[quote]John Roman wrote:
Sick Rick wrote:
Don’t poker online. Every site is rigged. A shit-ton of people say that most sites (pokerstars, fulltilt) aren’t rigged, but I’m positive they are.
You play alot more hands in an hour online, but even with that taken into account the amount of bad beats I’ve had with monster hands are insane compared to live play. Can’t be all bad luck.
…Why would they rig it to make you lose?
The theory isn’t that a site is “rigged” to make one specific player “lose.”
The theory most people are really talking about is that the cards that come out aren’t exactly random. So if two to three players are given hands that connect with the flop, the action will be fast and loose and the pot will therefore be bigger. Since online sites make money by taking a rake of each pot, the more big pots you have the better the site makes out.
That said, it’s a theory.
I have seen wicked beats both online and in person.
Poker sites are making enough money without trying to stimulate action.
At the higher levels, they are making shit-tons of cash because the stacks are so big and the bets/pots reflect that. The high level guys like to gamble a bit anyway so the pots are huge. No need to rig.
At the lower stakes, there are so many thousands of tables that they make money all day. And, relative to the larger tables, the amount of money being played for is so small that to try and cheat players in order to grow the average pot by like 5% doesn’t really make sense.
I don’t buy it.[/quote]
I agree that there will be insane bad beats in live play also, but the ratio on online poker is utterly ridiculous. Maybe I’m just a very unlucky person when it comes to poker, but more than 50% of the time (yes, I’m serious) my aces will get crushed by some donkey who decided to call my 5x bb raise with J6 offsuit only for him to flop a set or a fullhouse…
A few times a day I can believe and I’ll accept, but it’s been getting out of hand the last couple months.