As you know, cheating is a serious problem in poker. The game has become much more competitive over the years, and with that has come more and more methods for players to try to gain an edge. Some of these techniques are legal while others aren’t. It all comes down to fair play.
A few years back, a major poker site was rocked by a scandal involving an employee using a Super User hack to see other players’ hole cards. This would give the cheating player an unfair advantage and was a clear breach of the poker site’s terms of service. The scandal caused a serious blow to the poker website’s reputation. The employee responsible was fired.
Another way to cheat in poker is by using a HUD or poker tracker. While some players argue that these tools are not necessarily cheating, others disagree. It all comes down what you think is fair and unfair when it comes to a poker hand.
Collusion is another common form of cheating in poker. This involves two players colluding at a table. This can range from secretly sharing information during a game about the opponent’s hand to spearing each other. Poker rooms prohibit this kind of cheating. If caught, cheaters could face severe consequences such as a felony record.