Wednesday September 21, 2011 : Change to poker lobby will prevent data sites reporting on player numbers
 
Bodog Poker one of the Best US Poker Sites has announced the removal of full poker tables from its poker lobby effectively preventing data sites from accessing accurate information on player numbers.
 
The company believes data available on individual players and websites is of benefit only to  professional players to the detriment of recreational players. 
 
Bodog’s Recreational Poker Model removal of table information will prove to be less attractive to professional players and by the end of the year individual player stats, both live and historical, will also no longer be available to data sites.
 
Jonas Odman, Vice President of Bodog Poker Network, commented:
 
“It is vital for the online poker industry that the depositing players are put first rather than the high raking professionals who rarely, if ever, add new money to the pot.
 
"This is the first in a long line of steps that will make Bodog’s Recreational Poker Model the best place for the casual player to enjoy the game again.
 
"Later in the year we will have some additional features that we will roll out along with the new software which we are confident will make the playability of the site one of the best in the industry.”
 
Earlier this year, the company announced the implementation of a series of blocking systems  to prevent poker information portals from "scraping listings" from its site