|A squabble between an online casino and an unemployed computer programmer has finally been settled to the ‘satisfaction of all parties,’ it emerged this week. The drama, which unfolded publicly on the pages of casino watchdog, casinomeister.com, concerned a spat between gamer Brian Donoghue and Hampton Casino, after the former claimed he had won 1.2 million dollars playing their Carribean 21 game.|
The RealTime Gaming powered casino, however, tried to withhold the money, because they believed that Donohue had used an automated software applet, or ‘Robot’ to stack the odds in his favour.
Aggreived, Donoghue contacted the Casinomeister website who took up the case. Then followed a series of recriminations, accusations and counter-accusations between the two parties, which resulted in RGT pulling the game to test it for flaws; none of which were found.
Michael Staw, President of RealTime Gaming said he was pleased that the two warring factions had come to a satisfactory agreement stating: “We’re happy that everything was settled amicably…this is a good example of how the gaming industry can self-regulate and still serve players’ best interests.”
“We did extensive testing of game functionality, and found that the game had not been compromised, and was working properly. It’s pretty simple, really. Hampton had a skilled player who was daring enough to play at high limits, and it paid off,” said Staw.