More on the Full Tilt bots

by ~ October 15th, 2010. Filed under: Gambling, Poker and life.

More bits of info on the bot story. This apparently from the bot site forum itself and from the seller of the bot software. Some choice bits:

Today, October 14, Full Tilt Poker came out of nowhere and took aggressive measures to stop the use of our poker bot software at their online poker room. There was no warning given to anybody, and this was after years of tolerating us to such an extent that most of us felt they welcomed us with open arms.

Interesting interpretation.

In Kohlberg’s levels of moral development I’d read this as Stage One. In Stage One anything that I’m punished for is wrong. If I’m not punished, then it’s right.

Followed by:

To be certain, the use of such software has always been against their “official” terms of service. We all knew that. But for the past few years that part of their agreement was always perceived as being given with a wink. There are hundreds of us who have been active there on a daily basis and the overwhelming majority of us have never heard so much as a peep out of them. If they suddenly decided that they didn’t want us, given the fact that they have allowed us to proliferate unrestricted up to this point, one would expect a warning and a chance to stop using the software.

This was not their approach. They came out of left field and froze all our accounts and have confiscated all our funds. This was a very sudden and calculated move on their part. It would be difficult to describe their actions as anything other than stealing, if you understand the environment.

So now it’s Full Tilt’s fault, and Full Tilt, not the bot users, was/is being unethical.

This has obviously now changed. Consequently we must seriously consider un-supporting Full Tilt poker. They apparently do not want us there anymore, and would rather have our account balances than our business. We see that as an incredibly unethical move on their part and must question anybody who wishes to continue to play there even manually. Look at the people you are trusting with your money. See what kind of people they really are. We would recommend not giving them even one more hand of business, whether you ever used a poker bot before or not.

So there you go. If you want to support poker bots, don’t play at Full Tilt.

Personally I have a hard time feeling sympathetic, or reading their point of view as anything other than a pathetic twisting of facts to support their own situation. Now, as to whether this implies that Tilt may, on some other issue, suddenly ban other users who might have visited PTR or something I dunno, but atm I think it’s a long stretch from here to there.

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