WinHoldEm is an online Texas hold ’em bot, created by Ray Bornert. Bots of this kind can sometimes be used in online poker play, but this is considered cheating by poker rooms, and grounds for account termination. The bot is loaded, and will play in lieu of a real human, calculating pot odds and making betting decisions based on these calculations. There is no way to accurately estimate the extent to which these bots are used.
The bot works through installing client software on your machine which interfaces with the poker room, i.e. it is able to read what cards have been dealt, what bets have been made, etc. The bot’s ‘intelligence’ ends there. Whether the bot wins, or no
- Official site
- Wired 13.09 article with Bornert interview