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BREAKING NEWS: PokerStars To Launch Breathalyzer

Tags: alcohol, april fools, Breathalyser, cash games, poker, pokerstars, usb interlock.
Posted on 01 April 2013 by "T".

Ignition interlock devices or breath alcohol ignition interlock devices have been around for quite a few years now, but so far they have almost exclusively been used in vehicles and by police to make sure that drivers aren't under the influence of alcohol. However, in the next few weeks a breathalyzer test will be required by some product testers who want to play cash games on PokerStars.

According to an anonymous source at PokerStars, the site as been working together with Chinese researchers and hardware companies for almost 3 years to create a USB-interlock device that prevents players from drinking alcohol and playing poker.

"We have been working on this project for almost 3 years and now we finally have a prototype ready. As we speak, we are sending devices to 100 selected product testers around the globe. We hope to have the final product ready by September 2013, but it will take until the beginning of 2014 before the product has been shipped to all our customers. We are confident that our players will enjoy an alcohol free environment at the cash game tables," said the anonymous source.

Bankrollmob will be receiving 2 of the first prototypes in 2-3 weeks time and we are happy to inform you that we will be giving one of those away. Apply here.

 


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35 comments for "BREAKING NEWS: PokerStars To Launch Breathalyzer"

 sirthomas01/04/2013 00:01:12 GMT
I think it's a great initiate by PokerStars. Alcohol and poker is a bad combination.
 xxxpokerxxx131/03/2013 20:14:07 GMT
before you know it,you will be required to have micro chip inserted into ur hand before you can play there just prove who you are,or some shit like that.. Blink
 Mober31/03/2013 20:24:57 GMT
This is one of the occasions that i say researchers and scientists wasting their time.
For real.
So how hard will be to bypass this? Unless you are alone at home, you put your kid
to take the test and you keep drinking Smile
 ILI_00231/03/2013 22:06:30 GMT
hmm..
it was almost a nice read
alcohol testers.. for poker players.. Shock
it would be really cool if they were invented
nice story, yeah Big Smile

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 steviechloe31/03/2013 22:12:10 GMT
April fools day, aye?
 ILI_00231/03/2013 22:23:07 GMT
Posted by steviechloe:
April fools day, aye?


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 Mober31/03/2013 23:09:37 GMT
Hold on.
It was posted on March 31st Smile
And thats why i replied like this lol.
Now i see the time of the original post showing April 1st.
It doesnt count Sir Smile
 snoggy31/03/2013 23:12:12 GMT
APRIL FOOL SURELY Big Smile
 RoninHarper31/03/2013 23:36:00 GMT
Wow what an incredibly stupid idea. I truly hope this is a joke.

it is only 23:38 GMT on march 31st 2013.
 damosk01/04/2013 00:19:18 GMT
Yup! The little calendar tear off definitely says 1April so I guess you guys who even remotely commented on the sense of this breaking news were well and truly fooled! It's nice to see that the ability to be gullible has not died amongst mobsters. HAPPY APRIL!!!!!!!!!!!
 zeroster01/04/2013 00:28:20 GMT
Gullibility, my favorite trait in a poker player. Big Smile
 Mober01/04/2013 01:08:04 GMT
Posted by damosk:
Yup! The little calendar tear off definitely says 1April so I guess you guys who even remotely commented on the sense of this breaking news were well and truly fooled! It's nice to see that the ability to be gullible has not died amongst mobsters. HAPPY APRIL!!!!!!!!!!!


If you notice the time of the responses you will see that they are on March 31st when
Sir first posted.
And he posted at about 20:00 on March 31st.
Then he changed the time of the post on April 1st Smile
 awood8801/04/2013 01:26:00 GMT
Omg I just got fooled twice in the same minute. Oh well in my defense I am slightly pissed and this was fairly plausible, even a good idea, whilst the other was a little sick if I'm honest.
 demodawggy01/04/2013 04:00:37 GMT
Before I read the article I was wondering where you blow,...into the ISB cord or something...??? Confused
 Macubaas01/04/2013 04:46:31 GMT
Interesting stuff but what i do not understand if this will be a must to play cash games or just an optional thing??

