• Report: #538673

Complaint Review: pokerstars.com

  • Submitted: Sun, December 13, 2009
  • Updated: Sun, December 13, 2009

  • Reported By: Jack — United States of America
pokerstars.com
Internet United States of America

pokerstars.com PokerStars.com Poker Stars tournaments are rigged and it is incapable to create a true experience even for practiice, Internet

*General Comment: Is it more likely that...

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Poker Stars tournaments are rigged, the software is set to make them as short as possible in time. It uses the playing patterns of an individual, and goes as far as to set up a loss with dealing hi probability cards to ensure participation.. As long as it is free, have fun, but dont play with real money, Also if you are looking to practice, try other on-line Poker rooms since PokerStars is incapable to create a true experience.


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#1 General Comment

Is it more likely that...

AUTHOR: Pro Poker Player - ()

Is it more likely that PokerStars has created a real time manipulation algo that runs simultaneously on literally millions of hands of poker reading player personalities and producing ideal scenarios for action

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Is it more likely that you are a bit delusional about the reality of the mathematics and statistics regarding poker and have misinterpreted what you've experienced

 I'm going to vote that you've misinterpreted the facts.  Quite frankly, I do not even like PokerStars.  There are much better and softer poker games on the Internet.  I do not relish the idea of one company having 55% of the market share either as I think it gives them too much leverage.

With that said, there is absolutely no reason to think PokerStars is doing what you claim.  They have a multi-billion dollar business that would crumble overnight if they were caught cheating and rigging the games.  Better still, PokerStars makes all hand histories, tournament histories, etc available at all times to all players who have participated.  There are also private companies who collect this data and resell it in various packages.  There are tens of BILLIONS of hand histories in the public domain.  If there were mathematical anomalies in these huge and statistically relevent samples, they would be noticed.  However, the deal and the game, every time they are analyzed, come out perfectly in line with what a mathematical analysis of the game of poker in a vacum would produce.

I'm afraid that you simply are misinterpretting what you see.  And that is easy to do compared to live poker play.  You see, when you play live, you play 20-30 hands in a given hour.  On the Internet, it is possible for players to play 2,000 to 3,000 hands per hour.  Though for an average joe, 200-300 hands is easily more attainable playing 2 to 3 tables at a time.  Thus, when seeing 10 times more hands per hour, there will of course be ten times as many "bad beats" and "crazy hands" than normal perception at a live game would allow.

Relax, online poker is not rigged at PokerStars or any remaining online company.  The couple times that any cheating has ever happened with any online poker company it was the result of human beings, insiders, doing the misdeeds.  There is no "rigged software," especially not at PokerStars.

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