iGlobalMedia invisible cards trick.

caruso

Banned User - repetitive violations of 1.6 - troll
Spot the problem. Clue: the total on the second hand is NOT nine.

Just prior to this, the junk software started flashing and jerking on me so I knew something was up.

You'd think with the phenomenal success of Party Poker they could clean up their blackjack game. Apparently, once a crook always a crook.
 

Vesuvio

Dormant account
Had something similar happen twice when playing at one of these casinos. Ending the session and logging back in restored it to normal, but obviously you don't want to be betting large amounts of money when something similar happens! I'd put it down to complete incompetence rather than any attempt at fraud, but it is something anyone about to play there should be aware of.

One tip: play the java games rather than downloading these casinos. The download version actually offers fewer games & seems less stable than playing in Java.
 

bethug

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people ask me why i dont stop working and just play online, crap like that. reason i never play there anyway. :eek2: :eek2: :eek: :eek: The darn game cant even count
 

cipher

Banned member - being a jerk
caruso said:
Spot the problem. Clue: the total on the second hand is NOT nine.

Just prior to this, the junk software started flashing and jerking on me so I knew something was up.

You'd think with the phenomenal success of Party Poker they could clean up their blackjack game. Apparently, once a crook always a crook.
Hi Caruso;

This software is well known for this, particularly when there are splits involved. Have a good one.
 

Macgyver

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PABnononaccred
One tip: play the java games rather than downloading these casinos. The download version actually offers fewer games & seems less stable than playing in Java.
The download version of that software has an estimated .82% dealer advantage, as opposed to the Java games with an estimated .41% dealer advantage for the Las Vegas Strip version.

Not to mention adding the casino's screwup shown in caruso's post! :eek:
 

Casinomeister

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Staff member
Hi Caruso,

Have you reported this to the casino operators? What other actions have been taken on this?
 

caruso

Banned User - repetitive violations of 1.6 - troll
I didn't consider reporting it since closing the software and and re-opening it did allow me to access the hand plus correct card values via an odd HTML-style version of the game - I should have mentioned that. It would have been very bad if the reload had caused the full hand to be lost, or if I had tried to play on and GUESS the value of the "hidden" card. I expect many players WOULD attempt to play on regardless.

FTR - this happened a few moments after the software suddenly started flashing and glitching like manaic, so I put this down to whatever that particular defect was and NOT that a split was involved. Previous splits had been correctly displayed. I've seen the "flashing & glitching" on many past occasions on this junk software, so wasn't overly bothered. I can send them the screenshot, but I can't see them being excessively bothered.
 

cipher

Banned member - being a jerk
caruso said:
I didn't consider reporting it since closing the software and and re-opening it did allow me to access the hand plus correct card values via an odd HTML-style version of the game - I should have mentioned that. It would have been very bad if the reload had caused the full hand to be lost, or if I had tried to play on and GUESS the value of the "hidden" card. I expect many players WOULD attempt to play on regardless.

FTR - this happened a few moments after the software suddenly started flashing and glitching like manaic, so I put this down to whatever that particular defect was and NOT that a split was involved. Previous splits had been correctly displayed. I've seen the "flashing & glitching" on many past occasions on this junk software, so wasn't overly bothered. I can send them the screenshot, but I can't see them being excessively bothered.
Hi Caruso,

I do recall that on the couple of occassions that this happened to me, it not only involved a split pair but a match split pair meaning that each of the split off cards were same suited as well. Have a good one.
 

Casinomeister

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Staff member
caruso said:
I didn't consider reporting it since closing the software and and re-opening it did allow me to access the hand plus correct card values via an odd HTML-style version of the game - I should have mentioned that. .... I can send them the screenshot, but I can't see them being excessively bothered.
Please contact Rachelle at manager@planetluck.com She would like to have more details from you on exactly what happened. Thanks!
 

Sodax77

Dormant account
I don't have real account in any iGlobalMedia casinos (yet), but i try once their software (for fun), and got exactly same kind of "errors" everytime, even after reboot, re-install...
 

caruso

Banned User - repetitive violations of 1.6 - troll
OK, I sent an Email.

Sodax77 said:
I don't have real account in any iGlobalMedia casinos (yet),
...
Be smart and don't allow that situation to change any time soon.
 

