want to avoid and who you want to play against – very important factors in making money at the table. I run this software every time I play poker and it has been very very helpful. Almost every poker professional has software like this set up! You are giving away a huge advantage if you do not have it. Like the others its free if you sign up for a new poker room!

Holdem Indicator: This is one of the very best tools out there. I recommend this completely. The free license is available when you sign up to many poker rooms listed below. The HUGE benefit of this program is that it enables you to see your opponent’s mucked cards at showdown! This is not illegal and you are entitled to see you opponents mucked cards at showdown, but some rooms choose not to allow this. This is very useful information as it can tell you what your opponents are willing to call you down with. It has made me a lot of money! Holdem Indicator also has a basic players tracking guide for classifying player that you are playing with. All in all this is probably the best poker odds calculator on the market.

At the very least I recommend that you get Poker Edge, Poker Office and Holdem Indicator. When I can, instead of running Holdem Genius, I run Holdem Hawk which is a more powerful tool, but unfortunately it is so good that Poker Stars ban people from using it. It works with many other rooms though! If you play at rooms which allow it

Remember these are all free so you obviously have nothing to lose in getting them all.

A Word on Other “Tools”:

You may have heard about many other tools that you can buy. Be warned that most of these are scams.

Poker Bots: As well as being illegal in poker rooms, these are very easily detected. Once the poker rooms find out that you have been using a poker bot, they will ban you for life!

Hole Card Predictors: These are just plain scams. They do not work. Whatever the makers claim, there is no way to beat the random number generators that the poker rooms set up as the billion pound poker rooms hire the best mathematicians in the world to set them up and they are constantly changing!

View Your Opponent’s Hole Cards: In this scam, they send you software (for a large fee!) that you have to install on your opponent’s computer without them knowing, and have running whilst you both play. Then you have to dodge the poker room as they have tracking software and this tool is VERY illegal!

These “systems” are not worth your money. You are much better off getting the tools below for free!

Good luck at the tables!

Andrew

How Cheating Online Poker Players Are Caught

Recently, cheating online poker has become the alternative way to pad your poker bankroll. In this technologically advanced world, poker players continually resort to devious extremes hoping to win real money in poker. Traditional poker strategy such as studying the game, probabilities and odds has taken a back seat as modern Texas Holdem players download software to help them despite the integrity and honesty required in the game.

The ‘one player to a hand rule’ is tossed out the window as cheating online poker is the new way to win cash for your bankroll. Forget integrity, honesty and hard work! New players are resorting to the easy way of cheating.

The choice of cheating online poker players out of their money comes in the form of Poker HUDs (trackers and Heads Up Displays) and Enhanced Player Assistance (EPAs) devices known as calculators and poker bots.

Instead of moralizing whether cheating is right or wrong, this article is focused only on how one can defend against cheating players who use such software. There materially exists a substitute to cheating online poker players using prohibited and illicit software. That choice is offered by the pokersites through their use of counter-software.

Special poker algorithms are the answer pokersites have devised to catch cheating online poker players and stop them from winning. The algorithms are designed to detect and penalize players using HUDs and EPAs.

Detecting illicit software on your computer is the primary job of the poker algorithms. While it may seem appropriate to use pokertracker poker-bots or calculators, their use is deemed illegal in the terms of use and therefore prohibited.

Secondary to that, once the detection is made, the poker algorithm will alter the outcome of poker hands in an effort to stop you from winning. This is tantamount to catching and punishing cheating players.

The site will not warn the cheating online poker player. Instead it will intentionally deal a bad beat to the offender. The algorithm will deal out a cooler poker hand to the cheating online poker player and essentially ensure he loses against a stronger hand. Both hands will appear to be unbeatable, however, the cheater will get a bad beat. The purpose of the poker algorithm is to ensure the cheater loses a good portion of his stack. In the eyes of the software it is justice done! Resulting in the often seen bad beats in online-poker.

However, there are a few pitfalls in the cheating online poker algorithm method. What if you were NOT cheating? What if you simply were playing the best game possible? Algorithms can NOT detect whether you are a solid player, only whether you are cheating. Therefore, if you get caught in the trap by an algorithm, that’s just the way online works. It is a necessary evil that poker algorithms were designed to catch cheating players, and good players must suffer the repercussions of bad beats. However a solution to prevent this from happening to you is easily available!

Attain the needed knowledge of how cheating online poker algorithms work and how to prevent them from devastating your bankroll. You can avoid a massive bad beat and crushing blow to your poker chip stack by learning the poker algorithms and how they work. Abandon the use of cheating software and instead learn how the poker algorithms work. You will never be able to beat both the computer program and the assortment of poker players on any pokersite without knowing what you are truly up against.

