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Nothing made by man is random.

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by alanleroy, Jun 12, 2017.

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  1. alanleroy

    alanleroy Click my avatar

    Oct 20, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    We like to think that the slot machine or video poker machine we're playing is controlled by a random number generator that spits out actual results which in the long run approximate the mathematical expectations of that machine. Well what if the random number generator wasn't really random and there was a way to predict a payout in advance?

    It turns out a team of Russian hackers were able to reverse engineer some popular slot machine's RNG and then develop an app which help them to predict the exact timing necessary to greatly enhance the probability of a win.

    Some of these folks have been arrested and convicted of fraud. But I wonder if discovering and taking advantage of a machine flaw should really be 'fraud'. The 'perpetrators' did nothing to the machine except insert their money and push the buttons...just like the instructions say. I also wonder if some older video poker machines are vulnerable in the same way.

    Anyway...a fascinating article on it from Wired...February, 2017.

  2. BadKarma

    BadKarma Vegas Degenerate - Still Royal Flushless

    Aug 8, 2015
    6 hours from Vegas!!
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    This has been posted on here somewhere already. Very interesting nonetheless.
    First flight in 2 years.......to my happy place
  3. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl MIA

    Apr 11, 2014
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    How do you think that Apple clown got all his money?:p
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