Micon how do respond to some of the rumors floating around that your site is rigged to produce dramatic play scenarios to increase rake potential?
I would say that is severely implausible for the following reasons:
1) rigging the site in any way seems -EV long term.
2) "dramatic play scenarios" do not make poker more fun or produce more rake - in fact when you bust a player they no longer play - so if we were purely greedy, had 1000x Zuckerberg+ coders on meth ready to fire, and believed no one would ever notice, I supposed we'd deal everyone non-dramatic play scenarios as to keep everyone playing. Of course this would be much harder to program / keep running / keep it consta-rigging than simply making a proper poker site.
3) I think it's clear to most that the way a site gets more rakes is to get more players. That's always been my goal - to popularize the site and help make it super-fun to play.
Lol nope was just asking a question, i personally love how seals is, because im used to it.
There is a major logical fallacy in most users claiming highly complex rigging scenarios: On one hand, they may say "that's the style of play I employ on this site, because, you know, it's rigged and shit, that type of stuff hits here" I have heard this paraphrased time and time again, when referring to live or online cardrooms, dealers, decks, shuffle-machines, you name it, I've heard a guy blame it for a losing hand of poker.
There is only 1 way to prove rigging: science. Every player can collect their own personal hole card data, flop data, and after 100k+ hands or so you can really see how close your distribution is to average. You can see how many standard deviations off they are. Hint: A handful of independent entities have already done this.
Outside of science terms, it's tough to argue "it's rigged for X's pleasure" debates. We simply deal a fair game IMO.