Originally Posted by Irexes
If what you were saying is true then the thousands of data miners and analysers out there would be able to prove it. Not speculate but statistically demonstrate it.
(as a really small example we had a thread a while back where a number of us with decent sized pokertrakcer databases post occurance of pocket pairs, even though the sample were only in the tens of thousands it was all pretty close to the expected, the same can be done with flops)
I've heard this argument over and over, and it seems to be the most popular defence of the 'not rigged' camp. But the thing is this, the cards dealt can be randomly spread, you only have to rig the board cards to marry cards to the players that have called the hand. Then if the board cards are being matched to random cards obviously the flops will appear to be random as well. Its beautiful really from a scam point of view.
Also, another thing is that unfortunately Texas
Holdem is probably one of the easiest games to rig. I was messing about with a pen and paper the other day doing set-up hands, you know like a set against a flush against a two pair and a straight and a boat, that sort of thing. Basically you start by creating a draw heavy board and then deal out the corresponding cards so that all the players get a piece of the action. Its soooooo easy its ridiculous. I even set up a hand where I gave AA to UTG and then made it so that ALL the other positions could crack it with junk cards. The hand would probably play out with a big raise UTG and everyone folding, but I decided to reward anyones bravery (or stupidity) if they made the call or if the AA guy tried to limp in, Muhahahahaha.
Another thing is that the set-up hands don't even have to be exact, there are only key cards that need to be matched and the rest can be randomized. So for example if I'm gonna give a player a nut flush I just need to make sure the A is there, the partner card can be from 2-K and it doesn't really matter. The guy I'm giving the lower flush just needs random suited cards from 2-10 say. So by adding semi-randomness from one set-up hand I created I can morph it into 100's of variations of the same play-out. Oh, and then because I'm using a RNG for the semi-random components I can lawfully claim I use this for my gaming site .
Personally, I've accepted that its rigged for action and I play it accordingly. If you know when to fold and use BR managent then you can still make money.