Poker still Rigged? Study claims that Bovada Poker cheating. What a Scandal!

Poker still Rigged? Study claims that Bovada Poker cheating. What a Scandal!

In this story:  The history of online poker is full of scandals. The latest one rises a question about Bovada Poker: Is this online poker room rigged? A recent study alleges serious security breaches on Bovada, including the number of multi large hands, collusion teams, and bots. The study have been made by an anonymous team whose members “span industries including...

The history of online poker is full of scandals. The latest one rises a question about Bovada Poker: Is this online poker room rigged? A recent study alleges serious security breaches on Bovada, including the number of multi large hands, collusion teams, and bots. The study have been made by an anonymous team whose members “span industries including gaming, advertising, data mining, open source software development, security, and database solutions”.

Bovada Poker was determined to be one of the top three online poker rooms currently available to US citizens. Bovada Poker was established as a continuance of the Bodog Poker brand by the Mohawk Morris Gaming Group (MMGG) of Canada. Since Bovada Poker is not located within the United States, it is confirmed that the software has not readily been verified by the Nevada Gaming Commission or related American gaming control boards.

The study team, consisting of a data scientist, gaming software developer, a computer engineer and a PhD in Mathematics, reveals how the Bovada presents an anomaly on how often you get big hands.

After analyzing 20 million hands, the team found that 5% of hands were important pots (when a player wins 15 big blinds or more), unlike other sites like Americas Cardroom, 888poker and Bet online, where that number is around 2.32 and 2.91%. Statistically, within a sample of 20 million hands, the probability of finding this frequency is one in a billion.

As if all this were not enough, members of study team played 20 sessions over three weeks in collusion among its members. During this period, they were able to earn more than $ 12,000, they were not detected by site security.

Also, by scanning through the JavaScript library, it was determined that there are zero counter measures against bots and no front end way to try and detect bots/injectable systems. This is an apparent lack of security since most desktop based poker applications locate botting tools through front end application process detection tools. Without this simple form of front end detection, it becomes nearly impossible to detect a bot from a person.

Based on all of the separate tests completed, it is evident that there are massive issues at Bovada Poker,  the study concluded.

Read the study here: Report — Bovada.lv 2015 — Online Poker In Danger

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