My opinion will mean nothing to the tens of thousands of people that play online poker. They will justify it’s validity to the end and will just get down right nasty with the comments. They have all the excuses and answers and follow in a nice neat line like lemmings going over a cliff. They have most likely lost hundreds if not thousands of dollars to these online poker sites and have to justify it just so they won’t feel silly LSM99Click.
My opinion is that online poker is the biggest scam the internet has to offer. it’s right up there with the enlarge your penis guys (although I have not tried this product I truly do not think it would help). I have played at most of the online sites and some are better then others but for the most part they are all the same. It seems that after you make a deposit you seem to do well but as time goes on your bankroll will dwindle down to next to nothing and then whammy..you have no more money in your account and have to make another deposit.
The beats you take online are incredible and it seems that all these online sites cater to bad players and I think it’s because they have to. If only the good players won then these bad players would not think they have a chance and never make another deposit and like any business I know these poker guys want return business so they have to reward bad play.
With this last statement you could get the idea that I am accusing online poker to be fixed..But I never said it was fixed I said I thought it was a scam. You could take the best player in the world , give him 100 dollars and see if he could become a shinning star within that poker site. I say the answer is no. It may have happened once or twice maybe but it’s not going to happen often and this is the size of the deposits that all these online sites get on the average.
I am sure there are many people who just do it for the whole idea of recreation and I understand that but it is not what I have tried to do.
For the last 4 years I have played online poker. I have also lost somewhere around 1,000 dollars in that amount of time. I have mostly played the sit and go tournaments at the 2,5,&10 dollar limits. I stopped playing the ring games early in the first year because I saw a pattern of people raising big all the time and then beating you on the river when they should never have even bet in the first place. So I was suspicious of the ring games from the very start and have steered clear of them.
If I go to poker forums and give these opinions I usually get called every name in the book and everyone wants to call me a crybaby that needs to buy a book and learn how to play and they just love to use the word “fix” when I use the word scam. Fixing is something completely different and anyone who plays online poker knows the stories of how some people have “fixed” the outcome.
The word scam means that no one is going to win in the long run and you will just become a customer and act like your going to the grocery store to by milk when you make yet another deposit.
If you watch poker on TV you will see advertisements all over hats and shirts and all the big name pros say we play here or we play there, really..when do you do this but a few times a week maybe and you play with each other or the big half million dollar game at the end of the week. If guys like me want to play in that one I have to plunk down 500 dollars or get lucky in some freeroll.
Fact is you hardly ever see the big name guys playing. I say if online poker was really so good that these pros would be playing in droves just to shoot the fish in the barrel, so to speak
Online poker is computer generated it’s not controlled by a hamster and a wheel it’s run by a computer and everything done with a computer needs a program even if it’s tic tac toe. The RNG or random number generator is what drives these types of computer programs and there is no such thing as a 100% random computer program. Not the shuffle or the deal can be 100% random. It’s a big slot machine that’s it. And I don’t think there are to many professional gamblers that play slots.
The river beats are endless(usually the straight) and at one poker room I was in I say 2 royal flushes in one day. I have seen maybe 2 royal flushes in my life.
Now you wonder to yourself about me and am I just the crybaby that needs to by a book and learn how to play. Well I do know how to play. You can ask them at the miccosukee rooms in South Florida or many of the poker rooms in Dade county. I seem to always win consistently when I play live but never win ( just here and there, nothing solid or steady) when I play online.
Just last week the United States Government seized over 50 million dollars from the online casino banks that were poised to pay out () to the winning customers because online gambling in the United States is illegal and should stay that way because until they can say the programs are 100% random (can never happen) it will still be a game of chance and skill will have nothing to do with it and if the Government clowns in the senate are able to sneak this in and help it become legal then get ready for a blast from the past where Biff will run everything just like back to the future 2 and there will be no turning back to the past.
Now here is where it gets good. some of these poker sites have a feature where you can go find your “buddy” to talk to or even play with. I have heard of groups of players that go to these rooms with their laptops and air cards sit around a table in a house and all get into the same room and through collusion take peoples money. they do it by knowing each others cards and raise accordingly. They cant see what the other payers cards are but they only play in the games that have 6 players and if you have 4 against 2 while they are running cheats believe me it could get quite interesting I am sure.