Online poker security: Problems and solutions

Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville


Cheating in online computer games is becoming a significant problem as the popularity of such games steadily increases. As a result, it costs thousands of dollars to game designers in lost revenue from disillusioned players who stop participating and in man-hours used for prevention of different forms of cheating. In this paper we review different forms of cheating observed in computer games and in online poker in particular. This is followed by a review of solutions developed to counteract different forms of cheating in computer games.