In theory yes. There is no need for internet casinos to dupe their players using deceptive software. With the volume of business today and the way many gamblers bet poorly they are reaping in the cash at the expense of inexperienced players. If any claim of dishonest software could be proven, it would shut down a site within days and seriously damage the reputation of internet gambling for years.
Like slot machines in casinos, all the internet gambling games are controlled by a RNG (Random Number Generator) although not 100 per cent random, is certainly random enough to ensure fair play for all games. Whether a player plays Blackjack, Roulette or Slots or any other game, they are operated on the same RNG.
Now, this is a sticky issue. When one questions internet casino personnel about their gaming software, one discovers that they know very little about the casino’s software, other than a pre-arranged company answer. The fact is almost everyone employed by internet gaming companies knows very little about the software, how it functions or how the respective casino games work. This may seem odd, take for example land-based casino staff, the very people who deal and supervise the games all their working lives. Have they gained key knowledge and observed winning ways? Are they familiar with the odds of a game? Strange enough most do not. Will casino staff give players sound advice? I’m certain some do, but in reality almost no one can give accurate answers pertaining to essential gambling questions.
Reported both in the local media and the internet, there have been instances of casino staff hacking into the casinos’s software to divert funds. There have been cases of expert hackers discovering the “seeding code” to algorithms used in RNG to successfully predict future outcomes and player collusion on internet poker sites. However, to date no one has proved that a site’s software is inherently biased (apart from the extent of gambling games that are biased toward the player in order to increase the house’s edge).
Let’s give an example of how a player has been cheated by an internet casino whilst wagering online:
“I played Blackjack online and lost 14 hands in a row. I then reduced my stake and started winning…I increased my stake, but then lost my entire bankroll.”
We are not at liberty to name this internet casino. This is a classic enquiry from a disgruntled player. We know how they feel and we do sympathize with them. Blackjack (and any seemingly 50-50 casino game) can sometimes be cruel. We’d like to refer to the above player’s comments. He lost 14 hands in a row and then reduced the stake! It’s imperative that a player first start off on a minimum stake and once they start winning the stake could be increased accordingly. This would save you a lot of cash especially during a bad streak. Now, back to the player… he reduced his stake and won this is frustrating. Then he increased it again and lost his entire bankroll! To what extent did he increase it? We suspect that the player might have been frustrated by being unlucky plus further exacerbated by playing unwisely.
To conclude was the player familiar with “Basic Blackjack Strategy”? Always be prepared for both long and winning losing periods and a lot of choppy waters in between you and profit. It depends at which internet casino a player wagers at, if it is reputable rest assured you will be treated with respect and would not be duped in any way.