Random number generators are often used in games, which is why it is common for people to think that they are just for games. This is not true because many businesses use them in order to explore their options, such as in scenario analysis, to help them understand outlier scenarios.
Random number generators can be used in various ways. For example, they can generate random numbers for a game or they can be used to generate numbers for computer simulations.
A random number generator can be used in numerous applications including gambling, cryptography, and simulations.
A computer-based Pseudorandom Number Generator was first implemented by John von Neumann, in 1946, and has been improved over time through various innovations to make it suitable for different applications.
The random number generator, above, can generate random numbers between 1 and 100.