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Most online casinos annoy the hell out of me. They insult you with popup windows and spam, and do everything they can to separate you from your money. Even if you want to just play with fake money for free, they make you register for an account so they can pester you by email trying to get you to deposit real money.

On the whole Internet, I found exactly one online casino that's different: Bovada. You can play their games for free, with absolutely no hassles. And that's the main reason why I promote them exclusively.

Here's what I mean by no hassles:

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To claim the prize, you must have already programmed the simulation (or had it programmed for you) and send me the source code. (I'm not going to personally program a million people's random guesses about a system that might beat the challenge.) In the case of multiple people identifying a similar exploit, the first one to contact me gets the whole prize. Click the last word of this sentence to continue.

99% of the inquiries I get about the Betting System Challenge go straight to the trash. That's because the challenger suggests something completely contrary to the explicit terms of the challenge.

Because of the number of people trying to waste my time, it's necessary for me to ask some more questions:

Are you writing to ask me to test your system (with or without payment) instead of formally submitting to the challenge?

Are you asking to do the challenge without putting up the full amount specified in the terms?
Can your system be played by an actual person in an actual Vegas casino?

Are you going to take issue with or ask to change the clear and generous terms, conditions, or rules that I offer, in any way?
Did you hire someone to write a computer program to test your system already, as I suggested on the Challenge page? (You can likely find a programmer on craigslist or Upwork for $50 to $100.)
If you actually hired a programmer and s/he told you that you had a winning system, you hired an incompetent programmer. Try another one. Otherwise, if you're really confident that your programmer gave you the right answer, then click the last word of this sentence to continue.

Okay, so you're all eager to risk several thousand dollars with me to prove you have a winning betting system, but you didn't even bother to spend $50 to $100 to have your system tested first? Are you a blithering idiot or something? Go get your system tested. Otherwise, if you insist that there's no need for you to do any due diligence by having your system tested beforehand, you can continue now by clicking the last word of this sentence.
Did you lie about the answers to any of the above?

No whining about the rules

The terms of the challenge are not subject to negotiation, period. I've already made that clear to you several times, yet you've chosen to ignore it. I won't accept a challenge from you. Do not write to me.

Not that you deserve an explanation, but I'll provide one anyway. My challenge seeks to prove that anyone hawking a betting system is hawking pure junk, and I provide generous terms for anyone who wants to put their system to the test. It's not my obligation to create a specially-crafted set of rules for every challenger who wants to tweak them. I'm already offering you generous terms, including whopping 10 to 1 odds for the computer-simulated version. Nobody else on the planet is offering a betting system challenge like I am, much less one with such generous odds. So if you don't like it, kindly bugger off.

Also, in many cases those who want rule changes are just trying to find a loophole to beat me. They're not trying to prove that a system they're selling for use in a casino environment actually works, which, as I've tried to make painfully clear, is the whole point of my offering the challenge. As such I'm not going to waste my time trying to placate people who are trying to find a loophole in my challenge rather than trying to show that they have an actual winning system for use in an actual casino...especially when doing so would mean I'd have to waste time programming and testing various exploits that might be able to beat a modified rule set.

As for the craps odds I offer, my challenge offers typical odds found at typical casinos. I don't intend to match the best odds available at any casino on the planet (or even Vegas). That's completely beside the point. No system purveyor claims that their system can beat only a 100x craps game (rather than the standard 3-4-5x odds I offer), or can win only with a 1024:1 spread (vs. a 500:1 spread).

Some people don't understand the word "standard". They think "standard Vegas rules" means the absolute most liberal rules they can find at any casino in the city. No, that's the opposite of "standard". The very best rules you can find anywhere are exceptional Vegas rules, not standard ones.

Also, in the past I made the odds more generous in response to complaints, but then the same people just complained about something else. It's clear that no matter how generous I make the odds, some people are going to whine anyway. I have to draw the line somewhere, so I'm drawing it at a very reasonable place: standard Vegas rules.

Also, even when I've made the terms more generous in response to complaints, no one accepted the challenge anyway.

Blackjack is not accepted. Nor is any game that's not explicitly listed on the list of accepted games. There's a reason I listed which games are acceptable. If you don't see it on the list, it's not available for the challenge. Duh.

Didn't see the particular rule you want to change addressed above, and therefore think that I might be amenable to accepting your rule change? Then congratulate yourself on being a complete idiot, and bugger off. I can't anticipate every possible way that people might want to change the rules, and I'm not going to try. The rules are the rules, period, period, period. Do not write.

Bottom line, I won't waste my time with people who want to nitpick about the rules, most importantly because it's completely irrelevant.