Posted by William Cloud on March 07, 2001.
In Reply to: Integrity in Online gambling And The Gaming Commission posted by Ion Saliu on November 29, 2000.
I noticed the same things that you have noticed as I taried four or five on-line casinos. One of the most obvious slow-ups would occur when quite a few cards had been played, the math was a little difficult, the comparison of the hands was difficult, etc. I also noticed that there was a distinct difference between the first hour of play and subsequent play. Keep up your good work. I will be checking in again.-called “Internet Gaming Commission”, a self-appointed watchdog of online gambling:
I also received the other day the following message:
: “…I recently made the mistake of playing at an online casino and I noticed the VERY same trends you spoke of in your web page. I could also see the trends and came to the same conclusions you did after only playing for a couple hours. The user demo game was DEFINITELY tilted in the players favor. And the REAL money simulator was DEFINITELY tilted in the casinos favor. I also noticed that for the first half hour or so even the money game was tilted in the players favor. But after that point, the odds changed DRASTICALLY and never returned. . .
: Every time I had a 12 or 13 i stood about a 90% chance of drawing a face card and busting. Like there was NO 2,3,4,5,6 or 7s in the deck. But every time the the dealer had 14,15, or 16 he was able to draw two or three cards and STILL NOT BUST. What is more 90% of the time when I had a 19, 20 , or 21 there would be a PUSH! I lost count of how many times I
: had a 18, or 19, and the dealer was able to draw several cards and beat me with a 20 or 21! Consistently when I would bust it was 25, or 26. Almost ALWAYS when the dealer would bust it was 22! It truly seemed like the dealer had a lot more room to draw cards than I did.
: I am glad someone with a scientific background is out there giving them hell. I don’t have much of an affinity for equations and such but I can tell when I have several 20's and consistently get matched with pushes or worse yet 21's. Those (…) really (…) me off, I mean isn't it enough to win using standard Vegas odds? Legitimate casinos make money so why cheat!!
: I thought your webpage was very concise and informative and I am interested in knowing what it is that your gambling simulator does exactly. . .”
: The Internet Gaming Commission (IGC) appears to possess financial funds. They organize meetings in the manner of “Visual Basic Developer’s Conference”. The registration fees go over $1000 per participant. IGC also accredits gambling sites that abide by the rules of the Commission. I believe it is a step in the right direction. It’s a jungle out there, when it comes to online gambling.
: Best of luck!
: Ion Saliu