House players and staff play

You'll never play in a game against anyone employed by us. We don't use any house players (also known as 'shills') or automatic players (or 'bots') on our site.

You'll only play against other players like yourself.

Any employee or contractor who has access to inside information (player records, hand histories, etc.) is not allowed to play on the site. In fact, their immediate relatives are not allowed to play either, to prevent any possible abuse of inside information.

Even those who leave the company are excluded from play for a number of months, and by that time, all access privileges are most certainly removed.

Even if someone had access, this wouldn't help them. When we developed our software, we discussed the idea of a feature to view hole cards live, with the thinking that it would help with testing. We didn't use the idea, specifically to prevent anyone from ever abusing the feature to cheat. The decision remains, and we never created such a feature to view hole cards live, in real-time.

Staff can only see hole cards (e.g. in a collusion investigation) after the hand is complete. This is the same situation as normal players, who can see the hand history of their game after the hand is complete.

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