Time and time again, it has been emphasized by seasoned gamblers and casino-owners that roulette is a game of chance. The mere randomness of the game is enough to discourage anyone who’s thinking of cheating. However, some people find it hard to believe that such randomness in a game even exists. There must be a mathematical equation to cheating in roulette or even a device that could aid in roulette cheating.
Just recently, two men and a woman were arrested for allegedly cheating in roulette at London’s Ritz hotel casino. They were reported to have used a mobile phone equipped with a laser scanner to win up to UK 1.3 million. The scanner is said to be a device used in cheating at roulette by guessing the probable finishing point of the ball. It is possible that such a device can do that but authorities are skeptical if that device, or any device for that matter, could do it fast enough to allow the gambler to place a winning bet.
According to UK gambling laws, a “no spin” is called if the ball does not circle the wheel at least three times. And after three spins, the croupier makes the call “no more bets.” The time difference between the third spin and the call is possibly around 14 to 15 seconds, not enough for such a device for cheating in roulette to work.
In theory, roulette cheating is perhaps possible. One only needs to use a device that could judge the speed of the wheel and of the ball. Aside from that, this device for roulette cheating must be able to gauge the rate at which the speed of both degrades. But in order for this device to work successfully in roulette cheating, it must be able to do all these within a few seconds so the gambler has time enough to place his bet on the winning number.
What makes roulette cheating even more difficult is that the wheels are designed specifically to ensure just the right amount of randomness in the game. When the wheel is turned, the ball bounces slightly, increasing the randomness of its movement. All these odds make roulette cheating impossible.
This however does not stop some from staying dogged to the idea of roulette cheating. These types of people are desperate enough or simply unwilling to lose their last dollar to the casino.
Some people developed a mathematical system where probability and odds play big parts. They believe that roulette cheating is possible since the game involves numbers. Like in poker, this type of roulette cheating system uses the process of elimination in determining all the possible outcomes of a spin. But roulette is unlike the card game of poker.
Let’s explain this type of roulette cheating through an example. Say you make a bet Straight Up on 35. On the first spin, you get a 31. Now, just because you got a 31 in the first spin doesn’t mean that you only have to grapple with only 37 possible outcomes. There’s still every chance that the number 31 will come up on the next spin so this completely defeats the purpose. If you plan on cheating on roulette, probability is not the answer either.