Blog Posted on 25/03/2020 | Author: Karen Macarthur
Is online casino roulette fixed or completely random?
If you are going to play online casino roulette, there are mainly two ways. In a first way, you can be part of a live game that is going on in a live casino somewhere. This is called live dealer roulette. The roulette wheel is placed in some studio or a real casino with real players who play alongside you, but online. You are connected via a webcam to the live game. This kind of online casino roulette is getting very popular these days.
The second way to play an online casino roulette game is by playing a game that uses a Random number generator or an RNG. You must have noticed that most casinos have their main floor filled with tables of blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. Around the periphery, you’ll find different slot machines and some video roulette machines.
You must try the random number generator powered online casino roulette. It comes very close to experiencing the real roulette game. The games contain algorithms and graphics that make you feel the same excitement of playing a real roulette game.
How random is a random number generator?
Many players sometimes are confused whether online casino roulette is really totally random or if there is a pattern that is hard but possible to detect. What if the program is hacked? What if someone could edit the program so that it always makes the player lose?
To be honest, the companies that manufacture and embed the code or the program into the game, keep many levels of encryption and safeguards to protect the game from being hacked by even the smartest of hackers.
Also, many casinos know that if they are found to be influencing the game with unfair algorithms to disadvantage the player, they can get their license revoked and will run out of business. No player would want to play there. This is why you should play only at trustworthy casinos. There are licensing organizations set up to protect the players’ interests so that the players have a fair chance of winning and are paid the appropriate amount as the terms of the game dictate.
Any attempt to mess with the code or the algorithm of the random number generator would be difficult and easily traceable. The games are closely supervised to ensure that they follow the specific rules and rates specified by the particular casino. They also have other safeguards to protect the game from hackers. This is why tampering with the code by someone in the casino would be a great risk to the operations if they are caught.
You have no reason to worry when you play online casino roulette at a reputable casino website that is licensed by the appropriate organization. The algorithms of the games are designed to mimic the outcomes of a real roulette wheel.
And to the question of whether casinos put players at a disadvantage. To be honest, casinos always have the upper hand in terms of the house edge. That is true of every online casino game available. If a game doesn’t make a profit for the casino, why would it even be there? Casinos don’t need to hack the algorithm. They already earn on every bet a player makes, on average. They may lose on some bet that wins the player big, maybe a jackpot. But in the long run, the casino business model is a successful business model, and as long as there are players, casinos will keep making money. Even when a lucky player is going through a rare winning streak, casinos warn the player in advance of an additional share in profits. The house always wins. And fair.
For example, let us consider the two different types of roulette, the European roulette, and the American roulette. In a European roulette game, the house edge is about 2.7%, but in the case of American roulette, the house edge rises to about 5.3%. This is because of an extra 00 in the American roulette.
Algorithms of RNG
The programs of the random number generator in the online casino roulette are advanced and sophisticated. There are different ways that are used to produce a foolproof RNG algorithm. First is that the programs are used to produce long and random numbers with no apparent pattern.
All the numbers you see in an RNG in the online casino roulette are pseudorandom numbers. This means that they are generated using a computer program. These are not pure random numbers like we take out in a game of bingo.
Some casinos claim to use physical ways to get a random number, so the player knows that the outcome is totally random. How much of them are speaking the truth is a matter of investigation. These physical processes include using a number generated by the radioactive decay of material or white noise made by two Zener diodes.