The gambling industry, especially its online gambling branch, represents one of the fastest-growing fields when it comes to both reaching massive annual revenues and implementing the latest achievements of the IT world. It has been following the same path of progress since the invention of the earliest, mechanical-based slot machines, which were based on the latest technologies one could find in the field of mechanics.
A true revolution was witnessed when the first computer-chip was brought to the public, which quickly found its place in the gaming industry, as well as in the casino industry. Probably the greatest impact of a computer chip implementation was seen in slot machines, which transformed from outdated mechanical ones to modern video slots. A standard video slot chip was usually carrying an algorithm named the “Random Number Generator” (RNG), which represents a kind of a video slot “brain.” Its task is to produce a totally randomized series of numbers, and each of them corresponds to a certain combination a player will see on the slot machine display. And exactly this RNG is the key point of converting slot machines from purely mechanical to semi-robotized devices!
With the invention of the World Wide Web and its implementation throughout all inhabited continents, a special form of gaming began to emerge – online gaming. The gambling industry was also affected by such technological progress, creating space for a new kind of casino