PokerScout Response to Bodog Data Blocking Move

Monday, September 26, 2011 :  Bodog’s recent announcement on an online poker software update that hides full tables in its lobby to prevent data mining has triggered a response from independent online poker monitoring site PokerScout.
The online poker site integrated the blocking measure considering data available on individual players and websites of benefit only to professional players, to the detriment of recreational players. 
PokerScout disputes this reasoning saying “it is apparent that a major objective was actually to prevent PokerScout from tracking Bodog’s traffic”, and that “Bodog asked to be completely removed from the PokerScout website shortly after Black Friday”, historically the only operator to request removal from its listings.
Issues relevant to PokerScout’s readers and industry partners are clarified in the statement with the company reiterating that its operations are largely unaffected by Bodog’s move.
Interested parties can access the full PokerScout statement at: