For those of you who haven’t taken the time to read over my bio, I am an amateur poker player. Actually, at this point I’ve been playing for over four years and consistantly making money, so I guess I’m more than amateur, but I’ve never thought of myself that way. I play tight and agressive and I keep copious notes on my opponents. Doesn’t take skill to do that. Whatever the case, as online poker is both my day job and a favorite past time, I like to read up on whatever books or programs become available to help hone one’s game. And so it was, searching the interweb, that I recently came upon PokerRNG - a program designed to help you cheat at online poker and win. I plunked down the cash for it (or rather, Capitol One did) and have been giving it a test drive for the past month, and I’m pleased to say - the results have been quite positive.

How Does It Work?

While this video will show you better than I can explain it, basically PokerRNG works under the supposition that the Random Number Generators in charge of “shuffeling” and dealing the deck at your favorite online poker room, isn’t as Random as said poker room would like you to believe (which anyone who’s played Blackjack on Golden Palace would know). This is actually mathmatical fact as the Random Number Generator on any software program is the product of sophisticated algorithms and can never truly equal the randomness of a shuffle done by a real dealer (put another way, controled randomness isn’t random). Anyway, the way PokerRNG works is by using reverse RNG technology to analyze the cards from the previous hand (both your hole cards as well as the flop, turn and river if available) to determine A) what 3/5 of the community cards will be, B) the best hand had by an opponent at your table and C) the likliness of anyone making a flush or straight. This is the kind of information that proves invaluable most especially when trying to decide whether or not to keep or slow play a classicly weak hand, or raise with your moderate hand to intimidate better hands into folding. Now, how is PokerRNG able to determine these variables based off one or a few hands? Well, as they write on their website…

“We have been collecting data from poker sites since 2001 and have run thousands of tests to determine how cards are being produced. After many months of research we have created a global database that stores how cards are produced and examines which cards appear most with other cards.”

…which all just seems like a fancy way of saying “we did a lot of math” as something tells me the lines “collecting data…since 2001″ and “a global databse” are probably a salesman’s hyperbole and not actual fact. Whatever the case, Lasky Systems goes through a great deal of trouble to emphasize the patterns that can be found in the shuffeling and dealing at online poker rooms. And while I’ve had my share of wildly improbable and identicle bad beats happen more than once, I’ve never charted hand or flop combinations to look for patterns so I can’t speak to that claim. What I can speak to, however, is my experience with the program.

Is PokerRNG For Real?

I was hesitant to purchase this for quite some time as I do all right on my own and don’t need to rig the game to come out on top but also because there are a million of these “cheat at poker” systems on the internet which invariably only prove to make money for the person who’s selling it. Intellectual curiosity and the healthy paranoia that my opponents are probably going to try this at some point got the better of me, however, and I figured I’d buy it. After working with the software for the past month I’ve found it to be pretty successful actually - much to my surprise. While there are hands that the system doesn’t acurately predict all three of it’s promised variables, I found those to be the exception and not the rule. The video supplied on PokerRNG’s site as proof of how effortlessly one can win money with this is actually a fairly honest representation of both how seemlessly the software integrates into your game and how consistanly it’s predictions are correct. What’s even more confidence inspiring (for any of you thinking about buying it) is that the manufacturer offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

What Are The Drawbacks?

In regards the PokerRNG software, Online Poker Rooms break down into two categories: Supported and Unsupported. The difference between the two is that at “Unsupported” Poker Rooms the hand information, such as your hole cards and the current flop, turn and river have to be entered by you into a sort of calculator looking device that comes with the program, whereas at “Supported” Poker Rooms, it’s entered into PokerRNG’s calculator automatically. This may sound trivial, but when you’re trying to focus on how your opponents are betting and hence, discern from that, patterns within their own strategies for play, it can be a bit distracting (especially if you have other odds calculators open at the same time). Also, it would be nice if the program also calculated the odds of a full house versus quads (as it does with straights and flushes), but that’s a relativly minor criticism.

Similarly, while PokerRNG claims that their software has not been banned from any online poker room, my suggestion is to proceed with caution if you intend to use this. I typically play at UltimateBet and have a good relationship with both the players and the webmasters there and didn’t want to ruin that so I took the software to two other online poker rooms (one supported, and one unsupported). If you want to test drive the software I suggest doing this as - no matter what Lasky Systems tells you - while it may not be “illegal” (a misnomer if ever there was one) some sites will look for any excuse to ban a player and confiscate his or her winnings.

Also, while the program is very handy it only works on Texas Hold ‘Em and not Omaha, Stud, Razz or any of the other forms of online poker. My guess is the makers of this software will develope future versions that will accomodate those games, but currently if Texas Hold ‘Em isn’t your game of choice, then PokerRNG won’t be of much use to you.

The Results

As noted earlier, I’ve been playing with this now for the past month and in the end my bankroll did increase. Playing $2-$4 No Limit at an Unsupported Site I managed to take home $600 in one very relaxed week of play. Playing $3-$6 No Limit on a Supported Site my take was another $1,150 (and if I knew how to post screencaps of my account I would - please e-mail with instructions if you know how and would like to see the afformentioned proof). So in the end my experience with PokerRNG software is that it does work. My own personal feelings on online poker, however, keep me from wanting to more fully exploit the technology. I enjoy the play and I enjoy the banter and the friends I’ve made online these past few years. And while I may be a relic from another time, I just have more fun playing honestly. Hokey, I know, but…true. Who knows though, maybe if I have a few bad months one I’ll try it out again.

Anyway, I’d be curious to know if any of you have tried PokerRNG and how you found it to work. Write in - in the comments below and let me know your experiences with the software.


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