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Bodog Poker to Prevent Data Mining

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Sep/21/2011
Bodog Poker

Bodog Poker was in the process of implementing software that will prevent data sites such as PokerScout.com from accessing accurate information on player numbers.

“Currently there is a wealth (quite literally) of data available on individual players and websites that only benefit professional players to the detriment of recreational player and, equally therefore, to the detriment of the poker industry itself,” a statement from the company read on Wednesday. 

It continued:  “Bodog Poker Network has already forced the industry to rethink its approach to rakeback causing the major rooms to follow suit. Now Bodog’s Recreational Poker Model has removed table information they will be less attractive to professional players and by the end of the year even individual player stats, both live and historical, will no longer be available to data sites.”

Jonas Odman, Vice President of Bodog Poker Network, commented: “It is vital for the online poker industry that the depositing players are put first rather than the high raking professionals who rarely, if ever, add new money to the pot. This is the first in a long line of steps that will make Bodog’s Recreational Poker Model the best place for the casual player to enjoy the game again. Later in the year we will have some additional features that we will roll out along with the new software which we are confident will make the playability of the site one of the best in the industry.”

Another reason for the attempt at stopping such information from being made public, Bodog Poker likely wants to maintain some degree of privacy when it comes traffic numbers and potential revenue estimates that can be derived from such data.   

- Chris Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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