Online Cheating – Warning!

All members are reminded that the transmission of unauthorised information within a partnership while playing online, is illegal.

This includes sending phone messages and ‘WhatsApps ‘ chats as well as verbal exchanges or sharing of screens. Couples in the same household should ideally play in separate rooms.

BBO now employs highly sophisticated software which can detect patterns of highly unusual bidding or card play that suggest cheating is taking place. At present the NIBU bans guilty players from playing. However, in America the additional penalties can be severe – masterpoints are docked and miscreants are charged for the cost of any investigation.