Summary: Online casinos have always attracted many people into winning good money. While this is certainly possible, it is important to understand the functioning of online casinos. This will help both the player and the casino to remain honest in the game. Games offered by these casinos are numerous and are designed to provide the best gaming experience for the player.
Have you ever wondered how online casinos work? To begin with, we need to understand casino software. This software caters to the needs of a casino program by containing images, video coding, security systems and database. The software will be dispatched to individual clients for a certain fee. In order to play on an online casino, the player is required to download the desired casino software on the computer. It is important to realize that only the user interface part of the casino software can be downloaded. Remaining part of the software including user information and transactions are stored at the casino’s servers. So, each time a player spins the reels, appropriate information would be sent over the internet to the servers. Servers then process this information and return the results to the player.
One of the important features of online casinos is the random number generator (RNG). This program is incorporated into the casino software and keeps the casino honest in its business. The program can mix cards and slot machine reels in a completely random manner. It is designed such that even the casino company cannot predict the results. For instance, let’s say, a player spins on 3-reel slot machine. This request is sent to the servers where a random number between 0 and 1 is generated. If the number falls between 0 and 0.3, the player is awarded 3 bars and double wagers. Once the player finishes the game, he/she can request a withdrawal with cashier department of the casino.
Blackjack is one of the most popular games offered by online casinos. The objective of this game is to receive a hand of cards whose value does not go beyond 21. An online casino earns significant part of its revenue from the slot machines. These slot machines are well-known for their simplicity- a player deposits some amount, turns a handle and waits for the outcome. The outcome is not influenced by the player’s skills or strategies. Different bands of tinted shapes will be mounted on reels. Upon hitting the exact pattern, the player is entitled to win a predetermined cash amount. Previously, slot machines were mechanical devices but today, they are controlled by computer chips. The reels used can either be genuine physical reels or a video representation of the same. Slot machines in online casinos are controlled by coins with 3 or more reels.
A survey indicates that online casinos offer over 60 games including baccarat, keno, craps, different versions of roulette and games involving video poker. The rules and regulations for these games are pretty much similar to their real-world counterparts. Roulette in particular, is a classical French game that literally implies “little wheel”. The spinning wheel would be broken down into 38 parts where each part is labeled from 1 to 36. The remaining two parts are numbered 0 and 00. The regions are also segregated using the black and red colors. A metal ball would be dropped on the wheel as it continues to spin. The ball bounces around and eventually rests at one of the broken down parts. Bet is placed on the location where the ball is likely to rest. It is possible to place bets in single numbers, even and odd numbers, a combination of several numbers, black and red spaces or multiple numbers at once. Craps is one the most complicated games offered by online casinos. Bets would be placed on the result of rolling two 6 sided dices or on consecutive rolls. Irrespective of the game offered, casinos can make money because each game gives a statistical lead to the casino.