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Old October 19th, 2009, 11:30 AM
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We do know that the online BJ games are negative ev games? I don't play online but it is my understanding that the BJ games are shuffled after every hand and they should be truly random. (don't know it for a fact... but that's what I remember.) Truly Random is not a BJ players friend.

Besides that, I would be hesitant to play anything like blackjack against a computer. Tooo many ways to manipulate the game. I'm not accusing anyone of cheating, but I do know the opportunity is there and at some point somebody will rationalize a reason to exploit the opportunity. You can have a game checked twice a week and it prove good, but who knows what code comes and goes from time to time.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 11:55 AM
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I would be very surprised if Bodog cheats.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:10 PM
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I would like to hear Ken's comment on Bodog BJ.

Would you recommend it?
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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I would like to hear Ken's comment on Bodog BJ.

Would you recommend it?
I doubt Ken would recommend any game that is not beatable, including Bodog.

I'm quite sure they're not cheating, since there's no reason to, and the costs of doing so are extraordinary. Enough people are certain to lose an honest game.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:25 PM
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I doubt Ken would recommend any game that is not beatable, including Bodog.

I'm quite sure they're not cheating, since there's no reason to, and the costs of doing so are extraordinary. Enough people are certain to lose an honest game.
But Ken is already recommending a number of online Blackjack casinos on the homepage. Are they beatable?
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:32 PM
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But Ken is already recommending a number of online Blackjack casinos on the homepage. Are they beatable?
They're probably +EV for Ken!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:49 PM
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I would like to hear Ken's comment on Bodog BJ.

Would you recommend it?
Bodog's reputation is good and I have no problems recommending them. I have no reason to believe the games at Bodog are anything but fair. While cheating online would be easy, there have been only a handful of confirmed problems over the years. I know when I played online my experience was very positive. I ended up well above EV for the games I played, and I played at a lot of different online casinos.

The comments about me advertising only "beatable" games is off the mark though. My position has always been to offer all the information that a person would need to choose and play games to make money. But, for the majority of my target audience, that's not what they're looking for. They want to have fun. If a casino offers fair games and good customer service, that's all I require. It's up to the player to make smart decisions about where to play, how to play, and how much to play. For those who want to make money doing it, that's certainly possible. But that's not really a criteria for my decision on advertisers.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 01:51 PM
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Bodog's reputation is good and I have no problems recommending them. I have no reason to believe the games at Bodog are anything but fair. While cheating online would be easy, there have been only a handful of confirmed problems over the years. I know when I played online my experience was very positive. I ended up well above EV for the games I played, and I played at a lot of different online casinos.

The comments about me advertising only "beatable" games is off the mark though. My position has always been to offer all the information that a person would need to choose and play games to make money. But, for the majority of my target audience, that's not what they're looking for. They want to have fun. If a casino offers fair games and good customer service, that's all I require. It's up to the player to make smart decisions about where to play, how to play, and how much to play. For those who want to make money doing it, that's certainly possible. But that's not really a criteria for my decision on advertisers.
Thanks for your comment Ken. I will give Bodog more chance then.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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So the guy who told you not to play online blackjack is a Bodog representative?

GFY Gary. I hope you lose all your money online ... And you will ...
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Old October 19th, 2009, 02:13 PM
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So the guy who told you not to play online blackjack is a Bodog representative?

GFY Gary. I hope you lose all your money online ... And you will ...
sabre - Thank you very much. You've convinced me not to play Bodog anymore as I don't want to lose all my money. Meanwhile I have no doubt you are already a loser at Bodog (or maybe everywhere in your life). Thanks for the heads-up.

However, rest assured you will never be a loser again coz you have nothing to lose now. GFY - Good For You!

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