I am sure that some of you roulette players out there know what I am talking about when I use the phrase "reverse engineering" in connection with the concept of a curse.
To make it plain for everyone, reverse engineering is when you take a series of wheel spins and analyze it for an optimal bet selection and then place that bet based on the analyzed series.
There is a curse associated with that process because when we deliberately hunt sequences that defy normally expected wheel odds, we end up "standing the odds on their head" and making what is statistically rare to be common and THAT is where the curse comes in.
Because when what is statistically rare becomes common, we get things like massive Monte Carlo Moments(TM) or at least extreme twists of the odds far more frequently than we would normally see them.
So why do I take the trouble to mention all of this? Because I have a new theory. I believe that playing roulette and leaving one's chips in one position is a form of the Reverse Engineering Curse (TM).
Because we are playing with a wheel that is truly random (for all intents and purposes), when we fix an immovable bet in place, we are cursed as if we have a bullseye painted on our backs. Its like we are resisting the natural flow of the universe.
I say the only way to flow with random is to be as random as random is.
In fact, I ran my own test of this theory and I produced a 16% improvement in max consecutive loss demonstrated over leaving the chips in one place, by simply reassigning all of them randomly after each and every hit. I have this feeling that this is not common knowledge even though I have seen ONE person in this forum indicate that they seemed to know this...