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Bovada scam - superuser, tagging, and open-door collusion Reply to Thread Page 3 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 Jump to page: Add Jeffallen to Rail Reply Quote Anyone who falls for on-line poker is a fool. The old line "they make enough off of the rakes -- why do they have to cheat" ignores the power and reality of human greed. Here's my story -- and it was not from a scammy off-shore site -- it is from a "known" site that had let me cash out profits a few times.
I had AK spades. Flop comes Ah, 9s, 5s. I had top pair, top kicker, nut flush draw. Having seen enough BS I decided to move all in and take down the pot right there.
I got called by the biggest stack at the table who had 2d3d. Thats right, the two lowest cards in the deck with no draws. The turn and river were 2,3 no spade and he won. Had he made the bet -- okay, maybe a stupid bluff. The other player at the table said he had been doing that kind of stuff for hours. I wrote code for years, and it is a no brainer to rig a deck or see another's hole cards.
Further, you can have the best accounting firms audit the hands and come up clean because you only need to scam a tiny percentage of the hands to appear legit statistically -- yet take the players to the cleaners.
As time went by of course , their luck turned and by the time they gave up, they were down a lot more than they were up. They have algorithms that play suckers like a fiddle and that is unlikely to change -- even when there are state regulations and overseers. I seriously doubt that regulators are savvy enough to dig deeply enough into the code to find those few lines of programming that turn winners into losers.
If you think that the site YOU found is legit because there is a lot of positive press on it Add willyw3w to Rail Reply Quote Don't ever cash out on Bovada unless you really need to I learned that lesson real quick as soon as u cash out you run worse then anything you can ever imagine soo fixed. Add viss to Rail Reply Quote Wish I would have seen this thread sooner. SB folds, so does bb. UTG snap calls with 56ss. Turns a spade, rivers a spade. Add dancindork17 to Rail Reply Quote This has happened to me every time as well.
Add Blowvada to Rail Reply Quote I am really upset I found this topic so late after playing on Bovada and losing my money to absolutely ridiculous bad beats and coolers. Here are a few examples of some ridiculous things happening: The flop is AQK rainbow. UTG checks, I bet, he calls. Turn is a 4, full rainbow now. I decided to fire another barrel, and just give up if he raises.
Nope, he just calls. Based on history with this guy, I put him on middle pocket pair, like 8's. The river is a 5. I decide to shove to get him to fold. I say "wow, nice call man" and he says nothing. In fact he doesn't say a word the entire match. I am playing a HU Tourney with 4 players. My first match, I whittle my opponent down to less than chips, and I have about Suddenly some bizarre things start happening. I have A-9os and min raise, he calls. I bet, he shoves all in.
He turns over J-8os. Turns a third Jack. So now he is up to about He flops 3 6's and wins. Now we are close to even, he has about ish, and I still have him covered by a few hundred. He raises, I reraise, and he decides to shove again, and I snap call. He flops 3 10's. At this point I am just baffled. I say "Wow this is nuts" and he doesn't respond. Now I am the underdog. About 5 minutes later, I finally get a playable hand, AK of diamonds and I shove.
He calls with K of spades. Now, here is a cash game. I get dealt AA in the HJ. Guess what card peels off on the turn. River is a blank and I lose almost all my stack. I have no idea why someone would all of a sudden decide to check-raise shove someone with a tight image like myself with 2nd pair and a weak kicker, risking all his stack. Only one other player in the pot with me. Guess who it is? Same guy who sucked out with trip 10's.
It's a rainbow board as well. With an AJ board, he shoves all in after I bet the flop again. He turns over J-9 this time. Not a single peep from this guy.
These are only a few examples. The actual story came out later that he had raised capital for Cyberoad as a "consultant", it failed, and a company he controlled acquired all the assets, at which time he began using an alias Cole Turner. The self-told story about his past is that he was born to Canadian pig and grain farmers in What's often omitted from the story is that his father was convicted in for smuggling pounds of marijuana.
While Calvin was not charged or arrested, he was referred to by the judge as a co-conspirator who "undoubtedly played a part. It's fair to say that Calvin Ayre had no shortage of enemies in his early career. However, looking ahead to today, Bodog has always been an honest and reputable gambling site that has paid all winners. It's difficult without all the facts to implicate Calvin Ayre of much, but based on track records running a gambling site, Calvin Ayre's reputation is spotless from the perspective of Bodog account holders and their payments.
To get back on track with the timeline of Bovada history, as mentioned, the company that started Bodog, eSportz was powering The Big Book and sharing an office. Each company used the same payment and accounting firm as well. The story of their falling out with Bodog involves a woman named Viktoria Zazoulina known as Vika who had immigrated from the Ukraine to Vancouver, BC, Canada in early 's. Vika took a position with Kazootek Technologies Ltd. Vika started as a junior accountant and had such a good perceived work ethic that her supervisors increased her pay and covered her schooling towards a CGA designation Canada's word for CPA.
She eventually reached the top of the company and hired her friend Tatiana Kostiouk known as Tanya. In time, both Vika and Tanya became signing officers in most of the company's Kazootek Technologies Ltd.
However, on June 15th of , life changed. This was the date on which Vika and Tanya signed the first of many checks used to embezzle large sums of cash from clients, most of which considered them close friends. As they stole and got away with it for years, their confidence grew. They enrolled a new employee, Greg Tanner, to help start a competing company, which used technology stolen from Kazootek and finance money from their clients. According to an article no longer online that we suspect was written by Calvin Ayre, they soon dragged The Big Book into a plan to become a client and began conspiring how to steal the source code from eSportz.
With an investigation already under way into the strange behavior seen from Vika in recent months, alarm bells went off when she gave her two-week notice in mid Not allowing her to destroy evidence for the next two weeks, she was immediately escorted out of the building, and her office and computers were locked down for forensic audit. The aftermath was the filling of a lawsuit, and Bodog ending its partnership with The Big Book.
From this day forward, Bodog. Shortly after freeing themselves from their role as a software provider, Bodog got to work aggressively building both their gambling site and brand name. Bodog took advantage by launching an online poker site, fueling a ton of branding and marketing opportunities. Williams was an amateur player with little poker experience at the time. This was huge for Bodog, and he turned out to be a great ambassador of the sport while wearing Bodog gear.
Josh Arieh, already a professional with a WSOP bracelet, turned out to be a great investment as well. Bodog continued to build their brand with a televised poker series launched in called Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker and multiple television commercials running in the US for their free version of poker located at bodog. Anyone doing a Google search or just typing in the. This company was launched in Antigua in as a toll-free phone-in betting shop before later launching betwwts.
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