Neutrino
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March 7th, 2014 at 10:10:53 PM permalink
I registered recently in Bovada, and I noticed my account number is in the 10,000,000's. So, if each account number belongs to a person, than bovada has 10 million players?

This kinda if information helps me get a clue on what my chances are, for example winning the $520 prize draw every Wednesday. If 10 million people are in it for $520 then I might as well forget it.

Anyone have more information on this?
tringlomane
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March 7th, 2014 at 11:25:59 PM permalink
As for people ever bothering to sign up for an account, 10M sounds about right. This may include only play money people. Also is there an "active" rule condition?
michael99000
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March 7th, 2014 at 11:40:18 PM permalink
My account number is 4
tringlomane
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March 7th, 2014 at 11:44:31 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

My account number is 4



Screenshot pls. ;)
Neutrino
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March 8th, 2014 at 1:47:50 AM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Screenshot pls. ;)



+1, screenshot or it didn't happen
AcesAndEights
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March 8th, 2014 at 1:37:58 PM permalink
Quote: Neutrino

I registered recently in Bovada, and I noticed my account number is in the 10,000,000's. So, if each account number belongs to a person, than bovada has 10 million players?

This kinda if information helps me get a clue on what my chances are, for example winning the $520 prize draw every Wednesday. If 10 million people are in it for $520 then I might as well forget it.

Anyone have more information on this?


You don't necessarily know that they started the numbers at 1. A lot of times when building software systems, you intentionally want to obscure the number of users who have registered. Ideally you don't even use sequential numbers and just generate a SHA hash or something based on the internal database ID. It doesn't look like they did that in this case, but the real users might have started at 5,000,000 or something, there's no way to tell. Other than figuring out the lowest account number among the posters here :).
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Wizard
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March 8th, 2014 at 1:56:03 PM permalink
My account number with Nevada Energy has 19 digits and starts with a 3. That doesn't necessarily mean they have over 3,000,000,000,000,000,000 customers in the state.
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rdw4potus
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March 8th, 2014 at 2:23:57 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

My account number with Nevada Energy has 19 digits and starts with a 3. That doesn't necessarily mean they have over 3,000,000,000,000,000,000 customers in the state.



They're usually coded like SSNs used to be. 3=residential, next couple identify the type of meter installed, next several digits are hub and node identifiers, then the last 6 or 7 are your actual account identifier. Makes it much easier to mine the database for affected accounts when maintenance or meter upgrades or outages occur.

It wouldn't surprise me if similar coding was happening at Bovada. But, even if Bovada did start with #1, I'm sure it was formatted as 00000001.
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AxelWolf
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March 8th, 2014 at 3:06:21 PM permalink
Quote: Neutrino

+1, screenshot or it didn't happen

since I have not taken the time to learn not do I have a file box account or whatever its called, I don't know how to post up screen shots (that's probably a good thing, trust me). It is very hard to win that 520. However..........

Bovada Casino Customer Service

Dear Mr. "AxelWolf ;)", Account: 2XXXXXX Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 10 grand prize winners for the Wednesdays Gone Wild Video Poker Promotion Week XX. You won $520 for being the lucky winner today. The amount will be credited to your account within 24 hours. Again, congratulations and have fun using your winnings. Please note that the bonus has no Rollover requirements so you can continue wagering or request a withdrawal at your earliest convenience. Our Casino Customer Service Team is available at casino@bovada.lv 24/7 to help if you need anything else(LIKE A HOOKER AND DRUGS). Thanks, Casino Customer Service casino@bovada.lv 1-866-234-1324

Note my Account number started with a 2

Note: I added the hooker and drugs thing as a joke. unfortunately or fortunately how ever you want to look at it, Bovada or Dodogs has never offered me such things.

I'm curious if any online casinos offer people things out side the normal casino stuff. Do online casinos have hosts? Anyone? Will they send a Pizza to your house?

If I was an online casino owner, I would make sure no one had to leave their house I would send them cheap tablets with pre-installed casino apps, for good customers I would include a free data plan.

Years ago early 2000 the owner/ ceo of Truepoker (fun "3D" site)or who ever he was hand delivered my check. I cant remember what the exact problem was, but I had a pending cash out that was not going through for some reason, so I called and they said, they would get back to me within 24hrs. I got a phone call later that day from a person claiming to be the: (I cant remember exactly what he said he was, but I was under the impression he was the owner.) He said he was "currently"in Las Vegas (probably always. I bet he lived here) and noticed I lived in LV. He said it would be faster and he would save the processing fees and if I didn't mind he would deliver a check himself.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
4ofaKind
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March 9th, 2014 at 11:37:47 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf


I'm curious if any online casinos offer people things out side the normal casino stuff. Do online casinos have hosts? Anyone? Will they send a Pizza to your house?



In the early 2000's I was a heavy hitter at the Golden Palace online casino. Maybe you remember all the live boxers that were fighting with the Golden Palace casino's ad painted on their backs. Also, they were the online casino that were buying weird things like the Blessed Mother impression on toast or something for stupid money obviously for advertising gimmicks.

I was offered several times RFB and tickets to many fights in Las Vegas. I never took those but took a couple of comped offers for Atlantic City.

Most of the time I took none of those offers cause they seemed to reflect on my monthly cash backs which usually ranged from 2 to 4 thousand dollars. My cash backs were not based on any comp back system. My host would automatically within the first week of every month put a totally cash-able cash back into my account based on his personal review of my previous months action. Even if I had a winning cashed out month I got a comp although usually small.

Then came the UIGEA and they migrated to Golden Casino, which is when after a couple of years of complete opposite gaming results I realized Video Poker was rigged. This was around the time the poker scandals were exposed and I joined a couple of forums getting educated about how exactly online gaming was functioning.

I then quit online gaming (feeling cheated) and began investigating online casinos. I pursued several online gaming commissions all over the world with e-mails and snail mails requesting specific information. All I wanted to know was the programming requirements for video poker and how they were being enforced after launch. Never once from any of the 4 regulators did I receive a single response ever notifying me that they even received my mailings. This is when I started smelling a pile of decomposing shit.

After reading all the issues that endlessly still are taking place and obviously always were taking place, it also became obvious that absolutely no online regulation enforcement is in place what so ever that protects the player, or the games being offered from being gaffed after launch.

I never had any problems when playing Golden Palace including cash outs. The results I was having online were no different then land based casinos if not better, and started playing online more then land. I was also oblivious to any issues that may have been taking place during that time since I never researched online gaming. Golden Palace was my online home.

Now after years of research I'm certain online gaming is to risky to take serious. When the only place you have to go too if you have an issue and are being forced to count on sites like Casinomeister and his colluded Kangaroo court for any information or results, you probably need a head examination if your gambling at these off shore sites. Self appointed regulators / arbitrators living off online casinos and gamblers losses just doesn't sit well with me if I'm looking for answers or help.

Now you know the rest of the story.

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