888poker banned the player due to suspicion of play with artificial intelligence

888poker 2020

Recently, the regular players began to report that their accounts were banned for “too profitable” play. This is not only out about the blocking of account, but also about the confiscation of significant amounts.

On one of the forums, the poker player under the nickname "siimsilver" wrote that his account was banned. According to his words, too profitable play in Spin&Go tournaments became the reason of such decision from 888poker.

The matter is that “siimsilver” played 75 000 events of this discipline and showed a profit in the amount of six-figure sum:

Graph of results 2020

Suspicious success in Blast tournaments

After “siimsilver” built a substantial bankroll, he decided to play Blast tournaments at 888poker at $100 limits. The poker player said that he managed to grind 12 hours every day in these events and he was able to get a big profit for 3 months.

During one of the game sessions, the poker player was knocked out of the poker client and the message about blocking of his account appeared on his screen. After that, “siimsilver” confirmed his identity and resumed the play on his account.

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At the same time, a lot of people began to write on the forums about siimsilver’s unfair play. Many of them called the player a bot. 888poker representatives reported that they would conduct a thorough investigation.   

888poker solution concerning the play of "siimsilver"

888poker checked the player’s account for about two weeks. As a result, his account was blocked. The representatives of poker room indicated the reason: dishonest play with artificial intelligence.

The poker player wrote a response letter and informed about his readiness to go through additional inspection and to play the session with video and comments. “Siimsilver” believes that 888poker is wrong in this situation.  

However, 888poker informed the player that his account was permanently banned, and this decision was not subject to review. The poker room will allow the player to withdraw all funds, but he will no longer be able to continue playing at 888poker.

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