Having carried out some research on random number generators or RNG’s for short I concluded that there are degrees of randomness. The whole thing is really complicated, just like infinity itself.
Why do we need it? For betting or gambling of course, it has no other use than prediction. Since ancient times rolling the dice, flipping a coin or using playing cards all have forms of random number generation. In this article we only consider random RNG’s in machines.
Random number generation can be really simple as in the flip of a coin. However as the number of outcomes increases it can become a hugely complex task. For example flipping a coin only has two outcomes and in theory that outcome could be repeated an infinite number of times. The reality of course is that the odds of 2:1 are rather more balanced.
UK Bingo Licences are issued by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) who regulate all forms of gambling within the UK. It was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 in partnership with the licensing authorities. The UKGC also regulate the National Lottery.
Bingo is defined as a game in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the winner being the first person to mark off all their numbers. The UKGC are able to issue three different types of Licences.
It was always a popular game, many have been excited by winning, or at the prospect of winning. In recent years though it has suffered a decline. Many attribute that to the smoking ban but the surge in online gaming has also taken its toll. Many of the old Bingo halls have closed down but the game still has a strong following.
Australian gambling laws seem very lapse, the have allowed Australians to become the highest wagerers per capita in the world.
Australian Gambling Laws
Gambling Laws in Australia have generally been the responsibility of individual territories rather than Central Government. Gambling has become a problem in Australia and more recently central government is taking a more active stance. The negative impact of gambling on Australian Society has long been a matter of concern for the people of Australia.
Gambling is very popular in Australia. In fact it has the highest expenditure per head than any other county in the world. The laws have been very lapse, licensed land based casinos are permitted and indeed many exist. The new Crown Casino in Melbourne is a recently constructed Australian mega casino resort.
Latest UK gambling statistics perhaps show that the open availability of Apps for mobile devices has caused more gamblers go online than ever before.
Latest UK Gambling Statistics published by the UK Gambing Commission
The Main Statistics
New figures published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) show online gambling is now the largest gambling sector in the UK. The latest figures published by UKGC show online gambling accounts for 33% of all gambling in the UK.
Gross Gambling Yield
The total gross gambling yield was £13.6 million for the twelve month period from April 2015.
Latest UK gambling statistic published by the UKGC show a gross gambling yield of £4.5 billion for online gambling operators between April 2015 and March 2016. Over the same period, the National Lottery generated £3.4 billion. The high street betting sector generated £3.3 billion and traditional casinos generated £1 billion.
There is already much opposition to proposed new Brazilian gambling legislation. The Catholic Church has called for proposed new legislation to be annulled by the upper house.
Senate to consider new Brazilian gambling legislation
Only last week the Brazilian Senators voted to legalize gambling. Legalised forms would include land based casinos, bingo parlours, lotteries and sports betting. Some forms of electronic betting would be included. Yesterday, the Senate President announced that the upper house would cast the final vote on December 7th, before parliamentary recess on December 22nd.
Although gambling in Brazil has been outlawed for 70 years, National Congress are aiming to allow gambling through a new gaming act. The bill is not specific on the number of outlets or what forms of online gambling would be allowed. The intention is to stamp out underground gambling enterprises such as the “Jogo de Bicho”, a type of lottery which is reported to be run by criminals.
UK Betting Shop History began during May 1961 after the Betting and Gaming Act allowed bookmakers to operate from shops.
The Story of UK Betting Shop History
After the Betting and Gaming Act 1961 was introduced it allowed betting shops to open for business. Prior to that official gambling could only take place in the field at the numerous dog and race tracks around the UK. Of course illegal gambling was rife but it was hoped the new Act would allow better controls.
That was the trigger for starting of a big new lucrative business. Betting shops were soon opening up in every conceivable location and after the first six months there were 10,000 open for business. It became the fastest growing industry in the UK at the time.
There are many reports that the game of Bingo can be traced back to an Italian Lottery called Lo Giuoco which originated in 1530. It is true that Bingo history does find some similarity with lottery games which require random number selection.
There is the suggestion that playing Bingo evolved from the British Armed forces at the end of the 1800’s. The British Army played a game called Housey-Housey which involved marking randomly drawn numbers on a card. The winner covered all the numbers on the card. The Navy had a similar game called Tombola which today we might call a raffle. There was a large naval Garrison in Malta from 1814 and some say that the game was derived there.