Poker Calculator Report- Poker Stars About to Get Tougher on "Bot" Like Software

Poker Stars, the dominating force and market share leader is about to take even more steps to make sure that all of it’s players enjoy the fairest playing environment on the internet. Already with the strictest policy in regards to third party assistant software the security department at Poker Stars has decided that they need to go farther due to recent changes in the third party programming market.

The changes referred to, are an increasing amount of third party designers creating products that blatantly market and claim to have a dishonest edge for users when utilizing their software while playing online poker for real money.

Last year, I was trying a product called Poker Edge for review when during my testing a window came up from my poker table alerting me to stop using the software. I later received an email saying that if I continued to use Poker Edge or related products my account and the funds in it will be seized by Poker Stars. I was just testing for less than an hour when that happened.

I later got information from Poker Stars administration as to why Poker Edge was not allowed and they clearly demonstrated to me its black hat programming that actually mines data via a community of users. This data, which can display an opponent’s style of play and cash win/loss record can be used by the software user to his advantage. The idea is that you can join a table of players unknown to you and sit down with a dossier of information and history of those players that have happened to be tracked by others who have played with them before.

This crosses the line as far as Poker Stars is concerned as an unfair advantage, and you can lose your account and funds for using Poker Edge and others like it.

To take the fairness issue even further, previously accepted poker calculators like Calculatem Pro WinHoldem, and Poker Pro 2007 which offer “bot” like bet, raise, check, or fold recommendations will also likely become banned as those features fall under a newly phrased black-hat issue called “programmable profiles” which essentially refers to a software’s capability of offering advice to the user based on an opponent’s style of play.

When you download software from a poker site with the intention of playing online, you also agree to terms during the download process. One of those implicit terms is that the site, in this case Poker Stars has the power to scan your hard drive when they see fit. You could very well assume this is random “crawling” but the speed of which Stars knows you are using black hat software leads me to believe it is much more frequent than random scans.

I think the brain trust at Poker Stars correctly realizes it needs to set the standard in this issue as part and parcel to help maintain its now dominating market share. Other sites like Full Tilt, Absolute, and Ultimate Bet should take note here. In the long run Poker Stars has it right in believing that this issue will be an underlying motivation to play at any given poker website.

Online Poker Bot V2 – Why Do You Need It?

Want to spend all day playing poker but bring home money like you were at work? I know what you’re thinking, SCAM right? Not true! Casinos teach dealers to be absolutely the best at their game, so when you play the house you get smoked and walk home broke. The same applies to some of the players in online poker. Some of them are dealers and professional gamblers, and they all know how to run the table. Why not even the playing field and give yourself the advantage you are looking for?

Online Poker Bot is the answer you are looking for to getting your money back from the grubbing hands of dealers and professionals! The idea is simple – enter a Texas Hold ‘Em poker match, and let hold’em bot do the work for you. Is it cheating? Perhaps, but don’t you deserve a break from the hardcore players who have more experience and money in the first place? Using a texas hold’em poker bot is not stacking the deck or using hidden cards, it is like card counting or any other method that relies on statistical analysis for results. The only exception is that Online Poker Bot can play for you – turn on its auto-play feature and watch the chips come rolling in!

But what about detection – can’t I get in trouble for using a Poker Bot? Yes, but only if you get caught! Online PokerBot has built-in features to help you avoid detection by online poker administrators. These include randomizing response time and clicks and hiding the Online PokerBot from your computer screen. Basically, you can forget about having to use the pokerbot on a different computer to avoid detection, and you can let the poker robot play for you. Because the actions taken by the poker bot occur at random intervals, the online poker match administrators will never know that a human is not playing. It’s safe and secure, so there are no worries!

But what sets poker robot above the rest? Not only can play up to four tables, but it can handle different types of tables (no limit, pot limit, tournaments, and fixed limits) and playing styles. Try to find that in another online poker player! Also, the creators of this poker robot software have generously extended licenses to all of your computers – buy one license to the software and install it on every computer in your home! There are not many software publishers today who offer so kind an offering.

