This is a discussion on Clarification about Holdem Manager 2 and Odds Calculator within the online poker forums, in the Poker Software & Tools section; Folks I was hoping a knowledgeable soul could answer a query I have regarding Holdem Manager 2 and its live Odds Calculation facility or lack
Clarification about Holdem Manager 2 and Odds Calculator
Folks I was hoping a knowledgeable soul could answer a query I have regarding Holdem Manager 2 and its live Odds Calculation facility or lack thereof?
Firstly are active online odds trackers as part of a HUD setup considered "legal" at mainstream gaming rooms (Stars, Party, 888, Bodog etc?). Is the addition of Odds Calculation into a HUD considered an "unfair advantage"?
I ask is that I found an article on the Holdem Manager 2 forum which specifies how to configure HEM2 with FPHG to provide an odds calculation element to the HEM2 HUD. However upon following the link to FHPG I see that PartyPoker have disallowed this util deeming it an unfair advantage.
So is there odds calculation within HEM2 itself now (per HUD Options > Site Options > Live Tracking)? Does it work and is it deemed "legal" by mainstream rooms?
If it does work in the standalone HEM2 with the appropriate options checked where does the addition Odds % info appear as I believe I have followed the guidelines and yet see no such info?
If someone could clarify in relation to the current version (7725 I think) I would appreciate it?
24th April 2013, 9:27 PM
We only display 'Pot Odds' on sites that allow it and support our Live Tracking technology. If it was against their rules we would not do it. This gives you your 'Pot Odds' of making a call based on the current size of the pot and bet size but it does not indicate your odds of hitting your draw. There are other programs available which will display your odds of hitting your draw but this is not something we do. I believe the majority of those programs are allowed but you would need to check with your site on a case by case basis if you are considering these other programs.
We used to use FPHG to create Pot Odds on Party but that program also allowed for datamining of observed hands and Party doesn't want datamining of hands so FPHG was deemed to be against their rules. We created our own internal method of calculating pot odds without FPHG.
Make sure the poker client and hand histories are both in English. If it is not, you need to change it in the Lobby Options or reinstall the software and choose English.
Make sure you are using standard/default sized tables. Make sure the chat window on the table is not blocked by any HUD panels and make sure the Dealer Chat options in the poker client are set to show 'everything' as we need to read the dealer chat to display the odds based on the actions of each player.
Once everything is enabled properly you will be able to see the odds in the Table Averages HUD Display. Make sure this is enabled in the HUD Options > Config Properties > HUD Settings > [x] Settings/HUD Select: