Roulette Winnings in Vegas and How They Have Changed Over the Years

Las Vegas

Throughout the years, roulette has established itself as one of the most popular casino games throughout the globe. Because of that, there has been a noticeable difference in the total prize money that is being distributed to those who are to able to win the table-based game across a wide array of different platforms.

As a result, we’re going to look at how winnings in roulette have changed over the years. Moreover, we’ll also consider how much this alteration is down to a modern-day rise in popularity.

The Biggest Vegas-based Roulette Winnings and Contemporary Changes

Over the course of roulette history in Las Vegas, there have been a number of players who have recorded some of the game’s biggest wins. Back in 1994, English computer programmer, Chris Boyd, traveled to the most populated city in the state of Nevada and wagered the $220,000 that he had saved during the previous years. The significance of this particular bet is that it forced the casino, Binion’s Horseshoe Club, to lift their $100,000 limit to allow the wager. After placing the six-figure bet on red, the at-the-time 40-year-old walked away with $440,000.

Vegas wheels

Similarly to Boyd, Ashley Revell was also able to double his wager back in 2014 when he placed his life savings of $136,000 on red and, in return, successfully won $272,000 in what was a high-risk wager. Predominantly, as demonstrated by the above stories, betting on red or black has historically paid out even odds, meaning that you double your initial wager.

What has changed, however, due to the rise of digitalization within the iGaming sector, is a wide array of different house edges across several roulette variants, heightening the user’s probability of winning. Due to this fact, you can now learn online about which variant gives you the lowest house edge, while also putting what you’ve learned there into practice, with online roulette being more accessible than ever before. For example, American roulette has long been one of the country’s most popular versions of the traditional game. However, because this style features two zeros within the wheel, the odds lie in the casino’s favor with a house edge of 5.26 percent.

That said, statistically, there are variants that present far more promising odds to the user. In style, French roulette is similar to the American version of the game, but it does integrate special rules which benefit the player. La partage and en prison allow for the recovery of a losing bet in certain circumstances. As a result, this reduces the house edge of real-money wagers to 1.35 percent, which is considerably lower than other variants.

Present-Day Prizes and the Reasons for the Rise in Popularity

While the winning didn’t happen in Las Vegas, Pedro Grendene Bartelle’s French roulette success in Uruguay indicates why the variant is growing popular among Vegas-based casino sites. Because of the low house edge, the Brazilian turned his $35,000 wager into $3.5 million after placing all of his chips on number 32.

Rob Cinelli, the senior vice president of casino operations at the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has declared that, in recent times, roulette involvement within the 28th-most populated city in the United States is on the rise. By his own admission, this comes down to one crucial factor, which is visitation numbers. It’s commonly believed that, as a volume game, roulette thrives when the sector’s overarching popularity parallels that of the traditional table game.

From an international standpoint, the casino industry, especially when you consider the newly-developed opportunities within the iGaming field, is reaching new, unprecedented levels of popularity, which are having a positive effect on Vegas-based participation. Fundamentally, and unlike other casino games such as poker, for example, roulette, in the eyes of many, requires less strategy and is far easier to learn. Moreover, the traditional wheel-based game is a more sociable choice than other casino games, making it more appealing to the new generation of gamers who enjoy social betting.

Record Wagers and New-Found Popularity

Ultimately, Vegas has been the home to some of roulette’s most significant wins in the table game’s history. While the pay-out values are unlikely to change on red or black to odd or even wagers, the increased variety in the style of roulette has opened up the possibility of winning bigger than ever before, as illustrated by the success of Pedro Grendene Bartelle’s multi-million success. Furthermore, prize money totals in the city have benefited from heightened visitation numbers, showing the undeniable popularity of the game.

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Winning Roulette Tips From a Professional Player

Tips for winning roulette

The best roulette tips for you depend on your style of play, and what you want to achieve. Everyone wants to win, but your primary goal may just be to have fun. We’ve divided the tips into sections for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.

For Beginners & Recreational Players

  • Decrease your bet size as your bankroll decreases. Your bankroll will last longer.
  • Quit if you’ve made a clear profit. The longer you play, the greater the chance you’ll lose money. Set a profit goal. For most people, it would be something like $100 profit or even just enough to pay for dinner and a movie.
  • Set a loss limit, and stick to it. If you lose your set bankroll, accept the loss and walk away a prepared loser. Chasing old losses leads to gambling addiction. Remember that money will come and go all your life.
  • Understand the bets, odds and payouts. Study the roulette bets, odds and payout chart so you know what to expect. If you bet just one number, you might not win for many spins. This can become frustrating. Bet more numbers, or make outside bets like red, black, odds, evens etc. This way you get wins more frequently.
  • Play on European (single 0) wheels instead of American 00 wheels: The single 0 version wheels give you a significantly better chance of winning.
  • Only play against real wheels, not software or electronic roulette. Online casinos often use software roulette where there is no physical wheel. It uses a random number generator, and is not real roulette. It’s a slot machine, and they are impossible to beat. Some online casinos even used rigged RNG where the winnings of other players will determine whether or not you win. If you play online roulette, stick to the webcam roulette wheels where you can see spins from a real wheel.

For Intermediate Players

  • Learn how to properly test your roulette system. Without proper testing, you’ll waste lots of time on systems that have no chance of winning in the long term. See how to properly test roulette systems.
  • Try something NEW. If you try something that isn’t known to fail, you’ll have a better chance of winning.
  • Choose tables that aren’t too busy. Waiting while other players are paid is frustrating. Busy tables tend to spin too infrequently, and aren’t fun to play on. The time of day determines how busy tables are.

For Advanced Players

  • Find partners. Some techniques require a lot of time, and sharing the workload with others makes it more practical to beat the more difficult wheels.
  • Learn to assess wheels first. Understand where your edge comes from, and assess wheels to determine if they exhibit suitable attributes, without needing a lot of data. This will save you a lot of time.
  • Assess conditions and casino procedures. Some casino conditions will make play impractical. Wheel with infrequent spins are impractical to play on.
  • Beating roulette is long-term. Consider results over weeks and months, instead of hours and days. Beating roulette is a long-term job. Casinos themselves look at the bigger picture, instead of what happens only on an individual day.
  • Consider the conditions to determine what is required to remain covert. Staying undetected is critical. No casino will tolerate a consistent winner. It is not difficult to remain undetected if you use common sense.
  • Become familiar with roulette wheel designs from the manufacturer websites: This way you will have reasonable knowledge of which wheels are easiest to beat.
  • Tip dealers when it’s appropriate. Dealers aren’t supposed to make winning easier, but they can discretely help you.

