In a continuous effort to enforce fairness and security for all players on the site, partypoker revealed that it has successfully closed 57 more ‘bot' accounts in October 2019 and seized $13,976 and €1,490 to be redistributed to players.
There were 50 dotcom (.com) accounts closed during October 2019 and in the process the partypoker Poker Fraud Team seized $13,976 in player balances, which will be redistributed to affected dotcom players.
Still on the same month, the fraud team discovered and closed 7 rogue doteu (.eu) accounts coming from their European-based sites, and in the process they seized €1,490 in associated funds.
Some of the closures were thanks to players who reported these suspicious bots.
partypoker strives to continue in maintaining the safety of its players, and so a specialist poker fraud team was created, composed of a group of former poker pros whose main role is to investigate suspicious activity and help partypoker in kicking out these dodgy accounts. The site promises to update their valued players regarding the account closures they make every month.
Team partypoker pro Patrick Leonard said, "Two years ago it wouldn't have been possible, but after seeing the security department first hand, the team working there and the tools they are using, I'm very confident now that they can tackle people trying to play against the rules. In my opinion it isn't worth somebody trying to bend the rules because, in the words of Liam Neeson: ‘They will find you, they will catch you and they will.. ban you!'"
Suspicious activity has many faces. It can be a collusion between two or more players, or it could be somebody using bots or other illegal software designed to give players an unfair advantage.
partypoker players noticing the suspicious gameplay of such accounts are encouraged to report it to partypoker's fraudster team at [email protected]. partypoker promises to investigate all incidents reported.