Definition of bot
Literally the word means "robot" in French. Bot is short for robot. In poker, what is meant by bot is an artificial intelligence software that makes decisions instead of a human being. These programs can be programmed in many ways; some are winners, some are losers. It should be noted that they are not allowed in any poker room. Each player has to make the decisions himself without the help of real-time artificial intelligence.
The scourge of bots
Several large, well-known sites have had waves of bots. The advantage of a bot is that it can play 16 tables simultaneously without ever getting tired, without ever getting it wrong, without ever being emotionally affected by previous results. Bots can also play 24 hours a day without any problems. Even though the profit per 100 hands is low, with such a high volume, these bots can pay off for the user. Most of the big poker rooms have systems in place to counteract this scourge. Keep in mind that if a site finds you guilty of using a bot on their cardroom, they will seize the funds in your account and close your account without appeal. This illegal technique is not without risk.