The random number generator, also known as RNG, is basically the brains behind the entire slot machine industry and what keeps these games perfectly fair for everyone. The RNG is a microprocessor chip placed inside the slot machine that is set to run a special program that works to generate different numbers to correspond to the symbols on the reel of the slot machine.
Random Number Generators are not only popular in online and land-based casinos but also other high-tech security applications. Without RNG’s casinos would probably be in huge trouble by not being able to control the randomness of the game’s outcome. This is what obviously allows casinos to have a greater advantage over their slot machine players. The RNG’s start working just as the reels is activated when you begin playing the slot machine game. The reels will spin and soon thereafter they will stop on a predetermined selection made by the random number generator of the machine. The inner works of the Random Number Generators state that they produce between 0 to 4 billion random numbers and each one of those numbers is linked to a specific slot feature or symbol. Once the player has made their bet and hit the spin button, the RNG will create an algorithm that will decide the entire outcome of their spin.
It is important to note that this random generation of numbers depends entirely on the number of reels that operate within the machine. For instance, in three reel online slot games, RNG’s will essentially pick three numbers randomly that correspond to a particular stop of a reel and in five reeled slot machines, the machine will randomly pick five numbers and so on and so forth. It is close to impossible for players to determine when the occurrence of a winning combination will happen since the RNG will create several reel winning combinations which highly decreases room for guessing. This sequence of events is the result of dividing the random generated number by 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, or 512.