Bodog Accuses PokerScout of Data Theft

Although Bodog primarily focuses on other games of gambling including sports betting and casino games, it also has its own poker room for those who are interested in playing a game of poker for a much varied gaming experience. Recently, Bodog has accused PokerScout of date theft.


PokerScout is a site that is dedicated in providing statistical information in regards to the traffic of various online poker establishments. It has a long list of online poker rooms and the site helps poker players find the poker pros so that they can try taking the pros on if they are up to a real challenge. PokerScout is basically a one stop shop for updated information about the various statistics about the hundreds of online poker rooms on the internet.

Data Theft

At first, Bodog Poker asked PokerScout to leave their traffic data alone. PokerScout, being the dedicated site that it is to providing statistics in regards to the different poker rooms online, no matter the size, refused. Bodog, however, attempted to block PokerScout from taking accurate readings on their traffic data by hiding the tables that are full from the lobby. Of course, this simple attempt of Bodog to disrupt the data collection failed and PokerScout still managed to get an accurate reading of the online poker room’s traffic. Of course, Bodo, in response to the actions of PokerScout accuses the said site of data theft, saying that any information or data found in the poker room are property of that site and that any outside parties that publish the said data or information is guilty of data theft.

Bodog’s Argument

Of course, Bodog also has its reasons for attempting to hide their data from PokerScout. For one thing, Bodog’s poker room is for those who are looking for ways to break the monotony of gambling in its sports books. Bodog merely wanted to protect its players from sharks since sharks tend to play on poker sites once they have an idea of the level of skill of the poker site’s player base. In turn, Bodog will be receiving more earnings due to the fact that the sharks will not be taking the money, and Bodog will be able to collect the raked pots instead. Jonas Odman, Vice President of the Bodog Poker Network says that “Money can only leave a poker ecosystem in two ways – through rake and withdrawals. Winning players are withdrawing players, and as a poker network, our revenue will increase the fewer withdrawing players we have.”

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