Casinos use advanced security to catch suspicious players and cheats. Card counting is a proven method to beat the odds, but requires skill and patience. Roulette is a game of luck, but spreading bets across many numbers can help. Some have successfully cheated, but casinos are getting better at catching them. Recently, a group used a hidden computer scanner to win at roulette, but were caught and may face prosecution.
Every player has his own seemingly foolproof system that will give him an edge. More often than not, these systems are as believable as a lucky rabbit’s foot.
There are, however, some proven methods that can help you beat the odds at the casino. Casinos are ever vigilant, viewing every player who enters their premises as a threat. They have sophisticated security devices to help spot people like these.
Casinos are quite happy to take large amounts of money from people. However, they really don’t like people who take everything back. Security cameras monitor the punters’ every move. Professional card counters are also employed in casinos. I can spot players who use card counting to win big.
Card counting is a method that has been used for years to beat the odds. Card counting requires a lot of skill and patience. A card counter is able to calculate, from the cards already dealt, the probability of the cards about to be dealt. He or she can figure out how many high or low cards are yet to come into the hand. This skill can be learned over time, but it takes a very focused brain to be able to count in a six-deck shoe.
One of the most popular casino games is roulette. Roulette is more a game of luck and chance than skill. There are ways to beat the odds, but they’re iffy to say the least. Spreading your money across a large amount of numbers can help. Also, using the laws of probability to try to estimate the likelihood of red or black appearing can help.
Casinos hate cheats and spend huge amounts of money on surveillance devices to detect them. Cheating techniques are usually singled out. Over the years, only a few have gotten away with it.
In 1875, Joseph Hobson Jagger beat the odds and broke the bank at the Monte Carlo casino. Hobson noticed that the roulette wheel had a faulty spindle and was likely to stop at certain numbers. In eight days, Hobson won the equivalent of 1,615,378 US dollars (USD).
In 1966, also in Monte Carlo, a group of 12 men took over the casino for $719,219. They were said to have come up with the best way to win at roulette. After winning this amount, Norman Leigh and his friends were banned from every single casino in France.
The techniques used by casinos to catch suspicious players are getting more sophisticated every year. So do the techniques used by the gambler to beat the odds. This year, a computer scanner hidden in a mobile phone was used to win roulette. The laser scanner calculated the speed of the ball and the numbers it would most likely land on.
This device reduced the roulette odds from 33 to 1 to just 6 to 1. The group using this technique, including a glamorous blonde woman, won $2,415,791 in two days before security became suspicious. They were reported to the police and released on bail, and will no doubt face criminal prosecution.