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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I received an interesting e-mail from Full Tilt this morning.

Dear Lucki Duck,

The Full Tilt Poker Security department has recently concluded an extensive investigation and we have determined that some of your opponents were in violation of our site terms.

We have permanently closed all of the offending accounts. In cases of proven cheating, 100% of the confiscated funds are returned to the players who were victimized. The reimbursement calculation is based on the number of tournaments or hands played against the offending players, and the amount won or lost against them.

We have determined that you are entitled to a refund of $7.13 which will be placed in your account in the next 72 hours.

For a number of reasons, we are unable to provide any other additional information regarding this case, including the players involved and the game type where it occurred. We thank you for your understanding in this regard. The vigilance of our players in reporting suspicious behavior is an important addition to our ongoing diligence against unethical conduct, and we carefully investigate every concern of suspicious activity.

If you believe you have witnessed unfair play at our tables, please don't hesitate to contact us at If there is any other way we can be of assistance, please let us know.

Full Tilt Poker Security

It got me thinking about how easy it is to cheat on any poker site. Just get a friend (or two) at your table, get on the phone and let each other know what cards you have. What a huge advantage.

Or register multiple accounts and have access to several hands at the same table.


I never really worried too much about being cheated, mainly because it didn't make much sense to me to cheat at such low buy-in ($6) levels. Wouldn't it be wiser to do the same thing at a $50 buy-in? No more risk and 16 times the reward.

I guess I'll have to be a little more vigilant in the future.

Too bad.


  1. I'm like you, I play at small stakes and don't give cheating a second thought. Maybe I should.

  2. Yeah MOJO. It makes you wonder how many cheats there are getting away with it. Sad.

  3. Lots of Grade-A asshats out there, man...