Originally Posted by Swear Engine
Would be good to see that happen everywhere.
It'll never happen everywhere. A few superstar multi-table grinders aside, the vast majority of multi-tablers won't play without a HUD. MMTers generate a ton of rake. Stars and Tilt fully realize this and have absolutely zero problem with trackers and HUDs. The core problem isn't trackers and HUDs, as they aren't anywhere near cheating. The problem is with datamining and being able to drill into a wealth of players' stats that you've never played a hand against before.
I fully support shutting out the PTRs and SharkScope HUDs (although I think sites that collect results and not HHs are fine) that use datamined hands. But don't stop me from collecting my own HHs.
Even if I weren't using tracking software or a HUD, Bodog's HH review is abysmal. It seriously tilts me that I can't easily review my own sessions and hands. Without a tracker, at least with Stars and Tilts I can very easily review and replay hands. Not so with Bodog, I suppose due to their misguided attempt to stop something that actually isn't a problem.
The only people I ever hear wailing about trackers and HUDs are people who (a) don't know how they're used and what they really do, and (b) *usually* are losing players themselves who like to blame other people, the sites, and/or technology for their losses.
Trackers and HUDs, when fed with legitimately acquired HHs rather than datamined hands, are widely supported in the industry as legitimate software, which I personally believe any serious student of the game realizes.