Published on 2006-04-23 19:35:28

The age old debate. Is PokerStars rigged? When the software engineers designed the software, did they include some kind of code that would pit big hands against big hands in order to create juiced up pots? Did they include some kind of "kill switch", so that if you withdrew money, all of a sudden you would be dealt an endless stream of bad beats?

My answer to that is: are you nuts? This is a company that is going to go public for billions of dollars, has hundreds of thousands of people playing daily, and they are somehow rigging the software to dish out bad beats on people that withdraw $$ and to try and juice up pots to create larger amounts of rake for the company. I really hope nobody actually believes this. PokerStars deals out millions of hands every day; of course there are going to be some absolutely horrendous bad beats in there. But a conspiracy? Get real. Why the company, while collecting millions in rake daily, risk alienating their entire customer base by using shady software? It just doesn't make any sense to me how people could think this.

There are plenty of bad beats dished out in live poker too, but I don't ever hear people saying that the casinos are rigged. :)


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