Cheating in online casinos can go both ways. The online casino can cheat its players and the players can cheat the online casino. Lets talk about the casinos cheating the players first. Without a doubt some online casinos have cheated their players. Anytime a human is involved in transactions cheating can and eventually does creep in. Many time employees working alone without the knowledge of the online casino owners cheat and pocket money on the side. But more than likely when you hear a player’s loose conversation concerning a cheating casino by a disgruntled player, many times the problem is not so much the casino cheating as the player being in denial. Without the player being aware that he has a problem or that he is accusing a casino wrongly a state of denial exists within the player. When money is lost that should have been spent paying his child’s tuition in school or some other very important payment subconsciously the mind looks for another culprit other than himself. This is classic denial. So you really have to be careful of what you believe in yourself or others. As with any commodity that when abused can be addictive, the addict is self-blinded to the problem. How many alcohoholics do you know that are totally convinced they do not have a drinking problem?
With that said there are some software providers that service casinos that cheat quite a bit more than others. Many forums such as CasinoMeister and others maintain a list of casinos that are on what they call a rogue list. These lists contain most casinos that have cheated and have been reported. The cheating incident is investigated and if the casino does not respond in a positive and timely manner they end up on the rogue list.
Some software providers have a tighter grip on their affiliate casinos than others. It is the parent software provider that actually runs the programs that they themselves have made for the casinos. So in many instances the casinos hands are tide. However there are other software providers that give casinos a free hand. With these providers the prevalence of cheating casinos in their group is MUCH higher than more conservative software establishments. Looking at some of the rogue list you can see the difference in prevalence of rogue casinos from one software provider to the other. For example flash casino software provider Netent is never mentioned on the rogue list except for only one of their casinos. That casino is Stryyke. They started rouging in mid 2008. From what I understand Stryyke is about to be booted out of the NetEnt affiliate group. I recommend Netent because they are a Mac compatible slot game provider. This means they offer only no download slot games to their flash casino affiliate partners. Being a no download casino provider means a lot more than what most people think. It means your records of your casino account is only within their highly anti hacking software files. With normal download casinos your files are also in every computer that you use to play their games. Without the latest versions of a professional grade anti hacking software, your files are at risk in your own home.
Players cheating in online casinos are less prevalent than in brick and mortar casinos. The majority of cheating online is done with sophisticated programs used by the player. Most of these “bots” are implemented in poker games. They keep tabs on the profiles of different players and can even work in conjunction with other conspirators playing at the same table. Rogue players can team up on unsuspecting players at the same table and do a lot of damage to the unsuspecting. Many of the larger online poker houses can detect a bot online. If you are at a very good poker house the operators can detect the rogue teamwork over time. These rouge players are immediately band and their accounts frozen. But there are new bots being invented every day that are better and sneakier than yesterdays. The best way of avoiding being cheated at poker on an online casino is to first play at only the most reputable poker houses. The next is to know who is sitting at your table. It can be difficult but it can be done.
Don’t let all this talk of cheating discourage you from gambling online. Brick and mortar poker houses can be little buggers as well. I would venture to say the online casino scene with minimal precautions could be safer than live houses. Do a Google search on the casino you are about to play online in. Use the word “Rogue ” in your search. You will be amazed at what you can find out on Google concerning rogue casinos.
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