View Full Version : how not to run online poker

01-06-2008, 06:05 PM
this (http://www.cigital.com/papers/download/developer_gambling.php) is a rather interesting read about how broken an implementation of online texas holdem a few years back. it shows mistakes made in the general algorithm design, implementation mistakes, and general human error. it's easy to follow, particularly if you know some very basic statistics.

01-06-2008, 06:09 PM
Very out of date stuff right there. You should post some articles telling us about the Y2K bug as well.

But in seriousness, online poker is a pretty legitimate enterprise on the big sites, other than the huge breach in Absolute Poker a few months back.

01-06-2008, 07:01 PM
it wasn't a critique of online poker in general, i just thought that particular article was interesting. how a few very simple, seemingly innocuous flaws could be so devastating.