How Fair Are Internet Casinos?
Online Casinos are fairer than many people realize. The "house" is
happy making the normal profits of gambling. Indeed many of the casinos give better odds because they do not have
the overhead of a land-based casino.
In many of the countries, the computer programs must be submitted to the government
for thorough checking of fairness toward the player, and the casino also has to be guaranteed by one of the big six
international accounting firms.
The most important part of an Online Casino is a specially designed program called the
random number generator. This is the program that generates a sequence of numbers that correspond to various card
types, dice throws, etc. A good random number generator is one that generates numbers that are evenly distributed
and not correlated and remain completely unpredictable.
If a random number generator is evenly distributed and not correlated, each number
will be hit approximately the same number of times after a large number of runs. If a random number generator is
unpredictable, you will not be able to predict the next number in a series no matter how many previously generated
numbers you have studied.
A Casino cannot benefit from a biased random number generator. If the random number
generator is biased in any way, players may recognize it and use it to their advantage. Almost any casino game can
be turned against the house if the numbers are biased. With such excellent communication tools as the Internet,
expert players could discover the bias and spread the word, which would bankrupt the casino. Therefore, it is in
the casino's best interest to make the random number generator as unbiased as possible.