Avoid Inaccurate Roulette Tips and Tricks Websites

Many websites with roulette advice exist solely to promote casinos. You should be skeptical of any advice, especially if they’re clearly promoting casinos. Internet marketers get their pages seen, but rarely have significant experience as a roulette player.

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  • Join only online casinos with proper licenses. An unlicensed casino is more likely to refuse paying your winnings.

Your Guide to the Lesser-Known Roulette Strategies

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Now that all in-house, online, and online live roulette games are professionally run and checked for fairness, the game of roulette is entirely a game of chance, unlike in the old days when clever bettors would exploit land-based casinos and their rigged roulette wheels to gain an added edge.

But that doesn’t mean that sensible bankroll strategies or betting strategies that can turn to odds in your favour can’t be deployed. Not only does using a strategy add an element of thinking and skill to your play, but it is also a way of making an already fun game even more enjoyable – especially if you get to gloat about the success of your strategy afterwards with an enhanced balance.

There are many different methods and strategies which the majority of avid bettors have tried to deploy or have at least heard of, such as the Labouchere, D’Alembert, Paroli. The biggest of them all, though, is the Martingale Method, which has even seen its strategy deployed to sports betting.

Today, though, we’re here to discuss some of the lesser-known strategies which may work for you. Although they are still very different to advantage play strategies, because they don’t give the player a legitimate long-term advantage.

Get dopey

Despite being known as the Dopey Experiment, this roulette strategy isn’t as silly as it sounds. Created by Los Angeles Times editor Andres Martinez, this strategy is very simple and very fun if you’re into your lucky numbers. It also is potentially quite rewarding and provides a decent edge.

The method is as simple as you can get, with you simply splitting your bankroll into 35 equal parts and betting on the same number for 35 spins. Even if you win, you carry on until you’ve completed one 35-spin cycle. As explained, using this method can be effective, fun, and you get a winning chance of 60.68%. Better still, you don’t need to deal with the sequences and mathematics of other popular methods with this clear-cut strategy.

Embrace the Chaos

With all roulette wheels online, in-house, and beamed via live streaming being professional, fair, and random, one of the best ways to play is to be as random as the game itself. The Chaos, at its base level, dictates that you should be as random as you can. So, once you’ve selected a roulette game, tap all over the screen to place chips everywhere. It’s best to do this on European or French tables over the American ones for the better base house edge as embracing the chaos won’t enhance your house edge, merely mirror the game’s random nature.

Some have taken the Chaos method a step further, with students of chaos theory finding a way to beat the roulette table. As shown by this report, the chaos theorists were able to mimic the motion of the wheel and ball to confirm predictions. To apply it to a real table outside of their experimental conditions, they say that the player simply needs to note how long it takes for the ball to pass a specific area of the wheel so that they can calculate its approximate velocity. From there, you can predict where on the wheel the ball will land, with the strategy winning them an 18% return overall.

Next time you log in to play some roulette or step into a land-based casino to test the wheel, see if these lesser-known roulette strategies bring you any joy.

How to Beat RNG Roulette, Slot Machines & Other Casino Games

Random number generators

Usually if someone asks me if they can beat RNG casino games, my answer would be “NO”. It’s a generalized answer, and normally it would be correct because of how most people approach it.

Exactly What Is RNG?

RNG stands for “Random Number Generator”. It’s what determines the game result in devices like slot machines. Roulette simulator games that show a computer animation use RNG to determine winning numbers.

No, it’s not roulette. It’s a slot machine with roulette animations.

The Two Types of RNGs

True Random Number Generators (TRNGs)

True Random Number Generators use a variety of natural sources to determine random numbers. For example, you could set up 100 microphones all around the world in noisy areas, and the combined sound output could be used to “randomize” numbers. The random sounds are translated into numbers.

This is basically how true random number generators work. There is no “computer algorithm” that makes calculations. The numbers are a truly jumbled mess. This is what makes them so difficult to predict.

If you watched an un-tuned TV, you would see the “white noise” like below:

Static from an un-tuned TV shows us what true random looks like.

Whenever True Random numbers are generated, hardware is used to receive things like radiation from space. So it’s much like my example of 100 microphones.

Assuming radiation from space was used, the unpredictability of the random numbers depends on the radiation at the time, and the quality of the hardware used. An example of such “consumer” hardware is below:

One of the many TRNGs

Even with radiation used as the source, it doesn’t mean an abnormally large wave of radiation would make the random numbers more predictable. If the device was designed and constructed properly, you wouldn’t notice any difference.

Pseudo Random Number Generators (PRNGs)

Pseudo basically means “fake”. Pseudo Random Number Generators (PRNGs) are a computer program that attempts to randomize numbers so they are unpredictable. But because they are based on a set of rules, they are still predictable in some ways.

Instead of using “random radiation”, PRNGs use the internal clock of computers, in combination with an algorithm.

For example, a computer may be measuring milliseconds. One second = 1,000 Milliseconds (MS). The computer’s clock may reset to 0 every day. At +1MS for the day, the random number may be 34. At +2MS for the day, the random number generator may be 18, and so on.

There are countless PRNG algorithms. The above is just a simplistic example. If such a simplistic algorithm was used, and if you could get a random number precisely at the same time on the PRNG computer, you would get the same number. So it isn’t truly “random”.

But even if a casino used an algorithm like this, you’d still have the below problems:

  • You don’t know when the computer’s clock starts or ends.
  • You can’t possibly click with 1ms accuracy.

Real casinos use much more sophisticated PRNGs, so you’ll have even bigger problems. Essentially the best PRNGs behave as if the algorithm changes for every game outcome. This makes the results between TRNGs and PRNGs almost indistinguishable. Some online casinos use TRNG, but even they aren’t perfect, and are subject to manufacturing defects.

Can Either TRNG or PRNG Be Predicted?

Yes, they can. But it’s no simple task. The questions you’ll need to ask yourself are explained below:

Is it predictable enough to overcome the house edge?

Because nothing is completely unpredictable, you can sometimes predict even TRNG with an advantage of around 0.05%. But in European Roulette, the house edge is -2.7%. So you can perhaps reduce the house edge to -2.65%. The casino still has the edge.

How is predicting TRNG possible? That depends on the specific hardware. I have one TRNG that uses sound as input, and found certain sound frequencies makes the output numbers more predictable. This is a design flaw. It could be improved further by using algorithms in conjunction with the random number output. Keep in mind every TRNG is different. Even if it uses exactly the same design, it’s sensors will slightly differ because of imperfections.

Is it practical to assess?

The higher quality the RNG, the more spins you’ll need to find its weaknesses. For a high quality online casino PRNG, you may need 100,000-500,000 game results for proper analysis. Plus you’ll need to know some point of reference, such as the time at which the game result occurred. Without a proper point of reference, you can’t correlate game results.

There’s no way an online casino server will send you 100,000+ game results, without you risking real money. Even if it did, it would take a very long time. However, weaker PRNGs will require much fewer spins to find weaknesses.

So How Can It Be Done?

There are a few ways – some of which are explained below.

Get Insider-Information From Manufacturers

Regulated casinos are audited, and must follow strict guidelines to ensure fair random games. With a bit of digging, you may be able to determine which company supplies the random number generator software or hardware to the casino you’re interested in.

No manufacturer will release their algorithms. It would be like Microsoft releasing their source code for Windows. So at best, you may be able to contact the manufacturer, and pose as someone who’s interested in running an online casino – or looking to use their RNG for other scientific purposes. Then you can purchase the same RNG equipment used by your target casino. This will allow you to conduct all the testing you need.

Purchasing the actual equipment is how a group of Russian hackers exploited the RNG in slot machines (PRNG). This is the only way they could conduct sufficient testing, without spending a fortune and taking a very long time.

The PRNGs in the affected slot machines have since been changed. But it doesn’t mean it can’t be done again. Although now the manufacturer will be more careful about who they let obtain their technology, right? Actually it’s not too difficult if you know the right people. In the case of Australia, there are slot machines in almost every pub. And there are a lot of pubs in Australia. So you’d only need to know a pub owner, or be one yourself. At least that’s one option.

Slot machines use PRNG. Buying the same machine you want to target is one way to study it’s weaknesses.

Target The Likely Weaker Equipment

The Russian hackers targeted machines from a major slot machine manufacturer. But even big companies are powered by a few guys behind a computer. And they aren’t perfect. Neither is any RNG.

But it makes sense to target machines or online casinos that are new, and not using more established technology. Just be aware that often smaller casinos tend to be more likely to refuse payouts. So if if you use your time and resources to beat them, it could all be for nothing.

Why One System Can’t Beat All RNG

Anyone that says their system beats all RNG doesn’t understand what they’re saying. A system that beats all RNG would need to be a “one size fits all” solution to exploit every different RNG type and algorithm.

Saying a system beats all RNG is like saying you have a shoe that fits everyone and everything – whether they’re an infant, adult, bigfoot, goat or elephant.

I say it all the time: the only way to beat roulette is by increasing the accuracy of predictions. That’s because the payouts of 35-1 are below the odds of 1 in 37. So even when you win, the payouts aren’t fair. The only way to overcome this is “win more often” – which is another way of saying “increase the accuracy of predictions”.

I also often say “It doesn’t matter what patterns you think you see in past spins, it’s all in your head”. And this is generally true, because the player is looking at patterns like 10 reds in a row, then expecting red to spin next. There are countless sequences of spins that look like patterns, but are just normal random behavior.

There are some exceptions, like when there’s a real physical cause for a pattern. With real roulette wheels, it is the physics of the wheel and ball. With RNGs, it’s the hardware or the algorithms used.

So if you’re going to consistently win at computer animation roulette (RNG), you need to properly attack the mechanism that produces winning numbers.

Example of Bad and Predictable RNG

Microsoft Excel has a notoriously predictable random number generator. Never test a roulette system with Excel. Make sure you’re RNG source is reputable, or you’ll give yourself the false idea your system works (that’s why particular online roulette simulators have so many millionaires).

Microsoft Excel is predictable because when you generate lots of random numbers at the same time, the internal clock of your PC (in combination with the PRNG algorithm) gives a lot of repeat numbers. The numbers may mostly seem random, but sometimes you’ll get an unusual run like below:

Low quality PRNGs tend to repeat numbers.

The key is you don’t always get these strange sequences. They only happen at particular times. For example, an anomaly in the math of the PRNG may mean that lots of 3’s, 6’s or 9’s in the computer’s internal time make recent RNG numbers more likely to repeat.

Again remember that every RNG is different. So how can you determine if results are predictable or not? There are a few ways, and here’s one:

Software can be created to generate “white noise” to visually inspect random results. See the below comparison between a high quality PRNG and low quality PRNG:

High Quality PRNG

High quality PRNG looks like “white noise” on an un-tuned TV.

Take a good look at the above image. It’s a visual representation of what you play against with RNG roulette. It’s a random mess. Ask yourself this:

  • Does it look like a sequence of reds or blacks will change your odds of winning? Or are the odds of the next spin likely unchanged by previous results?
  • Will increasing your bets after losses help, if each spin is completely independent?

I’ll spell it out for you: random means unpredictable. If you can’t change your odds of winning to be better than “random”, you’re going to eventually lose. Changing the size of your bet wont help – it will only vary the rate at which you lose. So if you want to win roulette, focus on increasing the accuracy of your predictions.

Low Quality PRNG

Here’s the image from a low quality PRNG:

Low quality PRNG has obvious lines and waves, but only if you see enough data.

You can clearly see the strange waves and lines through the low-quality PRNG results. You wouldn’t notice it unless you tested millions of spins.

How To Exploit Low Quality PRNG

Firstly, such low-quality PRNG are very hard to find in modern casinos. This is because PRNG manufacturers are now doing a better job, and more thoroughly testing their technology.

However, still no PRNG is completely unpredictable. Anything that is based on rules is predictable to some degree. If you’re going to exploit the more sophisticated PRNGs, you are going to need:

  • Testing methods that are better than the manufacturers use.
  • Lots and lots of data, which isn’t easy to obtain (as explained above).

But let’s say you wanted to assume the PRNG in any game is flawed. How do you exploit it in the quickest and easiest way possible?

