Microgaming prohibits data-mining on online poker sites

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Jan 16, 2010 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »

In the wake of the recent controversy that took place on the high-stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker, over data-mining practices, The Microgaming Poker Network has effectively put an end to data-mining practices on their poker sites.
The poker network has ceased the following practices:
* Data collection on observed hands
* Collecting bulk hand histories
There is no word yet on any limitations or banning of tracking software on the poker network.

Andrew Clucas, head of Microgaming poker operations, summed up the company’s stance on the matter in this way:

“Concern has been rising over the long-term effect of third party software upon the poker industry as a whole, and in particular the negative effect it has on the recreational player demographic. The decision to put a stop to the practice of datamining on our poker network is part of Microgaming’s overarching network strategy to support operators in attracting and retaining recreational players… What we are trying to achieve is a more level playing field for all the players.”

Microgaming seems to be of the point of view that tracking software and data-mining provide players with unfair advantages: Where skill and hard-work take a back seat to the ability to amass data.

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