Vesuvio

Dormant account
If you think the invisible cards were odd...

I played a session of the Java version of Jacks or Better VP at Golden Stars Casino (which uses the same software). I thought there was something strange going on as at times the cards in one hand seemed very similar to the last, but just assumed I was seeing patterns where there weren't any.

The screenshot I've attached from the log viewer (available for the last ten hands) shows I did actually get dealt the same cards at least once. I can't see any explanation for this except for the software having an extremely serious error in it. I also think at one point I was dealt a hand with a pair of Aces & held them, only for them not to be held when I drew.

I've exchanged e-mails with customer services & they're aware of the problem, though technical support haven't responded in the time frame they said they would. I asked for game logs of the session & they sent a word file which only showed whether I won or lost each hand. When I asked for a file which would let me see the individual cards dealt they said it was impossible :what:

So, in summary, be very, very wary of playing with this software! (certainly if you're betting large amounts or not playing with a bonus)
 

Vesuvio

Dormant account
Just a question relating to the post above: has anyone ever received usable log files from an IGlobalMedia casino? It just seems unlikely that they really couldn't send logs in which you can see the cards dealt.

I'm not trying to get any money back from them (though I lost at VP I withdrew for a profit overall), I'm just curious to see exactly what happened... their technical support not responding & the refusal to send logs increases the curiosity :D
 

Black21Jack

Dormant account
Vesuvio said:
So, in summary, be very, very wary of playing with this software! (certainly if you're betting large amounts or not playing with a bonus)
Even if you are betting small amounts, why would anyone want to even consider playing with this software. This type of thing happening time and time again, to different players is proof enough for me to not even go to a website of a casino that uses this software, I would never put my money in a casino with these type of glitches that are so obvious and out in the open. There are so many good casinos out there why even waste the time, and take the chance?
 
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caruso

Banned User - repetitive violations of 1.6 - troll
I second those comments. There is absolutely no reason to patronize this idiot software without A Very Good Reason Indeed - starting out with a 'B' and ending its life with an 'S'. It's total junk.

And FTR Bryan - I sent the requested Email as you asked. The manager evidently wasn't remotely interested - I got a form response, followed by...nothing. However, having stated in an earlier post that I assumed they couldn't care less about any aspect of the junk performance of their junk software, I'm not in the least surprised nor remotely put out. With the success of Party Poker I assume they keep the casinos up and running to scam a few extra bucks and maintain a solid link with their crook past.
 

caruso

Banned User - repetitive violations of 1.6 - troll
Vesuvio said:
It just seems unlikely that they really couldn't send logs in which you can see the cards dealt.
There was the recent case of that other crook operation Reef Club (CON clone); they flat refused to supply full play logs on player request - it took third party mediation to produce them. Nothing new here. They have the logs. They just don't want YOU to have them.

In an industry polluted primarily by crooks, noone should be surprised by crooked behaviour. It should be considered the norm.
 

Vesuvio

Dormant account
caruso said:
I second those comments. There is absolutely no reason to patronize this idiot software without A Very Good Reason Indeed - starting out with a 'B' and ending its life with an 'S'. It's total junk.
That was of course the reason. Also agree they probably just keep the casinos more or less ticking over while concentrating on the Party Poker cash cow.

I'm still a bit suprised by their obvious lack of concern when confronted with a problem which would see them shut down at least until it was solved if there was any sort of genuine industry regulation, but I suppose I shouldn't be...
 

caruso

Banned User - repetitive violations of 1.6 - troll
Never got any response on the above issue (with their money why would they, but I'm still surprised given they requested feedback from Bryan) but Planetluck did just send me a baseball cap with "planetluck.com" emblazened across the top.

They'd have to pay me $50 a time to go out in it.

Instead of spending money on absurd marketing gimmicks, how about something really unusual and unexpected like actually improving / de-bugging the software?
 

Vesuvio

Dormant account
After a comical number of e-mails and various excuses/delays they finally admitted that something had gone wrong with their software and gave me a massive $5 bonus to try out the game again. That one minute's play didn't really reveal anything more except that the software forcing you to go the cashier whenever your balance is below $5 is another appalling 'feature' they should fix.

They resolutely refused to let me see the logs but claimed that 'random checks' suggested everything was fine. That's a relief ;)
 
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