Change. The most hated word by any prosper business owner.

When automated slot machines were born, lots of eyebrows rose regarding the honesty of casino owners. How could people tell they were legit?

Short answer first: to run a successful gambling site, you must give something in return. Every casino owner that has tried to rip off customers inevitably ends up broke. Word-of-mouth is good advertising, as much a commercial during the Stanley Cup Finals when it comes to bets.

So, they made sure everybody kept winning as much as always. When random number generators started replacing the traditional mechanical reels that displayed the results of every spin, companies began to wonder how to convince players that they still had a chance.

They came out with astronomical jackpots, and people just waved changes in

An Algorithm To Reel Them All

Simulated sequences from random number generators are produced at incredibly fast rates. It all begins from a "seed number," which will generate another one randomly, and so on.

Before discovering some flaws to the design, a Ronald Dale from Atlantic City used his programming skills and casino software knowledge to predict the outcome from a game. He was later discovered and went to prison for two years.

His input and the evolution of technology eventually led software developers to come up with a flawless, arbitrary outcome generator that could only be hacked by knowing the seed numbers (which are under casino surveillance only). No one has access to these figures, not even security staff.

How Random Number Generators Work (RNGs)

Some interesting facts about the giant behind all modern casino industry are:

  • Every RNG in reputable gambling sites is always under surveillance and monitoring from the local gambling regulatory authority. Any casino might lose its license if the RNG is altered to favour its edge.
  • Most common RNGs in the gambling industry generate numerals with more than 219,000 digits
  • RNGs can be altered. Make sure you're playing in a place that has been approved by the Canadian Gaming Commission of the province you're in to avoid scams.

There's genuinely no way to predict the outcome of a Slot Machine, Roulette Game, or Blackjack. It looks like you're going to have to rely on that Lucky Loonie!