We have found evidence of what appears to be a bot ring playing in the iPoker network’s small stakes PLO cash games.
We have filed several complaints with the iPoker network, but after 14 days the accounts in question are still active.
As there has been no action taken from the network, we feel it is best to publicise our findings in order to prevent further harm to players in these games.
We have identified 5 accounts with very similar values across a broad range of statistics. This suggests interconnectedness between the accounts in the form of automated play as this is a statistically unlikely scenario.
Our evidence consists of:
- Accounts with nearly matching values across a broad range of statistics.
- A play style that is somewhat unique compared to a control group of confirmed winning human players.
- Seemingly unnatural timings on actions that differ from human winning players.
We suspect that there may be even more bots than these 5 accounts, but these were the easiest to identify based on their similarities.
There are also some indications that the bot ring might be using hole card sharing strategies to increase their edge.
Accounts & Statistics:
HM2 Screenshot with names & preflop statistics:
Screenshots from Pokertableratings.com :
Indications of collusion*:
(*Supporting evidence, EV disparity can be explained by variance and performance on different board textures by skill difference.
All-in on flop graph:
Performance by Flop texture:
(Filter saw flop, no 3Bet)
This is how regs from other site with similar tight pre-flop tendecies (vpip <23)fare this particular flop texture:
(Same stake, Same filter)
When flop comes paired we get similar results with the suspected group:
Group of TAGs on other site with paired flop texture:
(Same Stake, Same Filter)
Footage of timing tells: