All About Poker Cheating
It is an unfortunate but true fact of life that many people go to any extent to dupe others in order to make a fast buck. A poker cheat is one such person. He uses his skills in the wrong way to make money at this game. Such people have devised various fraudulent methods to accomplish their sinister designs to dupe their fellow players both in the casino playing arena and in the online version of the game. Many of these methods have been successful in the past because of which various online gambling websites have decided to sit up and have installed sophisticated technology to counter any wrong moves and to protect their reputation and goodwill.
One of the most common online cheating methods adopted by a poker cheat is 'collusion' in which some players collude together and work against the other players. These players sit at the same table and pass on information about each other's hands through telephone calls or instant messaging through the use of a computer. Sometimes more than one computer is also used.
Another method by a poker hand cheat is to cooperate to increase the pot. The modus operandi involves a weak-handed player who keeps on increasing the pot in collusion with a strong-handed partner and together they compel the victim to increase his bet. Ultimately, he will think that since two strong hands are increasing the ante, it would be prudent on his part to quit, unless he has very good cards. The online gambling website might be able to detect this fraud with their manual and automatic reviews. Moreover, a site's poker cheat software might also be able to detect this collusion. In addition, such software can see the folded hands and if pokers cheat ends up with a high flush and if the opponent has a high hand while folding, the hands can be checked by the site and the reason for folding can be unveiled.
It is also possible for a person who is a high level executive to use a server exploit to see the hole cards of other players. Such a case took place in 2007 when an executive stole millions from other customers.
Another technique used by partners in fraud is to use automated instant messaging and inform each other about the cards they have. When the poker cheat becomes aware that six cards are out of the deck, then his odds can improve by nearly 12%. The advantage that he will get will make it almost impossible for his opponent to win unless he gets good cards consistently.
Another innovative method is to adopt the "chip dumping" technique which is commonly executed in tournaments that are for 100 players or more and $100 buy-in or more. A number of players, even up to 7, work together and start dumping their chips to each other till they all dump to one of them. By doubling up early in a tournament a poker cheat can easily reach the final table. Even if the team mates do not land in the same table, they can start dumping chips to each other as soon as they get together at one table. The ill-gotten rewards of this method can be very fruitful.
Online poker cheats have no inhibitions as they work through the computer. They don't have to be physically present at a gambling location. However, this also makes them greedy. As a result there is a greater chance of their getting caught.