SharkScope will detect collusion at the tables using Collusion Detector


While playing a tournament, have you ever wondered if several of your opponents are working together? Looking at a player's heads-up results, do you ever think they are too perfect?

SharkScope has developed a sophisticated Collusion Detector collusion detection tool that can help you find answers to these questions.

Many of us believe that there are disguised agreements in online poker and sometimes it really happens. Fortunately, the security departments of the rooms are closely monitoring the situation and relieve us of deceivers.

Types of poker collusion

SharkScope defines collusion as the collaboration of tournament participants using communication and information exchange not typical of normal online poker. By communicating privately and revealing cards to each other, players can gain an unfair advantage over other people; this kind of collusion is called team play. Another type is chip dumping, where one participant deliberately loses his chips to the second.

Collusion detection

By examining the performance characteristics of two users when they play together and when they play separately, it is possible to find non-standard results. They show a significant (far from random) increase in profitability when the pair plays together. It should be noted that SharkScope identifies conspiracy suspects using circumstantial data - employees can see how much better a player is with a particular person, but cannot catch him red-handed. There is no way for staff to know how users communicate with each other and what information they share.


Subscribers can use the SharkScope website to discover such things. When you go to the results of a single-table tournament, the Detect Collusion button appears. Pressing it activates the search for conspiracy suspects, and if they are found, you will receive a message about this.

Try the latest service feature yourself and feel safer. This service is currently only available to Gold and higher subscribers.