When it comes to online blackjack, there are not many methods for cheating. There are no dealers, no pit bosses and no surveillance cameras and yet it is more difficult to cheat online than cheat at traditional casino. The hands which are dealt are all computerized and there is not much that a player can do to cheat at blackjack online.
Most players think that blackjack online cheating is impossible and the online casino software cannot be cracked. Also, the shuffle in blackjack online is totally random. However, blackjack software which is used by online casinos is not totally flawless as most of us would believe. Because of this, there have been players who have been able to cheat at online blackjack by understand how the shuffling works and then manipulating it.
Online Shuffling - How Does it Work?
In most online casinos, the software which is used for shuffling is known as “pseudo-random number generator”. Basically, the shuffles are not totally random. The modern computers are in fact deterministic and they make their decisions based on the triggers or based on the previous calculations. They cannot make any decisions just on their own.
A pseudo random number generator would only stimulate the number generation by using various mathematical algorithms. These algorithms are so complicated that it makes it very difficult to predict these shuffles. However, it is not all together impossible.
How do Players Crack the Pseudo RNG?
Every pseudo RNG would begin with a seed which is an initial number which is generated in the process. Some of these seeds are in fact generated through a stand alone algorithm. For example, a seed can be generated by making use of a dynamic Fibonacci sequence. However, most online seeds are quite predictable. Most of them just synchronize the server’s system clock. What this means is that if any player can figure out the systems clock timing, he/she can also figure out the pseudo RNG seed.
From there on, the only thing which has to be done is to plug in the seed to the shuffle algorithm in order to produce the numbers which present the exact shuffling order. This allows the player or the programmer to predict exactly what cards would be in the deck next. However, every single online casino would not seed from the system clock.
The point is that once the seed is known then the shuffle algorithm would be known and from there on it is easy to predict the cards which would be dealt in the future in the game. There are dozens of programmers who do cheat at blackjack by cracking the RNG seeds. This gives a huge advantage to the cheater.
Based on this, there are even plenty of blackjack cheating software which have been designed and are being used by players in order to predict the sequence of the cards which would be dealt to cheat at the game. Also, many of these software are even sold online for those interested in cheating.