Bots seem to have drifted off the horizon for most online poker players over the last few years. We can probably thank the Ultimate Bet Scandal, Full Tilt Poker, and others for claiming the media's attention.
Robert Blincoe of the guardian.co.uk talks to a former poker bot master that made an annual return of around £40,000 from working on gaming sites.
"My bots aren't bad, they're good enough to beat the weak player, which is all I was ever trying to do. Getting to that stage is interesting and fun. It's the nasty implementational stuff around it [that isn't]. It's the arranging the sequencing of them to all come online and offline, the 'Oh dear, the screen scraper - the stuff that's interfacing with the poker program - is broken again and needs fixing'."