|Swedish data mining and predictive database analysis firm ICU Intelligence has announced that online gambling operator Bwin will use its BotGuard fraud system to detect players using auxiliary cheating software on Internet poker sites.|
The Gothenburg-based company stated that BotGuard is powered by cutting-edge technology and is its newest and most advanced weapon in the fight against the growing number of sophisticated online poker ‘robots’, which recommend poker actions and in some cases play without human interaction to give a player an unfair advantage over other ordinary contestants.
“The increasing 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’.”
ICU Intelligence stated that BotGuard has been designed to detect suspicious player patterns using patented artificial intelligence technology. It can analyze and process the huge amounts of data required to find ‘robots’ among the masses 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 in a similar way with few variations. ICU Intelligence stated that BotGuard detects and flags suspicious players to allow Bwin to undertake a more thorough investigation.
“ICU is very pleased and excited to work closely with Bwin,” said Andreas Holmstrom, Chief Executive Officer for ICU Intelligence.
“Bwin is a pioneer in online poker development and we are proud that they are choosing ICU as their partner when it comes to surveillance against cheaters on their poker network.”