Is Online Poker Rigged?

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Is Online Poker Rigged?

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Is online poker rigged or fair? At online poker watchdog we analyse millions of actual hands* for evidence of rigging...

LATEST Tests - I-Poker Network

The i-Poker Network is one of the largest online poker networks in the world and includes the major sites: William Hill Poker, Titan Poker, Winner Poker, Betfred Poker, Bet365, Gala Casino Poker and Paddy Power Poker.

Pre-flop all-ins of over 18 million real online poker hands were tested to see if a bias was detected in the result of pre-flop all-ins - do bad beats occur more often than they should at i-Poker?

  • i-Poker Network - NOT ALL TESTS PASSED!

The result from 2 million hands showed a bias of over 4.2 standard deviations in favour of dominated hands. This result should occur due to variance only once in approximately 53,500 tests.

Widespread testing of 16 million more i-Poker hand samples from a variety of games and stakes showed no significant bias therefore it could not be concluded that the tests were failed outright - for the full conclusions and discussion see the i-Poker page.

Other Tests

Turn all-ins from over 6 million real online poker hands were tested to see if online poker sites are rigged so that good players get more 'bad beats' than they should. So is the river card biased?

6 major online poker networks/independent sites tested for rigging - over 150 poker sites operate on the online networks included in these tests. This comprises at least 85% of all online poker traffic.

Results

  • PokerStars - no evidence of bias found: pass Online Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged Tick
  • Party Poker - no evidence of bias found: pass Online Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged Tick
  • Ongame Network - no evidence of bias found: pass Online Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged Tick
  • Merge Network - no evidence of bias found:  pass Online Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged Tick
  • Entraction Network - no evidence of bias: pass Online Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged Tick
  • Bodog - no evidence of bias found: Pass Online Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged TickOnline Poker Rigged Tick

To view these river card 'bad beat tests' in more detail see the following pages: explanation, dataset, method, results, conclusions & discussion.

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Don't just take our word for it! If you use Poker Tracker* you can test your own hand histories to see if the online poker* site you play at is rigged or fair using our custom report. Simply click on the icon below to download the 'bad beat test' file. Please note that these are for flop all-in tests - the pre-flop tests are now on our downloads page.

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Videos

Watch this short video that was made for the 'pre-flop all-in bad beat tests'. The method used for the 'flop and turn all-in bad beat tests' are very similar. The first video is below and the whole series can be seen at Poker Blog X as it takes you through a whole test, step-by-step. You can use it to look for evidence of rigging in your own hand histories.

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