Many players will complain that online poker delivers constant bad beats, and that potentially the game is rigged. Although it is apparent that internet poker has a larger number of bad beats than in live play; the reality is that with a little tweaking in your game you can stop bleeding chips from the constant bad beats.
First, you must understand that internet poker games are operated entirely from a computer program and lacks the true mathematical integrity of a live game. When pokersites are using RNG (Random Number Generators) that utilize constant shuffle techniques and secondary algorithms to determine winners, this largely impacts the real statistics of the game.
Secondly, it is necessary to raise your standard of hands that you will play, since a large majority of players online are amateur and less experienced. It is that type of player in conjunction with the flawed programming that actually is the root of constant bad beats in online poker.
Skeptics will claim that judi online is fair and that the cards are truly random. However in a recent independent study conducted by several professional poker players, 1,000,000 online poker hands were analyzed and the results were far different than true statistics. In fact, the river card in this analysis made an overwhelming number of flush and straight hands.
While in live play a flush has a probability of 3.0255%, and a straight at 4.6194%, the analysis revealed a straight was made 8.8561% of the time and flushes 7.5646%. That is nearly double the actual rate at which either of these hands statistically would be made in a live game.
Although that alone may not warrant enough evidence to emphatically state that online poker is rigged, however, the fact that it does occur should send a signal to online poker players to change their style when playing online.
In other words, if a straight or flush is twice as likely to occur online than it does live, how could you possibly believe your online game should be the same as your live game? Definitely, an adjustment is required if you intend to play online and stop constant bad beats from robbing you of your bankroll.
The adjustment you need is to recognize some of the patterns used by the online poker software that will cause many of the constant bad beats. Once you can visually see the patterns of the online poker sites, you will have a better understanding of when to be aggressive and when to lay down your hand.