Integrity & Fairness

Creating a fair and quality gaming experience for our players is our highest priority at BETSFANS.COM. The solution chosen for RNG/Shuffling is critical to ensuring a fair game for all players. Consequently, BETSFANS.COM investigated many systems and algorithms before deciding on implementation of what we believe is a superior solution. If you require any further information about the fairness of our games or BETSFANS.COM's RNG/Shuffling implementation, please contact us at SUPPORT@BETSFANS.COM.

Random Number Generator (RNG) & Shuffling

BETSFANS.COM's RNG solution ensures the even distribution of cards whereby no sequence or relationship can be discovered in any way. The RNG solution is unaware of what’s going on in the game itself, so when the game requests a random card, the RNG has no idea of whose turn it is nor how the game is being played. We believe this is the ultimate impartial tool, better than the physical shuffling of cards.

Certifications

Technical Systems Testing RNG Certification
TST laboratories provide fully independent and impartial testing and certifications for industry operators, suppliers, manufactures and regulators. TST analyzes system software and equipment, and the environments in which they operate, against manufacturer’s specifications, legislative and regulatory requirements, and to generally accepted industry standards. • Cryptographic Standards Validation Program at NIST: http://csrc.nist.gov/projects/crypto.html • Computer Security Resource Clearinghouse: http://csrc.nist.gov/

Microsoft CryptoAPI RNG

BETSFANS.COM uses the cryptographically-secure RNG system found in Microsoft’s CryptoAPI. "Cryptographically secure" means that the RNG is so completely random that even a large amount of computer analysis cannot predict or detect patterns in the output, a fact that has been validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Microsoft's 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. Details on this may be found here. 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: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/ Cryptographic Standards Validation Program at NIST: http://csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/ Computer Security Resource Clearinghouse: http://csrc.nist.gov/

Security

Creating and maintaining a safe and secure gaming environment is our number one priority. Our BETSFANS.COM Security Team promptly and thoroughly investigates any player complaints by registered BETSFANS.COM Account holders who may suspect questionable practices or collusion. Consider them CSI Poker. BETSFANS.COM official stand on security is that any player found to be participating in collusion or deceptive practices will have their account immediately closed and will be permanently banned from all BETSFANS.COM games. Contact BETSFANS.COM security directly at SUPPORT@BETSFANS.COM.

COLLUSION

Collusion is an unacceptable practice that undermines the integrity of the games. In order to combat collusion BETSFANS.COM employs numerous preventative security measures which include random security checks and log-file reviews. Our analysis includes automatic tracking of betting patterns related to the strength of a player's hand and referencing that against other player’s actions at the same table to determine if they may be working together. Sophisticated algorithms are employed to identify, track and uncover collusion help to ensure the integrity of our system and fairness at our tables.

BOTS

The use of Artificial Intelligence or “bots” is strictly forbidden. BETSFANS.COM employs measures to prevent and detect the use of programs that are designed to enable artificial intelligence (non-human) play on the site. Players found to be using such programs will have their account closed immediately and they will be banned from playing at the site permanently.

TRACKING SOFTWARE

BETSFANS.COM does not support the use of software that shares hand histories. Tracking software permitted on the network is only permitted to track hands in which a player was involved.