told, the sharks are using the Shanky Technologies poker
bots on the iPoker network to clean up with
under-the-table rakeback deals, easy-to-beat 1-table
SNG's, and plenty of large-field MTT's. And why not? The
iPoker rooms have a long history of being extremely
tolerant of bots, and heck - anybody can do this, as
the Shanky bots are easy to use and play
professional-level poker pretty much right out of the
box. Excellent free profiles can be loaded in a matter
of seconds that adjust strategy for MTT's and SNG's. All
this is true for both the wildly popular Holdem Bot and
their two Omaha Bot products.
given time, the iPoker tables are probably made up of
15-20% bots. Seriously. Some players like to try and
develop anti-bot strategies, which is interesting to
observe. They will 3-bet very loosely preflop, and/or
raise standard flop-continuation bets very liberally.
It's pretty funny to watch when they run into a bot (or
a person mistaken as a bot) holding a real hand; they
lose a big chunk of their stack screwing around like
that. Some bot owners have even tweaked their bot
profiles to play like this! This is very easy to do
with the Shanky bot and such a profile can literally be
created in a matter of minutes.
botters are winning this war, from what I can see. The
bots just don't get rattled. They sit there and play and
play and play and do what they are told and sooner or
later they get the stacks of the frustrated players who
start using questionable strategies against them. Here
is a tip: Inside the Shanky forum there is a free
profile called Wild Bill, try it in the NL10
6-max cash games at iPoker!
some extreme botters who have setup bot farms
which play around the clock at iPoker. This is a
complicated setup that involves having multiple
accounts, and is not recommended for beginners. Still,
there is a reason they do this. Grinding out small
profits (in a game type which they specialize at) is
simply scaled up to become a respectable income source.
Don't try this at home unless you know what you are
One of the
factors which contributes to the popularity of poker-botting
at iPoker is the existence of private 57% rakeback
deals. They are not allowed to be advertised or
published on static web pages. You will find them at
internet poker forums (including the Shanky support
forum). You can be a minor losing player in cash games
and still come out significantly ahead with a rakeback
deal like this, and that is exactly what a lot of
players do. Breaking even can be quite profitable for
those in the know.
network has positioned themselves to be a major
contender in the current online poker world. Their main
network is one of the highest traffic networks reported
on pokerscout.com, plus they have situated themselves
with small in-country networks in countries that have
regulated online poker such as Italy, France, and Spain.
Some of the poker rooms on their network are branded
with the better-known names in sports betting and online
casinos, including William Hill and Bet365. Poker-botting
here is a no-brainer.
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