Last fall in a post named “the future of poker media” I took a stab at the B2C poker media for being too pro player and big tournament event oriented leaving the B2B media to cover the rest. This I believe B2B publications like e-Gaming Review, Inside Poker Business and iGaming Business do fairly well although I’d like a bit more criticism to sneak in between the award ceremonies and self-centered advertorials. So I think it would be nice to see someone pick up on the Betsoft Keno scandal.
I don’t know much about Betsoft Gaming since it is a tad difficult to find anything out. But I know they’re a big enough company to sport a significant booth at the ICE expo in London back in January. I know they deliver casino software to some to award winning casino sites like mrgreen.com. And I also know that it seems like they build online keno games with faulty random number generators.
Playing one of the keno games on the Cereus connected sites (UB and Action Poker) delivered by Betsoft, some players detected anomalies in the behavior of the game’s random number generator. Ever vigilant as online e-gamers are, they investigated it and the proof, which I openly admit to not understanding myself, looks to be fairly solid if you know keno games better than I do. Games have since been removed, refunds have been promised but not delivered, strange excuses have been offered and the relevant press, in this case the B2B press, has stayed silent.
My advice is to check out the blog of one of the players who uncovered the whole thing http://www.nsdpoker.com/2011/03/ap_keno/ and then continue on with reading the follow-up thread on 2+2:
The story also puts the legitimacy of the alleged random number generator certifier, Technical Systems Testing, into questioning.
They can be found at http://www.tstglobal.com/