Is it legal?

    • Gediminas1
      Gediminas1
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      Joined: 10.01.2010 Posts: 8
      So, I know this is a total noob question, but...is all that software, like Tournament Indicator and etc. legal on poker rooms?

      I mean, it probably is, but somewhere I have read something about some way to get banned from a online poker room for using some software. ( :f_confused:

      What are the restrictions, can you use software to calculate pot odds, outs and collect information about your opponents playing style?
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    • Meiffert
      Meiffert
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      Joined: 13.10.2008 Posts: 151
      Hi, Gediminas1.

      Originally posted by Gediminas1
      So, I know this is a total noob question, but...is all that software, like Tournament Indicator and etc. legal on poker rooms?

      I mean, it probably is, but somewhere I have read something about some way to get banned from a online poker room for using some software. ( :f_confused:
      Some software is allowed, some is not.
      You can find some more information about allowed and prohibited software on Pokerstars here: http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/room/prohibited/

      Originally posted by Gediminas1
      What are the restrictions, can you use software to calculate pot odds, outs and collect information about your opponents playing style?
      On most poker sites, you can use software to calculate pot odds (like PokerStrategy Equilator) as well as tracking software (like Elephant, which collects information about your opponents).
      Tracking software is not allowed everywhere, but it is on most big poker rooms (I believe there is one moderately big room which doesn't allow it, but I can't remember which one it is.)
      Software computing ICM calculations (SNG Wizzard, ICM Trainer) are usually not allowed.

      If you are unsure, you can always just send an email to your poker room support and ask them.
    • Zemnieks11
      Zemnieks11
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      Joined: 23.07.2009 Posts: 567
      It looks like its cake poker that don't allow additional software!
      ''One reason why you won't find too many good players at Cake: You can't use HUD programs. Players can also change their nickname once a week (your saved notes are not lost).'' From PS.com at poker rooms!
    • ihufa
      ihufa
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      this thread title reminds me of last friday. in any case i hope the answer is yes