Yep. You read that right. My best advice to you is to get up from the couch, leave the computer screen, go to a casino, play your favorite system and lose your money.
There is no substitute for experience. Period. None can teach you what a loss can teach you.
From time to time I receive messages from people who study roulette. Intelligent people. No mater their systems or questions, I can tell they are novices. Somehow it is clear to me that their way of thinking about roulette is the approach of someone who has never tried to win roulette and lost.
The saddest part is that there are many players who have lost money playing roulette and yet they have not learned much. I categorize these people as pure gamblers. Recently I met a guy who plays roulette for 20 years, yet his understanding of roulette strategy is pretty poor. He is not stupid. And I can not explain his lack of deeper understanding. So my advice does not always work. Losing at roulette is not always a learning experience for everyone.
Every gambling site should warn about the dangers of gambling addiction. We have too. (Casino self-exclusion and Responsible Gambling hypocrisy
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So if you feel that you lose control of your gambling, please seek help. And only gamble with your extra money, not your food or utilities money. Do not gamble with borrowed money. And do not gamble if you have not studied the game enough. (How to play roulette: Rules, Odds and Payouts
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Still, my point is this: If you can afford to lose some money and if you think you have studied roulette enough. And if you spend most of your time reading and thinking and testing. If you want to make the next step, you have to go out there and play. And lose. And try to understand why you lost and compare reality to your thoughts and tests and readings. It is a fact. You have to pay for your education. And there is no substitute for experience.
If you believe (or someone tries to make you believe) that you can learn (let alone "beat") roulette without being a loser, think again.
Pay the price or leave the game. That's the truth.