Barry Greenstein wants to allow poker bots

September 27, 2009

The computer geeks programmers who are creating poker bots who can play online poker are making more and more progress. Every now and again it happens that the online poker rooms are finding these bots at their tables and they have to block the account of that player.

So far they can’t handle all the aspects of the game, they can be seen playing perfect poker for a short while but will eventually end up throwing the money away on some stupid play. When it comes to Limit Hold’em these bots are doing a pretty decent job at making a profit at the lower levels but at the No Limit tables it is a lot harder creating a bot that can play and win consistently and according to the poker bot creator Rob Turner it is highly doubtful if you could ever create a bot that could completely master all aspects of the game.

“It can take years before we see poker bots that are unbeatable at the poker tables. It might even be impossible to create a bot like that,” said Turner.

Rob Turner is not only a poker bot developer but also one of the people who fight for their rights to play at the online poker rooms. So far there are no poker rooms that have officially said that it is allowed to use bots to play for you. In order to try to get poker rooms to open up for bots Turner have put up a $10.000 reward to the first online poker room to openly accept poker bots.

Rob Turner get support from Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein, who also thinks that poker bots should be allowed.

“I think that online poker sites should allow poker bots, but only at specific tables where it is clearly stated that you are playing against bots. The regular poker players should know who the bots are and then decide if they want to play against them or not,” said Greenstein in an interview with

But personally Barry Greenstein would not want to play against a poker bot.


2 Responses to “Barry Greenstein wants to allow poker bots”

  1. pokerbot on September 28th, 2009 1:29 am

    Personally i don’t believe that pokerstars will ever allow any pokerbots in their poker room.

  2. Indiana on October 20th, 2009 8:53 am

    Kudos to Barry for this progressive opinion.

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