Online gambling software developer BLR Technologies is finding itself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after two respected gambling statisticians have found BLR's craps game to be rigged.
The allegations began when an online player who goes by the alias of "clempops4" started recording his craps sessions on paper and video to warn other punters of the game's rigged odds. The case was then taken up by Mike Shackleford, who is known in the gambling industry as "The Wizard of Odds" and Elliot Jacobson.
After conducting his tests, Shackleford stated:
"To put that in perspective, the odds of winning the Powerball Lottery are 1 in 146,107,962. It would be 184 times easier to win the Powerball 2 out of 2 times than to be as unlucky as I was in this craps game."
"Because of the extreme bias in the results I obtained, as well as the consistent bias documented by others, I am warning players against playing at any casino using BLR Technologies software, especially in craps."
After the allegations surfaced, noted gambling group 5Dimes decided to drop the casino from their operations. A statement by the company read:
"With the present accusations and facts against the BLR casino platform, the 5Dimes group has chosen to remove this casino platform from our multiple casino lineup."
"BLR was given ample time to address the concerns of forum members as well as our direct questions. No acceptable answers were given, so the casino platform was removed."
"A management decision was made to eliminate that casino and focus on expanded offerings with the other casino platforms."
BLR Technologies is based in Costa Rica and provides various gambling games for players to utilise. Oneof BLR's clients is listed as Legends Sports and World Wide Wagering. As of this report no comment had been made by BLR or Legends.
I had posted a blog when I played this software using the blackjack and had the impression that the game was cheating me. I think otherwise now that I cooled down from the loss, but I think it is funny to see that the same software company had rigged craps software.
Hmm. Software developed by a company in Costa Rica with no oversight, regulation, or audits conducted. Disappointing but ultimately not too surprising.
If their craps game is rigged it would be even less surprising if their blackjack was too.
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I know, right? As you said in the comments to the blog I wrote, my losing streak was nothing compared to some of the doozies you have seen. Yet, seeing this story come out really makes me question some of those hands I was dealt.