Originally Posted by rick32
well i work at a casino and they sometimes use shills to start a game or keep 1 going but that doesnt mean they cheat cause the shill cant predict whats coming up.........i think it would be the same online if they did have shills it would be to help start a game or to keep 1 going but theres now way they could see the future with a random number generator.......
Originally Posted by DaFrench1
Actually they are called props, not pros, close but no cigar! People playing with the casinos money and they are present on many sites. Apparently about 4000 hands a week is the standard requirement for prop work.
There are two different jobs being discussed here and it's important to understand the difference as well. They are not interchangeable words and one is actually more ethical than the other.
player gets paid an hourly wage (at least in real life whereas online props can be paid in other ways as well) to generally either sit in short handed games to fill them out or start new games/tables. However the key is that they play with their own money, take on all the bankroll risk, and get little say in what flavor of game/stakes they play.
is someone that works for the casino/cardroom that gets paid an hourly wage AND play with the house's money. They suffer no bankroll/financial risk. Also, shills sometimes have predetermined "script plays" to follow like not calling a raise with a straight draw, etc. And being a shill is not like being staked because your pay as a shill is predetermined whereas a staked player's pay is based on performance.