Random Number Generator
Creating a fair and quality gaming experience for our players is our highest priority at Red Star Poker. Our RNG solution ensures the even distribution of cards whereby no sequence or relationship can be discovered in any way. Red Star Poker uses the cryptographically-secure RNG system found in Microsoft’s CryptoAPI. The CryptoAPI RNG complies with Federal Information Processing Standard 186-2 appendix 3.1, using SHA-1 as the G function. It has been validated by the NIST’s Cryptographic Module Validation Program.
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It is important to note that computers are deterministic machines, and as such, they cannot produce truly random numbers. For this reason one often refers to Pseudo Random Number Generators (PRNG). Pseudo implies that a PRNG does not produce truly random numbers, but numbers that are random enough for a specific practical use.
The validation of Microsoft’s CryptoAPI by the National Institute of Standards and Technology proves the PRNG system used is highly random and highly secure as it is a critical building block for the CryptoAPI. For more information on NIST processing standards and security validation, please visit:
- Federal Information Processing Standards 140-1 and 140-2
- Cryptographic Standards Validation Program at NIST
- Computer Security Resource Clearinghous
If you require any further information about the fairness of our games or Red Star Poker RNG, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.