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Casino Web Scripts: paying players because the software is random is unfair to the casino


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Casino Web Scripts: paying players because the software is random is unfair to the casino


In my second update on the Casino Web Scripts blackjack game I highlighted the continuing anomalies in this uniquely wretched piece of software design, and the dangers therein for any unsuspecting players who chance upon it.

That is not the end of the story for Casino Web Scripts, however.


Go to the products page and you'll find the following claim:


You will have full control over your casino (control payout percentage, randomness chance and more).



"Control over randomness"?

Randomness cannot be controlled by definition, being random.


You can access a demonstration of the admin section of the software via the "view admin" button on that page - just type in the captcha code numbers. If you then click on "casino settings" and "casino payout / win rate", you come to a screen where you can actually set all the payout percentages. The current settings look like this:


Casino Bank and WIN %

Casino Bank (How much money the casino has for payments): £10

*Play For Real Percent 80% (play for money winning chances percentage)

*Play For Fun Percent 30% (play for fun winning chances percentage)

**Payout Percent: 20%

***JACKPOT Increase Percent: 0.0010%

Player to player money transfer fee: 1%

*RANDOMNESS PERCENT - This feature will allow you to decide the chances of players to win.

**Payout% : influences the increase of Casino Bank. If Payout Percent is 75%, and user bets 400$, then 25%(100$) will go to Casino Proffit and 75%(300$) will go to casino bank and will be put at stake for the players to win.

***Represents how much % from a bet goes to JACKPOT balance(Example if set to 0.01% and player bets 100$ on SWEET LOVE SLOTS, then the jackpot of that game will increase by 0.01$)



This software is clearly non-random but configurable by the client, simply by entering a number between 0 and 100 into the relevent boxes, to return whatever payout percentage is considered desirable.


When this was highlighted at the Casinolisting forum, a poster showed up with an attempted defence of this practice:


From my point of view a software that lets you control everything is the best option (at least for me...

I dont want to end up having to pay my players money that I dont have just because all the odds had to be fair.



After running an IP check it became apparent that this individal was posting from the same location as the casino sales team - a casino that considers it acceptable to cheat its players by offering non-random software, on the basis that offering fair odds would cause a low-funded casino to run out of money.

What an extraordinarily unethical way to run a business.

When challenged, the Casino Web Scripts employee reacted with ruffled feathers:


You should continue to live in your fantasy casino world where all the casinos are fair!



The "fantasy casino" this character describes is in fact the norm - the vast majority of casinos use random number generators that allow the games to replicate exactly their physical counterparts. Casinos and software providers that do not are disreputable rogues.


With games copied from the major providers, buggy software and, now, configurable payout percentages, Casino Web Scripts looks set fair to inhabit the disreputable rogue list for a long time to come.



4 Previous Comments


What games did they copy from major providers and what bugs does their software have ?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:08 pm  


Arent they allowed to have games like BlackJack,Slots,Poker ? Is there a law that forbids this ? Im also curious about the bugs you talk about ...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:11 pm  


I am not sure from where you got the data, i have already used their website and it looks genuine to me. Why not you provide some evidence before blaming to someone.

By Anonymous Randy, at 4:17 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 2:29 pm  


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