1 )The point I was making is that APs castigate Method players for using previous winning numbers claiming that these are valueless because " the wheel has no memory ".It is contradictory to then claim that THEY can use them.Furthermore , if the previous numbers show that a section of the wheel is favoured then there is no need for wheel tracking because you already KNOW the favoured section.
I understand the point you were making, but it's not valid. It's not contradictory because the numbers are used for different purposes. Surely you can see this? it's one thing to track numbers to determine bias and quite another to use them to "predict" which even chance or dozen will come up next, based on the "law of averages" (the gambler's fallacy). Of course, there is a sense in which the AP can use past spins to "predict" future spins, but the underlying logic is quite different, and anyway this is only a very minor part of the procedure; it is NOT the main means by which bias is detected.
And regarding your second point, as I said, no serious AP who specializes in biased wheels will rely solely on collecting numbers to determine the bias. Most people think that bias just means a tilted wheel, so the ball ends up in one sector more often than another, but there are many other kinds of bias which are NOT detectable by the casino. The kind of bias used by VB players, for example, can not be detected merely by looking at the winning numbers, and therefore will not be picked up by the casino's monitoring technology.
If you have detected a bias, not merely by looking at the numbers, but by other means, then in some cases it's appropriate to verify that the numbers coming out are consistent with the hypothesis of bias. For example, if you have visually detected that a pocket or number of pockets tend to deflect the ball, due to a defect, then an examination of a suitable sized sample of the winning numbers will either confirm or refute this hypothesis.
Most have a very simplistic idea of bias, that the ball ends up in a sector which will be revealed just by looking at the winning numbers. But if it's that easy, obviously the casino can take steps to eliminate it, which they have. This is why most think that AP may have worked in the past, but not any more. The truth though, is that modern wheels present just as much opportunity for AP as they did in the past, but the biases are more subtle, and NOT revealed just by looking at winning numbers.
There are MANY factors which can result in a bias, which is sometimes only temporary.