This is the third product
apparently being sold by the same people that sell the
products at pokerbot-online.com and
pokerbot-software.com. Notice that the domain is a very
similar structure, pokerbot-smart.com. If you go to
Yahoo Site Explorer and search these domains you will
see that they all have about the same number of
back-links and they are all coming from the same places.
In addition, the websites themselves are setup in a very
similar manner with the same kind of graphics. There is
no question in our minds that somebody who is good at
getting websites ranked high in the search engines owns
all three of these poker-bot selling businesses, in an
attempt to dominate the niche.
We find this to be
disturbing, quite frankly. I mean, it is pretty
deceptive to sell all these products in competition
against each other and not mention it to any of their
customers. It's like saying, none of them are any
good we just want to get your money as many times as
possible. And after taking a closer look at all
these products, that certainly seems to be the case. It
is difficult to maintain support for one piece of
software, let alone three that compete with each other.
Unlike the other two,
Smart Poker Bot is a stand-alone product with a built-in
decision engine. Unfortunately the user cannot
configure how it plays. And the settings menu is
really limited. You can tell it to play loose or tight,
full ring or heads up. And that is about it. You have no
way of knowing exactly what any of those settings means,
and from what we can tell adjusting them doesn't seem to
alter the bad play of this bot at all. Download
the demo and play with it and you will see what we mean.
Obviously the bot was
meant for fixed limit games. It cannot recognize bet
sizes or read it's own stack size so don't even
think about putting it in a NL game it will get killed.
Actually it would be more accurate to say this bot was
meant to take your money and then leave you hanging with
a losing bot and no support. Hopefully you will get fed
up and then buy one of the other two bots that this
person is selling. So it really is a borderline scam.
We joined the support
forum. It is the exact same story as the pokerbot-online
support forum. I mean they look exactly the same and
have the same procedure for joining. It is completely
dead with most of the posts being from the admin and you
are not allowed to make any posts as a new member. What
a joke. Of course, if they actually had customers
posting it would be all complaints - so that is why they
don't allow it.
there is a thread from May of 2009 which promises the
profiles will be able to be edited by the user within 40
days time. By my count it has been 570 days and that
still is not possible. Which means they have no
interest in supporting the product, just in selling
it. Most likely the profiles are not editable because
they simply don't have any kind of variables or
programming structure that is capable of making good
It only works at three
poker rooms. It is not user-configurable. It costs $150.
there is no support. It cannot play No Limit. You cannot
make it do what you want and cannot stop it from playing
badly. The forum is dead and you cannot post there.
Those facts comprise our official review. You gotta be
nuts to buy this thing.
The single most important
consideration in purchasing a poker bot is the
structure that the profiles are built from, and how
easily the user can access that structure to tweak their
own profiles. Otherwise you are likely to get stuck with
a useless piece of junk that you cannot do anything
about. And it's almost a crime when the same person
wants to sell you three of those.