Discover What Data PokerStars Tracks About YOU to Keep Their Games Safe – Agora Poker

Discover What Data PokerStars Tracks About YOU to Keep Their Games Safe

Discover What Data PokerStars Tracks About YOU to Keep Their Games Safe

PokerStars Game Integrity Last week, PokerStars published a blog from its current Head of Game Integrity, Francis Lincoln , that shone a rare light on the department and the steps it takes to ensure that PokerStars continues to offer players the safest place to play online poker.

They say themselves that they know some players will try to cheat, but its team of around 50 experts, programmers, analysts and ex-pro poker players help to keep the games fair for everyone. What do PokerStars do to Keep Games Fair?

Over the past 20 years, PokerStars has been developing and improving the tools and capabilities to detect cheaters. They do this in order to give their players confidence that they are well protected and playing on a safe site.

In order to do this, PokerStars gathers a variety of information about its players to effectively detect collusion, multi-accounting and bot-usage . They can be broke down into the four following types: Behavioural – how you interact with the PokerStars client ; decision times and input method (mouse or touch-screen)

Technical – IP address and computer/device identifier

Software – basic information on what sofware is running while PokerStars is open (e.g. what browser is running)

Gameplay – access to over 235 billion hands of data

PokerStars also says that they have other ways to monitor your system, but they do not make these public as they “would only aid those seeking to evade […] detection.”

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