Bodog Plans To Block Data Mining Software
The Site Hopes To Cater To The Casual Player
In an effort to appeal to the more casual online poker player, Bodog announced on Wednesday that they would be making an effort to block data mining software and sites that scrape information from their online poker room. The site is hoping that by restricting player tools, they’ll be able to somewhat level the playing field.
“These poker operator information portals are another example of how online poker is assisting in its own demise,” said Bodog representative Patrik Selin. “I have commented previously on how the operators are doing this to themselves with hand histories, HUDs, and rakeback, all of which we will be cutting out. The next tier in the process is the operator information sites.”
Some sites, such as Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, have made distinctions between what is allowed and what isn’t and have listed the banned software in their Terms of Service. Bodog will be taking it upon themselves to make sure online professionals or tech-savvy users don’t get the upper hand.
“Nobody who is playing poker for fun visits these sites or probably even knows they exist,” Selin said. “They primarily exist to serve the needs of the professional players and therefore we will be implementing online protection against these sites to further aid the crucial leisure poker player.”
Though the site failed to mention how they would go about blocking the software, sites such as PokerTableRatings, PokerDB and SharkScope will most likely be their primary targets.
Bodog recently underwent a software upgrade, providing a more streamlined experience for its players. The changes included an improved log-in system, easier access to the games and lobby sorting shortcuts to speed up the playing experience.
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