The image above for the “low quality PRNG” has the obvious waves and lines. In a real play situation, these translate to repeating number sequences but ONLY when specific conditions are met.

Put another way, you need to correlate variables to the game outcomes. But you need to go a few steps further, and model the ever-changing relationships.

This doesn’t exactly mean “repeaters”, as in the “law of a third” and never having 37 different numbers in 37 spins. That approach simply doesn’t work unless the RNG is so heavily flawed that the casino would have lost billions to players.

I’m talking about large sequences of numbers, involving thousands of game outcomes. Unfortunately, every PRNG is different, so there’s no single sequence you must to look for. Furthermore, a sequence is not necessarily specific numbers like 4,15,32. It could mean numbers divisible by 3 or any other number, OR fractions, OR even equations. The possibilities are as endless as numbers themselves.

How I Searched For Patterns

Again you need to correlate the variables to the game outcomes. This is because everything, even TRNG, is “cause and effect”. Nothing ever happens without a cause. It’s more a matter of whether or not it can be sufficiently predicted, and in a practical way.

After all you can see patterns in PRNG (see the “white noise” image). But you can’t easily detect these patterns because you can’t easily obtain hundreds of thousands of game results, without risking real money.

To solve this, I developed a variety of software. Essentially it correlates game outcomes to whatever variables I set. The variables could be anything the input data supported. In the case of TRNG numbers from hardware not in my possession, there was no data except numbers. So my only possible reference information would be previous numbers.

Often I would set the software to use random variables then test. This way I could leave the software searching for days and even weeks.

What I found was:

  • High quality TRNGs did not show any predictable results.
  • Low quality TRNGs (such as the one with audio input) did have weaknesses. For example, when the sound input included specific sound frequencies.
  • PRNGs were usually predictable to some degree. Low quality PRNGs were easily predictable.
  • High quality PRNGs were pretty much indistinguishable from high quality TRNGs. The only way I could notice a difference was with very high volume testing. Even then the differences were not significant enough to exploit.
  • Data from real wheel spins were much easier to exploit. It was like a poorly designed PRNG. Anyone who says RNG is no different to a real wheel simply hasn’t done proper testing.

Further Study of Real Wheel Spins

Clearly real wheel spins were more predictable than almost all RNG.

Even with the speed of the rotor and ball being completely “randomized”, there were still statistical anomalies. And I’m not referring to bias. Most “experts” would find this claim dubious, but it’s true.

But the problems were:

  • Real spins are very infrequent. Getting hundreds of thousands of spins is impractical.
  • Having too little data meant analysis wouldn’t be reliable.
  • A real roulette wheel is like an ever-changing PRNG algorithm. This is because variables that determine winning numbers constantly change.
  • It’s unrealistic to play for hundreds of thousands of spins on real wheels.

I concluded our entire universe is like one gigantic PRNG. But it is so incredibly complex that a TRNG is almost impossible to predict. TRNG spins are based on countless variables. The outcome of real roulette spins are also based on many variables, but far fewer “significant” variables.

So I needed to find an approach that would:

  • Detect and exploit statistical anomalies in a reasonably short amount of time.
  • Adapt to the changing conditions.

I managed to do this, but it nowhere near applies everything it could. Because if it did, it wouldn’t be practical to use in real casinos anyway. So instead I developed a watered-down version of it, which is being used by real players. I don’t use it myself though as I prefer my roulette computers.

Basically the system uses the same technology to find and exploit statistical anomalies in RNG. Without revealing full details, I can describe it’s function as below:

It correlates the variables to spin results to find statistical anomalies that can be exploited in a practical way. Because the data is relative short-term, all data is cross-referenced to improve reliability.

It is not a new science. It’s essentially analysis to find statistical anomalies in the shortest time possible, and make it more reliable by cross-checking facts.

It’s not the only way to beat roulette though. There are other methods like visual ballistics, which will often get a higher edge in theory. But the problem with visual ballistics is it’s much harder to avoid detection because you bet after ball release, and casino staff more easily notice you. So to avoid detection, you must take steps that reduce your house edge, and increase the amount of time it takes to play. Because my system enables you to bet before ball release, it’s much more covert and overall a better system. It’s not perfect and still has limitations, but it works in a reasonable variety of conditions. Generally I do not recommend it to most players because it requires more time and patience than most players are prepared for.

Can You Beat Every Wheel?

Beating wheels is easy. In my experience, every wheel is beatable one way or another – at home. But beating a wheel in real casino conditions is very different.

I’ve never found a system that will beat all wheels in real casino conditions. I don’t think such a system exists because the casino is a very controlled environment, which restricts what’s practical or realistic.

Conclusion

Nothing is ever completely unpredictable. In the case of roulette or any casino game, it’s more about whether or not:

  • You can improve your chance of winning by enough to overcome the unfair payouts (the “house edge”), and
  • Your approach is practical for real casino conditions.

In the case of RNG, both TRNG and PRNG can be predictable to some degree. But you realistically need a lot of data, which is the impractical part.

You can beat poor quality PRNG. But there are so many different PRNGs, so no single or mechanical system is likely to ever beat all RNGs. Saying things like “random beats random” or “random is predictable” is “eggheaded” at best.

If you want to look further into exploiting RNG, you can start with free source code available from https://webhome.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/General/dieharder.php

I suggest also translating random results into visual images like the ones I’ve shown. This makes it much easier to detect possible patterns. On one hand, computer analysis can give you a probability that a pattern is legitimate, and not just in your head. On the other hand, seeing it for yourself is much easier – you are a supercomputer and you didn’t even know it. But you can’t rely entirely on what you see. That’s because we’re pattern-seeking beings and tend to think we see patterns where none really exist. This is especially the case with short-term data, like the recent spins on the marquee at the roulette table.

Tips To Playing Only On Legitimate And Secured Casino Sites

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Playing casino online is a fantastic experience that brings lots of excitement, and some extra cash when you win. When playing for faster cash, you should choose a top, legitimate and secure online casino. 

However, this might be a problem for new gamblers, and the following tips can help you overcome your fears and get started.

