|In the wake of the super user scandal that has engulfed Absolute Poker, another major online poker room has responded that history will not be repeating itself when it comes to safety.|
In an informal survey of numerous major online poker rooms this week, Earl Burton of Poker News asked specifically if a reprise of the Absolute Poker debacle would be possible and Kahnawake-licensed Full Tilt Poker responded with a vociferous ‘no’. Full Tilt Poker stated that keeping its games safe and secure was of paramount importance and it continually monitors to ensure safety.
“Due to the potential security risks, we made sure there was no way for a user, internally or externally, to see another player's hole cards in real time,” said a company security and fraud spokesman.
'We do store hole card information, though not in real time, so our Security and Investigations Team can later review any suspicious or questionable activity. In over three years of dealing cards, there has never been a security breach on Full Tilt Poker.
'We work hard around the clock to ensure the highest integrity and security of our games. Rest assured we investigate any suspicions from our players that someone may be using prohibited software on our site.'
Absolute Poker has admitted that a flaw in its software enabled a company consultant to view other players' hole cards and win up to $800,000 unfairly. The company's Kahnawake licensing jurisdiction ordered an investigation into the incident by Gaming Associates, which is ongoing.