Worrying About Poker Bots
We haven’t done much whining since Gov. Christie vetoed New Jersey’s first attempt at instituting online gaming. Mostly, it’s because we never thought the bill could circumvent federal restrictions on online gaming.
But more importantly, we like live action and tend to stick to the news from the city’s poker rooms, where actual people sit at a table and, you know, look at each other.
Still, there’s no denying that people love online poker, but this story in the New York Times about poker bots might make you rethink that position. There’s a lot to be said for watching your opponent breathe.
Bots, or automated programs that play poker, don’t usually work well and may not be destroying online poker yet. But think for a second. Have you ever seen technology get less effective over time?