Protecting your game
Every business will tell you that they value integrity. And every business will say they demand their employees have integrity. At PokerStars, we insist that our customers have integrity too and we employ industry-leading techniques to ensure it. That's because have an obligation to protect the underlying fairness of the games we deal.
Of course, the vast majority of poker players are fundamentally honest. But when you have more than 67 million registered players, with as many as 400,000 playing at a single time, there are going to be some who don't play fair. Some of these people break the rules because they don't know any better. Others do so willingly, cynically in an attempt to cheat fellow players. Others don't see the harm in cheating "the game."
We do not believe - and have not ever - that this abuse of the game is acceptable.
PokerStars and players are on the same side here. We want to host poker games that are fair, honest and authentic. Players want games that are fair, honest and authentic. Consequently, PokerStars applies a huge amount of time, resource, manpower and expertise towards keeping the games safe. In fact, around 20% of our employees fulfill roles dedicated to combatting fraud, protecting the integrity of the games and ensuring compliance with regulators. We have a dedicated Game Integrity team of more than 50 poker specialists that analyse hands, proprietary security software, player complaints and any myriad of information that can be used to root out the cheaters.
This next video (above) from the 'Inside PokerStars' series provides a look into our Game Integrity department and demonstrates how we strive to ensure that PokerStars remains the safest possible place to play.
To find out more about the Inside PokerStars series click here.
Eric Hollreiser is Head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars.