when i started learning poker
i read about collusion, pokerbots etc.
this is why i NEVER deposit on any site
(unless i want to withdraw)
because these things are impossible to regulate or prevent,
this has actually helped me to learn.
i only play freerolls
till i have enough BR
to play micro , then move up when my BR allows.
this is only my opinion and my way of doing things.
i enjoy my poker and learning more about the game
at NO RISK to my own money.
i have $200+ on carbon (merge) and cdpoker (ipoker)
lost $237 when fulltilt vanished.
i would advise any beginners to start this way
at least till you become familiar
to the games of your choice.
good luck all.