After a recent controversy with a Super User on GGPoker, ACR was accused of having bots in their pool.
SuperUser named Moneytaker69 was winning at 90bb/100 over 8,900 hands with 53% VPIP, and won $150 Sunday MTT for $47,586.
And if we use a Variance Calculator player with this kind of VPIP and PFR(16.7%), stats would typically lose around -50bb/100, which translates to -10 buy-ins in their best case; instead, they won 77 buy-ins.
Representatives of ACR came out with a video on Twitter offering 100k to anybody who can do the following:
1) Create a bot that could pull money out of our player economy;
2) Complete at least 5,000 hands without being detected by our security protocols;
3) Be prepared to provide information to our team to improve protocols in the future
4) Publicly identify yourself in order to provide transparency and credibility in the community.
After a few hours, a person claims to have a bot working on a site and has played 5000 hands already.
It looks like there is a trend with online poker cheating, and it is a great thing that sites are being proactive about it and trying to make it safe for players.
We can get some popcorn and watch how this will turn out in the end.