How RNG’s Work to Keep Things Fair
A Random Number Generator (RNG) at an online casino is a program which produces a random series of outcomes which have no discernible pattern. An RNG is used to keep things fair at an online casino and the results that are produced by a casino’s RNG are about as realistic as can be. Although these numbers are generated by a program which has in fact been developed by a human, the outcomes are still random.
RNG’s at online casinos are frequently monitored to prove that they are consistently producing random outcomes and this also helps to keep things fair for players. You may find in one particular online casino that the pokies have paid back 95.68% of all wagers (in one month) and then in the following month those same pokies may have paid back 97.29% of all wagers. These results are all due to the RNG.
This RNG and payout information is generally calculated on a regular basis by independent auditors such as eCOGRA and TST to prove that the RNG’s are working properly. Most Random Number Generators are programmed to pay out somewhere between 93.00% to 98.00% of all wagers, but some have been known to pay out less and some have been known to pay out more.
Although the reels of an online pokie appear to be spinning, this is only an illusion that they are spinning randomly. However, the final outcomes which are produced by this illusion are still random. The same can be said with all other online casinos game such as craps, roulette, blackjack and any other game. It’s the RNG’s that are producing the outcomes and not lady luck.
It is very unlikely that you will find a faulty RNG when playing in an online casino, but if you do notice that the results are in some way producing strange outcomes, the best thing to do would be to report your findings to the casino itself. If the casino doesn’t respond, you should make an effort to contact the licensing authority which has handed that casino a gambling license because the RNG could in fact be faulty.
Although RNG’s have taken the ‘true randomness’ out of gambling, they are still essential for all of the games to work properly at online casinos (apart from the Live Dealer Casino Games). Don’t forget that these complex formulas are designed to make sure that the operator makes a profit, but they are also designed to be fair and random. Australian online casinos that are powered by Microgaming, Playtech Realtime Gaming and Net Entertainment only use tried and tested RNG’s to produce the outcomes that you see.