What is RNG and Why You Should Care

RNG is short for Random Number Generator and today the Casino Heroes’ blog explains what it means. We’ve also released 4 new slots to our players’ delight.

RNG explained

It can be somewhat complicated to grasp the mechanisms of online slot machines. Quite naturally, not many outside the iGaming industry are familiar with the advanced algorithms that make slots possible, why we decided to give our readers a crash course on the most important factor of them all: The Random Number Generator (RNG).

All slots in the online casino world use random number generators to ensure that all game play is fair and square. Logically, ever since homo erectus started enjoying games of chance, the thrill of true randomness has been a factor. Think about when you toss a dice, shuffle cards, flip a coin or draw a straw – they’re equally random games that don’t require precocious skills.

RNG is a computerised way to generate randomness in online slot machines. Today, randomness is implemented in online slots through blocks of code. The basic function consists of an algorithm that constantly generates a list of random numbers hundreds of times per second, and those numbers determine the reels’ placements.

When a player pushes the spin button and places a bet, the game shows how the latest completely randomized sequence of numbers got positioned.

The important takeaway here is that the player actually never causes the numbers to generate, as that happens automatically and continuously. Thus, the outcome of the spin has already been determined the moment a player clicks the spin button.

4 New Games

Now that RNG makes more sense, it’s time to look more closely on our new game releases.

Mustang Gold (Pragmatic Play)

The mythical wild horses roam the prairies in this slot. Noble looking mustangs are beautifully depicted and in game specialities are 4 jackpots, a coin game, and a bonus spin round with no limit triggers. Lowest paying symbols are J to A, while the highest ones are cowgirls, cowboys, and mustangs.

Rome: Rise of an Empire (Blueprint gaming)

When did Gladiators become popular? Is it all Russel Crow’s fault? While his character Maximus wondered if the Romans were entertained in the movie from year 2000, Blueprint created their first slot.

We spun the 3×5 reels on Rome: Rise of an Empire, which has 20 fixed pay lines and a max bet of a Caesar’s pocket money: 500.

Random modifiers are:

Bonus Boost – adds scatters

Spear of Destiny – locks the win + respins the reels

Sword Strike – slashes off the bottom row 1-3 times

Legion’s Glory – triggers up to 3 wilds

Ninja Ways (Red Tiger)

Asian mega city lights frame the slot Ninja Ways, set in a pagoda-ish building. Game symbols are of course borrowed straight from the Ninjutsu culture, together with sets of letters, where the N pays out the most. The animations are well executed and remind us of a comic book. Special features include the Ninja Wild, modifiers and bonus spin rounds.

Mighty Africa (Playson)

The heat of an exotic African savannah serves as the setting for Mighty Africa: 4096 ways. Guess what the symbols are? The animal inhabitants of the savannah of course. The grid is 4×6, and the game features bonus spins, wild split features and “all pay” mechanics. If players get super lucky, gold coins will shower the screen.


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