I am currently planning to set up a team to create an online casino inc. poker. I myself will not be responsible for the prgramming but I need to get my head round the required setup of the whole system to be able to designate tasks between the team.
I do not want any wins or losses to be calculated on the users computer for security reasons. I want to be able to...in real time...send a "play" to my server. The response is then calculated ie. win/lose and then is sent down to the users comp. This will also be similar for poker in that all hands will be "dealt" on the server. And each users computer will only receive their 2 cards and no-one elses.
I just need to find a way, in princible, that I can send and receive variables, in real time to and from the server. The only way I can think is to use a database and check for the fields every 5 seconds etc.
If anyone has any suggestions it would be much appreciated.