There is no shortage of websites professing to reveal expert roulette strategies. The problem is most of them are written by casino affiliates, whose aim is only to refer you to casinos. So they don’t necessarily have the experience to give accurate advice. One exception is an explanation of roulette rules, which are universally simple, and difficult to get wrong. But when it comes to expert information concerning wining at roulette, it’s hard to find good information.
Search engines like Google don’t particularly care about the accuracy of information. Google staff certainly aren’t qualified to know which roulette strategy works or fails. Nor do they have the time to investigate. Typical search engines consider a site to be accurate if other authority websites link to it. So a link is considered a vote for a website.
Google staff are aware many high-ranking websites contain inaccurate, or even harmful information. For this reason, they are developing an algorithm that determines the accuracy of information. This is no easy task, especially with technical matters such as the viability of a roulette system.
Basically the vast majority of websites contain nonsense. Any smart person would quickly recognize the difference between a website with valuable information, to one that is loaded with junk for high search engine rankings.
Which Are The Real Expert Strategies?
If you believe everything you read, then you will think every roulette strategy on every page is for experts. And if you don’t test properly, you will rely on short-term test results, and believe the system works. Of course further testing will reveal the truth, but most players are too lazy to test properly. If you are looking to test your system, learn how to test properly. Ultimately you must test accurately, and over enough spins to be statistically relevant. After all there’s no point in testing just one hundred spins. Even random bets can be profitable over so few spins. And don’t make the mistake of thinking testing many spins is not needed. A recreational player may not see the point in testing hundreds of thousands or even millions of spins. Their argument may be that they will never play that many spins anyway, so such large tests are pointless. But as any expert understands, more tests mean more data, and more assurance that the test results properly reflect the system’s effectiveness. In the case of analysis, more data is always better than less.
This brings us to the next point. So if you are no expert player, how do you know who the real experts are? And how do you know an expert roulette strategy without a thorough understanding of it?
Firstly, it makes sense to consider what casinos are afraid of. Do they care if you make random bets? Of course not. That’s the perfect player for them.
What about if you make outside bets, such as red and black? Again the casino won’t care. Generally you will find the maximum wagers for outside bets is significantly larger than inside bets. In fact some casinos can have just one hundred dollars maximum for inside bets, and up to 50,000 dollars maximum for outside bets. This is one clue, but there’s more.
You could stand for many hours making random inside and outside bets. You will continue to lose, and the casino will continue to offer you free drinks. Now try making bets based on wheel sectors. For example, on the European roulette wheel, numbers zero, thirty-two, and twenty-six are directly next to each other. These are called sector bets. If you repeatedly make sector bets, and appear to be winning more than losing, casino surveillance staff will begin to take notice.
Expert players can easily camouflage their bets to avoid detection, but that’s a whole other story and won’t be discussed here – or probably on any other public website.
In some cases, particularly paranoid casinos may even close the table on you, or ask you to leave. But such immediate action is extremely rare. In most cases, repeatedly making sector bets will result in the casino closely watching you. This is because sector bets are one of the approaches used by expert roulette players. Some of these approaches are explained below:
Roulette wheel bias: this is where roulette wheel defects make particular numbers spin more frequently than others. A typical example is half wheel bias. This is where the spinning part of the wheel, known as the rotor, spins on a slight angle. Expert Roulette bias players call this wheel wobble. The effect of such a wobble is that the lower part of the wheel is lower than the higher. And because of gravity, the winning number will more often occur in the lower part of the rotor. If for example the lower part was around number zero, then the expert player will place bets around zero.
There’s a lot more to roulette wheel bias which is not explained in this article. Do biased wheels exist today? Absolutely. Almost every modern casino uses automated software to scan for roulette wheel bias. But rather than it be a completely effective solution, unfortunately for casinos, the software is largely inadequate. It does not reveal bias that an expert player can identify. For example, say a casino brought a new wheel to the floor. For the casino to know if the roulette wheel had a bias, they would first need around 4000 to 5000 spins. The amount of spins required depends on a variety of variables.
But an expert roulette bias player can listen to the ball as it bounces on particular pockets. On a biased wheel, the plastic inside the pockets may have begun to bubble up. This is because the glue becomes loose from the metal of the rotor. The effect of this is the ball bounce is dead and in this area, so naturally the ball is more likely to end up in a neighbouring pocket. The result is the player can detect a bias just from listening to the wheel. Then they would need only a small amount of data to verify what they suspect. Meanwhile, the casino’s automated software will detect a possible bias, but would need far more data to verify it. And by then, the expert bias player will have left with winnings.
Roulette wheel bias is an example of a roulette wheel strategy, where the betting table is not a consideration. Remember that the winning number has nothing to do with the table. It’s the wheel and the ball that determines a winning number.
Roulette computers and visual ballistics: it doesn’t take an expert to understand the winning number is mostly determined by the wheel and the ball. Ballistics is a general study of the physics involved. Visual ballistics is a very popular technique amongst professional players. Basically after the ball is released, the player uses a series of visual observations to predict where the ball is most likely to land. It is nowhere near as difficult as it first seems, because you take various shortcuts.
All a visual ballistics player needs to do is estimate when the ball has the same predictable number of revolutions to go, before it falls. It is very easy for inexperienced players to estimate when the ball has one revolution remaining. It takes a little more skill to know when there are three revolutions remaining. An expert player with advanced visual ballistics methods can know when there are ten or more revolutions to go. When there are these ten revolutions to go, and the ball hits particular diamonds more frequently than others, half the work is done. All that’s left to know is what number will be underneath the dominant diamonds when the ball falls. So it’s more a calculation of time, and there is significant room for error. Keep in mind that the ball doesn’t fall at a random point. It tends to fall and hit specific metal deflectors, known as diamonds, more frequently than others.
Because of dominant diamonds, we know with reasonable accuracy, where the ball will fall. So we just need to know when, which ultimately tells us which number the ball will first hit. After observing numerous spins, we can also estimate the distance the ball will bounce.
Roulette computers are a significant step up from visual ballistics. They are hidden electronic devices that accurately measure the speed of the wheel on the ball. They utilize the same physics as visual ballistics players, but are far more accurate and easy to use. Currently they are still legal in approximately half of the world’s casinos. But legal or not, casinos won’t allow you to use them. So they are used covertly, and are hidden in places such as shoes.
The first step to identifying genuine expert roulette strategies is to consider what the casinos are afraid of. Certainly casinos are not afraid of systems like the Martingale. In fact they encourage them. But if you appear to be a bias or visual ballistics player, expect the casino to notice you. But again, there are easy ways for experts to avoid detection.
Visual ballistics and bias analysis is not at all illegal. Casinos call them advantage play techniques, because they give players a legitimate advantage.
The majority of casinos even hire consultants to advise them about expert players.
In the case of roulette computers, the laws regarding their use vary considerably. For example, it would be suicide to apply them in Las Vegas, where they are strictly illegal. After all Las Vegas is a central gambling hub, and the laws are very strict. But in most European countries, gambling law is much more relaxed and often doesn’t even mention electronic devices. And in cases where something is not specifically illegal, it is legal.
Probably the highest profile case of roulette computer use was in London’s Ritz casino. The players won approximately £1.3 million in a three-day period. The players were arrested under suspicion of cheating. But soon after, they were released because they were found not to have broken any laws. Shortly after, roulette computers were ruled as illegal. But even later, gambling became deregulated, and roulette computers became legal again. Again this is just one jurisdiction, and it’s different for every jurisdiction. But generally speaking, roulette computers are still legal in approximately half of the jurisdictions worldwide.