The owner of PartyPoker, GVC Holdings, has confirmed that its Fraud Team closed 277 PartyPoker bots accounts between December 2018 and March 2019, leading to nearly $735,000 in associated funds being returned to players.
The bots are computer programs that are created to play against human opponents or other pieces of software, giving some players an unfair advantage. PartyPoker said that its specialist Poker Fraud Team, comprising a collection of former poker professionals who are equipped with the necessary knowledge and expertise to investigate suspicious activities, had been a key driver in the clampdown.
Since the start of December, more than 75% of the account closures have been following detection by the new team, the operator added. Players have been invited to contact the fraud team directly if they detect any suspicious activity, including PartyPoker Bots, at online tables.
The operator added that suspicious activities can involve potential collusion between two or more players or the use of bots or other prohibited software designed to give players an unfair advantage.
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