Teamwork at cash tables
This is a thread mainly for anyone who doesn't know this is possible, just to give you a heads-up. but Im also interested in other poeples opinions and experiences.
Firstly IT IS VERY EASY
As a logical person, I always assumed that two players would not be able to play on the same table behind the same IP-address. This is not true, out of interest me and a friend tried this at PS and it works without fault. We were sat right next to each other, both connected to the same router and behind the same external IP-address and were still able to play at the same table. Neither of us are cheats so we quit very quickly (without seeing a flop if my memory is right).
Second IT CAN BE UNTRACABLE
Since that day we have had this debate many times, and as a PC engineer I have discovered a scenario where you could be sat at a table with 8 other players, all of whom are the same person, but behind different IP addresses (making it impossible for the sites to detect) I wont divulge how to do this but it would be quite simple, and Im sure its a technique some con-artists are already using, and involves very simple technology which most IT pros use daily.
Thirdly IT CAN BE VERY SIMPLE
And then ofcoarse theres the old MSN cheats. This just means two or more players on the same table who are sharing their hands with each-other over an instant messaging network. This goes on all the time. Have you ever been sat at a table and someone has typed their hand into the chat box? Goes unoticed most of the time but to me this is a sign to get off that table asap. To Me what has usually happened is they intended to type their hand into MSN, but it was their time to act which brought the room infront of the msn window.
Bit of a ramble, but if you thought it was impossible.. its anything but