Programmer reveals his secrets …

Rise of the (Real) Poker Bots

Artificial opponents emerge from Dallas underground, collude online

by , Jun 10, 2008 | 3:14 pm

A declared working poker bot operation in Dallas, TX, and on PokerStars.

A fascinating (if not challenging) story that you can only presume would be of great interest to anyone in the online poker-room security biz, or anyone who wants to philosophize on the meaning of “good for poker”:

How I Built a Working Online Poker Bot, Part 3: The Million Dollar Pet Project

The programmer in question draws inspiration from Big Blue, the IBM supercomputer that challenged chess champ Gary Kasparov. And thus, at any given time online, here’s what you’re potentially up against:

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Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


2 Comments to “Programmer reveals his secrets …

Rise of the (Real) Poker Bots ”


  1. Karridy
    says:

    Dan,… You’ve already left Dallas. Did you really need to blur yourself?

    Seriously though… Of all the stuff we’ve talked tech about, I can’t believe you’ve never asked if I could write a bot!?


  2. DanM
    says:

    Karridy, if you knew how to build a bot, surely you would’ve proposed it as our next hardcore-capitalism endeavor. (Dude … ilikebigbots.com … available!)

    [Murmur … hold on … seriously thinking about buying it … ok, I am back.]

    Hey, can you write a podcast bot? How awesome would that be?