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BOTS Can’t Get a Break at Americas Cardroom

What’s bad for BOTs is great for actual poker players at Americas Cardroom.  The US-facing online poker site has managed to stop those pesky BOTs dead in their virtual tracks.  That means when you take your seat at an ACR table, you’ll know for almost certain that you’ll be facing other human players.

While BOTs have historically been a sad fact of life at online poker sites, Americas Cardroom has changed the rules.  They’ve updated their software to eliminate BOTs and the so-called players who use them.  

If you follow the latest poker headlines, you might have read that online BOT provider War Bot removed Americas Cardroom from their list of supported sites. Shanky technologies, and all publicly revealed that their BOTS are not currently compatible with ACR’s software.

New software is just one component of Americas Cardroom’s strategy to derail the BOT business.  The poker site bolstered their detection team and introduced a new refund policy.  That means if you end up playing against a BOT, you’ll get a cash refund if that BOT ends up being caught.  Since the new refund policy went into effect this summer, over $450,000 has been returned to players and 12 users were banned for using BOTs.

The absence of BOTs is just one of several reasons to visit Americas Cardroom.  In case you haven’t yet heard, they’re running another one of their massive multi-day tournaments.  

The latest one is the $6 Million Venom, which begins on Wednesday, November 27th.  While we think it’s worth paying the $2,650 buy-in for a crack at the $1,000,000 guaranteed first-place prize, why even open your wallet at all?  The site has $0 step tournaments happening now.  Launch the poker client or check out the full schedule here.