Are Online Poker Sites Fair Or Rigged?

Online poker sites will make you believe their software is fair for everyone. Many online poker sites require their software to be submitted for rigorous testing in order to ensure that it is fair for all players. But is the software fair? But, what if there is something else going on behind the scenes that most people don't know about?

Bad beats can make many people scream that this site is rigged. Others will argue that sucking outs and bad beats happen in poker, and even live games. It is true that online poker is more complicated than it seems.

A popular poker forum recently conducted a study on the question "Are Online Poker Sites Rigged?" The question, "Are Online Poker Sites Rigged?" was asked and nearly half of the respondents answered yes. 58% said no. But opinions of players have no bearing on whether the software is working properly.

The argument has been centered on the fact that the software used for creating random cards is flawed. It is not a new fact that a computer program determines the outcome by using a Random Number Generator (RNG). The argument over online poker sites being rigged is based on the fact that cards are generated as 'end-game' cards, and not as cards that would follow if we were actually playing in a real game.

I have never had a problem with the fact that the cards were computer generated. My belief has always been that if Pennison Tophat or Bingo submitted a computer program to be reviewed and approved, the poker room could prove their software fair for all players. The fact is that this argument is still open to debate.

Despite all the evidence, concerns about the fairness and integrity of online poker rooms have never been greater. These stories have been published in major newspapers all over the globe and appear to be insider poker stories.

The UK's highest crown court published judgments against a poker player wrongly convicted of financial fraud in an online case involving the siteFinancial Crime Enforcement.

The judge ruled that no online poker site was involved in the case, and therefore the complaint against the player should be dropped.

Mathematically justifiable, understandable

Although I believe that everyone can make their mind up about anything, I realize that not all opinions are right. The general consensus is that online poker sites do not play fair.

My opinion is that the key to online poker sites' minds is the constant reminder that it's either a game or a game from the Linux software. Boss Media, programmers of Wine (Windows software that runs on Macs and Linux), has stated that their software is fair and secure. It's been a long-standing feature of software security, and it has been integrated into many modern operating systems. I don’t believe that this is a game mentality.

My opinion is that online poker sites should have a fair RNG in their software. This would make it impossible to conclude that online poker is not rigged. My only thought is that, if poker sites colluded, it would be reasonable to assume that they would want their players to lose.

Online poker isn't rigged, that is the instant answer. The random number generator software used by poker sites is complex and unpredictable. However, it still produces random results at least 50% of the time. Additional poker algorithms can also produce similar random results.

These additional protections are available to amateur poker players. However, you could also be frustrated if your play is too tight or you fold too often. You don't have to fold as often as you want. You can also lose money if you don't fold enough.

However, if you bet aggressively and fold often, you are not maximising your profits.