On-Line Gambling versus Practice Only, Same Website
My friend did a test over the past few weeks, to be exact the past 16 days he said. He ran the same wagers for 64 sessions of 3 things:
1) Practice on-line with Free Wager game only, without using the free chips;
2) Practice on-line with Free Wager game with the free practice chips in play;
3) Real money on the website game.
#1 and #2 are different. I already talked to several people about this and it sure took a lot of explaining! Why? I do not know why it was so hard to understand, but like most things people either do not want to believe or have reason to ignore, it makes it that much tougher for them to grasp. But there is a huge difference. Please understand.
He used the exact same amount of wagers as well as the exact same units for each and every wager. He varied his wagers at times, following patterns as well as the total opposite. But, he always did the exact same thing, for the exact same amount of hands and in the exact same order. He also clearly used series of alternating wagers. Again, all wagers were the exact same for all three types as listed above and for every single shoe. He wagered exactly 25 hands per shoe with four shoes of each type. All three types were with the same website.
He won a total of 390 units with Type #1
He won a total of 2,840 units with Type #2
He lost a total of 355 units with Type #3
Lets talk about #3 first. I will not assume or claim that the website monitors any of its on-line wagers and rigs anything. I would have to have him conduct at least 50 of these to get that assumption. While I do not gamble on-line, I have talked with many people that have. Some do win, while numerous people do loose. Some of those that do loose, I know they are very conservative gamblers and very short session length players. What they do on-line, I am not witness to. I just know what they tell me.
Now #1 and #2. I have done both on-line and at the same website my friend did the above test. I have clearly noticed over the years, that I have been able to easily win on their practice Bac game. I mean, without keeping stats myself, I would assume I win at least 75-80% easily of my practice sessions using the Type #2, with the free chips producing a running total, etc. I have lost considerably lost more of the Type #1 games in comparison to the Type #2 games as well. Again, I have never played for money on-line, so I cannot comment with any personal experiences regarding that.
I do know with the amount I have played at practice on the websites, I am pretty confident that they slant it towards the player/consumer, to entice him into playing for real money on their site. I will not go so far as to say, that they cheat or rig their real money games in favor of the website/casino, but I am pretty sure that the ratios of the consumers win on the practice types without real money are higher than that of the real money Bac games.
And after all, it would not be illegal by any means to rig a free game towards the consumer/player would it? Be careful with the on-line stuff, even believing what you are calculating with their free games.
Personally I would not use their free chips for those of them that offer an option to play betting free chips versus just running the hands and watching. If you do the latter, just run the hands and watch and keep notes, you will see you might just win more when you do wager with their free chips, which would be completely contrary the reality of the game.