Been playing poker long before online poker. Done very well in small tournies both locally and in Vegas. Moved onto the big pay sites years ago. Made money for sure but really never gambled enough to quantify the amount of time it took.
Now some of these sites were rigged and it was easy to tell within a few days (usually by me winning some ridiculous hands, being new to site). I don't want to name them because it is conjecture as I haven't been playing on them for a few years and they might have changed.
This leads me to the reason why I ask my question. I am bored in the airport and download the WSOP iphone app. Been playing for a few months off and on. For the past month have been logging certain hands - yes via spreadsheet.
My hand distribution is WAY off. But the thing I have seen that is even more off is the prescribed hands. There are several but two come up with the greatest frequency:
pair is flopped. If no one has said pair the frequency of finishing hands is basically normal/random. Mainly there are a normal amount of straights, flushes, and two pair. BUT if someone has a match to make trips... this is where it gets interesting. Flushes go through the roof, straights go up much higher too. (One of my main -winning- tactics is to call a slow playing trip if I am suited and I get one more on the flop. I have 38% chance when this should hold at a little more than 10%. Now if I get two suited on flop to go with mine I enjoy a 65% flush chance. Funny thing is with the 2 suit flop the chances of another player having the same suited pair sky rockets! So A2 suited becomes a great hand because it has a great chance of players going all-in.)
scenario two is the multiple pairs. I have seen QQ, KK, AA on the same hand 3 times in a day. One of those included 3 other sets of pairs at a 9 person table - so 6 players paired! This is hard to deal with because I have a hard time of raising much on KK.
So my point here isn't that WSOP is cheating people or whatever. It is just really apparent that the cards aren't random. It seems that they have some prescribed formulas to bump the action. Are there pay sites that use more sophisticated prescribed hands (not rigged), are there lists of sites with known rigged games, and if so does anyone have data on if there is any favoritism of players?
Edit: Since this was put on hold I will add more. I have no idea how this could be primarily opinion based. Either someone has a list with evidence and it is a good answer or there is nothing and it stays open. I fail to see how I am asking for any opinions on this question. Yes the comments may be full of conjecture/opinions but the Q/A should not be.
Further Edit: I have an additional 15k hands and I am not seeing anything different from the things noted above. However... I have one stat that I just honed in on. On all-ins with multiple players I had a variance of "-3%" vs. expected value. This was measured with over 1200 all-in, multiple players. This is a good 1 SD difference but within the realms of just a bad streak.
Now all-ins vs 1 player. Holy crap!! If I had an all-in with at least one card not showing I had an expected winning percentage of 69.6%. This is rather high because I am conservative and I usually will not go all-in preflop unless late in round and blinds are big. My all-in winning percentage vs 1 other player on over 1900 hands (with at least 1 card not showing) is 39.2%. There is nothing statistically possible about this. To make matters even worse my all-in vs 1 player with 1 card left was an expected win 84.5% of the time and I only win 53.6%. I would have to really do a deep dive into the stats but this points to a killer (rigged) river.