Bodog to Phase Out Poker Info Scraping Sites
February 9, 2011 (CAP PR Wire) — As part of the ongoing process to bring the fun back into playing poker and being more attractive to the leisure player, Bodog’s poker product is implementing a series of blocking systems to stop the likes of Poker Site Scout, PokerDB and Shark Scope from garnering information that (once again) mainly serve professional players.
Patrik Selin explains: “These poker operator information portals are another example of how online poker is assisting in its own demise. I have commented previously on how the operators are doing this to themselves with hand histories, HUDs and rake back, all of which we will be cutting out. The next tier in the process is the operator information sites. Nobody who is playing poker for fun visits these sites, or, probably even knows they exist. They primarily exist to serve the needs of the professional players and therefore we will be implementing online protection against these sites to further aid the crucial leisure poker player.”
Bodog have also recently released a new lobby with a much more user-friendly interface making navigation easier, again keeping the player new to the game or playing for fun, firmly at the forefront of everything they do.
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