888poker, one of the world’s leading online poker destinations and part of 888 Holdings plc (LSE: 888), announces it returned $287,292 of refunds to its players throughout 2022. 888 has recovered these funds from accounts that violated 888poker’s fair gaming policy.
888poker has continued to make progress in tackling the issue of ‘bots’ and RTA (real time advisor), the use of software programming to create unfair advantages over real-life players. In addition, 888poker detected players colluding with each other for unfair advantage. Data retrieved from 888’s sophisticated and innovative technology shows that during the whole of 2022, 888poker refunded a total of 6,801 players with $287,292, averaging $42 per player. This represents a 32% year-over-year increase in the number of detections.
This progress has been driven by 888poker’s increased investment in improving its detection capabilities, reflecting its broader efforts to ensure a safe, fair, and enjoyable poker experience for all players.
Matan Krakow, Head of Poker Offering at 888poker, commented:
“At 888poker, we take the issue of game integrity very seriously. This year, as a result of our continued investments in technology, cooperation of our players, and hard work of our teams, we have increased the detection rate of bot accounts, RTA and collusion to give back almost $290,000 to players. In the year ahead, we will continue to focus on this area to ensure that customers have a fair, safe, and entertaining experience when they play with 888poker.”
888poker is one of the world’s leading online poker rooms, offering a world-class online poker environment that enables players of all abilities to enjoy games of their choice whether on mobile or desktop. 888poker offers a huge range of games and tournaments including Texas Hold’em and Omaha, and exciting variants like BLAST and SNAP fast-fold poker. During 2020, 888 rolled out its all-new Poker8 product, providing a cutting-edge, mobile portrait interface to enjoy poker anytime and anywhere.
888 owns and operates some of the most exciting and trusted online Casino, Sport and Poker brands in the market. 888 objective, above all else, remains to ensure that all those who download the 888 apps and visit its websites can do so in safety. 888 acknowledges the potential risks that online gambling can present and is committed to ongoing improvements to make gambling safer. It uses technology as a force for good, giving customers transparency about their activity, and using sophisticated AI to detect and block harmful play.