You should know that more than casino sites, even poker sites have a higher than average chance for collusion, even though it’s not higher that it could be rigged. Collusion occurs when some players conversed with outside the gameplay to share some information about their hands. This kind of cheating when it comes to online poker causes at least a little concerned. Because it is not fair to the other players who are not in on the deal. The fact is, this type of cheating would be easy enough with phone use or even IM clients. There was an era of cheating scandals, and even super users have been known to be scandalised and even orchestrated by operators. It has been known that this era is behind us, but the players should actually still be on alert and also watch out for suspicious activities by the operators.
Here are some documented examples of rigging:
Rigging in video gambling machines.
There have been so many scenarios where the users of video slot, casino, bar, poker machines have read the game for the benefit of the company. The very first rigging example has been documented so many times and also involves a great number of differing controls. It is a situation that might not seem legal and also a little expected. It is called a near-miss scenario. In this scenario, the machine is programmed to show the player a near miss. For example, it would turn up to 7th on the pair line, and the third seven would just be below or above the pay line. The result has a great tendency to make the player believe that they are close to hitting a huge jackpot or even a big payout. That would mean that the player would keep investing their money into the machine that is possibly going to give them a jackpot soon. This scenario happened to encourage the players to play longer and did not affect the players’ chances, intentionally programming games to generate the near-miss scenario is now illegal in the state of Nevada where gambling is rampant.
Another example of direct rigging would be affecting the players chance to obtain a winning result. In the 1980s there was a stir which was created in the state of Nevada over some peculiarities in the slot machine and also some other video gambling machines which were scattered throughout the casinos and even some bars in the state. It was known as the American coin scandal. According to the records, the scandal was that the machines were programmed in a way that the players were not allowed to draw a top-paying royal flush or achieve a Keynote jackpot. The company that was found to be doing this was fined $1 million.