Choosing the Best Casino Online

Online gambling is increasingly gaining popularity, but you should consider safe and reputable casinos before you take out that credit card to sign up. When choosing a Casino Online, you need to go through its privacy policy to check if it meets the highest standards set by the regulatory authorities. There are thousands of casino sites that you can find on the internet today, but some may not meet your expectations. You should pay close attention to these, just to make sure you’re on the safe side.   

Regulation and Legislation in Country of Origin

While the internet is awash with casino sites that make it possible for gamblers to play their favorite games from any place, not every site accepts players from all countries across the globe. This should be the first thing you check to ensure the authenticity of the site. Some sites offer compelling bonuses that are just too good to be true, and many unsuspecting people are easily attracted. The most unfortunate thing about this is that the customers will only realize that they are victims of scams after parting with their money. In terms of regulation and legislation, you should check the requirements of the casino site that covers your jurisdiction rights, so that you are safe. Legit casino sites offer information about gambling laws across the globe. This helps you check if your country is covered. 

Is Online Casino Registered?

Before you part with your cash, you should check if the casino site is licensed. You can get this vital information together with other relevant terms and conditions from the website. When you cannot find this information, there are likely chances that the site is not genuine, and you should, therefore, stay away from it. You can also check the history of the company to make sure it has the experience and a good reputation. For instance, you can do this checking how long it has been in the gambling business. You can also look for customer reviews about the site so that you can determine if it is legitimate and safe.     

Types of Games Offered

Reputable online casinos offer generous promotions and bonuses to both new and old players. These sites also offer a wide selection of games that appeal to the interests of diverse customers. The most popular online casino games include Slots, Roulette, Blackjack, Card Poker, Craps, Casino War, Video Poker and many others. If you are new to gambling, you can quickly go through the details of the game before you play. Legitimate online casino sites provide guides about everything you want to know about the game, ranging from rules and types of bets to other variants. Some games are offered via mobile devices, and this helps customers place their bets wherever they are. 

The other notable aspect of legitimate online casinos is that their websites are carefully designed and simple to use. Customers can easily browse the website, and they can also perform tasks like making withdrawals or deposits with just a few clicks. The games are also organized in a way that allows the customers to pick their favorite ones with relative ease. On top of that, legit casinos online offer games that suit all budgets. Players have an opportunity to choose lower stakes, which helps them experience the excitement of gambling with string budgets. Some people play casino games for the sake of fun, and their interests are catered to by legitimate operators in this sector. 

Payment Methods Offered

Most reputable online gambling sites offer a variety of payment methods that you can use to deposit money in order to start betting. You can also use the same method to withdraw your money if you win. Fastest paying casinos accept different payment methods that include credit and debit cards, Courier Check, eWallets, Skrill, PayPal, Neteller as well as Paysafecard. These are instant when depositing money. It’s always a bonus to be able to withdraw winnings faster and without complications. The above payment methods are both fast and secure since they consist of the latest software that can protect users from online theft. Most reputable online casinos have fast and easy payout options, which can take hours to a few days, to be processed. These casinos also have strict policies that are designed to protect the interests of the players. 

Promotions and Bonuses

Top legitimate casinos offer fantastic bonuses and promotions that help attract new customers, while at the same time retaining the old players. They also offer legitimate sign-ups to players, so that they can be in full control of their accounts. The operators of online gambling sites know that their survival in the highly competitive industry depends on their ability to attract as many players as possible. As such, legit online casinos always offer a variety of goodies, such as handsome bonuses and promotions, to appeal to the interests of the players. New players are treated to a variety of welcome packages, which include sign-up bonuses and free spins, together with other lucrative awards. 

Registered players are also offered plenty of different promotions that are designed to motivate them. Other operators have a variety of special offers and VIP programs that are specifically meant for their loyal customers. In other words, your consistency in playing online casino helps you gain additional value every day. 

Customer Support Services

New players might need some assistance in one way or the other and this is when customer support members come in handy. For instance, the players can use the live chat platform on different sites to inquire about playing a game. By reaching a customer support representative, your issue can be quickly resolved. 

Online gambling is exciting, and the players can also win handsome amounts of cash from different games. However, you need to be able to handpick top legitimate online casinos that are secure. These casinos also offer faster payment options and other features that make them outstanding.


How To Beat The Game: Russian Roulette

Russian roulette

If you’re fairly new to the world of gambling, scoring the jackpot at a casino game might seem like rocket science to you, especially spinning wheel games like Russian roulette. Although beating a casino game generally comes down to having good luck, reading up on roulette tips and tricks to minimize your losses, and maximize your chances to win, can help you make a few extra bucks on your way out of the casino. 

On the surface, there may seem to be a lot of rules and terms that you’re not familiar with, but once you wrap your head around the basics, you’ll find yourself blending in with everyone at your table in no time. Here’s how to maximize your chances at winning Russian roulette, without having to empty out your entire bank account. 

Start Small 

When you still haven’t gained your footing in the game, it wouldn’t be wise to place a bet that you can’t afford. Surely, it’s common sense. You might not have the intention to place a higher wager than you can afford, but you also might be compelled to if you’re not familiar with the rules and strategies of the game. 

To brush up on the basics, this betting blog has many recommendations for Freeplay casino games, which you can play at home to practice. When you feel like you’ve familiarized yourself with the rules and the most frequently-used tricks, that’s when you can head to your local brick-and-mortar casino without having to worry about being coerced into placing bets that you cannot afford. 

Play It Smart

There are many strategies that you can follow in order to heighten your chances to win some cash. Some experienced gamblers like to find a table with a low minimum bet as well as a high maximum bet, then betting a wager that they can afford on black or red, odd or even, and choose numbers that range from one to eighteen. In the event that you luck out and win, you keep what you have earned, and you place another wager which is still small. When you start small, the chances of winning are high. You may only walk away from the table with ten bucks with your humble bets, but it’s still better than losing. 

However, in the event that you lose, you should double your bet and try again. You might find yourself losing again until all the money you have in chips is gone, or you might get lucky and win. In most cases, many gamblers win when they place small bets. 

Stick to Your Plan

Your biggest enemy as a beginner will likely be common myths and peer pressure from other players who want you to lose. Just because someone next to you appears to be more experienced, doesn’t mean that they will offer advice in your favor. Stick to your strategy, and don’t fall for any unsolicited advice. 

