Gambling has been around for centuries and when it came to the card and other table games, the spin of a roulette wheel or turn of a card relied on human beings who were competent at their jobs and honest to boot. Back then it was easy to point the finger at the person in charge of proceedings if luck was not on your side. However, with the introduction of online gambling, all the donkeywork of card picking and roulette wheel spinning is left to computers. When it comes to slots, human input hasn’t really been a factor and with digital new online slots all spins are randomly generated.
The RNG or Random Number Generator became a major part of casinos when gambling moved online and when slots started to use digital technology. 1996 is the main year when gambling brands began to move their games onto newly created online casinos and this attracted millions of new gamblers to the virtual tables and virtual slot machines. By law, all spin results at casinos have to be randomly generated otherwise casinos would have their licenses revoked and face hefty fines from the UK Gambling Commission. To achieve fairness, casinos used and still use RNG technology. Random Number Generators are not a new invention. In fact, back in 1957, a machine called Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment or Ernie for short was used to generate the winning numbers in the British Savings Bonds Lottery. Ernie was upgraded as technology improved and today Ernie 5 uses quantum technology to quickly produce random numbers for Premium Bond results.
RNG and Casinos
In the casino world, a different type of RNG is used and this is basically a tiny microchip that churns out millions of number sequences constantly that are translated into spins across a casino network. Obviously, not all spins are winning ones and if you often find yourself down on your luck, then the reason is usually that you are at the wrong end of the RNG spin results. With slots spins essentially being created by a random machine and a random machine process, it is impossible to beat the slots RNG
RTP VS RNG
The RNG produces random slot spin results whilst the RTP is also part of the makeup of slots. The RTP of Return To Player percentage is a score worked out over thousands of slot spins. The purpose of this calculation is to produce a percentage figure for punters so they know how much of their staking money a slot will return to them in the form of winnings over a period of many spins. Obviously, the higher the RTP score the better the news for punters. If you factor in the odds of getting decent spin from the RNG that creates millions of spins continuously, with a low RTP score game, then the punter will really be up against it. However, if you choose high RTP score games, you give yourself better odds of winning some of your cashback. This is the only realistic way punters have of beating the Random Number Generator.
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