Outlook for Online Poker (and Poker Bots) 2023

Someone once said, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” When it comes to technology and gaming, perhaps we can best apply this proverb by understanding that trends in technology development will never change the fundamental fact that human beings love playing gambling games, always have, and likely always will. This is true whether it is accomplished inside a brick and mortar building, a touch-screen while in a hot tub, or in a virtual world accessed by a VR-headset. With that in mind, here are our thoughts on the current state of online poker and the role of our favorite user-aide software, the poker bot.

First off, there are new voracious burgeoning markets for online poker in geographical locales where the bulk of the populations have, for the most part, been denied this pleasure in times past. I’m talking about places like South America, Turkey, Pakistan, and, believe it or not, Iran. This surprising development is being accomplished via the latest trend of poker club apps, in which the app provider is not involved in the poker club business and instead only maintaining the platform, on which anyone can start a club to run. The decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies is largely responsible for the boom of real money online poker games becoming possible in many of these emerging markets.

And there are a heck of a lot of these apps out there now! You wouldn’t believe how many emails we get from people telling us “such and such” is the next big poker club app that we need to add support for. The only such app we currently universally support is PPpoker, which has become an important platform for us. We have done several private support jobs for Enterra/Evenbet clubs and, although each one is different and requires individual support work, we pretty much have these down (so if you are starting your own Enterra / Evenbet club and seek poker bot support please contact us for a quote). But as far as listening to pleas for adding support for “the hot new app,” we kind of learned our lesson on that with UPoker. Supporting a new app is a lot of work for us. By the time we got UPoker supported, it was no longer the hot new thing. It had, in fact, been abandoned for the latest shiny new app. Consequently, we are currently in wait mode on this to see if a dominant player (such as ClubGG) is going to actually capture a large market share.

Meanwhile, if you really want us to support a club app that you are playing on, here is an idea you can pursue: Find a dozen friends who also want support, and collaborate with them so you can guarantee to collectively purchase 25+ licenses from us once support is complete — and we just might be able to work something out, given such an incentive.

We are still open for business for new private support jobs, but are only interested in working with serious businessmen who want the best poker bot solution for their site or club. We just don’t have time to waste negotiating with penny-pinching peons who back out of the deal. Trust us, going with a cheaper open-source based solution is not the best long-run financial decision for your new business. Be smart when it comes to this, and invest in a quality house bot solution. It is a decision you will be very happy you made a short ways down the road. We can give you a complete suite of NLH, PLO4, PLO4 Hi-Lo, and PLO5 bots with multiple playing profiles for each to kick-start the traffic on your tables and provide lasting liquidity. In fact, we can tweak as many different profiles as you like to have a wide variety of playing styles automated on your tables.

Our retail customers can rest assured that we will continue to maintain support for our core group of sites and platforms, just as we have for 15 years now. (Wow, even we are somewhat amazed.) Our current tried-and-true support list is one which has demonstrated that it deserves to remain our core list, so you can go ahead and get settled in somewhere on it to enjoy poker botting there for the foreseeable future.

By the way, the testimonials we include in our regular email updates are always genuine and always unsolicited. We are an honest Christian-principled business (believe it or not) so ethical business practices are of paramount importance to us. That means we don’t lie, scam, or use any kind of deceptive or dishonest tactics, come of it what may. If that kind of thing is something you value, then Shanky should be your poker bot software provider.

And with that, we wish you a very prosperous new year. May your draws complete and your flopped hands hold up under every circumstance for both you and your bot in 2023. Happy botting.

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Poker Bot Profile Update 2022

Hey it’s 2022 and online poker continues to thrive. It is interesting, though, to observe the switches in popularity that the individual games go through. The last two years have seen Pot Limit Omaha boom, including new variation spin-offs appearing such as PLO5 and even PLO6 (with 5 and 6 hole cards, respectively). We like PLO5 and developed a bot for it last year, along with several decent playing profiles to go with it. What we are noticing right now, however, is the action at the PLO4 tables. It’s like people have experimented with the variations and decided to flock back to the OG game where it is easier to keep track of all the draw combinations, especially for human eyes – which, of course, means that bots have an inherent advantage at PLO5 always being able to see every nuance of hand strengths.

To that end we have been working on our PLO4 cash game profile and greatly improving it. There is currently an active thread in our forum where we are doing this. You may want to follow along there if you are interested in botting PLO4. Please note we are talking about the Omaha-Hi game here (we already have very strong existing profiles in our Hi-Lo bot). Up until yesterday we deemed the “heads up cash” profile our best overall PLO4 cash game profile, and therefore had that one set to auto-load in our PLO4 bot. But with the posting of Omaha Bot versions 11.5.9 on December 31, 2021, we switched out to the latest OmahaHiCash profile as the default loader because it has now become the best, and we are continuing to work to improve it.

You can download all three of our PLO Omaha Poker Bots at:


Each of them comes with a 200-hand free demo, so we encourage you to try them all. You will notice we have different license bundles available on the purchase page, after you decide which ones you want. We can also do a combination Holdem Bot / PLO bot bundle, any which way you like, so contact us for a quote if interested.

Speaking of the Holdem Bot, it is also currently upgraded to version 11.5.9 at the time of this writing. The latest version can always be downloaded at:


A list of current site/platform support is always maintained at the beginning of the PDF files which accompany the downloads, and also on our main website at BonusBots.com. Perhaps the easiest place to view it is at the beginning of our poker bot “User Manual” PDFs.