That said, you may find that a certain color has won a dozen times in a row, which will compel you to choose the same color in hopes that you get lucky. But results in roulette are entirely random, and you can never expect a particular color to win. Also, at one point in the game, if you’re not lucky, you may find yourself in the red if you face consecutive losses, which may compel you to doubt your bets to recoup the money that you have lost. However, if you cannot afford to lose another round, walk away from the table and try again on a luckier day. 

Go Big

When you have practiced the game for long enough to go big or go home, there’s a right way to do that. Sometimes, the riskiest bets are the ones that win. Otherwise, the game wouldn’t be so popular if gamblers only walked away with losses! Some gamblers are lucky enough to make thousands, and even millions of dollars, when they place bigger bets; however, you should only wager the maximum amount of money that you can afford. 

If you want to play it safe, while also taking the risk, you can save up for a few months before you hit the casino to test your luck. But you need to be aware that your chances of losing and winning are equal, and that some gamblers walk away from the table with nothing. 

If you’re up for that, just find a table with a high maximum bet and a small minimum bet. These are usually the tables that make the biggest profits, but they’re also where millionaires lose half of what they own. Start by betting a small wager. Pick black or red, odd or even, and numbers from one to eighteen, or nineteen to thirty-six. The trick is that you need to place your bet on the same spot on your table, and patiently wait until you hit a hot streak. If you win, double the wager in the same spot on your table. If you find yourself hitting a streak, continue doubling your wager until you feel like you can walk away. However, if you lose and break the streak, go back to wagering the original bet that you placed. 

It’s no surprise that roulette is one of the most entertaining as well as thrilling casino games that you can enjoy on your own, or with friends. Raking in chips is not that much of a complex concept, and even beginners can make some profit playing the game if they follow our simple guide. Always remember that there is no single successful strategy to win. You’ll still need to test the waters and see what works best for you.  

A Guide To the Best Live Dealer Roulette

Lightning Roulette By Evolution
Lightning Roulette By Evolution

Live Dealer Roulette Casino is the biggest event in the 25 hear history of online gambling. The industry has always harnessed the latest technologies to improve the player experience both in terms of visual and technical gameplay. Live Tables, where the action is streamed directly from a game studio or a real bricks and mortar casino, takes this idea to the max and delivers as close as you can get to the real-life experience of being in a casino without actually leaving your home. That is, until Virtual Reality becomes a proper possibility – and we’re not quite there yet, so for now, this is it.

In the mid 2010s live dealer was still a relatively niche part of the online casino experience, with just a few tables set out for the die hards. Now, thanks to improved connection speeds, and the hard work of game developers like Evolution, Live is mainstream with the best sites offering a big range of tables to suit players of all types, from the casual blackjack gambler to the hard-core Salon Prive VIP.

Advantages of Live Dealer Roulette Games

There is nothing wrong with RNG (Random Number Generator) table games. They have come a long way since the 1990s and HTML5 technology means the action is smooth on any device. But live tables take things to another level. Here are some of the biggest advantages of these games:

  • Immersive and interactive – chat to croupiers and other players as you play.
  • No worries about rigged software – the dealers are using real cards.
  • Bonuses – now many casinos offer exclusive bonuses for live casino players.
  • Bigger limits – live tables often have bigger stake limits than RNG tables.
  • Mobile gameplay – after a slow start, live tables have caught up with RNG on mobile.
  • Unique game formats – developers have created new formats for the live scene.

Of course, if you want features like Auto-Play, or you find interaction with a croupier to be unnecessary, then RNG games are still a great option. But before you go, consider the following unique live roulette formats that aren’t available anywhere other than at live casinos.

3 Unique Formats of Live Roulette to Play

Lightning Roulette

Lightning Roulette is a variation of European Roulette developed by industry leaders, Evolution Gaming. This game studio has led the way in innovation, creating unique live dealer game formats like Dream Catcher and Lightning Roulette. In this game they mix the gameshow elements of Dream Catcher (a host with a microphone rather than a croupier dealing cards) with the traditional roulette format.

The Roulette wheel here has 36 pockets of red and black, and one green, the zero. The game plays much faster and has one crucial addition – multipliers applied at random to numbers on the wheel before each spin.  The multipliers are worth 50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 400x or 500x and are assigned at random to five numbers after bets are placed and before the wheel is spun. If you bet on a straight number and it comes in with a multiplier attached as well then you win the multipliers value – a maximum of £500.

Like Dream Catcher and other Evolution formats designed for live casino, Lightning Roulette is built to attract players who might not normally play table games – most likely slots players. It has a glitzy, gameshow feel, so may not appeal to hard core rouletters. But don’t be put off, it’s a lot of fun and worth trying out. You can find it at any of the top 10 casinos listed at The Casino Heat.

Immersive Roulette

Another Evolution Gaming format that is recommended to anyone looking to try out live dealer for the first time is Immersive Roulette – a popular format at top online casinos worldwide. It is the Rolls Royce of live table play, bringing standard European Roulette into a new dimension. Highlights of the game include 200 frames per second, HD video stream of roulette from multiple camera angles, including slow motion of the ball as it finally lands in one of the pockets, and close ups of some of the very best croupiers in the game!

In addition, the standard features of online roulette are available – at a glance tables of recent spins (usually 500), saving your favourite bets, and adjustable video quality depending on the quality of your connection.

Immersive Roulette is truly the luxury end of the market and if you’re looking to find out just how good live streaming tables can be, this is where to look.

Salon Prive Live Dealer

For those interested in spending big money at the live tables, the Salon Prive areas are worth looking out for. Table games are traditionally the hunting ground of the VIPs, and this is where the high rollers hang out. You may feel that these tables are not for you – the stakes have to be high and the exclusive feel can be a little intimidating. But for the record, here’s what you can get if you drop into a VIP Roulette area today.

  • The tables are always private – that means you just you and the croupier.
  • Minimum entry for Blackjack or Roulette will generally be over £1,000 per hand.
  • You can choose your dealer, and change to a new one if you choose.
  • VIP managers will always be around to help with any disputes.

If you are a big player and want the VIP treatment, most online casinos will offer something equivalent to the Salon Prive experience so check in with the customer support agents if you can’t immediately find it. It’s worth noting that you may also need a minimum balance of around £5,000 to join them.

That is the best of Live Roulette but there is plenty more to experience with Blackjack, Baccarat and Craps tables available at almost every casino site today. For anyone with even a passing interest in online gambling, trying this revolutionary style of play is a must!

