Someone asked here: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/56...0/index40.html
to post translation of this scandal.
Here it is. I think it deserves separate topic. There was a lot of discussion in this topic in russian forum so a lot of details are missed.
On the Russian forum (http://forum.cgm.ru/arbitrazh_i_bezo...er-ipoker.html
) there is active discussion about the poker room OffsideBet (iPoker).
Topic was opened by one of the owners of the bot-farms, to damage affilates who are not helped when his bots were blocked.
To confirm his words the author provided correspondence skype logs, which were later checked for authenticity by respected posters/moderators.
Bot-owner cooperate with affiliate, and affiliate cooperate with the manager working in OffsideBet. The group of bots was disguised as a "poker school". With the help of manager affiliate creates a master account for a large group of bots. From the log of correspondence it becomes clear that affilate manager work with the bots not the first time. 1 of the affilates accepts his guilty and was banned from forum. Second, more respectful one, pretends to be James Bond and lies about him provided information to the room owners about bots to make them blocked and tryed to explain his "trading for 1-2%" in skype with bot owners as a spy activity to find more information for the room. So affilates covered bot-farm and it was proved.
Now, it turns out that the room is not just know about bots, but also contributes to their expansion. It's not completely proven, but is obvious for a lot of people who read this topic. Bots raked hundreds of thousands dollars under just one affiliate. There was disclosed a lot nicknames of bots who played up to NL50. Some of them were mentioned in this forum here http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/28...-ring-1074250/
Some affiliates have confirmed that sometimes bot-owners asked for cooperation.
As a result, OffsideBet have serious problems with a lot of cash-outs, and players can not withdraw their money from that room, because they "reorganize" due to future Ipoker-2 execution.
This situation once again shows how much damage from the bots. Just yesterday bots only prevented normally earn in poker, and today the room broke, and the players are losing their bankrolls.
We should fight with bots!
I tried to talk about it with different people, in particular with staff of "pokeranalytics". But it seems nobody seriously care about bots problem or just nobody wants to do anything. It's very sad.