The vast majority of online slot games still use reels to represent the outcome of each and every spin. Despite the fact that the reels are currently controlled by a computer, until now the game math has mostly stuck to gameplay with 3 or 5 rows of reels stopping at a random position after the spin has been completed.
Official slots offered on online gaming websites make use of reels with a fair and correctly programmed Random Number Generator. Let’s learn more about the Random Number Generator.
The Random Number Generator (“RNG”)
All fair and correctly programmed slot games have one thing in common: the result of each round is based exclusively on a random number that is calculated by a random number generator (RNG). And the random number generated by the “RNG” then “tells” the reels when to stop. And this also determines the outcome of the game and the result of the game. This means that the same game with the same random number must always produce the same result.
Your wins (or your losses) are determined solely by luck in each and every spin of the game. It is important to note here that the outcome of the game is also not affected by your previous wins or losses, the outcomes of other players’ games, or any other predictable fact. In the end, it’s just you and electromagnetic background noise in the random number generator – it’s pure luck.
The Modern Random Number Generator
The modern “RNGs” used in today’s online casinos are nothing more than pure hardware that generates random numbers from the “electromagnetic background noise”. They’re like an old TV that can’t pick up a signal – you can only see lots of black and white dots. A black pixel is a 0 and a white pixel is a 1. Now if you took a picture of a small section of this old TV screen and you turned those pixels into 1’s and 0’s and then put those values into a text file, then you have your random number.
The “RNG” hardware generates thousands upon thousands of random numbers every single second. This also means that when you click the start button of the next game, you will get a different game result if you press this start button a fraction of a second earlier or later. But it is still the case that you will not have a chance to influence the outcome of the next game, because you do not know whether the game result will be calculated to your advantage or disadvantage. The fair and pure randomness remains in any case.