We have a major update from Americas Cardroom. The US-facing site has been fighting online poker BOTs heads on and is coming out on top.
Recently, online BOT provider War Bot removed Americas Cardroom from their list of supported sites, and Shanky technologies (BonusBots.com) and Kraken, Medusa (PokerBots.com) have reported that their BOTS are currently not working on the site.
Over the years, BOTS have been a problem for Americas Cardroom and almost every other poker site. Recently, ACR was forced to ban 12 players after being involved with bots and refunded $450,000 to affected customers.
Americas Cardroom knew they couldn’t keep doing the status quo. So first they enlarged both their BOT and Customer Assessment teams.
Next, they unleashed quite a significant software upgrade. BOT companies now have to keep reprogramming their software to get it to function on ACR. Most BOT companies have decided to move onto other sites.
Finally, ACR added a new Google Captcha service in the poker client that really helps catch BOTS.
Americas Cardroom’s fight against bots is just one in a recent string of successes. They hosted a $5 Million Venom tourney this summer that had a $6,382,500 final prize pool. The winner took home over $1,050,000.
Beginning Wednesday, November 27th is an even-bigger $6 Million GTD Venom. Top prize is again $1 Million minimum and you can get your $2,650 seat for a fraction of the cost via satellites or even for free through Step tourneys.
Visit Americas Cardroom for complete details on the $6 Million Venom.