Tech in Online Casinos

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( — January 7, 2017) — Online gaming has been one of the biggest success stories of all over recent years with many millions worldwide catching the bug. The reasons are easy to see. It’s easy, fun and convenient – plus there’s a huge range of games to choose from including slots, roulette, blackjack and even poker.

However, there is one concern that some people may have and that’s just how safe, secure and legitimate online casinos may be. For example when you’re playing a game “for real” you can see the cards being dealt or the roulette wheel being spun and the outcome does genuinely seem to be random. But with computer software in charge of the action, just how confident can you be that the result isn’t being skewed in favour of the casino?

Luckily the answer, with a very few exceptions, is that you can have total confidence that everything is above board.

For this you have to thank the 2014 UK Gambling Act that imposed very strict regulations particularly on online casinos who are subjected to the closest of official scrutiny and which have to uphold the very highest standards of security and fairness.

The first area to address here is the randomness of the outcomes in any game you may be playing. After all, this could be the easiest area in which a bias could be introduced in the software used for the games.

However virtually every kind of software used by online casinos is driven by a programme called a Random Number Generator, or RNG for short. Developed by leading gaming software developers like Random Logic, this uses a highly complex algorithm to randomly produce results whether it’s the way that the reels come to rest in a slots machine or the cards that are dealt in a game of blackjack. To ensure total security the companies who develop these RNGs keep the technology that lies behind them as a very closely-guarded secret.

Most of the businesses that develop the software, which include major names like Microgaming and Realtime Gaming, have been in business since the mid to late 1990s and over the years their reputations have steadily grown. By keeping abreast of the fast-changing digital landscape they continue to create products that both drive the games that people want to play and maintain their total security.

Another aspect that is obviously of concern to people who play in online casinos is just how secure their personal details and financial information will be. Following the well-publicised lapses which have recently affected a number of organisations from banks to telecoms companies this is another critical issue. Therefore online casinos also use the most sophisticated encryption techniques that make it all but impossible for anyone to intercept your information.

This all makes it easy to see that an established online casino such as 888casino would take as much care about casino security as their “real” counterparts do and this isn’t just to protect their players, it’s essential for themselves too.

So next time you’re online enjoying a few minutes on the slots or at the poker table you can be sure you’re safe and 100% confident in the software that’s going to keep it that way.