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Fairness and Transparency in Online Gambling

 

Gambling has been a highly debatable topic for some time now. One of the main issues that often surface is the worry about whether or not the gambling gameplay is fair. It has been long rumored and pondered about the inner working of casinos, bringing gamers a lot of confusion in the process. While on-land casinos have a lot of tricks up their sleeves, so do online casinos, some being less obvious than others.

 

Winning in an online casino is all based on numbers, many of which can add to the confusion. They come in the form of statistics and ratios, numbers that seem meaningless but actually hold all the necessary details to make wise bets. How exactly are online casinos a little tricky? Let us start with some issues that can be the most detrimental to players if not understood. 

 

Odds and House Edges

 

First of all, these are significant numbers that tell a long and detailed story about your ability to win and exactly how much is in store. Knowing how to analyze and read these numbers could give you the exact information needed to make the most conscious bets and to see that you’re not getting fooled in the process.

 

Some of these percentages are kept from the public eye, something that online casinos are slowly beginning to change.

 

Funds are not Guaranteed

 

Another thing that should keep gamers on the lookout is the transfer and availability of funds. Sometimes winnings can take a long time to process, either for the reason that they are blocked or possibly because of the long periods of processing time.

 

Such situations are exceptionally unfair and unattractive to gamers, usually sending them running in the other direction when processing times take too long.

 

Games are Unfair

 

A lot of games come with the scale tipped further in one direction than the other. Unfortunately, for the most part, this scale is tipped in favor of the house, coming with highly unfair odds challenging to beat. It is true for not only slots but also table and live dealer games. Many times, the house edge and the specific RTP and house edge of certain games are not shared, leaving players clueless about their probabilities. 

 

Some Bad Apples Ruin it for Other Sites

 

Top online casino is always wonderful and offers gamers safe and secure gameplay. The problem is that there are a few sites that have hit the market and actually ruined it for other legitimate ones, ones that have left a bad taste in many gamers’ mouths. There is limited regulation at the moment to stop the fake, scam casinos in their tracks, leaving many newcomers and sometimes even experienced gamblers fooled and robbed. This is the dark side to winning and gambling online; that is why it is vital to find out the casino’s reputation before depositing real money.

 

What Does It Mean for the Future of Gambling?

 

All of this may sound like a nightmare, but the truth is, good casinos with a reputation to protect are actually working day in and day out to correct some of these problems. The goal is to become more transparent, making all ratios and winning odds visible to players in the process. Though some of these numbers may still confuse betters, a quick brush-up of what they mean can tell whether or not a game or online casino is worth it in the end.

 

Nowadays, with advanced technology, especially with the blockchain-integrated systems, the lines between the house and players are virtually invisible, adding some trust back into the mix. Most casinos with a good name in the gaming world try to make all parts of gameplay as fair as possible, understanding that they will win more by earning and maintaining the trust of their dedicated players.

 

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Nothing but a Fable

Happily ever after doesn’t exist.

Not when people like you also exist.

I bought myself a new suit of armor so you don’t drive another knife in my back.

I told the vendor to hold the stallion because human legs were never for aesthetic purposes.

 

I wanted to walk the face of the Earth with you using my own.

We would’ve walked more than a thousand miles together to chase the sun and avoid the night.

And I never needed to worry about my tired legs.

They built up a tolerance from walking in the coastal sand and helping me keep up with dirty dishes.

 

I told you about my demons and how quickly I am to care when I’m shown an act of kindness.

Mother always lectured me that no matter how small they may be, they are never in vain.

But there is such a thing as being too kind. There is such a thing as temptation.

The best of us cave in once, twice, or maybe more than that when we write in our diaries.

 

You were like such a book to me and I trusted you, but never did I expect that you’d defile my soul

By persuading me to partake in activities that I would never in my right mind do.

I should have recalled the fable of a girl who trusted a poltergeist that haunted a similar diary.

Had I not flee the moment I saw your true character, I would have joined her in death.

 

Looking back, I understand that diaries are the keys to starting fires and turning innocents into fugitives.

You can try with all your might to pry my mouth open to get me to spill any more beans

But my lips are staying sealed because I know who you really are and I finally learned my lesson.

You never exposed me. You only leaked a chapter that was part of a book you never read.

 

So why bother showing it to you knowing that my real friends and family will be endangered as well?

I know that a deluded man gambled away so much ammo to the vipers that he became a trainwreck.

I swear on my recurring nightmares that any answers to your questions will be used against me.

Truth and justice is a concept invented by people and after all, people do make mistakes.

 

God bless the right to remain silent.

Because even the condemned understand that its value supersedes a vault of gold

That the draconian blackjack dealers steal from the poor that desire to play with them.

Where was Robin Hood when I needed him most?

 

Flash forward to a single year and I’m now twenty-five with an art degree in hand.

I’ve spent all that time studying my ass off and avoiding the vipers that plague my past.

I was with my true friends who never give a shit about your deceit when I realized I never needed you.

Preparing for financial exams under the tutelage of a bright mathematician was like you never existed.

 

So the next time you see me, I won’t grovel on the pavement begging you to take me back.

Instead, I’ll look the other way and French kiss my new admirer in front of you.

Just to let you know that I changed for the better and you missed out on the life we could’ve had.

I am fortunate to understand that your absence last summer turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

 

I dare you to call me an idiot again!

I dare you to call me a chicken!

I dare you to say that I’m going down

While you hide behind the blackjack dealers that love you for show!

 

There’s always someone out there willing to give you a taste of your own medicine anyway.

How did it feel when even Discordia didn’t want anything to do with you?

Was it salty and sour like your attitude and your deceit?

Cavities caused by the consumption of these candies are a pain for dentists to fill.

 

And just like that, you disappeared from the face of the Earth again. Hopefully, for good this time.

You can erase your identity from the world, but you cannot erase the marks your venom left behind.

You may still be on my mind from time to time, but I don’t see you in a virtuous light anymore.

You are nothing but a fable.

—'Tis More Fun Using

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—'Tis More Fun Using

 

 

'Tis more fun using

—money in my pocket, but

I know where it's from...

From other people's pockets

I'm now on top of the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Reedited 12.04.2019 (some sentence/paragraph emendations which included misspelling corrections & misidentified/misused words); 11.23.2019 (I have supplanted the previous commentary emendation); 09.04.2019:

 

that spur, was seemingly a corresponding familiar song (i.e., either something out of a Carpenter's song or its title), I simply then came to the conclusion that it was indeed an American/English idiomatic expression that relates to its real connotation (the expression, versus the Carpenter song title—contrastingly—where it was actually derived from, & whose real lexical meaning was what I also have meant to relay).  But not to outright convey the distinctively intended (versus an oblique intention) meaning.  Thank you for reading on.