Every gamble you make on bitZino is immediately independently verifiable by you.
We utilize a novel cryptographic approach which ensures that neither you nor us can possibly know the shuffle of a deck until the moment it is dealt. To verify any hand, click on the link below any table, and copy the values into the form above.
Want all the nitty-gritty details of how we do this? Keep on reading!
Our servers create a new deck and shuffle it utilizing a hardware random number generator. We call this deck the
initial_shuffle. See the table to the right to see what card each character in the
initial_shuffle represents. Most casinos proceed to deal to you at this point, but for us this is just the beginning of our shuffle process.
Our servers also generate a random string, called the
server_seed. We combine the
initial_shuffle and the
server_seed strings into a single JSON encoded string. We call this JSON string the
Finally, we hash the
secret using the
SHA256 one-way hashing algorithm. This is called the
Hash(secret). We show you this value to you before the hand starts, so you can independently verify that we didn't manipulate the
server_seed or the
Now, in order to truly be fair, we need to do something like letting you cut the deck.
client_seed. For the most security, we recommend using a browser that supports crypto.getRandomValues(), so your browser can generate a cryptographically secure string. If you'd like, you can modify this string to anything you want (up to 32 characters). If you're superstitious, this is a great place to put something lucky, because whatever you put here has a direct impact on the final shuffle of the deck.
When you hit the Bet button, your browser sends the
client_seed to our servers. Our servers then hash the combination of the
server_seed and the
SHA256 again). We use this hash to seed the Mersenne Twister pseudorandom number generator. We then fully reshuffle the deck using this random number generator. Since the random number generator was seeded using a number that only you knew before the deal, there is no possible way for us to know the outcome of this shuffle.
Finally, we deal the cards to you. You are guaranteed a provably fair game.
We use this same approach for our Roulette and Craps games, we simply use a different deck of cards. A Roulette "deck" contains only 37 cards (0-36 inclusive). Each card in the Roulette deck represents an outcome of a spin of the wheel. A Craps "deck" contains 36 cards, each card representing a distinct outcome of a roll of a pair of dice.
After fully shuffling using the above process, we simply use the top card for the outcome of the Roulette wheel spin or the Craps dice roll.
Using the top card works great for Roulette and Craps, but Slots requires a more in-depth approach:
For slots, we still allow you to re-shuffle a deck of cards in the same way as our other games. Once we have a shuffled deck, we use factoradics to convert the deck into a specific number depending on how many reels and how many icons per reel the slots game has. We then convert that number into a specific spin configuration. Because this is a repeatable process, the same provably fair shuffle will always result in the same spin configuration.
Once you've calculated the icon numbers using the below calculator, just click on the link from your Slots game. Then, look for the box. This box will include a number next to each icon for your Slots game, so you can verify that the calculated numbers match the middle row of numbers from your spin.
Our tech blog has an even more in-depth description of this approach to Provably Fair Shuffling.