So will OnlinePoker Robot help you win on your poker account? Odds are it will help you run several of your accounts. Right now, OnlinePoker Bot supports the following poker websites:

Poker Time, Crazy Poker, Doyles Room, Sun Poker, WSEX Poker, Little Woods Poker, Coral Poker, Hollywood Poker, Absolute Poker, Poker Stars, Intertops Poker, Inter Poker, Unibet, Poker Plex, William Hill Poker, Eurobet Poker, Ultimate Bet Poker, Poker Room, Party Poker, Full Tilt Poker

But a lot of online software can really hurt my computer, right? Poker Bot is certified to have no spyware, adware or viruses by several web protection sites. That’s not to mention the various other awards OnlinePoker Robot has garnered due to its robust design and ability to produce results. In fact, The Bot is seeing five stars from several download websites and editor’s choice from many review sites. You should really get to know the software that is impressing online poker players everyday!

Most Internet users have had bad experiences with web software, but that will not be the case with a-Poker Bot. Updates to the software will be available for life to license purchasers. That means that if a random bug appears two years from today, your copy of Online Poker Bot will be up and running, ready to keep your poker earnings flowing!

So just how simple is Online Poker Bot? There’s no programming involved so you can jump into the online poker action quickly. But that does not mean that Online Poker Bot lacks features, however. In fact, you can use Online Poker Bot to create several different profiles based on your unique playing styles! And, these profiles can be triggered during bot auto-play based on the number of players, game type, number of hands played and length of time played. The large number of features allows Online Poker Bot to give users the freedom to tailor their experience while always appearing like a human to online opponents.

So there you have it – Online Poker Bot can be your ticket to hot, profitable poker matches. The software has been designed with you in mind, allowing you to manage every aspect that you normally do in the actual match. From your chosen playing styles you can create foolproof strategies for running tables. And the safety is unmatched by other bots as input randomization times make your bot-controlled computer feel just like a human in the match. The ease of use and large array of available websites and table types only add to the power of Online Poker Bot.

Simply put, you aren’t going to find a safer, more reliable experience on the Internet or anywhere. You really need to put some serious thought into purchasing Online Poker Bot!

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker – Can You Beat a Bot?

When I first started to learn the game of chess, I bought a cheap chess playing computer from Radio Shack. I was pretty good at the novice level, but when I moved the setting up a notch or two, I soon realized just how poorly I really played. I never won a game. That was 30 years ago. Computers have come a long way since then.

I mention this because it ties in with an article I recently read about a poker playing Bot. (A poker bot is computer program written to play online poker.) Before I get into that, let me tell you about an experience I had several years ago. A gentleman stopped by my computer store one morning and asked me if I could get him the fastest computer on the market. Then he told me that when an even faster one comes along, he’d buy that one too.

I asked him what he was going to use it for (So I’d know how to set it up.) and he was very hesitant in answering me. Finally, he invited me to his house, saying it would be easier for him to show me than to explain what he was doing.

When I got there, I found two computers setting side by side. One was state-of-the-art, the other was just an average system. After much him-hawing, he finally told me that he was making a ton of money playing Backgammon on the Internet. I thought he was kidding, but he wasn’t.

Here’s what he was doing. He was entering high-stakes online Backgammon tournaments that paid big bucks to the winner. He had an edge. He had purchased a world class Backgammon program and was running it on the “fast” computer while he played the tournament on the slower computer. He would duplicate the ‘live’ game, move by move on the “fast” system, and it would analyze the board positions and tell him what move to make next. Because time was at a premium, he needed the fastest computer he could get to do the analysis. I was amazed.

In the last few years, Texas Hold’em, not Backgammon has become the game of choice. It’s estimated that as many as 2 million Texas Hold’em players ante up online each month. The PPA (Poker Players Alliance) has over 1,000,000 registered members in the United States. I’d guess that most of these players figure their odds of winning online are about the same as they would be if they were playing in a physical casino. That may not be the case.

One problem when doing anything on the Internet is that you can never be sure of who or “what” you might be doing it with. That’s true with chat lines, messaging services, and now, even fellow poker players. There are poker bots you can purchase on-line that are specifically programed to play ‘limit’ Texas Hold’em. They analyze the game in real time. They know the ‘percentage of winning’ as the hand unfolds. They don’t get tired and make mistakes, they play using the most powerful poker strategies available including pot-odds, and they need ‘no’ human intervention at all. Some of them can even play up to eight tables at the same time.

Bots are outlawed in almost every online casino. But because they are so hard to detect, my guess is…many of them are playing right now and the other players at the table have no clue as to what they’re up against! Remembering my experience with the chess computer…I doubt I’d stand a chance against a poker bot. Not in the long run. Of course, they don’t win all the time. There’s still a lot of luck involved in any card game. But if I were a betting man, I’m afraid I’d have to bet on the bot.