Originally Posted by OzExorcist
It depends what your biggest concerns are.
If you're an RNG conspiracy theorist, or if you think people who use HUDs are cheats, then maybe you're "safer" in a live card room.
Online doesn't have card marking, angle shooting, going south or dealer errors though, you can't get robbed on the way back to your car from an online game, and online sites are at least as good at catching collusion as live card rooms are.
You know 1k hands is a tiny, tiny sample right?
First of all computers are not designed to "randomly" generate numbers. Even LCG has its flaws. But thats not the point. The point is without an outside audit, you have zero way of knowing what lies in the code. But after "trying" ACR, I have no interest at all playing there. Theres what you call bad luck and theres what you call bullshit.
I know 1k hands is a very tiny sample but when I said 1k hands, I meant 1k showdown hands. I've played over a million hands in these past few years. PartyPoker
to Full Tilt to Pokerstars to regular casino grinding. I play 40-80 hours a week grinding the casinos now, but I used to grind 90+ hrs a week online before black friday. So please don't give me the crap about angle shooting, robberies and other b.s.
First of all, angle shooting is more of an advantage for grinders such as myself. Physical tells
are also a very good advantage you would otherwise not have. And getting robbed driving home from a casino oh please. I'm not trying to argue about the pros and cons or live and online poker. You could easily read that anywhere on the web. What I am griping about is the bullshit that is ACR. Never in my life have I seen so many bad beats (not just myself, but observing other people in the tables as well). There maybe a very high variance that I am witnessing (which may be even an outlier) but during these past few days, I have seen enough. More badbeats that I've seen in one day than I've seen in one month grinding 220 hours on PS. So put that into perspective. Over 1000 showdown hands, 600+ suckouts and badbeats in this last month. So yeah, you may see less hands but the variance of brick and mortar is not as "suspicious" as to an online site where they want more "action" to get people playing more and chase more and deposit more.