"My raison d'etre is not agreeing with Rob, but realistically, the idea that no casino personnel has motive, means, and opportunity to cheat (video poker included) is absurd. Now one can argue that it's a rare event that should be ignored, or one can argue that it happens much more than anyone is willing to admit. Either position one takes, whether a poster here or a casino exec with 50 years experience, is based on incomplete information and may be wrong. However, the casino exec with 50 years Las Vegas experience is more likely to be correct, one would assume, than a poster here with no history of casino inner workings. The bottom line is no poster here can preclude the possibility that casino cheating is relatively frequent. That position would be based on no data (personal data, no matter how much, is an anecdotal drop in the bucket) and incomplete information. So why do people feel it is necessary to take this absurd position? The question answers itself. It's a Fox Mulder quote. ******* (From a Video Poker Forum) Now that I am studying the Video Poker crowd... the above quote is an indication, that no matter what the Casino Game, everyone suspects someone is doing something to someone. Namely, either the Casino, overall. The Video Poker equipment is tampered with. The Craps Table with funky dice being entered into a 'honest game'. Sorry Folks. There is no refuge for just accepting that gambling is not a way to riches. Ever.