Originally Posted by TurnipHead
With all the reports of muggings, rapes, shootings, lootings, fatal car accidents and drug-related crazed axe-men lately, I'm glad I haven't left the house for the last six months!
But seriously, reports of corruption in online poker ARE indeed greatly exaggerrated. Sometimes, you just have to throw caution to the wind!
I only leave to go to the casino to play, but then, riding in a Brinks truck gives me a higher level of security than most ...
Going to a casino, I do throw some caution to the wind. There could be muggers outside, or at the table 2 guys in collusion or maybe even a card marker. There are also security measures in place to protect the house, as well as the players.
Online cheating is far more prevalent and it's not limited to higher stakes. Even freerolls
and low buy-ins have cheaters. Me against 9 other players at one live table is one thing. Me against the offshore electronic poker world is quite another - at least it is to me.
The gaming commissions that 'control' online rooms create less caution than I care to relinquish. Absolute got fined what, $500k, for failures in their responsibilities. That wasn't a penalty, it was a joke.
I'll stick with being cautious with my freeroll winnings ...