I was more interested in the duration of live roulette spins, because you mention "crowded live tables, where the spinning is brutally slow"
As we both know roulette spins in Greece and other European countries are slow, but Real and other members suggested that in general they are (too) much faster in the US (less than 2 minutes).
I just wanted your opinion and experience on this.
I went to the casino today to check out the G5 Interblock.
The betting time is only 30 seconds. It starts the countdown on the screen as soon as the winning number is announced. The ball is spun about 6 sec. before the bet cutoff. Then "No more bets".
The complete cycle is 48 seconds. From betting to announcing and paying to winning number.
Not even a minute. Just like the online live casinos like William Hill.
Minimum chip is 50 cents, but you have to bet $5. Sounds cheap, but at 50 seconds/per spin you can lose a lot more than a live table.
If you use a system that requires to look at the previous numbers and process them, then you don't have time to finish the bet.
Live table spinning times depends directly on how many people play. On weekends are crowded, but some casinos don't even have automatic chip stackers, and that causes a lot of delays, Because the dealer shorts them out by hand. And sometimes but not always is helped by another dealer.
In general, the dealer waits for all sitting players to finish their bets,
There is no pressure to hurry.
the dealer usually goes with the players' pace.
with the same number of players at a table the spins in Greece are faster.
American players bet too many numbers. Not unusual 25 and 30 of them. Plus there in no neighbor bets. so everything has to be placed by hand.