The Top 5 Roulette Systems & Strategies That Really Work

Best roulette systems and strategies

Roulette is not the unbeatable game most people think. But there are only a few roulette systems that actually work. If you are tired of the rubbish written by people with no real experience and want the real facts about winning roulette strategies, this is the site you’re looking for. You could spend days reading everything, but it’s the most complete and accurate roulette website you’ll find. Go directly to the best system that’s legal everywhere.


1. Roulette Computers (Hidden Electronic Devices)

See www.roulette-computers.com for the best roulette computers, and free instructions to make your own. These are hidden electronic devices that measure the speed of the wheel and ball to predict the winning number. They are not a typical roulette strategy or system. They are the most effective strategy to beat roulette, and are legal in approximately half of casinos. However, casinos can still ban you for using them, so they must be used discretely to avoid detection.

How a Team Won £1.3M in Three Days

Public Roulette Computer Demo With 93% Win Rate

The Most Accurate Roulette Computer

Many roulette computers exist, but most cannot win on modern roulette wheels. If you don’t carefully do your research before purchasing, you may end up wasting your money. See a comparison of available roulette computers.

The information below is for our Uber and Hybrid computer versions:

Pros:

  • Beats approximately 90% of modern wheels
  • Enormous player edge between +20 to +120%
  • Most effective method to win at roulette
  • Very discrete (virtually undetectable when used correctly)
  • Easy to learn and use

Cons:

  • Legal in approximately half of casinos

Roulette computers are overall the most effective winning roulette strategy. You can see an in-person demonstration of our computers on any wheel design you want, and you can even spin the wheel yourself.


2. Physics Roulette System (Best Legal Systems)

See full details about this roulette system. It’s the most effective system that predicts winning numbers before the ball is released, and it’s legal everywhere.

This roulette strategy finds the relationship between the physical variables of the wheel, and the winning numbers. Basically it models “cause and effect”. After all, the winning number is never actually “random” – it’s due to physical variables such as the ball and wheel. Predicting the next winning number is more a matter of knowing how the variables affect the winning number. More importantly, the method allows you to predict winning numbers even when the variables are different (including when the dealer changes, or if the ball and wheel speeds are varied).

Pros:

  • Player edge between +2% to +10%
  • Very discrete
  • Beats approximately 50% of today’s wheels
  • Easy to learn and use (designed to make sophisticated system easy for beginners)
  • Can be used at many online casinos, and even automated wheels
  • Overall best roulette system for predictions before ball release
  • Software compatible with all devices (PC, MAC, iPhone, iPad & Android)
  • You can start betting after just 10 or so spins (although it’s best to start betting after maximum edge is achieved)

Cons:

  • Requires 50 – 200 spins per direction before maximum edge is achieved. Some players find this too tedious.

Learn more about this system


3. Visual Ballistics (using eyesight to predict winning numbers)

Visual ballistics uses your plain eyesight to estimate where the ball will fall. It’s not as difficult as you may think. In fact it’s quite easy with some practice, although it’s still significantly more difficult than other effective strategies.

Visual ballistics is a very similar roulette strategy to dealer signature, except you predict the winning number near the end of the spin instead. For example, you make your prediction when there are about 5 ball revolutions remaining.

Free and simple visual ballistics tutorial videos

Part 1: Simple visual ballistics technique
Part 2: Simple visual ballistics technique

Pros:

  • Relatively quick to use
  • Requires 60 – 100 spins to evaluate each wheel

Cons:

  • Requires late bets (after ball release)
  • Beats only 3% of today’s wheels
  • Easy for casino to notice your consistent behavior

4. Dealer Signature (consistent spinning dealers)

Many dealers tend to spin the wheel and ball at consistent speeds. This can lead to predictable patterns called “dealer signature”, which is why dealers are usually changed every 20-30 minutes. However, roulette strategies using dealer signature don’t work on every wheel. You need the right combination of dealer and wheel.

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The principles are very simple. Firstly, consider that on most wheels, the ball will tend to hit some metal deflectors (diamonds) more often than others. These are called “dominant diamonds”. If you drew a chart showing which diamonds the ball hits, it would look like the image shown right.

Secondly, consider that the ball bounce is never completely unpredictable. For example, if you see where the ball hits the wheel (rotor), you can guess approximately where the ball will land. You wont have perfect accuracy, but you don’t need perfect accuracy.

Now say the wheel was always much the same speed, and the ball always did around 10 revolutions before hitting the dominant diamond. This means that the ball would be travelling a predictable distance, be falling in a predictable area, then bouncing a predictable distance.

Putting this all together, dealer signature requires you to first find suitable wheels. Then you need to find a suitable dealer for that wheel. There’s nothing difficult about it, and although it works, it has limitations.

Pros:

  • Easy to use once you identify suitable wheel & dealer
  • Get predictions before the ball is released

Cons:

  • Beats only 3% of today’s wheels
  • Time consuming to find suitable conditions
  • Easy for casino to change factors to make you lose
  • Slight changes in air pressure can cause patterns to change (even with same dealer)

5. Bias Analysis (exploiting wheel imperfections)

Roulette wheels have slight imperfections that make some numbers win more than others. This is called a “biased wheel”, and all wheels are biased to some degree. You may have heard of the “man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo”. His name was Joseph Jagger, and he won a fortune by applying his wheel bias roulette strategy. This strategy has cost the casinos many millions. See the video below about a different team that won around $1M starting from only $2000:

Do biased wheels exist today? Certainly yes, although casinos monitor spin results and quickly replace any significantly biased wheels. However, the software casinos use to monitor their wheels require around 10,000 spins to analyze. The good news is advanced techniques can spot a bias in far fewer spins. This means you you find and profit from a biased wheel before the casino even knows about it.

Pros:

  • Find and profit from biased wheels before casinos know about them
  • Get predictions before the ball is released

Cons:

  • Beats only 2% of today’s wheels
  • Takes more time than other roulette strategies
  • Easy for casinos to notice your style of play
  • Casinos can move wheels if they detect you

Why Most Systems Eventually Lose

Losing roulette player

The casino has an in-built advantage called the “house edge”. For example, a bet on number has a 1 in 37 chance of winning, but a win pays only 35 to 1. So even when you win, you still lose because the payout is unfair. Over time, the unfair payouts erode your bankroll. It’s much the same for other roulette bets. Any roulette strategy can only overcome this by predicting winning numbers with better than 1 in 35 accuracy. In other words you must consider why the ball lands where it does, and predict future spins.

