re: Poker & Conspiracy Theory? (Collusion)
There have been alleged reports of rooms full of people playing the same tables online in order to give them all an edge. Pokerstars
I knwo for a fact does it's very best in order to prevent this. I can't say much for the other sites though.
Collusion will happen as long as there is online poker and a way to mask your IP / Location, it's part of the risk of playing online poker.
Whilst this gives those people an edge, the chances of sitting down at a table with 2 or more people playing from the same room is small, and even then it's still beatable!
What's better then beign a winning player on a table full of randoms?
Being a winning player on a table full of people colluding against you.