Also i guess there will be a limit, i think on micro stakes you could play anyway,right?
 Administrator01/04/2013 07:05:42 GMT
Posted by Mober:
If you notice the time of the responses you will see that they are on March 31st when
Sir first posted.
And he posted at about 20:00 on March 31st.
Then he changed the time of the post on April 1st Smile


The news and 1st comment date were always April 1st, we had to publish it a few hours before the server switched to April 1st, but at that time it would already have been April 1st in many countries in the east Smile

Didn't want to change the timestamp on the first real user comments though (sirthomas is an admin, so he didn't mind that I "rigged" his post a bit).
 Bizla01/04/2013 08:38:21 GMT
I wish this was not an april fool lol
 Fakiry01/04/2013 10:22:12 GMT
This would be too much if it was true! I can imagine some players puting their dogs to breathe to the machine so that they could play in the same. At the begining i was thinking about a control in casinos having PS events, but turning this a requirement for people at home wouldn't work. But there should exist a way to try to control people who's playing, not even if players would have to answer some simple questions while they were playing, just to see if they were real (bot preventing) and if they were in conditions to play with real money.
 adohole01/04/2013 10:41:04 GMT
happy april's fools day Big Smile
 PokerDonV7301/04/2013 11:09:43 GMT
Posted by RoninHarper:
Wow what an incredibly stupid idea. I truly hope this is a joke.

it is only 23:38 GMT on march 31st 2013.


Ofcourse it's a joke. Man, some people fall for everything don't they lol
I wonder if you are good poker players, you probably fold at any bet against you Blink
 arrow-knee-01/04/2013 12:59:48 GMT
happy april fools lol tomorrow it's my birthday O>o (no joke) Cool
 Peter787801/04/2013 14:45:31 GMT
Hahaha Smile Great news. I almost belived it.
By the way when I have red today the news about closing the YouTube, after 10 years of working, I really believed it. I felt very bad, but when I red at the end of the story it is a joke, I was very happy that was a lie. Big Smile
Also the Google News from today for the smelling system, how your computer can produces smells around the whole globe, this joke also was great. Smile
My advice is: Before you read the news today, just remember that today is 1st of Aprill. Smile

Enjoy the poker game, and good luck everybody. Happy 1st of April. Smile
 kilak02/04/2013 12:42:30 GMT
If Pokerstars invented the Breathalyzer, it would be to make sure that all players were steaming drunk before they played...
No drink taken.. No play allowed..
 Cliffem04/04/2013 17:19:04 GMT
very good idea! Saves the drunken spewing after a good sober grind
 PokerDonV7307/04/2013 16:34:53 GMT
I heard another rumor which is that PokerStars is producing a keyboard and mouse which registers the sweat of fingertips. They want to show this information in the tables so that all other players can see how much sweat the other is producing. Not sure if it is true though, anything is possible on April 1st.
 Nick177C10/04/2013 05:07:41 GMT
pwnt Smile
 SsaraivaA13/04/2013 16:10:01 GMT
i really belived in that story omg ... lol (yeah i know is a little late but who cares ....) very nice ... one of the best i´ve seen about 1st april
 CipciganDM13/04/2013 17:25:20 GMT
Pokerstars would lose all the Russians...and most of romanians : Big Smile If I like to play and drink ...what should be the problem?It doesn`t matter in what state you are...it`s your decision. Smile Agree
 JWRowell13/04/2013 19:30:56 GMT
If a drunk person wanted to play poker, they find a way.
They can't get on pokerstars, but they may just wake up with a new account on partypoker...
 andre3OOO20/04/2013 14:46:58 GMT
I can't believe I almost believed that...xD
 8y6kiki9926/04/2013 01:23:53 GMT
yeh ok LMAO
 0HighTimes026/04/2013 12:37:56 GMT
BEEP id not playing poker for 25%+ of thee times lol, where else u can spill ur beer/drink and not get bouncers on u,kicked out lol i love online poker hic's Cheers Thumbs Up
 Jonas_Petkus16/09/2013 17:09:22 GMT
i need 1, where to buy?
 Heskor16/09/2013 17:21:35 GMT
haha great one, if you drunk you wont be able to play poker. It is a good thing, you save money etc, etc. But if I had one and was drunk i'll find a way to go around these. Anyway great hardware.

Cheers!!
 Jonas_Petkus16/09/2013 17:23:59 GMT
ya very nice acesuar- no place to buy it in lituania Disagree

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