Online Poker games for safety NOT fun
by Randy Hutchings
Online poker and free online poker had been one of the Internet's hottest
games since 2001. There has been some great sterotype advise when ask about
"what is important when you decide to play online poker".
Choosing an online poker room should not be taken likely and when you've
made your choice do not move around. Here's three basic answer I receive from
people I ask about: "What is important about picking an online poker site".
Basicly I recieve several answers but what was in common with most people
was these three opinion about the security of their online poker rooms.
1. If you play online poker game make sure that random number generators are
used to ensure total game integrity.
3. Play online poker only if 128-bit SSL technology is used to secure and
protect the privacy of the players. You do not want to get ripped off from
these fly by night websites that spring up just to grab your money and gone the
3. Make sure that they provide statistical analysis tools combine with
expert vigilance to provide the most effective shield against player
I do feel that these response are all legitimate concerns when you choose to
play online poker but there is much needed light to be shine on the over all
picture of online poker that should be associated with your choice in choosing
a poker site.
First of all , choose an established and trusted online poker site. This is
the most important step in ensuring a safe and worry-free online poker
experience. Potential players should consider things like site encryption,
anti-collusion measures, shuffling-integrity and deposit information when
trying to select a online poker site. Players should approach all online poker
sites and rooms with a fair amount of skepticism.
Now when you feel you have established these measures it is important to
find out whether the credit-card information is held on the same or separate
secured-server from the game client. Most reputable online poker sites would
make mention of their security systems and should have a comprehensive privacy
policy to ensure that your information is not sold or used in any other way. If
you are uncertain about this on any particular site use another form of payment
other then your Credit Card. I found out that most reputable online poker sites
have various other ways to fund your online poker account.
So much for the the basic security concerns but when they have been relieved
there are a few additional security precautions for online poker players as
well. One of the most important one is government regulation. Several sites are
regulated by foreign governments such as Kahnawake (a native reservation in
Canada), however, to be honest regulation is not entirely required. The most
important benefit that regulation may provide is for some peace of mind when
playing online poker, therefore remember that other sites without regulation
can be equally trustworthy. Certain jurisdictions that provide regulation offer
little more than a professional looking logo in terms of actual security that's
why I'm sharing with you that you should not rely solely on some form of
government regulation to decide on a site.
Another possible online security issue is with dealing the cards (shuffling
algorithm) that the online poker sites use to deal the cards. Pretty much all
sites can be trusted to have a reputable algorithm so long as they display
signs of integrity. Furthermore, I found out the some of the best online poker
sites have their algorithm reviewed by 3rd party auditors. Why is done? These
sites want to ensures you the player that the shuffling is as fair and random
as possible, and therefore, creating the most real-life poker game
The best and secure online Poker Sites makes it very well known about their
ability to override collusion. They are very informative also about their
ability to keep a backup of all played poker games and each player should be
able to review his/her own hands at any time. This ensures that if there is a
disagreement over a specific game the administration can review it for errors
and make corrections as needed. There is adequate technology available to
prevent colluders online so any good secure online poker room should have it in
place. Good secure online poker sites provide software with built-in detectors
to ensure that players are not winning under questionable circumstances, but
there should be a staff member manually checking out player complaints. Also,
one should always play at a site that has enough dealers and support staff to
ensure that any challenge can be taken care of immediately. Even a highly
reputable site is bound to have challenges and there is nothing worse than
having to wait around for managment when you want to get your poker game
Good secure poker sites provide statistics on everything that happens at an
online poker table and the site has the instincts to monitors things that seem
out of the ordinary. For example, players that play at the same table all the
time or are involved in an unusually high number of the same hands together,
will not get away with that for long. The only place where I think collusion
could be somewhat of a possibility is in a limit game because you can't distort
the odds. But because of suspicions other players have and the ability of the
site to look into statistical aberrations it makes it very hard to collude.
There are several online poker rooms that have been in business since 2001.
Anyone of these long-standing online poker rooms I believe should be safe,
though if you have any doubts of its validity you're probably better off trying
another online poker room. There are so many online poker rooms that are
reputable and secure that there is no reason to play elsewhere.
If you think a bonus or an offer seems too good to be true you should do a
search on that site, and furthermore, if there is extreme negative feedback on
the site you should avoid it. Please keep in mind that all sites will have some
negative feedback so just make sure all the above mentioned Online Poker
Security measures have been met.
In conclusion, most sites especially those around since 2001 have advanced
encryption algorithms that make it almost impossible to hack. Think about it,
do you honestly think the online poker market would be booming like it is if
there were on-going security issues?
About the Author
Randy G. Hutchings is an Online Marketer that been
given reviews and written many articles about
Online Scams in Homebase Business and Online Casino's.
Online Poker News and