Online casino technology

The Technology Behind Online Casino

For some years now, they have been sprouting out of the ground: online casinos. Countless providers enable gambling fans to indulge in their favourite leisure activities around the clock on the Internet. Those who used to like to go to the casino in the past can now save their time and simply switch on the computer. But how exactly does this principle actually work?

Because where in a real casino there is a dealer who distributes cards and chips, has an eye on everything and is responsible for ensuring that a game goes smoothly, an online casino needs an adequate replacement. How can you ensure that the games work as you are used to from real life?

For this purpose, very special types of software are used, which have experienced their own hype since the advent of online casinos and have virtually formed a new industry. There are now almost as many well-known software manufacturers for online casinos as there are providers on the net, although a few of them stand out clearly. Take MicroGaming, for example, which is regarded as a pioneer in software development. As early as the mid-1990s, the company began to deal with online gambling and was thus one of the first companies to pave the way on the market. Providers such as 32RedCasino Online Portugal or Online Casino Srbija are among the best and most reputable MicroGaming customers. Here, the company is responsible for trying your luck on digital gaming machines or roulette tables and perhaps winning big money at 32Red and Co.

But Microgaming is not the only giant on the market. Soon after the company began to be successful, other companies came up with the idea to deal with this topic as well, and Net Entertainment Casinos, Playtech and many others soon followed. No matter which online casino you play at, it’s probably one of the big names behind it. Most of the companies founded themselves in the course of the 1990s, experienced the boom around the Internet and everything related to it, that is to say, at first hand and are perfectly adjusted to what the customers and ultimately the users would like to have offered when they register in an online casino to try their luck.

But how exactly does it work with this casino software? After all, what you see on a slot machine in a slot game, for example, must have been generated somewhere. There are indeed certain generators for this purpose. They are called Random Number Generators, or RNG for short, and thus stand as a rough translation for nothing else than the term random number generator. It is their job to ensure that the numbers that appear on the digital machine actually appear there at random. Fortunately, the current state of the art makes this possible, but the way the RNGs work is generally still considered to be relatively complicated, so that one has to have a lot of mathematically on the box in order to be able to follow this system.

The most important thing in this area is of course fair play. Users would certainly not react enthusiastically if it were found out that online casinos use software that deliberately ensures that few profits are made. In this case, you should really stick to reputable suppliers, because you get the guarantee that everything goes right. Apart from that, the providers don’t really need to cheat their customers at all, because in fact the probability to hit the jackpot on a slot machine is so small that the online casino itself usually has a plus factor. Smaller winnings are always in, but that someone has a really big fish on the fishing rod, happens only rarely. If the technology, which is the software behind the gaming machines on the Internet, but functions fairly and does not favour or disadvantage anyone, then you don’t really have to worry about anything like that as a player.

Due to the fact that most slots machines are operated by a random generator, the player has to say goodbye to the idea of using a tactic in some way. If everything is to be right, then one simply has to live with the fact that it depends entirely on the happiness or bad luck of the individual, whether one goes home with a profit or a loss. The payout of the prize therefore actually depends on an invoice, not on the moment you press the stop button or on which spin was the previous one. The same applies to the software, which determines which cards can be used for which purpose.

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All The Developer’s Books You Ever Wanted

Here is a big list of downloadable, programming related, books in PDF format for your everyday reference and advice. We tried to cover as many as we could think of but some things might be missing. We hope this list to be a good reference for all of you who need a place to find and download books about a specific aspect of programming.

Actionscript 3.0

  • ActionScript 3.0
  • ActionScript 3.0 Cheat Sheet
  • ActionScript Primer


  • How to design a Good API and why it Matters
  • WolfRam Alpha API
  • The little manual of API design
  • Live Search API
  • JavaScript for Acrobat API
  • Google Maps API
  • Twitgoo Developer API
  • Newsgator REST API
  • The Linux Kernel API
  • JDBC 2.0 Standard Extension API
  • The Facebook Platform


  • ASP security standards
  • Introducing ASP
  • ASP.NET page lifecycle
  • ASP Cheat Sheet
  • Authentication and Security Mechanisms in ASP.NET Web Applications
  • ASP.NET using VB.NET


  • C++ Essentials
  • A Design Rationale for C++/CLI
  • More C++
  • Optimizing software in C++
  • Thinking in C++
  • Functional Programming in C++
  • Static Interfaces in C++
  • Memory model for multithreaded C++
  • C Only Books Not in PDF Format (Thanks to wgj)
    • The C Book
    • C Elements of Style (Available as PDF but separate chapters)
    • Numerical Recipes in C (Also separate chapters available in PDF)


  • Introduction to CSS3
  • Fonts Spec Presentation
  • CSS3 display:magic;
  • CSS3 Cheatsheet


  • Drupal 6 API
  • Joomla
  • WordPress Plugin API
  • WordPress Widgets


  • F# Cheat Sheet
  • Language Overview
  • F# Warmup


  • Programming with Groovy
  • Real Life Groovy
  • Agile Web Development with Groovy and Grails
  • Groovy Metaprogramming


  • Java Generics
  • Java Quick Reference
  • Java Stack Inspection
  • Java Coding Style
  • Multithreaded Java
  • Bytecode verification
  • Java Primer


  • JavaScript Cheat Sheet
  • Reference Booklet
  • JavaScript as a real programming language
  • RDFa with JS
  • jQuery
    • jQuery 1.2 cheatsheet
    • jQuery Selectors
    • JavaScript & jQuery
  • mootools
    • Mootools basics
    • Mootools Essentials
  • PrototypeJS
    • Developer Notes for PrototypeJS
    • Prototype Cheat Sheet
    • JS and AJAX with Prototypejs


  • Basic Lisp
  • Lisp 1.5 Manual
  • The Complete idiot’s guide to Lisp packages
  • Using Lisp as a markup language


  • Cheat Sheet
  • MySQL on Windows
  • Hackproofing MySQL


  • Objective-C 2.0
  • From C++ to Objective-C
  • Obj-C internals
  • For Java Programmers


  • Objective-J book

Oracle SQL

  • Oracle SQL tutorial
  • Introduction to SQL injection attacks
  • Key Functions


  • The Manual
  • Secure File Uploading
  • PHP PCRE Cheat Sheet
  • Oracle & PHP
  • PHP & AJAX
  • Developer Best Practices with PHP
  • PHP Security Guide
  • PHP Extensions Writing
  • Frameworks
    • Symfony
    • CakePHP
    • CodeIgniter
    • Zend Framework
    • Prado


  • RESTful Web Services
  • oAuth and REST
  • RESTful services with JavaFX
  • Using Amazon WS with REST
  • REST for Web Services
  • Describe RESTful Services with WSDL 2.0
  • How to define REST Web Services


  • Ruby Language Expressions
  • Programming Ruby Secong Edition
  • Ruby Programming
  • Intro to Ruby on Rails
  • Ruby on Rails Cheat Sheet
  • Guide to Ruby (poignat)


  • Scala Tutorial
  • Scala Overview
  • Codemash


  • Functions Aggregators and Collations
  • Setup on Windows
  • SQLite Information


  • Manual
  • Scripting Graphical Commands


  • YAML Spec
  • Ruby and YAML

This post will be updated regularly with new books and sections.

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