Read the Wheel, Ride the Wave.
Other forms of gambling induce degrees of social hibernation, most common among poker machine addicts, but also prevalent among on-line electronic gamers where personality and reality are disguised, to hide shame and embarrassment?
What do you do?....”err, I play 'World of Warcraft', on-line, and my record is 17 hours nonstop!”
Really, did you make any money out of it? Were you compensated for your valuable time? Are you now the official UN recognized President of Earth? Starred in Red Dwarf perhaps?
Did you meet perchance, the love of your life in an Intergalactic chat-room?
When (and if) I ever play any game for (seventeen!!!) hours, I expect to gain some thousands of units of cash currency, and it will not be in any electronic form.
Serious about roulette? So am I, and here is how I started, learned, researched, developed and applied that education to the classic bricks-and-mortar (BM) European and Australian Casinos.
We all know the myths, legends and superstitions surrounding this circle (pun intended) of privilege, how all the numbers add up to 666, how the wheels are rigged so that the heavy hitters only “win” enough to keep them coming back, how, once you have won a major coup, you should play heavier, because, “I am playing with their money!” (What a facile and specious reason to throw away a financial advantage that is.)
Set your own rules and don't play to the crowd, the “Table Trolls” are everywhere, they distract, want to know your “secrets”, it's your turn to buy drinks, after all you just won, why did you pick those numbers? Worse, you can't be rude to them, they could be waiting to meet you in the DarkCarPark....so
Watch the wheel, try not to be mesmerized by the emotion, ignore other players so called “hot streaks” and remember you may fluctuate financially, but the game goes on for as long as you live, (and stay away from the DarkCarPark), well, it has in my case at least/most.
The most difficult place in the world to remain focused, disciplined and controlled emotionally and financially is next to a busy roulette table, and the stars of success tend to blind the unwary to the dangers, not all of them are confined to the casino (see above), but more about that in future posts.
The first basic is a big one, learn the alphabet of the wheel, the sequence of the numbers, by heart, till it becomes second nature, accurate placement of wagers fails if, for instance you don't automatically register that the numbers clockwise from 20, are 14, 31, 9, 22, 18 etc, or that the center four of the twelve numbers of the Tierce pattern are 30, 8, 23 and 10 (more on that later)
Roulette is primarily a combination of the physical, centrifugal force and gravity, complicated by variable velocity, direction of launch and various impediments to smooth progress of an introduced projectile by intermittent barriers and counter rotation. Sounds slightly difficult to conquer, doesn't it?
The ultimate Random Number Generator (RNG) with thirty seven pockets arranged in random order around the wheel, or so it would seem.
In reality, the number sequence is far from random, it is exquisitely balanced, and conceived, and is in such a precise order, that no other sequence could provide the game with such status,drama or intrigue.
Roulette will not provide an overnight success story of rags to riches, just by a cold reading of a system, or staking plan, remember, I have been involved in this financial interaction with Casinos, ever since I was introduced to the game, and condensing fifty years of progress into a few paragraphs, pages or programs would be almost indecipherable to, as I said previously, 'cold readers'.
That is why I am delivering background as well as opinions and my brand of logic in this forum so you may get an insight into why and how and when I apply certain protocols and my interpretation of the etiquette relating to the game.
Hopefully, I have your attention enough to keep reading, so here is some sauce for following posts, adding value to expectation. I do not bet outside sections, only numbers, primaries, straight up, (en plein), and only splits as they support those decisions, or because I have reached the table limits.
More, much more to come, and remember luck is 99percent preparation ........Ringmaster.