I saw a thread about Roulette, and since this is a long post, i'd thought i'd create a new thread.
Believe it or not, I did once make a decent amount of money years ago playing roulette.There is one method you can do without cheating, but it takes excellent eyesight, and judgement, and calculations.
Back in the day at my local casino, there was a dealer who worked for 20+ years spinning roulette wheels.
This dealer (and almost every other career roulette dealer) released the ball, and spun the wheel, at almost the exact same rate/angle every spin. Usually after you do something 1500 times it's pure memory. So after tens of thousands of releases, the ball is released at the same velocity (speed/direction) the majority of the time due to memory. Not every time, but the majority.
Now, if your lucky enough to find a robot dealer, that spins the wheel at his/her usual velocity, AND has a release that's robotic where the velocity is the same (velocity is speed/direction for you dropouts) this is what you do:
If you watch the position of the ball release in accordance to the wheel number location, as soon as the dealer pinches the ball using his/her robot release wait for the ball to drop and take a mental note of where the ball lands.
Then, on his/her next spin, if the ball is released at the exact same area of the wheel, place your bet on the number that he/she hit last time, AND bet 3 numbers to the left and right of that particular number that hit last time under the same conditions (robot dealer release + section at where ball is released). Due to his/her memory toss, since the release is the same, you can narrow down the section at which the ball hits a good majority of the time. If you sense his/her release is off, don't bet. Usually thou, these robot dealers are very consistent.
Obv it's not 100%, but if you can make 7 bets (the same number that hit last time, and 3 to to left, 3 to the right)... at 35:1 payout in the one area where you've calculated it's going to hit, you can hit numbers a good percentage of the time, enough to make a decent profit. Personally, i used to do it 2-3 hours, make a hundred or so, then leave. It's not going to make you tons of money, but it's enough to give you a decent edge.
-find a robot dealer that's been tossing roulette balls for many years at the exact same velocity, AND spinning the wheel at the same velocity
-look at the number/section with lighting speed as the ball is released at his/her usual toss (usually they pinch the ball, not toss)
-once the ball is release with this "robot" velocity, bet on the number to where the ball has landed before, and the 3 numbers to the left, and the 3 to the right
EXAMPLE: (use diagram below to visualize)...
-The dealer spins the wheel at the normal speed they usually do using the same force as the last millions of spins, AND pinches the ball out, at his/her usual speed, and the ball is pinched out just as the number 0 (green) passes exactly where it lines up with where the dealer holds the ball the micro second before he releases it
-When the ball lands, it lands on number 10 lets say (remember, it all depends on dealer ball release speed, it has to be consistent of his/her usual toss, or you can never judge/estimate what section the ball will land)
-Now, the next time the dealer pinches the ball out in/near the 0, (you may have to wait 1-20 spins, or more) and if you sure that the robot dealer has the same release, bet the number 10 again, and bet 5, 24, 16, and 23, 8, and 30. These numbers are to the left and right of 10.
-So, if you hit 1/7, your getting 35:1. If you bet $10 each, costing you $70, if you hit 1/7 you'll get paid $350, so $280 or so profit. The obvious key here is narrowing down the section where the ball lands because of his consistent release at the same section.
This is obviously still really hard to do. And the absolute key is to find a dealer, that releases the ball like a robot, same speed, same angle, same pinch force. As well, take notes at where the ball is released in accordance to the wheel location, you need this to decipher where the ball will land on all kinds of areas as you don't want to wait for hours just so he does it in that spot. You should have all the numbers memorized in your head. Writing things down in a casino, AND winning will get you noticed fast.
Usually it's not worth doing because it's really hard to find that one dealer, and it takes too much time between spins, but if your every going to play roulette, this is what you do to gain an edge. GL.