Poker data mining is a useful tool for online gamers because it shows a full history of their hands— giving players the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. However, stronger players are reportedly using data mining to hunt weaker players (cue theme from Jaws), memorize players’ styles, and ultimately using this info to clean house.

Microgaming has vowed to change this trend by preventing data mining on its sites. “The online gambling industry should be committed to fair play and if data mining changes a person’s chances of winning, action should be taken against it.”

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