re: Poker & tracking stats with bovada
Originally Posted by Zin
Imho poker software should not be allowed. Poker Tracker or Holdem Manager etc...do not have my permission to use my info which they are doing without players permission.
Our software is just an interface that the end player uses, PokerTracker does not have access to the hands that you have played, we do not have central database servers - all data is stored on your opponent's local computer and they cannot share that data with anyone else.
Hand Histories are owned by the poker room, the end user is given a license by the poker room to use the hand histories stored on their local computer for personal use only. This means you can use these hands for personal review, you can share a small portion of the hands on a forum to discuss your play, but you cannot sell or give away the contents of your database to another player because you do not own the hand histories. This is the real reason why purchasing datamined hands is in almost all scenarios breaking the law, because the datamining companies rarely have the right to sell those hands. It is also the reason why PokerStars
was able to block hand mining companies such as PTR - they were using the intelectual property of PokerStars without their permission.
Anyway I digress.... back on track. So since the end user has permision from the poker room to use the hand histories for personal use, that means they can enter that data into a personal tracking tool such as PokerTracker for personal review. Part of personal review is also information about the hands that they played where you were involved, it is impossible to erase the opponents from the hand history, the live poker equivalent doesn't exist (can you imagine erasing an opponent's play from your brain's memory?). This is the reason is why you cannot opt-out of personal tracking, but you can opt-out of tracking sites that resell data, such as SharkScope
. The two business models are night and day different, there is no correlation.
Let me know if you have any further questions, we will be happy to answer.