Game Integrity at the Winning Poker Network
The Winning Poker Network’s top priority is creating a secure and safe environment for our entire player community. Our seasoned Game Integrity team works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help identify and stop bad actors attempting to defraud our honest clientele.
We approach our security, as we do all our dealings with our players, with 100% transparency and verifiable. Bad actors are publicly identified, and subsequent refunds to affected players along with the amounts are also publicly posted on our network site, here.
Player feedback is one of our greatest resources and we maintain an open dialogue with all players and encourage feedback, which in turn shapes our policies.
Players additionally may file individual reports of suspicious behavior. Each report is investigated in depth using a series of tools and protocols developed for statistical analysis.
When a bad actor is identified, not only is he permanently banned from our site, but we reserve the right to pursue legal action against anyone who violates our terms of service with the intention of perpetrating fraud against one of our players.
External Assistance Tools
We recognize that there are many tools available to the general public designed to help educate and improve players on how to play poker.
As poker is a game of skill, we recognize the value in these resources. Still, some of these tools do not fall under this category and can subsequently be used to create an unfair advantage.
As a result, we’ve developed a list of both acceptable and prohibited tools for players who are logged onto the Winning Poker Network.
Acceptable External Assistance Tools
Generally, any third-party tool, piece of software, or source material not developed by WPN that allows players to improve their playing performance is considered acceptable provided it doesn’t pose any threat to the integrity of our games. These include:
1. Online literature or books that disclose complex strategies that are ultimately considered and executed by a human only.
2. Reference Material such as 2-dimensional, push-fold, preflop simple table-based starting hand charts that may orient players on what hands to play or not, in unopened pots.
3. Hand trackers and Heads Up Display (HUD) type tools that gather and display numeric-based stats. The stats displayed must be based on your own hand history collected through the games you have personally participated in, and such displays must not include information from a current hand in play.
4. Hotkey tools that enhance or abbreviate your actions through specific keyboard commands. Mathematical or arithmetical calculations of any sort must not be involved at the time when executing any hotkey action. Hotkeys that include conditions based on the scenario you face in a hand in real-time are not allowed.
5. Leak trackers and bankroll management suites that allow users to manage and control their bankroll.
6. Tournament result websites that generate players statistics based on official tournament results that also adhere to the requests of players for self-exclusion from these lists.
7. Seating accommodation programs that will only seat you based on game type preference or availability.
8. Table arranger tools that tile up tables based on player preferences.
9. Tools that automatically generate notes based on your own hand history. These are known as note creators.
Prohibited External Assistance Tool
Any third-party tool, piece of software, or source material not developed by WPN that allows players to improve their playing performance by primarily or uniquely providing an unfair advantage at the tables is prohibited. These tools and practices, which unfairly improve a player’s game in real-time during gameplay are strictly prohibited:
10. Poker bots or any other piece of software that might play poker without human intervention or otherwise gives advice on how to play in real time.
11. Software that reports current game state information, such as pot odds and outs, or an absolute hand strength calculator.
12. Tools that offer real-time advice on how to act at the table, which are known as push-this-button bot or advisor.
13. Programs capable of complex ICM, Nash Equilibrium, Expected Value (EV), Game Theory Optimal (GTO) based actions, which can be used while playing and ultimately advise on how to play the current hand.
14. Auto or Semi-Auto chart retrieval software.
15. Hole-card sharing tools.
16. The practice of massively observing or sharing data-mined hands in which you did not participate.
17. Seating script software.
18. Older but usable hand tracker versions and their HUDs with features non-compliant to our list of acceptable EAT specs from above.