word type: acronym
- Random Number Generator.
What it Is
A random number generator can be anything that, well, generates numbers randomly; shuffling a deck of cards, rolling dice, flipping a coin are all examples.
Mysteries of the RNG
In online poker, the RNG is an unseen bit of computer programming, previously believed to be controlled by Lee Jones.
Although Poker Terms now believes that Lee Jones does NOT actually control the RNG, questions will always abound about how, exactly, the RNG in online poker works: does it shuffle continuously? Does it shuffle a virtual deck and then stand still? Is it rigged? Mysteries.