JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \



Honesty is the Best Policy

By: glnh @ 19:23 (EDT) / 315 / Comment ( 2 )
As George Carlin said, "Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy."

How honest the casinos are in sense of the fairness of the games they provide?

If it is a stand-alone casino, it can afford to be dishonest - people playing there don't have any other choice. On the other hand, casinos located in such places as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or Tunica, have an incentive to be honest - people losing "too much" can easily move to another nearby casino which leads casinos to losing profit instead of gaining it.

So, the most profitable casinos in such casino-populated places are also the most honest, and the dishonest ones don't stay long in business - they get bankrupted.

A similar situation is in the online poker field. It is even easier to switch from one site to another one playing online than moving physically from one land-based casino to another one.

From this point of view, PokerStars is the most honest one - at this particular time, for instance, there are 206,716 people playing there, comparing to 96,324 on FullTilt and 17,678 on UltimateBet.

In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on