Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Live Dealers Online To Stamp Out Cheating? What Do You Think?

With growing concern over transparency at online casinos, some observers of the Internet gambling industry think live dealing may become the craze. Lack of trust in random card generators is causing more and more online gambling operators to consider placating uneasy players by instituting games with live dealers.

Live dealing online casinos means players participate in gaming at a physical casino via computer and Internet. Video footage provides game progression, and a graphical interface permits online patronage.

Complaints have become public about cheating and other issues since the scandals last year at Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet. Software corruption became a major worry of online casino patrons after it was revealed as the method for the poker room cheating.

Internet gambling patron polls have shown trust and honesty issues dominate the concerns of players. Live dealing is designed to remove uncertainties regarding both software irregularities and skepticism over random number generators.

Live dealing has already expanded into many markets in Asia and Europe. Companies offering live dealer products insist past problems with technology have been solved. Applications now exist for most casino table games to be played with a live dealer, including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and poker variants.

Players familiar with live dealing say the games not only lower their worries about glitches and improbabilities, but often also provide a more realistic casino experience. While the US has not yet seen much in the way of availability for live dealer gaming, it can be expected that this new wrinkle may soon be the hot thing in online gambling.

Monday, March 16, 2009

There´s A Bigger Casino and Poker Cheat Than Me Out There!

Yes, it’s true! There is an even bigger casino cheat out there than me. And you’d probably never guess who it is, so I’ll just come out and tell you his name: It’s Bernard Madoff. Sound familiar? Of course it does—but you know him only as the world’s biggest-ever Ponzi-Scheme swindler, not as the world’s biggest casino cheat, a title I once proudly held. So then, how did Bernard Madoff make his mark as the world’s biggest casino cheat and scam artist? Was he once a member of my casino cheat team, or of Joe Classon’s infamous Classon Pastposting Team? Hardly. Neither Joe classon nor I have even met the guy, nor had we heard of him before last December when the news of his $50 billion Wall Street financial scam broke.

No, Madoff has earned the title of the world’s greatest casino cheat the easy way: without ever having had to walk inside a casino. I’m not saying that he never has walked into a casino. I imagine he has, but I don’t know for sure. But what I do know is that among the names on the huge list of Madoff’s financial victims are those of people who own lots of stock in some of the world’s biggest casino megaresorts. Figuring that the losses of these casino owners to Madoff’s superscam dwarf the amount I cheated them out of over the years makes Madoff the best casino cheat ever! I guess if we go by that measure, he would also be the world’s number-one cheat at a lot of other things too.

But before I leave this humorous blog entry, let me ask you this. Have you taken a good look at this guy? At his face? Have you noticed that beak and hawk-like eyes he’s got? Have you also heard people’s accounts of how emotionless he was in federal court when he copped out his plea?

Tell me that this guy hasn’t got ice running through his veins!

I guess what I’m saying is that I would have loved to have Madoff cheating the casinos with my team. Why? Simply put: with a pair of cajones like he’s got, imagine what a fearless ice-blooded character like that would have done to the casinos at the tables!