Winning Poker Network: $199,572 reimbursed to players
WPN blocked A total of 21 bot accounts from May to September 2019, seizing almost $200,000 that was reimbursed to players yesterday.
WPN reimburses up to a cap of $25,000 per offending player.
Almost all the money is related to eight accounts ($183,943), including two players with a suspiciously similar name (CURRRRR14 and CURRRR14, each with $25,000). Five bots were from Germany and nine from the USA.
|CURRRR14||Canada||September 13, 2019||$ 25.000,00|
|daumesdack||Germany||June 15, 2019||$ 25.000,00|
|BOBOCOOLL||Germany||June 15, 2019||$ 25.000,00|
|1Rake1||Germany||September 26, 2019||$ 25.000,00|
|CURRRRR14||Hungary||September 13, 2019||$ 25.000,00|
|snowd33r||Netherlands||September 6, 2019||$ 25.000,00|
|CATSONCATNIP||Germany||September 26, 2019||$ 17.933,80|
|Ship!tDisWaaaay||USA||June 10, 2019||$ 16.009,94|
|Dustyrotten||USA||June 3, 2019||$ 4.523,07|
|MELLONBALLS||Germany||June 6, 2019||$ 2.464,80|
|race car_rac ecar||USA||May 21, 2019||$ 2.115,14|
|conzan||Italy||July 22, 2019||$ 1.838,75|
|highrise2020||USA||May 18, 2019||$ 1.154,01|
|Del30||USA||May 18, 2019||$ 1.065,62|
|SAZONIK||Belarus||August 22, 2019||$ 832,32|
|OMGitsTRUMP||Canada||July 19, 2019||$ 520,21|
|Gustav_311||Sweden||June 13, 2019||$ 377,07|
|cardstack||USA||May 18, 2019||$ 255,03|
|Puncturable||USA||June 22, 2019||$ 228,31|
|pokerblu||USA||July 30, 2019||$ 226,71|
|Eclipsez||USA||May 11, 2019||$ 31,60|
The hand histories are still being processed, and the users affected with the full amount reimbursed are public information.
According to the WPN Banned Accounts website, the last account was blocked on September 26, 2019, six months ago. A total of 13,910 players benefited from this process and the network has already contacted them to share more details.
Joey Ingram (recently awarded Journalist of the Year by Global Poker Awards 2019) questioned that the last account "was blocked in July 2019", but Philip Nagy (WPN CEO) replied that they were continually working and that accounts are continuously blocked, but no reimbursement was made due to data issues.
It's clear that bots are one of the main problems that the online poker industry faces in 2020. With tools like Pluribus being developed right now, online poker rooms need to devote enough effort and create anti-cheating teams to stop scams faster than ever.
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