April 12, 2013
One of the ways that some players try to make some fast cash is by cheating. It is difficult to do this online, but people have found ways. But, it is far easier and happens far more often in your garage poker games.
Like in every other game or sport or may an activity at all, in poker also have players that try to win by cheating. And the interesting is that most of the time they succeed. If you do not want to be a victim of fraud you need to be able to recognize if some of the players is cheating. Here we provide you a list of the most common cheating methods that are found in poker playing.
Collusion is a method of cheating and it is a co-operation of two or more players at the same table to better their odds at winning. They work in team and at the end split the pot between them. It is completely unfair to you because you play against whole team, not against a player as the rules of the game are. The cheaters may collude through telephones, instant messaging, etc.
When it comes to playing poker online, I like to stay away from tables that have two players with a large amount of money. There is a possibility that they are colluding. People won’t be as obvious as to send each other private messages. There are two ways that are most common:
1) Mobile phone – just stay on the line and share all of the information with your partner.
2) Having computers next to each other – for the most part, this doesn’t happen anymore. If the poker software detects that two players are from the same IP address, they will not be allowed to log onto the same table with each other. There are ways around this, however, as you can use a program to make yourself appear that you are in another location.
The other techniques can only be utilized when you are playing live with other people. These techniques are most effective when other players aren’t paying close attention (like when they are drunk or watching a sports game).
This maneuver is a way in which the cheating dealer sees the top card of the deck before the deal. If he choose to do so, the dealer will know who has been dealt this card and will be able by calculating his odds to guess how is he going to add. It is really unjust for the player who get this card, because he do not know that his card have been seen by the dealer.
The Second Deal
This is a way in which the cheating dealer deals the second top card of the deck rather than the top card. It is a good maneuver for the dealer, because if he is aware that the top card is one that he or she wants and needs to form a perfect and winning hand, then that dealer may ‘second deal’ to everybody else until coming to his or her own hand, dealing the top card then. It is a severe cheating, because may be the player that the cared must be dealt also need it. But he never get the chance to form a winning hand because the dealer is getting this card.
Palming is an act of secretly hiding individual cards. By palming you can also move them either from the deck onto one’s person or one’s hand or from one’s person into one’s hand or back into the deck. Basic cheating by palming involves hiding a card in the palm of one’s hand. It is possible, because a playing card can fit perfectly into the palm of poker player’s hand. It can be held at one end by the last bend of each finger and at the other end by the cup of the palm.