Our industry has a dirty little secret that is “secret” to almost no one inside gaming, but is so surreptitious to players that a Federal Court sealed the records of a case revealing the details. It took a February 2017 article in Wired magazine to give non-insiders the knowledge that slot machine random number generators are … well, not so random.
“Ha-ha; old news,” said Bradley L. Wilson, longtime slot company executive and former director of analytics for the very successful Best Sunshine Casino in Saipan. “For a very long time, game developers have known games do not use a true RNG. This issue has long been debated by developers.”