Blackjack Dealer Caught Cheating, BetOnline Turns to ViG Live Casino

Online casinos have been subjected to serious testing from their inception and the introduction of live dealer games has made even the biggest sceptics believe in the fairness of the gameplay. However, a recent event may take this process few years back. Michael Morgenstern, a professional Blackjack player , has published a video showing a  live dealer apparently cheating while dealing the cards at a Blackjack table.

The video shows a Blackjack dealer at BetOnline.ag nudging the top card (8-card) and dealing the next card (6-card) from the shoe to a player. The dealer dealt the top card to himself which turned out to be in his favor as he finished the round with a hand of a value closer to 21. The cheating scandal has raised numerous questions and caused a fierce debate on the Internet. One of the main dilemmas was if such dishonest live dealer’s behaviour was intentional or not. And if it was, who was behind it – the dealer himself, the live casino software or Bet Online.

After being criticized for not responding to the allegations that their live dealer was cheating, Bet Online, a very popular online casino for US residents, has released two statements thus confirming that the live dealer swapped cards intentionally and cheated while operating the game. In the first statement BetOnline has announced that they will use no more services provided by the third-party vendor Global Gaming Labs (GGL). Instead of their services, the casino will offer Live Casino games provided by Visionary iGaming (ViG).

On the other hand, no response to the accusations has come from GGL and today ViG live dealer games are available at one of the most popular both betting and gambling site in the US. The ViG Live Casino offers four live Blackjack variants as well as two Roulette and four Baccarat live tables.

Although the motives behind the whole incident are not known yet, Bet Online  has urged players to notify the company if they feel that they have ever been affected by the dealer in question.