The online poker sites would have you believe that their software is fair for all players. In fact many of the online poker sites are required to submit their software for rigorous testing to prove it is a fair game for all players. However, is the software really fair? On the other hand, is there something going on in the background that many people never realize?
Many victims of bad beats will scream “this site is rigged” while others will counter that the suck outs and bad beats are all a part of poker and it happens even in live games. While that is true, it still begs the question as to whether there is more to the online poker game than meets the eye.
In a recent study conducted by a popular poker forum, the question, “Are Online Poker Sites Rigged?” was posed and the results were nearly split with 42% saying yes and 58% saying no. However, opinions by players really have no bearing on the truth as to whether there is something amiss in the software.
Attention to the fact that there are flaws in the software used to produce ‘random’ cards has always been the focal point of the argument. The fact that a computer program is determining the outcome using a RNG (Random Number Generator), does not imply the game is fair or random.
A RNG is merely a program that will “shuffle” the 52-card deck and appear to deal that deck in what may seem to be a random manner. However, because the RNG has limitations on capacity and ability to be truly random, additional software algorithms and processes are added into the online poker software to further Enhance the randomness.
It is those additional programs and algorithms that is the true culprit in creating an atmosphere of constant bad beats and suck outs in online poker. A popular poker site once claimed that the reason one may see so many bad beats online is that more hands are dealt. This limp explanation is neither credible nor even close to reality.
A typical live tourney will see an average of 38 hands dealt per hour, while an online tourney will have 52 hands dealt per hour. That in itself, is not a significant difference to warrant the overwhelming amount of bad beats that occur. The fact is, you could sit through thousands of live hands and not see the amount of remarkable bad beats that will occur online.
There is, of course, an explanation for the disparity. It is the ability of the computer software to actually simulate a live game. Although the computer software is limited in ability to simulate a live game; it is highly capable of simulating a live game over the internet.
Skeptics will claim that the online poker sites are not as random as their live counterparts and, as a result, the probability of bad beats remains. However, the poker websites will not share anyilles and exploits for the reason that they are bound by legal agreements and will not be divulged to those who would attempt to crack their software and harness the information for personal gain.
In regards to the legal agreement, many poker sites strenuously objects to sharing any of their algorithms and the reason for that is simple. They would be open to rampant cheating and collusion by players. In response, the pokerace99 sites have implemented a highly sophisticated system of random number generators, and the random numbers that are generated are far beyond the capability of any computer program to generate truly random numbers.
The fact that a computer program is able togenerate truly random numbers means the online poker sites are free from any steroidal mechanism that would infuriate cheating and collusion by colluding players.
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