If you are playing casino games and especially slot games then you have probably heard of the term Random Number Generator or RNG. But did you know that some modern live casino games are also using Random Number Generators for some of their features and bonus rounds?
What is a Casino Random Number Generator
A casino game Random Number Generator or RNG is the software that is used to spit out the results that the players can see on their screens.
We are not going to go into detail about how exactly that programme works in this article but in a few words, it is a complicated programme that doesn’t just pick a number.
Which casino games are using Random Number Generators?
Most of the games that we can find in online casinos are using RNG. Slot games are fully powered by random number generators. Other casino games like classic roulette, blackjack, baccarat that are not played with a live dealer (generally known as RNG casino games) are also using this kind of software for their outcomes.
This is why sometimes there is a distinguishment between RNG Roulette or RNG Blackjack and their live dealer versions.
Today Random Random Number Generators are also incorporated in some live casino games as well. In the past, online live dealer games had nothing to do with RNG because these games were simple and fully controlled by the live dealer.
However, things have changed and in the last few years and the best live casinos are adding more and more new live casino game variations that include features that are not controlled by the live dealer but from RNG.
Multipliers on random roulette numbers, blackjack cards, bonus rounds, dice numbers are all controlled and resolved by a Random Number Generator.
Live Casino Games Features with Random Number Generators
At this point, we need to make it clear that there are not any classic Live Casino Games that are fully powered by Random Number Generators. It is the features in these games that are using the RNG.
Classic Live Casino Games with Random Multipliers
In the last few years, we have seen a few new classic live casino games that have the extra feature of Random Multipliers. When it comes to roulette or dice games these random multipliers are applied to the numbers or totals while in blackjack and baccarat the multipliers are applied on the cards.
The Random Number Generator in these games is used for the numbers ( 10, 21, 18 etc) or cards (10 of Spades, A of Hearts etc) that get the multiplier and also to provide the actual multiplier ( i.e. x10, x50, x200, etc).
So the RNG has no effect in the actual game at all apart from enhancing potential winnings!
Some of these games are:
- Lightning Roulette
- Lightning Blackjack
- Lightning Baccarat
- Quantum Roulette
- Quantum Blackjack
- Lightning Dice
Every year there are more and more classic casino games that appear in live casinos that have the extra feature of random multipliers. You can find all the above games in most Evolution Live Casinos or Playtech Live Casinos.
Live Casino Game Shows with Random Number Generators
When it comes to Live Casino Game Shows there are actually 2 different categories. The games that use a Big Wheel and all the other Games. The ones that use the Big Wheel have a Random Number Generator mainly for their bonus rounds and determine the winning multiplier.
Of course, there are exceptions like the Top Slot Feature in Crazy time or the pre spin multiplier in Adventures Beyond Wonderland.
Some of the Game shows that have integrated RNG either as a pre spin multiplier or in their bonus rounds are:
- Crazy Time
- Mega Wheel
- Adventures Beyond Wonderland
- Live Mega Ball
There is one Live Casino Game show that the outcome is determined fully by RNG and this is Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt by Evolution.
First Person Games
These types of casino games are quite unique and new and are only available by Evolution. These are casino games that are fully powered by RNG and this is why Evolution is presenting them, as “The most authentic RNG games come alive with superior 3D animation and a unique ‘GO LIVE’ button“
Evolution has taken some of its most successful live casino games and launched them as RNG games. So it is the same game and theme but there is no live dealer and the game is played with a Random Number Generator instead with the option to “Go Live” anytime and play with a live dealer.
Some of the most popular First Person Games are:
- First Person Roulette
- First Person Lightning Roulette
- First Person Lightning Blackjack
- First Person Baccarat
- First Person Lightning Baccarat
- First Person Golden Wealth Baccarat
- First Person Dream Catcher
- First Person Craps
Are live casino games with RNG Rigged?
This is a common question for most casino games. Many players wonder if there’s some way Evolution or Playtech or any other provider can rig their games or even if they can programme the games, so you never win a big multiplier.
The answer is no. The Random Number Generator (RNG) can’t be controlled by the game provider or the casino. At the end of the day, the job of this software programme is to pick random results not predetermined ones.
In addition, as we have also discussed in our article “Are live casino games rigged” the casino makes money anyway from the house edge of each game. Why would they go into the trouble of trying to rig a game to make even more? Especially when we are talking about big online casinos that are licenced by reputable gaming authorities. The risk of getting caught and destroying their business in a day is not worth it.
More RNG – Live Games Intergartions in the Future
As we see more and more new live casino games in the next few years we are going to see a lot more games with RNG integrated into the gameplay or bonus rounds or both. This is what makes these games innovative and different but some will argue that live dealer games will start losing their identity and authenticity.
My name is Yannis and I am also known as Mr Live Casinos in the iGaming industry. I have been playing casino games for more than 20 years and I have been reviewing and writting about casino games and online casinos for the last 10 years