Online Poker Cheating in the US

Alan C. Lawhon posted a response on a thread over at 2+2 and emailed me asking if I might offer some insight from an operator’s perspective on the topic of cheating in online poker and how it may or may not be different in a regulated US market. At the moment there are over 200+ […]

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Poker Bots

A really good article/op-ed piece on Pokerati about poker bots Tim Chilcote. Tim sat down with Darse Billings of the University of Alberta Computer Poker Research Group, the folks who created the poker bot Polaris that played Phil Laak and Ali Eslami, to get some insight into what sort of threat a poker bot would […]

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Another Rigtard Email

I constantly get a stream of emails from rigtards. Some I post but 99% of the rest go in the trash. I don’t know why they feel the need to write to me. For instance, my Proof That Online Poker is Rigged parody posts has 250 comments. Here are some of the gems from that […]

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Playing the Lotto: ZOMG It’s Riggedz

I was reading an interesting article about a two year old study that shows that poor people spend approximately 9% of their wages buying lottery tickets. I’ve always felt that this was the cruelest joke in the online gambling debate. Everyone who knows anything about the lottery system knows that poor people are the biggest […]

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Sigh: Online Poker Still Isn’t Rigged

Someone just posted a comment on my 2005 post about why online poker is not rigged and I think it brings up some interesting points I haven’t necessarily covered before. So instead of responding where it will be buried in a 5 year old post, I’ll respond to “duh” here. Warning a lot of sarcasim […]

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Incredible Odds

I had the pleasure of meeting a local musician here in Bangkok the other night. Actually I had seen him playing over at Moonshine’s once or twice but he stopped in to say hello to my friend Jack and we were introduced formally. Tony is an older American guy. How old, I don’t know but […]

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Data Mining – Does Isildur1 Have a Case Against Brian Hastings?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the big news in the nosebleed stakes poker circles these days has been Hastings cleaning Isildur1 for over $4 million in one session. It’s since been revealed that Brian Hastings, Brian Townsend, and Cole South spent some time combining their hand histories against Isildur1 so they could formulate […]

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Crazy Rigtards

Because of my Online Poker is Rigged parody post as well as the many posts I’ve done on why online poker is not rigged I get a lot of heat from rigtards.  Rigtard is a name I ran across on 2+2 that is used to describe the constant stream of ZOMG ONLINE POKER IZ SO […]

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Getting All Juiced Up

The always articulate Haley Hintze left a comment on a post I made the other day about online poker being rigged which I wanted to respond to. I felt that it would make a better post than a comment so here we go. Hiya, Bill! This an example where I think Ed is serving the […]

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Online Poker Isn’t Rigged . . . Again!

After working so hard to make it on my top ten list Ed Miller seems to have posted something that I disagree with. It’s the dreaded “online poker is rigged” argument again. Granted, Ed doesn’t say that online poker is rigged but he does stir up the pot a bit. He goes as far as […]

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