Real World Roulette Facts You Need to Know

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010

Did you know that not all Roulette games in the casino are created equal? How about that the game's mechanics can change as you are playing? Yes, it's true. If you're going to play Roulette in the real world, there are some facts you need to know.

Walk around any Las Vegas casino and take a look at the Roulette tables. What's the one thing that immediately stands out? Think for a minute. Got it? A different person is operating each Roulette game. So why does this matter?

It's the dealer who spins the ball around the wheel. In the old days-and today in some lower-end casinos-the dealer would also spin the wheel. Today, it's usually a machine that keeps the wheel going at a certain speed.

However, there isn't a machine that spins the ball. This means that the ball is speeding along at a different pace for each dealer. If you play more than 40 minutes to an hour, you'll also experience a dealer change and thus a change in the ball speed and outcome.

I have seen some people who can get to know a dealer's pattern-since most dealer's spin the same way all the time-and figure out what section of the wheel the ball is about to drop into by look at where the wheel was when the dealer started the spin.

Here's another factor you need to think about. Unlike online casinos, the real world casinos use physical items. That wheel is a physical item that was manufactured. While they all have the same specifications, they are all a little different. Also as they are used, they tend to shift slightly-we're talking physics here.

There was a famous Roulette team in Las Vegas that once made a living by charting the wheels. They'd watch lots of games and figure out if the wheel had any tilt, warping, etc. They'd also pay attention to the dealers-spin rate, etc. By putting those combinations together with a solid playing style and a little luck, they were able to rock n roll at the Roulette tables in Vegas.

Will knowing all of this make you a guaranteed winner in Vegas? No. But, it can help you score more wins and that just might make your playing time more enjoyable. And who knows. You may walk out of the casino a big winner. It's a war zone out there. You have to utilize every piece of information that might give you an edge as you can.

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