Is it allowed to use NEED4SEAT on ... ?
One of the most frequently asked questions is if it's allowed to use NEED4SEAT on a particular poker client. I have decided to put together an overview of where seating aids are prohibited to use and what kind of measures the particular poker networks are taking against it. I have color coded the list to give an estimation of how safe it is to use NEED4SEAT with each of the poker clients.
Using NEED4SEAT is considered to be safe.
Seating aids in general are officially prohibited, but lately no measures have been taken.
It is regarded not safe to use NEED4SEAT with this poker client.
All of the information on this page is supplied without liability. It is based on my personal research and subject to change. I have tried to provide sources where possible. The list was last updated on 7th of May, 2018.
PokerStars / FullTilt
It is allowed to use NEED4SEAT on PokerStars, as well as FullTilt. See their terms of service.
There have neither been any official statements from any of the iPoker clients that prohibit the use of seating scripts, nor have there been any incidents that I know of, of players being warned or accounts being closed.
Unfortunately iPoker has no standardized terms and conditions on their website. When in doubt, check the terms of your specific iPoker skin.
To my knowledge, ChicoPoker hasn't officially made a statement regarding the use of seating scripts with their software.
There have been no incidents of warnings or closed accounts that I know of, that are related to the use of seating scripts. Unfortunately I was not able to find standardized terms and conditions for all ChicoPoker skins.
The MicroGaming Game Integrity Policy does not mention that seating scripts are prohibited to use with their network. There have been no incidents of warnings or closed accounts that I know of, that are related to the use of seating scripts.
The WinningPoker terms and conditions do not mention anything about seating scripts being prohibited to use with their software. There have been no incidents of warnings or closed accounts that I know of, that are related to the use of seating scripts.
The use of "software that facilitates the opening of tables such as 'seating scripts'" is officially forbidden on Winamax, as stated in their terms and conditions.
To my knowledge, there have been no incidents of warnings or closed accounts on Winamax, that are related to the use of seating scripts, though.
PartyPoker prohibited the use of seating scripts back in 2016. However since then they have made major changes to their software, so that player names remain anonymous until you sit down at a table with them. NEED4SEAT adjusted to those changes, by allowing you to sit down automatically based on the number of players playing at the table.
Since then, I haven't heard about a single warning or account being closed, because of the use of any seating aids. See PartyPoker's terms and conditions.
Pacific Poker (888)
The use of seating aids is prohibited by 888. They recently started sending out warning emails and in some cases even (temporarily) closed accounts of users who used NEED4SEAT on other poker clients, while playing on 888.
Having NEED4SEAT open while playing on 888 could get your account frozen. See their terms and conditions.
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