re: Poker & Concerning "Online Sites being Rigged"...
There's a HUGE difference between 'rigging' and 'cheaters'.
All the previous replies about big sites are correct. No need to rig the play for any player. All the reasons listed for 'sites' not rigging are correct. More hands per hour, big enough rakes, more players, level of play, etc. It is my belief that there is also one other reason seldom mentioned. More hands go to showdown online than you ever see in on live tables.
The anonimity factor allows online players to do a lot of things they would NEVER do live facing other players across the table. The more hands that go to showdown, the more river beats you will see.
Cheating is and should be the main concern. If there weren't cheaters at live tables, collusion between dealers and players, card markers, card counters and the like, Pit Bosses would all be unemployed and security cameras could be disconnected. Pit bosses aren't there just to keep track of player points for your comps.
Online there will always be hackers and cheaters, all trying to beat the system. It's the nature of gambling and their need to always create an edge in THEIR favor.
One thing I do find interesting is the current outcry for sites to make all investigations and discoveries of cheating hugely public. A BnM casino takes a cheater into a security area, resolves the issue, and players are usually unaware of the total situation or the outcome. Casinos
do not take cheaters to the middle of the casino, construct a bandstand and make it a public circus.
Considering the tens of millions of online poker players, there will always be those attempting to cheat and there should be every reasonable effort to detect and punish accordingly.