We’ve discussed a lot about online gambling in our earlier blogs and we realized that all that information has probably made a few of our readers a little curious about how online gambling works. If you’re one of those readers, we will try to give you some ideas on online gambling.
Of course, we don’t have a lot of space and our explanations are going to be brief. However, it should be enough to give you a basic idea.
Let’s begin! There are quite a few ways in which online gambling varies from in-person gambling. For instance, you don’t have to interact with a dealer. Many online casino games do have Live Dealers, but thats your choice.. Games are run using computer software. It’s just like how you play video games. You don’t always have actual opponents. Instead, you’re just playing with a program. In some games you are given the option.
One major advantage of not having a dealer is that your games are likely to go down faster, especially when it comes to games like poker or blackjack.
Now, online casinos don’t just offer one type of game. They usually offer a large variety. You have online slot machines, baccarat, craps, blackjack, and so on.
We really don’t have the time or space to explain how each type of game is played. So, we decided to give you just one example. Hopefully, this will give you a rough idea regarding the basic principles on which online gambling is based.
The example we’re going to use here is online slots.
The digital slot machine
Online slot machines are dependent on something called a Random Number Generator or RNG. The RNG is basically a program that delivers random number sequences within a few milliseconds and this is done 24x7. The numbers are random, which means, every time you spin or click the bet max button, you are getting a different series of numbers.
The RNG is responsible for ensuring fairness in online slot machines. The program does not have a memory and therefore, has no clue about who wins or who doesn’t. The outcome is dependent on complex algorithms. In other words, there is no bias or scheming going on. If you win, it’s pure luck.
The only thing that decides whether you win or not is the click of the mouse button telling the online slot to stop spinning. Like we said, it’s pure chance.
As for the machine itself, it’s nothing but a digital representation of an actual slot machine. It’s going to look like any slot machine that you would see inside a land-based casino (of course, there are bound to be a few differences).
So, as you can see, the basic principles of the game are the same. It’s the way you interact with it that changes.
It’s more or less the same for online versions of other games as well.
If you’re still curious most online casinos allow you to register for Free games, no money involved. I actually enjoy playing blackjack for points instead on dimes, quarters, or dollars. As always we suggest if you have a problem with any form of gambling stay away from any form of gambling, even if you just want to play for points only. Don't ever wager more then you can afford to loose, no one wants your rent money or kids college fund. Caution, Caution, Caution.