Originally Posted by venom55520
Sure, if a casino wants to skew the chances to be completely or severely in their favor, stop going to that casino. Vote with your wallet.
This is how the free market should work, alas people would rather have some politicians, who know nothing about video games, start regulating them instead.
I don't know how you can't see this being problematic in the future.
And how is someone supposed to gauge for themselves whether or not a casino is programming their games fairly? As a developer, I'd like to see the code. Obviously they wouldn't let me do that. So my next best option is to go there and play for a day -- but seeing as I'm assuming the casino games are operating under strictly probabilistic outcomes, even if I lose everything today I could assume luck was not on my side and maybe I'll fair better next time. This goes the same for everyone else in the casino.
But here's an idea... maybe I could take a look and see how many other folks have won. However, with no regulations they could just as easily fill these games with fake data telling me that X amount of people won X amount of money, meaning I too can have a shot at those winnings!
The idea is that casinos can carefully and expertly craft their games to extract as much money out of players as possible while guaranteeing as little payout as possible, whilst making it appear as if they're paying out the BIG BUX because folks who play here JUST CAN'T STOP WINNING! It'd be tantamount to fraud if you removed the regulations surrounding these machines, and really to the fullest extent allowed by the law these casinos already do this.