I been playing mostly free online backgammon, ( I’ll get to the point ), and I play real dice backgammon on wood boards, preferred.
They are not the same, you can outmaneuver in online gammon, think you got it in the bag, and the opponent wins with a string of doubles at the last moment. It just does not happen in real dice game of gammon.
In real poker I prefer to play manila, ( 32 cards, 7’s to Ace ),
You get dealt 2 cards each, and one community card before bets begin. So if ya holding a 7 8, and a J is the first community card, ya in with a chance…faster and cleaner due to less junk cards. Unfortunately I don’t see manila online, even free.
Ok, here, free poker and a few other places a similar thing happens with the dealing of the cards, so many questionable things that are far from real.
I have come to a conclusion and I think it’s to do with the physics of real games, and the mechanical algorithm in computer games.
The computer, the program is “fixed”, it has no free fall, it’s robotic be it computer dice rolls or computer generated card deals. A programmer will understand this and better explain what happens INSIDE the program/robot. Mathematicians may understand it also and better explain,
Even keno comes under the same principle…I used to go to casinos for the entertainment of watching the balls fall, and win more often than the computer keno. I no longer play keno unless it’s real balls.
The moral is, it’s the programming behind the dice rolls, cards dealt, keno etc etc.
It cannot and will not ever be the same as real free fall. You cannot put the physics of “free air” into a computer and expect a similar outcome. The math does not allow it because the algorithm, or “matrix” starts at mechanical zero and returns to mechanical zero in computer programs.
Therefore, the art is in the programer/s…can they produce as near as possible to the real, rather than pseudo-random ?