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Provable Fairness in Online Gambling
Provable Fairness in Online Gambling
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As online gambling continues to grow in popularity, players are becoming increasingly concerned about the fairness of the games they play. Provable fairness is a technological innovation that seeks to address these concerns by ensuring that online casinos operate fairly and transparently. In this article, we will discuss the concept of provable fairness, how it works, and its importance in the world of online gambling.

What is Provable Fairness?

Provable fairness is an algorithm that checks and verifies an online casino's fairness towards its players. This technology is primarily used in Bitcoin or cryptocurrency casinos and games, helping to alleviate players' fears of being ripped off by online gambling sites.

How Does Provable Fairness Work?

Provably fair systems use three variables:

  1. Server seed – provided by the online casino.

  2. Client seed – provided by the player's browser and can be adjusted by the player.

  3. Cryptographic nonce – a number that grows in parallel to the bets a player makes.

The process starts with the online casino generating a seed number. This number is hashed and sent to the player before they place a bet. Hashing converts a lengthy data string into a shorter one, ensuring that neither the operator nor the player can easily manipulate the seed.

Next, the player's browser generates a random client seed. Players are advised to adjust the client seed before placing any bets. Once both seeds are in place, they interact with each other to create the bet's result. The nonce, which starts at 0 or 1 depending on the website, increases with every bet placed. The algorithm uses the seeds and nonce to select a random action in the game.

After the player finishes their session, they can receive the unencrypted version of the client seed and verify the game's fairness. This is done by inputting the unhashed seeds into a verifier, which checks if the value produced matches the one in the game.

Crypto Gambling Foundation and Provable Fairness:

BC.Game is a verified operator on the Crypto Gambling Foundation network, which aims to uphold the highest standards of provably fair gambling. To learn more about provable fairness and its importance in the online gambling industry, visit the Crypto Gambling Foundation website at https://cryptogambling.org/.

Verifying the Fairness of a Game:

To verify the fairness of a game on BC Game, follow these steps:

  1. Select "My Bets" under the game you are playing.

  2. Click on the bet ID of the game.

BC Game uses a third-party scripted verification system that allows players to check the fairness of each bet and confirm that they have not been manipulated. As the saying goes, "Don't trust, Verify!"

Provable fairness is a crucial innovation in the world of online gambling, ensuring that casinos operate fairly and transparently. By using provably fair systems, players can have confidence in the fairness of the games they play and know that they are not being cheated. As the online gambling industry continues to grow and evolve, the adoption of provable fairness technology will become even more critical in maintaining trust between players and operators.


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