The dark side of gambling forums can happen when political correctness becomes the single highest objective, no matter how incredibly asinine the claim, or sales pitch.. When it's more important for good will and perceived feelings to triumph over basic probability, logic, facts, and common sense . Unfortunately this creates a thriving environment for scammers, bloviating system sellers, and an infection of ignorance.
On such dark forums, system sellers come, boasting a winning system, telling members that "they've supported themselves solely by such a system for the last 40 years, include glowing 2nd and 3rd party testimonials on their linked website, and a photo of themselves reclining in a Jacuzzi, smoking a fat cigar with a bottle of champagne and a pile of chips nearby, revealing that they have a PhD in roulette and have spent years of painstaking research perfecting said strategy." On such forums, criticizing a scam or pointing out the obvious logic and math flaws of a system is considered grounds for supervised moderation. Peer review is simply not acceptable. Correcting mistakes is viewed as being hurtful, and basic probability is considered to be only "one opinion".
On well run forums, like the Wizardofvegas and Myrulet, commonsense, logic, and math is the rule and it trumps bloviating system sellers bearing flowers and manhugs. The moderators aren't male figure skaters, they're all real mathematicians, and/ or are very well educated with regards to basic probability and the games they play. New members and gambler's can quickly learn the real facts that are shared by more experienced gambler's, basic probability, and how to actually get a real edge at various casino games. Consequently, the general gambling knowledge of the forum members far exceeds that of the other forums. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for many of the forums that have been left in the dark.
Without peer review, logic, and math, most forum members will not build better methods, but will remain trapped within a box, unaware of their stagnant confines. And the Martingales along with every other up as you lose progression will continue to be reinvented on a daily basis.
"It seems as though authors of roulette systems for sale always claim to have a degree in math, thus instantly announcing the whole thing to be a con .
Perhaps a degree in logical thinking would be more beneficial to themselves."