Shanky Technologies added support for 888 Poker to their
Holdem Bot software. This has gotten much of the Bonus
Bots support forum in a jubilant mood, as it has been a
highly-requested site for quite some time. According to
Poker Scout, 888 is one of the top-traffic online poker
rooms, coming in at around 4th or 5th for cash game
players. A good portion of the player pool is made
up of casual gambler types who wander into the room to
spend some of their recently won gambling money, being
as 888 is one of the bigger online casinos and sports
books. That is exactly the source you want seeding a
poker room! (Just ask any of the Las Vegas brick and
all seen Rounders, right? That scene where they
are in Atlantic City and Matt Damon explains how the
gamblers will stroll in from the casino thinking why not
try poker, which is in reality like walking into a pool
of piranha's? Well look out 888 players, the poker
bot piranha's are invading in schools.
One of the
really nice things about 888 is the variety of table
types which are offered. You can play at 2-person,
4-person, 5-person, 6-person, 8-person, 9-person, and
10-person tables, and the Shanky bot supports all of
them! Be sure to read the setup instructions in their
manual, however, as you have to set a specific seat-view
preference for all the table types in order for the bot
to work at them. Once that simple step is done, the
entire poker room is fair game for your bot. This opens
up a lot of interesting possibilities. For example, you
might notice that a certain preflop-strategy works
really well at 4-person tables and tweak your bot
profile to play that way, then load up 4-5 tables and go
software sellers have added support for the
table-hoppers and tournament starter software as well.
So you can load a good MTT profile and have the bot join
all the events that meet your criteria and start the
bots in them automatically, for days on end if you like.
In fact a great way to clear the signup bonus is to play
6-max turbo SNG's with a simple push or fold profile,
that is either going all-in or folding preflop, and for
the free plays in the big blind just folding on the flop
unless you flop a monster. It is a proven way to
break-even in play and clear the deposit bonus quickly.
With the SNG starter software, you don't even have to
join the new SNG's yourself.
players are getting their bots dialed in at 888 right
now. The action is good there, with or without a bot.
It's just easier with a bot.