Interesting Anti-Rigging Idea
So I was reading and came across this thread about this poker room that was supposedly operational for a period of time which aimed to squash rigging or should I say suspicions of rigging' but basically eliminating the RNG...I was amused...here is the article....
THE REAL DEAL POKER SYSTEM
Real Deal Poker was supposed to be the perfect "anti-rigging" room. However, after a short period of test, it has been "temporarily closed" for a while and nobody knows whether it'll reopen or not.
Still, the idea behind Real Deal Poker is very interesting as far as rigging is concerned.
Indeed, Real Deal Poker uses no RNG, which means no virtual and untrustworthy algorithm that noone can check. Insteak, the room uses real cards with a card-shuffling machine, monitored 24/7 with recorded video. Decks are shuffled in advance and cards come from these decks.
This brings a whole new way of thinking online poker, with something real new and powerful against rigging : traceability!
Every shuffled deck is recorded on tape and it becomes pretty easy, in case of doubt, to just watch the video. If the game played differs from what's on tape for that deck, then the game can be cancelled and the money refunded.
This whole video watching process was being done by an independant company. As I said earlier, "independant company" doesn't mean much : As we say in France
, on ne mord pas la main qui nous nourrit, or if you prefer : one doesn't bite the hand that feeds us. But the mere existence of a videocapture of the decks makes the whole process less likely of being bogus.
Besides, the company that was to make the verification was paid for each verification. And who paid? Not the room, but the player himself. The idea was that the player who was skeptical about what happened at his table would pay €50 for the independant company to review the game, and the player would get €5000 from Real Deal if they were proven faulty. While it doesn't solve everything, at least it changes the way the independant company makes money, and thus, how they relate to RDP.
There is no way to claim Rreal Deal Poker was completely 100% non-rigged, but this is the closest one could ever get. Unfortunately, it has been out of business for a long time and it is unsure whether it'll ever be back in business or not.
What are your thoughts on this?