Cheating in Online Poker: Is it Possible ?

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Cheating when playing poker refers to any behavior outside the rules. It is intended to give an unfair advantage to one or a group of players. Playing online poker has allowed new methods of cheating to come into play as well. One way for example, through which players can cheat in poker on the Internet, is with bots.

The use of bots in winning is not guaranteed but their use in poker is highly debated as it violates the rules of some of the online poker rooms. Hence, if you use bots, you are cheating. The other way through, which players can cheat in the online poker games, is through collusion. This technique is relatively easy and difficult to spot. However, the players need to execute this well to hide it from the opponents. To use collusion, some players use two computers to play multiple hands at a single table.

Apart from these two, there is also another way of cheating known as the multi- accounting where players register several accounts and facilitate chip dumping or take help of well-known players to play incognito.

It is important to know that cheating is considered highly unethical not just in poker but in any game. Therefore, if you want to experience the real fun and excitement of the game, and if you don't want to go to jail, it is important for you to learn the strategies of the game to get an advantage over the opponents, without cheating.