Ongame auto seating scripts (waiting list scripts) are used by some Ongame poker network regular players to give themselves a huge advantage over normal and rule abiding players.
The Ongame network removed waiting lists for cash tables to stop Sharks/Regs from waiting to be seated at an action table where a fish is spewing money. We have all seen this happen on other sites with waiting lists where the table in the lobby that has a high average pot has a very high number of players on the waiting list to join it.
To Ongames credit they removed the waiting lists to protect the fish and of course to protect their own long term profit but it was a good move. However, as money is involved some players will do anything to get their extra slice of the money pie.
Scripts are additional software programs that are not part of the core program, in this case the Ongame poker client and Ongame Servers etc. Think of them like a mobile phone App or a game Mod.
If players can not officially join a waiting list for a table with fish on then if you can create a script that allows you to create a virtual waiting list you are virtually guaranteed to get the first seat that becomes available. And that means huge +EV for you and those few other Regs who have the ability to auto seat before any one else can.
This is exactly what has been done with Ongame waiting lists script.
As bwinparty are desperately trying to sell Ongame, as shown by the recent news that they have done a Lazarus on the old PokerRoom site, any further scandals like this are not welcome at all. The old adage that any news is good news is not the case here.
The Ongame auto scripts issue has been brought to the attention of Ongame skins, who have forwarded it to the network operator. Also, Ongame auto scripts programs like OngBetter have been brought to the attention of the poker world in forums such as 2+2, where they discuss those players they believe are using the auto seating script. This means that potential Ongame Network buyers might get to hear of it.
OngBetter use to have the auto seating feature but on their forum say they have now removed the auto seating script feature.
Javi (Visitor): Hey there Santa happy new year, i was looking for a ongame software to multitable that has the option of auto seating when there is a emty seat on an opened table.
Im almost sure that some regulars of the network has something to help them to take the seat because the are lightning fast when someone leaves the table.. and happens all the time with the same users and they are playing 6+ tables.
i didnt see the option anywhere but do you plan on adding this feature?
santa (Admin): Ongame prohobit this function and we removed it.
Ongame have responded to the issue of the waiting list script scandal by saying that they are working on banning auto script programs in the future. Will it work? Will it continue to work long term or will it be a short term solution? Can you stop or keep on top of new script Apps? What has Ongames record of stopping scripts in the past and present been like?
Ongame are considered to be a poker bot infested network but not as bad as iPoker’s alleged poker bot issue. Even one of the Ongame now ex skins (Tower Gaming) publicly stating about the Ongame Network that
The bitter Ongame attack by Tower Poker has to be put in context though as they had just been kicked of the Ongame Network for constantly offering illegally high rakeback deals. But it would have been risky for them to just make this up without any evidence or reason to believe that they could defend or justify that statement with some sort of evidence. And having been a skin on the Ongame Network they would have had access or seen poker bot activity.