A prominent official of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has affirmed that internet poker is not saved from schemes and manipulation in the web.
“There are several ways to cheat at online poker, none of which are legal,” Shawn Henry, assistant director for the FBI’s cyber division, inscribed in a correspondence to Representative Spencer Bachus of Alabama.
He also said, “Technology exists to manipulate online poker games in that it would only take two or three players working in unison to defeat the other players who are not part of the team,”
Henry continued to declare. “The online poker vendors could detect this activity and put in place safeguards to discourage cheating, although it is unclear what the incentive would be for the vendor.”
This letter dated on November 13 was put forward in the trial at present concerning Internet gambling by Bachus – member of the House of Financial Committee. As of now the bill is being examined.
The chairman of the committee in the person of Barney Frank has made a bill to stop the UIGEA or Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The investigation focuses on the disadvantages and advantages of online poker and internet gambling and the committee will think about regulating online gambling in the future.
On today’s trial concerning the bill, many large gambling and technology institutions stated that illegal practices in the net are forbidden. Issues with regards to money laundering, gambling of minors and identity theft were not that common these days.