Some of you might know TurboGenius from the old days at GG. As a prolific system designer and roulette enthusiast, I think this is better coming from him rather than a naysaying troll like me, LOL.
(his own words from a thread in another forum)
Basics - that no one wants to hear
I've been doing this now for over 3 decades - that said...
There are some major problems lately with the mindset of people who work on systems/methods.
From what I've been reading, this almost covers everyone as well - I'm not sure why.
I'm just going to point some things out, probably no one will agree with me - but if you think about it, you'll understand - and if not, 30 years later you'll agree with me lol.
Roulette - where the next spin has nothing to do with the last spin, the numbers aren't pulled from the list of numbers after they show up - not like balls in a lottery machine, each spin is independent from the last.
Waiting for something to happen before betting is a waste of time.
There is no even that somehow signals what the future event will be.
2) "Virtual bets"
"NOT" betting for whatever reason, and then trying to use that info on future
spins is a waste of time. If you have a system/method that works - by "not" betting -
you are losing out on winning spins. If your system/method doesn't work, then you
are only prolonging the time that it loses. There's no value in "not betting", this falls into
the same boat as triggers. So "not losing" because you didn't bet on a virtual spin isn't winning.
And not winning because you were not betting on a spin where you would have won is
also not winning, it's a waste of time.
3) "Leaving the casino/table after 'x' happens"
Stopping and leaving the casino when "X" happens - either in profit or loss, or some event happens
doesn't change the long-term. A player who goes into a casino using this type of play can keep a total of their spins over a year, while player "B" can play the same number of spins nonstop and they will have equal results. The next spin after your 'rule' tells you to stop and leave could be the one that puts your loss back into a profit, or vice-versa. So nothing is accomplished.
"If you're ahead - stop" is probably the best advice. or "If you've lost your bankroll, go home".
But some "trigger" that happens and you feel it's time to stop or change tables - simply isn't logical.
By stopping and leaving, you can prolong a loss or prevent a further win - both don't change because you stop and come back next week.
These are just the first 3 obvious ones that recently seem to appear in every method, and I understand that those who believe in them won't just stop thinking that way but I'm telling you that you have to change how you look at the game.
Roulette is a math game, it's as simple as that.
Math - doesn't change in any way whatsoever - triggers, virtual play, stop loss/leaving doesn't change math - nor does anything else you can come up with when it comes to creative bet amounts or timing your play.
I'm not anti-system, I'm just the opposite - but people should know that this is math, nothing more.
The house edge is there regardless of 1, 2 or 3 above (and others) and that can't be avoided unless you understand math and how it can be used in your favor regardless of the edge the house has. None of the 3 above help with that.
Thanks for reading.