ANTI-BOT SOFTWARE INTRODUCED BY BWIN ICU’s BotGuard will stop cheater bots in their tracks The Vienna-listed online gambling giant Bwin has taken another significant step in player protection by ordering anti-cheat software from the Swedish data mining and predictive database analysis firm ICU Intelligence. Bwin will introduce the firm's Botguard product to detect players using cheating software on Internet poker sites. BotGuard is powered by advanced technology capable of handling a wide range of sophisticated online poker ‘robots’, used increasingly by players of questionable morality to cheat other players online. “The growing complexity and the amount of data that needs to be processed in order to detect poker ‘robots’ is tremendous,” said Kevin O’Neal, Press Officer for Bwin. “BotGuard has the ability to detect complex patterns with tiny shades of differences in huge databases, which allows it to find the players that are using illegal software. This is what made us choose ICU’s solution as our next step in the fight against poker ‘robots’.” BotGuard has been designed to detect suspicious player patterns using patented artificial intelligence technology. It can analyse and process huge amounts of data to find ‘robots’ among large numbers of ordinary players. While players have their own unique fingerprints that can change over time or in response to a specific challenge, a ‘robot’ plays with few variations. The BotGuard will flag suspicious players, leaving Bwin staff to take appropriate follow-up action.