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Casino Web Scripts and VIP Golden Club: no change to the exceptionally badly programmed blackjack game


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Casino Web Scripts and VIP Golden Club: no change to the exceptionally badly programmed blackjack game


This is a follow up to my VIP Golden Club part two article, inspired primarily by an email I received from the software provider, Casino Web Scripts, suggesting that I am someone "without knowledge in this area" and therefore apparently not fit to comment.

This is an ironic line to take, since whoever designed this software seems to know little about blackjack themselves. But anyway, here is another update on this uniquely badly made blackjack game.

The rules state as follows regarding the dealer's actions:




By rule, on counts of HARD 17 or higher the dealer must stay; on counts of 16 or lower, the dealer must draw.



If the dealer must draw on 16, it's rather strange that, in this example, it stands:





And in the following, it stands on the even lower total of 13:




This is clearly and categorically wrong.


If the dealer must stand on hard 17 and above, why does it hit hard 18 in this example, then, after drawing an ace, hit again on hard 19?





There's even worse to come in the next example. After drawing a 7 to the initial two-card 13, and making 20, most dealers would stop. This one, however, hits, and draws an ace, for 21!

But still not happy with the perfect 21, it takes another hit...and, of course, busts:





Here are the double down rules. They are perfectly normal, but since this software does not observe its own rules, they bear highlighting:





Double your bet following the initial two-card deal.



As I pointed out in my previous articles, the Casino Web Scripts blackjack game does not follow this rule. In fact, it allows double on ANY number of cards.

Here, I'm allowed a double on three cards:





But note also: after my double, giving me a total of 18, the dealer turns over a 7 under his 10 for a total of hard 17 (remember "on counts of HARD 17 or higher the dealer must stay"?), and then hits again. In just one hand, it breaks two rules:





Here is another double anomaly, with another bizarre outcome. In this hand, I'm allowed a double on not three but four initial cards. Note that my bet is for £100, and the table maximum is £100 (see examples above):





The double, however, is refused:





You have reached maximum bet



The maximum bet on a blackjack table refers to the initial hand only the world over. If you bet the table maximum, you can split and double to your heart's content; split to four hands and double on each and you would, entirely legally, have fully eight times your initial bet on the table.

Apparently VIP Golden Club does not know this.


So, to sum up the defects in Casino Web Scripts blackjack:

• The dealer sometimes stands with totals of 16 and lower.

• The dealer sometimes hits with totals of hard 17 and greater, up to including the masochistic and suicidal hit on 21.

• The player is allowed double on any number of cards (this is, of course, advantageous for the player).

• The maximum bet is set to include any and all subsequent bets, although it should only apply to the INITIAL bet.


It's been over three months since I first reported on this game. Will the software provider ever fix it?


There are other allegations about this software floating around the 'net. In the VIP Golden Club Casino blacklisted and rogued article, the site alleges that Casino Web Scripts has copied slot games from Microgaming and Realtime Gaming, infringing their respective copyrights:


Casino Web Scripts have been very busy, ripping off games powered by Microgaming and RTG.

Games copied include Lord of the Rings and Thunderstruck to name but two.

Looking at the list of games available by Casino Web Scripts who power VIP Golden Club Casino, the majority of the online slots which are available to play are directly based on popular online slots which have been developed by Microgaming and Real Time Gaming.



I cannot yet corroborate this claim as I'm not familiar with the slots in question, but the allegation is backed up in the VIP Golden Club stolen software rogue listing at Casinomeister:


With all of the unemployed software developers looking for work, there are still FlimFlam artists who won't bat an eye to rip off whatever they can and try to market it as their own. Case in point: VIP Golden Club and Casinowebscripts.



So it looks like Microgaming may have some questions to put to these people.


VIP Golden Club Casino is also blacklisted by The Wizard Of Odds, doyen on online gambling authorities - see the second entry on his Online Casino Blacklist page.


Sort your software out, gentlemen.



7 Previous Comments


If you are still acting like "Mr. I know everything about all the casino software" , maybe you should think about creating your own professional software

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:15 pm  


did you update this article lately ?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:55 pm  


"If you are still acting like "Mr. I know everything about all the casino software" , maybe you should think about creating your own professional software."

No, I'm happy enough just to know everything about all the casino software.

By Blogger 100% Gambler, at 10:42 pm  


Good article, but I played this game and it is very nice and has no problem.

I played blackjack in many real and online casinos and this game works like it should work. Maybe they fixed this.

I think your article is outdated.

By Blogger kemas erwin, at 2:36 pm  


Good article, but I played this game and it is very nice and has no problem.

I played blackjack in many real and online casinos and this game has no problem. Maybe they fixed this.

I think your article is outdated.

By Blogger kemas erwin, at 2:37 pm  


I checked the game on developer's website : www.casinowebscripts.com , because VIP GOLDEN CLUB doesn't exist

By Blogger kemas erwin, at 2:41 pm  


I received a communication from the company recently, including this request:

"Many things have changed in the last year in our company, after that article came out. We have improved our services and we would like to erase the bad articles from past, as they no longer reflect the reality."

I'll take them at their word. The articles, as factually accurate, will remain.

By Blogger 100% Gambler, at 2:30 pm  


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