DRAW RANDOMNESS IS ABSOLUTE, CERTIFIED AND IRREPROACHABLE
Kino Draws occur every 5' on a daily basis from 9:00am to 23:55pm. In each draw, 20 numbers are drawn from 1 to 80.
These numbers derive from a Random Number Generator (RNG) while the draw results are transmitted in dedicated screens within the agencies and are published in our website.
OPAP guarantees the 100% random occurrence of the 20 numbers of all 180 draws of KINO.
This is achieved through the strict process that is set globally for all systems that consider RNGs.
More specifically this process is as follows:
- The 20 numbers of each draw derive from a system of an Independent body that is developed specifically for OPAP's KINO. This system is built and maintained from CTI (Computer Technology Institute & Publications) of Patras University and ensures the randomness of the draws and the integrity of the whole process.
- It is composed of series of servers that guarantee its continuous operation. The RNG algorithm generating the winning numbers of each KINO draw is designed by CTI based on the latest developments concerning RNGs and is considered being a state of the art in the field of RNGs
- In addition, CTI is obliged to follow the International developments in the RNG field and offer OPAP – on a quarterly basis – certifications from foreign Universities, verifying the consistent integrity of the system.
- The access in the system of KINO draws is only granted to the CTI personnel and only under the presence of a member of the Independent Control Committee (law 2843/2000) that is – in turn – defined by the ministries of Culture and Economics.
- After the expiry of the betting period of each draw, the file including all the participating slips of the draw is locked through an automatically generated hash-key. A member of the "Committee" verifies (on a daily basis) that the draw files have the correct hash-keys and that there has not been any kind of external breach in the system after the expiry of the betting period ("Security Process of the Participating Slips"*).
- This process is also evident in the way the file of the winners is secured. As soon as the 20 numbers of the draw are confirmed, the winners file of each draw is locked through an automatically generated hash-key. The presence of the correct hash-key is inspected by a member of the Control Committee by the end of each day, that verifies that there has not been any breach in the winners' files of the draws ("Security process of the winning files").
- By the end of each draw, the RNG system creates the winning numbers of the draw. The file with the winning numbers is uploaded in a server. The Data Processing Center of OPAP "reads" these numbers from the server. The communication between the server and OPAP's DPC is one-way, meaning that DPC can only read and not write on the server. In other words, the DPC of OPAP cannot communicate with CTI's RNG system and /or interfere with the files of the participating slips and files of the winners of each draw. Given the punctuality required from CTI's system to upload the draw numbers, the system's clock is GPS synchronized.
- The continuous and smooth operation of the RNG system of KINO is a top priority for OPAP. Therefore, all servers are "redundant", meaning that in case the initial server is – for any reason – out of order, a secondary – identical – server is ready to take over and continue the process.