Recent reports from bloggers, users and operators show a consistent bug in some slot machines.
The bug changes the odds in favor of the users so that more users are winning.
According to the reports, the changes started on October 22nd and they appear to happen on several slot games that use the same gaming engine.
Simon Peter, a blogger that covers online gaming was the first one to repot the case, and in another blog he have found the links to 3 sites that are now profitable for users.
Users are winning
Lola Rama, 35, from Cairns, North Australia said she played the free spins promotion at the Raging Bull site, and won $700.
Marie from Lyon also said she won significant amounts 5 days in a row, but refused to tell what slot games she has been playing. She said the ‘Wild Cards’ were showing much more often than usual during cash games.
Update: Paula, a Today24Seven subscriber wrote to us yesterday the same thing and added this screenshot:
We have talked to a few game programmers, most of them said it’s “nearly impossible” to break into a casino game engine. Dimitry Voskoboynik, a Ukrainian games engineer who used to work for 888 and Europa Casino said the most interesting point is that a hacker would have changed the odds back to normal, unless he got locked out while playing. Some others suggested that a bug or a change in an open source item might be the reason for that.
We have also spoken to some operators who said that the fact this started on the middle of the month may make it take more time to show up in the casino books: “reports are usually issued monthly for different gaming machines, so this may only come up around early December if players are lucky”.
J. K., an official from UKTI said over an email interview that the bureau of gambling is investigating the case, but “even if some machines are losing, we don’t have the power or the will to act to stop it”.
We have found this blog that has links to some sites as well as ongoing updated statistics, the findings there match what we know so far.
At this stage we did not contact the casinos in which these irregularities were seen. We cannot officially confirm the exact casinos and slot machines, but this blog post will keep updating with the latest stuff as we keep an open eye on that.
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