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John Robison

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John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming's leading publications. Hear John on "The Good Times Radio Gaming Show," broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoons. You can listen to archives of the show online anytime.

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Ask the Slot Expert: Does my computer have an RNG?

15 Jan 2012

By John Robison

My computer does not have a RNG. So how do the various video poker training programs select the hands?

A Random Number Generator (RNG) is just a function built using common mathematical operations. Although it can be put on a chip and be a discrete component on a logic board, it can also just be part of a program running on your computer or part of the program running a slot machine.

The video poker training programs you run on your PC have their own built-in RNGs.

Best of luck in and out of the casinos,
John


Send your slot and video poker questions to John Robison, Slot Expert, at slotexpert@comcast.net. Because of the volume of mail I receive, I regret that I can't reply to every question.

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