Now you’ll notice that none of the casinos that I recommend on my site are BLR Technology casinos. Okay, if you didn’t notice that, trust me, they aren’t. There has been some information swirling on the internet recently questioning the integrity of the company’s software and now it looks like the rumors may be true.
So, what’s going on? First, let’s take a look at what casino software is. Casinos don’t all run out and develop their own software to run the games they have. That would take more time and effort than they really need to use. Think of it this way - casinos in Las Vegas don’t manufacture their own slot machines. They buy them from slots manufacturers. And online casinos set up partnerships with game developers to run their software platform. Platforms like Playtech, Realtime Gaming and Microgaming are considered top of the line. The casino that use them are usually on everyone’s top casino list.
BLR Technologies also makes online casino software but it’s used by a small group of casinos - World Wide Wager, Legend Sports, and 5Dimes. But players who played on those casinos started complaining that they seemed to be losing more than they should. So? Sometimes people lose in gambling. But when people who are absolute wizards when it comes to things like odds and probability went in and ran their own tests, they found that the odds just weren’t coming out right. Now to see this, you don’t look at a game like slots. You take something like craps with a Pass/Don’t Pass bet. Something where the chance of winning vs losing is a known quantity that you can test against. Okay, not everyone may be familiar with craps. So, let’s say you toss a quarter in the air. The odds are 50/50 for heads vs tails. You could get a brief run of one or the other, but if you make 1000 tosses, you should come out really close to 50/50. If you don’t that quarter may have been rigged. So when the craps bets are nowhere near what the expected outcome is based on pure math, that game might be rigged.
And it seems that the casino software developed by BLR Technologies is rigged. The software can detect a player’s bet and make it less likely for a large bet to win. News is out that World Wide Wagering is dropping the company. Legend Sports says it doesn’t affect their sports betting and besides, they’ve invested in fixing the casino part, and 5Dimes has actually issued a refund to a player who complained.
My advice - don’t play on these casinos. Now, I’ve heard nothing wrong about Legends sports betting side of the business, but I still wouldn’t play video poker on their casino. I’m not sure if these casinos knew they software was cheating or if they were using it for that reason, but I expect a casino to be more aware of what’s going on with their software than these seem to have been. I don’t play with “maybe safe” casinos.