Caribbean 21

Caribbean 21 pirated $1+ million?

A number of sources are still discussing the recent online gambling horror story about highly controversial winning over US$1 million at Hampton casino by a player who identified himself on CasinoMeister’s forum as The Pirate of Caribbean.

Caribbean 21 is a popular gambling programme developed by Real Time Gaming (RTG), a software company based in Atlanta, Georgia.

However, Hampton casino has voided the player’s massive winnings.

In a phone conversation so called Pirate reportedly admits having used robot software. But according to the other interpretation he was `cheated out of his winning` by the Hampton’s manager, who was accused of entrapping the player into the confession.

The player expressed his regret and protest about it and stated he did not use any robot player or any non-approved software. He even publicly warned players that `RTG will accuse you of cheating, lock you out of your accounts, and ultimately void your winnings if you win big`.

GamblingPress ask the following questions concerning the debacle: why are the logs of the Pirate’s play not released for independent analysis? If the player used a robot, how was he able to win consistently, playing Caribbean 21, a negative expectation game – not only over $1 million at Hampton casino, but also many thousands of dollars at other RTG casinos? According to RTG there is nothing wrong with the game, but then, why would they be willing to pay $250,000 dollars for the program the player allegedly used?

There were the speculations that Caribbean 21 was a game with a “flaw”, that was exploited by the “Pirate”, with or without the use of a robot.

But Director of Engineering at RTG confirmed earlier reports on CasinoMeister’s forum that Caribbean 21 has been “cleared” of any malfunction. He stated that RTG’s licensees have been advised to bring the game back online, and that there have been *no* changes made to the game’s game play, rules, deck or payout’s.

However, RTG advised their licensees to initially limit the maximum bet to $5 per hand. This is in sharp contrast to the $10,000 maximum bet size the “Pirate of Caribbean 21” was enjoying at Hampton Casino, where he won over $1 million playing hands of $5,000 to $10,000 during most part of his gaming sessions.

RTG also confirms that `if the “Pirate” used a robot, this could never have caused Caribbean 21 to act like a positive expectation game. Furthermore, RTG didn’t find any evidence the software had been hacked by the “Pirate”. If what Mc Main says is true, there is no doubt about it that the “Pirate” should be paid his $1,3 million by Hampton Casino, because his winnings are 100% legitimate. Somehow, we have the feeling though, that this isn’t going to be last thing said in this affair.