Not giving them the benefit of the doubt just because you lost all your big bets over a hand sample is pretty silly. It would be very foolish of a site operator to fix a game in which they will always win and will win more if they get more players but lose their players if they are caught cheating.
I suspect the Blackjack tables are scrupulously honest, I also expect I will never be playing them. What'd be the point of riggin the game if the people are already trying to chase their losses by martingaling, wondering why they eventually lose when the house has an edge.
Its would be an extreamly short sighted business plan to rig the tables. Much better to do a reload promotion, increase rakeback, delay payouts and then run off with all the money at the right time.
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Find More Posts by Bob Graham. Find Threads Started by Bob Graham. As a result of these and other instances of rigging or tampering, Nevada's Gaming Control Board has set very specific regulations for video gambling machines throughout the state.
Games are all inspected. Chips need to be approved before they can be installed. In casinos, top-paying machines are often tamper-proofed with videos trained on the machines at all times.
Many approved chips are set permanently into a machine's motherboard so they cannot be switched or altered. The net result of these security efforts is that video gambling machines are more regulated and should offer gamblers a much more secure gambling outlet than in years passed.
As we entered the new millennium, poker was enjoying a boon in online play. Card players were flocking to online poker sites around the world.
AbsolutePoker was generating a lot of revenue and many players took part in daily play and tournaments at their site. It was a tournament like any other tournament held at sites around the world.
At least it seemed to be. Marco Johnson, a year old card player from Las Vegas noticed strange hands and game play occurring a lot more frequently at the final table than he'd expect.
We all expect the random strange hand or unexpected play, but there was more to this to Johnson than he felt was justifiable. After the tournament in which he places second, he contacted AbsolutePoker for a printout of his hand history.
What he got in return was much more than he could have expected. Instead of a simple printout of the hands Johnson played, what he received was a spreadsheet outlining every hand played, the table lineups and participants logged into each table.
Confused by the receipt of so much more information than requested, Johnson began to look into the data more closely. What he found was shocking.
This suspect player, who played under the name Potripper showed a trail of just bad play according to professional poker player and poker website moderator Serge Ravitch.
The document, which also included email addresses and the IP addresses of participants' computers, soon led to a more devious find. It seemed that Potripper's success at each table coincided with the presence of another user identified as While other players seemed not to be able to see , he appeared to be able to see the cards everyone was holding.
Potripper was seen to fold prior to the flop before appeared at the table, but didn't fold often after was present. The IP address of was traced back to Kahnawak Gaming Commission, which is coincidentally the collection of servers which hosts AbsolutePoker.
Digging even deeper, it appeared that the IP address of can be traced to the computer of AbsolutePoker's co-owner Scott Tom and the account of Potripper to former AbsolutePoker to former director of operations AJ Ripper.
When looking for an online poker location, you want a site you can trust. It is important to find a site with a proven track record of security.
It should be noted that the most respected poker sites are licensed by legal gaming jurisdictions around the world, such as Gibraltar or Malta, and go to great lengths to establish rigid gaming requirements to ensure fair play.
These requirements rely heavily on constantly advancing Random Number Generators and other security features.
All of these precautions and security measures should be well established before the site deals its first game.
The security measures in place at an online poker site should be posted on the casino's home page. They'll proudly display the logos of independent auditors used to oversee their software.
Also note if the site has received any e-Gaming awards or other recognition from reputable organizations.
There are other steps that you can take in order to ensure that the site you're considering offers security and fairness measures that are to the level you expect.
Read the reviews that have posted online. Also check unrelated sites whose job it is to review online casinos.
Does the casino have complaints filed against them? It is important to accept your responsibility to do your own due diligence in investigating a potential gambling site.
It is most definitely in your best interest to verify this information before you invest your valuable time and money with a particular online casino or poker site.
After all, once a problem already presents itself, it is too late to question. Next, be sure to thoroughly review all of the casino's posted security policies.
You should note if their posted security and fairness statement is hard to locate or difficult to understand. If security information isn't readily available, you should definitely email to check on it, or simply find a new site.
Although, not quite in the rigged vein, you should also take care to be note how the casino accepts payments.
Ensure the server is secured and that other precautions are in place to protect you during all financial transactions. If you do not feel completely safe and secure, find another casino or online poker room.
Once you have done your due diligence and are confident that the safety measures of the casino are up to par and have decided to play your first games, you definitely want to be sure the site's software is set up for fair play.
You would not take a seat at a private poker game if there was any chance the dealer or host wasn't playing fair, so you should expect anything else from an online game?
In short, you should not. I get 20 the house gets I have 15 looking at a 6, the house sucks out, over and over again.
It is not an exageration to say that this happens every single time. There is definitely something rotten in Denmark here folks, and I'm just shocked that I don't see more complaints like this.
Maybe it is me. Maybe I'm hallucinating the whole experience. All I know is that to sit and watch one of these sessions would leave little doubt to anyone that this software is rigged, these online operators are criminals, and the rest of us are just suckers throwing our money into the fire, while the owners of these bogus operations sit on white sandy beaches sipping their Pina Coladas.
I'm done pissing my money away. However, I have no evidence to indicate rigging on higher bets, and the mathematics is beyond my limited understanding.
I have noticed another disturbing pattern in these casinos. When I build up my stake with small blackjack bets from Saturday through Thursday, I usually lose it all back to the casino when I play on Fridays making bigger bets.
Ergo-I don't play on Fridays anymore. I'm beginning to feel that I only should play blackjack at live tables which, obviously, is so much less accessible and convenient for me.
Just so you know Greetings, When I audit, I filter the overall data into a separate file containing wagers above x x varies from time to time and run my audit tests on that file in addition to the overall file.
This technique is part of the "vast unknown" of my audits, and I don't want to give up any more about it. There is no statistical evidence that online casino blackjack software favors wins at the lower levels or losses at the higher levels for the major software providers.
I wish I could tell you more, but I have seen my share of big players win big. Eliot Jacobson , Nov 12, I do nothing productive Location: I sat in Harrah's casino Reno one night and watched a blackjack dealer pull 16 21's in less than 30 minutes Funny, but no one watching or playing even suggested that the dealer or the casino were cheating.
I think it had something to do with the random nature of the cards. What i don't understand is if you think they are cheating you why do you continue to feed them your money??
I play mostly slots if I dont hit good by the 10th spin I switch games ive played Tx Hold Em an came in 1st several times No I will not name the site as it is not a casino it is a pay to play yearly but that is beside the point If I am losing I get out while I still have cash Good Luck Cindy.
In September, I re-started playing blackjack online after a year off except for one deposit in January that quickly evaporated.
I mostly play Vegas Strip Blackjack which the Wizard of Odds state should have a win percentage of I keep my results on a spreadsheet of hands played, wins, losses and pushes.
I also calculate the percentage won for that session, a 5-session moving average of win percentage, a session moving average, and a session moving average.
I also break up the sessions into hand units for a more even look at what is happening. I assume the casino doesn't want to get too out-of-bounds with their win percentage obviously!
So I play cautiously at that time. Well, it's best to play cautiously at ALL times! Since re-starting, I've played over 8, hands and the win percentage since starting is I can only speculate why.
But I'm sure if you complain, they would say that you started out on the low-end of variance. In any case, the overall wins and cards drawn will eventually pull to the definition of fair randomness.