When you become cautious or critical of a system, it helps to understand what you are basing your decisions on.
Certainly can't speak for every poker site
, but 'most' sites use true
RNG's and not pseudo
RNG's. A pseudo RNG is software based. A true RNG is computer hardware and only feeds the random sequences to the poker and communications software. Stars and Tilt utilize TRUE rng's according to what they report.
The one other consideration you might want to be aware of is the shuffle and deal. Stars and Tilt use 2 different methods.
Stars sets the entire 52 card deck at each table before the first card is dealt. After the first round of cards are dealt, nothing will change the 'order' of the rest of the cards in the deck. A Stars deck plays exactly as it would 'live', without burn cards, as there is no need for them.
Tilt, on the other hand, uses an 'on demand' system. For example, Tilt generates the first 18 'hole' cards for a 9 seat table. The rest of the deck is still subject to shuffle and selection. After the last bet pf, the flop cards are generated, and so on for the turn and river cards. If you're playing a stud style game, their software generates the first 24 cards produced by the true RNG needed for the deal. After round 1 bets, 4 people stay in the hand and the next 4 cards are selected (at random ;-), then maybe 3 stay in for 5th street and it produces the next 3 cards, etc.
The real difference here is that Stars' 52 card decks are set, just as they would be 'live'. Tilt is like sitting at a live table and allowing the dealer to shuffle the cards at the flop, shuffle again at the turn and again at the river. They are STILL random cards, just not the same ones as might have appeared under a different series of entropy factors provided to the true
GL wherever you play ... .