If you are a club owner seeking a private support job for a larger number of bots to run, please reach out to us from the contact form on our website. We have already supported several clubs using the Evenbet/Enterra platform, so are quite familiar with that one. (Unfortunately they are not all the same table layout, so we will need to take a look at your tables before giving you a quote for the job).

2022 is looking to be a great year at the tables. Don’t forget to use our bot to grind away at the tournaments you can’t play manually — and keep those screenshots coming of all the high-money final table finishes our bots make for you. We love them!

Happy New Year from Shanky Technologies

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Poker Saint (India poker club) Support Added for All 4 Poker Bots

Our three PLO Omaha Bots have now been upgraded and synchronized with our Holdem Bot so that all support work is all caught up for all bots. The current version of all our bots is, therefore, 11.4.5. You can get Omaha Bots version 11.4.5, including our new PLO5 bot, tight now at:


Recent support work includes:

Support for Poker Saint added for all our poker bots – this is an India poker club on the Enterra network, and they have good PLO5 action in addition to NLH.

• Minor fixes for many individual iPoker sites in different countries

• Minor fixes for the latest WPN / Americas Cardroom software updates

• Minor fixes for PPpoker including the new “beep at you” feature when a captcha or rebuy screen appears

Here are some recent comments from customers of our Omaha Bots:

“Give me a price on 5 additional PLO5 bot licenses please. I got this thing dialed in at my club.”

“The Hi-Lo Bot MTT profile is simply wonderful.”

“I have been doing great with the Omaha Bots, both the Hi and Hi-Lo.”

If you don’t have all three Omaha Bots yet, we would like to remind you that you get a 200-hand free demo on each of them, same as the Holdem Bot.

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PLO5 Omaha Bot Released

Our PLO5 bot is released and available now. We spent the last month developing the default profile that comes with it, and can testify that it is a strong winning player in cash games. In addition, we are providing an MTT-SNG profile and a “Fast Fred” extra-aggressive profile (especially short-handed).

I think you will have fun with the 200-hand free demo of our latest poker bot, which you can download right now at:


Please note that it is only confirmed to be working at PPpoker currently, and it will not work at UPoker because we cannot get the bot to read the 5th hole card there. It may very well work if you can find these games at any of our other supported sites like iPoker, Ignition/Bovada, or WPN/ACR but has not been tested yet (if not, these should all be a quick fix to get working and we would appreciate any feedback or reports).


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5 New Holdem Bot Profiles

Hey poker-botters, how do 5 new Holdem cash game profiles sound? We got them, they are now posted, and they are all free. The first thing you want to do, of course, is make sure you have the latest Holdem Bot version, which you can download here:


Next, come get the new profiles in our forum. These started off as a special project for one of our corporate clients who wanted different playing styles to populate tables with. We’ve gone ahead and tweaked them further, to make them all better cash game players while maintaining style individuality. The new profiles are all named Tom. We have:

Tight Tom: For those of you who prefer tight, solid play.

Timid Tom: Not quite as tight, but holds back on the aggression.

Trapper Tom: Looks to break those aggressive bluffers by check-calling them to the river with strong hands.

Tricky Tom: Always mixing things up and somewhat afflicted by “fancy play syndrome.”

Tyrant Tom: Just a serious table bully, but knows when to back down too (well, sometimes).

It is our desire to keep refining these, so we invite you to the new thread in our forum (where they are linked from) and would love to see you post hands from your logs with suggestions for improvements. You’ll need to log into the forum to access. Here is the URL:


Current Site & Platform Support:
Ignition, Bodog, & Bovada are fully supported and all working great.

iPoker support: Most iPoker sites in most countries are currently working great. And that’s a lot of sites!

PPpoker is fully-supported for 6-max and 9-max tables and now can multi-table with only one account. The setup is easy here now, but be sure to read it in our PDF instructions.

UPoker is now fully supported and has the easiest setup of any of our platforms. The bot pretty much just works here as long as you have 100% Display setting, English UPoker language, and the 2-color deck (however multi-tabling is not supported here).
France: The bot currently works at Betclic.fr in both the French and English language, but should also work on any other iPoker site there now including Netbet

Italy: Snai.it, Titanbet.it, Bet365.it, and Betfair.it all now work in both the Italian and English languages, plus the bot should work at all other iPoker sites here now.

Spain: Bet365.es, and Betfair.es are now all working in Spain, plus the bot should work at all other iPoker sites here now.

The WPN Network (Americas Cardroom, Poker King, Black Chip, True Poker) are currently supported for cash games, tourneys, and Blitz Poker on their latest software platform. Be aware, however, that extra stealth measures are now advised as they have recently started harassing and banning some botters. Our latest PDF instructions show you the easy steps required for not getting flagged.

BetOnline and Sportsbetting.ag are both still supported, but extra stealth measures are required as they are scanning folders on your PC looking for our bot. Our latest PDF instructions show you the easy tricks required for not getting flagged (and if you do, they only send you a polite warning email).

That’s it for now. If you need a license, there’s a link on the bot menu for purchasing one, or else feel free to reply to this email if you need special purchasing instructions for Bitcoin, Skrill, or Western Union. Enjoy the action and we’ll see you or your bot at the final table soon.


Shanky Technologies Team



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