michael.proctor
michael.proctor
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December 28th, 2016 at 5:48:36 AM permalink
A few months ago I created an account with Bovada. Ever since I have been using the practice mode everyday, three times a day. Some of my sessions were incredibly hard and other times it seemed like I was winning 3 out of 5 hands. My question is do you think that they use the same program / algorithims for both the real play and the practice play? I just ended a session where I was up $700 and it made me wish I had been playing for real.
WatchMeWin
WatchMeWin
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December 28th, 2016 at 6:16:59 AM permalink
To me, playing online is no different than slot machine. It is controlled by the software. They may tell you that it is random, but dont believe it. You will lose in the long run if you play online. The people that create the software for digital gaming are quite smart and want to ensure that their customers (the online casinos) are happy and are making money. You can figure the rest out.

I played online craps many years ago. I had some big scores in sports gaming and transferred my winnings to the online casino. I played with just 5 dollars a number for a few days and saw number after number after number. It was amazing how many numbers were coming out without a 7. Then I decided to bump it up (they got me).. I went to 100 dollars a number and proceeded to see 7 out after 7 out after 7 out... no bs. It was so ridiculously corrupt that it was comical. Never again.

Stay out of online casinos would be my suggestion, unless you are strictkly doing it for entertainment purposes and you dont care about losing where money is not an object.
'Winners hit n run... Losers stick around'
Romes
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December 28th, 2016 at 7:13:29 AM permalink
Quote: michael.proctor

A few months ago I created an account with Bovada. Ever since I have been using the practice mode everyday, three times a day. Some of my sessions were incredibly hard and other times it seemed like I was winning 3 out of 5 hands. My question is do you think that they use the same program / algorithims for both the real play and the practice play? I just ended a session where I was up $700 and it made me wish I had been playing for real.

While I'm not commenting directly on Bovada, there have been PLENTY of sites that have used different software in their "practice games" to make the players win more frequently and then slaughtered them in the real money games.

I want to say Axel commented on how bovada does the same thing, but I can't remember all of his internet rants correctly anymore. What I can say for certain is I would never use a practice games results to base my real money play off of. They have zero reason to make it the same, and the Terms and Conditions (T's and C's) basically say they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, so why the hell wouldn't they make that game slightly better to let you think when you play for real money now you're just getting unlucky?
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
michael.proctor
michael.proctor
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December 29th, 2016 at 7:59:11 AM permalink
Based on my experience, I can't be sure but I would have to say that the program is the same for both. For the last several months, three times a day I use the practice mode on most of the blackjack games. I use the Wizard's basic blackjack strategy from his youtube videos and even then if I see it looks like I'm at a table where I'm not making much progress I'll play until I break even and move on to another table. I've had lots of sessions where it was incredibly hard just to break even so I can't imagine Bovada making practice play that hard if they are trying to entice you to play. I have also had sessions where I was winning 3 out of 5 hands and was up $500 in about 20 minutes betting $25 a hand. That's why I play 3 times a day to check out most of the tables and if I can manage to break even until I find that good table I'll consider myself ahead of the game.

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