However, most roulette systems don’t even consider the “accuracy of predictions”. Most use ineffective and roundabout calculations based on patterns that only appear in old spins. Such systems neglect the real physical factors that determine the winning number.

Roulette Strategies That Don’t Work

Betting progression: This is when you increase the bets to cover losses. It doesn’t work because every spin is independent, and when you change bet size, you are only changing the amount you bet on an individual spin. At first it’s hard to understand this concept because you may be stuck thinking “a good win will get back the losses”.

Thinking numbers are “due”: Nothing is ever “due” to happen. Even after 10 reds in a row, the odds of red or black spinning next are no different. If you don’t believe this, check records of thousands of spins and look for instances where 10 reds spin in a row, then check the amount of times red or black spins next. You’ll find the odds haven’t changed.

There are many other common misconceptions and ineffective approaches. Below are just a few systems that use these losing approaches.

Roulette Systems That Lose

  • Martingale Roulette System: The most famous losing system. It is basically a betting progression where you increase bet size after losses.
  • Fibonacci Roulette System: It is supposed to take advantage of the Fibonacci sequence found in nature. But ultimately it doesn’t even consider what the Fibonacci sequence actually represents, and is just another betting progression.
  • The Labouchere: Also known as the “cancellation system” or “split martingale”, it uses typical gambler’s fallacies and is another guaranteed way to lose.
  • The James Bond System: Uses a repeated bet with basic progression. A win is never “due”, the odds of winning aren’t changed, and progression merely changes the amount the player risks.
  • Following Streaks: Based on the assumption that the more reds or blacks that spin in a row, the more likely the streak will continue. It doesn’t work because the odds of winning don’t change after any streak, unless there is a physical reason causing a “bias”.
  • Breaking Streaks: Assumes that after many consecutive reds, black is “due” to spin next. The player waits for many consecutive reds (or blacks), then bets on the opposite color.

For more detail about why roulette strategies fail, see the roulette strategy page. If you understand the information, you’ll know there’s only one approach that works. Ultimately you can only beat roulette by increasing the accuracy of your predictions. This can only be done with physics, because only physics determines the winning number. Sounds logical, right?

How accurate do predictions need to be? . . . Well keep in mind the house edge is a small -2.7% so you only need to have slightly better than random accuracy. And this is quite easy to do.

Does The Holy Grail System Exist?

While inexperienced gamblers waste time on proven ineffective strategies, casinos thrive on the ignorance. The only way to beat roulette is by exploiting the mechanism that determines winning numbers. With real roulette wheels, it is the wheel, ball, and other physical variables. With random number generators (RNG), it is the pseudo-random number generator algorithm.

There are many ways to exploit whatever determines winning numbers. But it does not involve the known losing approaches. Don’t try and re-invent something that doesn’t work. Start with credible research that reveals what is known to work.

Is It Really Possible To Beat Roulette?

Real players beat it every day. You just don’t normally hear about it because 99.99% of roulette strategies lose. But sometimes big wins make the news like the ones above. So of course casinos know all about it, but they understandably want to keep it low profile. But as long as the vast majority of roulette players lose, roulette will always be a profitable game for casinos.

Generally casino staff view professional players more as a nuisance than a serious threat. They know you can win a lot very quickly, but they rely mostly on detecting you before winning too much.

There are various steps casinos can take to make winning more difficult. But this tends to slow down the game and make spins less frequent. This ultimately loses the casino money because less frequent spins means less money wagered, and less revenue for them. So casinos rely more on detection of consistent winners than making winning impossible. If you are detected, the casino staff temporarily change procedures to make winning more difficult. For example, the dealer may call “no more bets” earlier, which makes techniques like visual ballistics ineffective. Then once you leave, normal procedure can resume. You can still sneak back in later.

But if you don’t get greedy by winning too much too soon, you can earn substantial profits without being detected.

How To Know If Your Casinos Wheels Can Be Beaten

The two simple tests below can determine how easily beaten your casino’s wheels are:

Test 1: Dominant Diamonds

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Create a chart like the one shown here (for each direction), and place a dot next to each diamond the ball hits. You’ll find most wheels have particular diamonds that the ball hits most. The more dominant the diamond hits, the more predictable the wheel, although wheels can still be beaten even if there aren’t any dominant diamonds.

Test 2: Predictable Ball Bounce

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Observe how far the ball bounces after first hitting the wheel rotor. Measure the distance in pockets, and you’ll find that the ball bounces a predictable distance. The chart shows typical results.

When you combine these two factors, you’ll see that where the ball first falls, and where it bounces is quite predictable. In fact it’s virtually impossible to have a roulette wheel with completely unpredictable spins. Remember that the house edge is only small (-2.7%) but it earns casinos millions. You only need slight accuracy to have an edge at roulette. This is why the casinos know their best defence is detecting consistent winners, but it’s easy for you to win $1,000+ per session without being detected.

Which Is The Best System?

Most of the roulette strategies above are provided free. But the more powerful advantage play system and roulette computers are available only to purchasers. The roulette computers are the quickest and most profitable option, and are still legal in about half of casinos (mostly Europe). But legal or not, you can still be banned from casinos if caught using them. They can be used at some online casinos.

Most people prefer the physics roulette system because it is legal everywhere and can be used on a broad range of wheels, including wheels at many online casinos and automated wheels (where the ball is released automatically). It is very simple to use because automated software does the sophisticated analysis for you, and it gives you convenient betting charts that tell you when and where to bet.

Learn more about the advantage play techniques

Learn more about roulette computers (visit www.roulette-computers.com)

Comparison Chart: The Best Roulette Systems

 Roulette ComputersPhysics SystemVisual BallisticsDealer SignatureBias Analysis
Price$1500+US$2,500FREEFREEFREE
Hourly Profit (units/hr)120 units60 units35 units30 units20 units
Wheels Beaten90%50%3%4%3%
Time Needed (hrs/week)1hr5hrs10hrs10hrs30hrs
Difficulty1/102/108/106/107/10
Stealth9/109/103/105/104/10
Forum AccessYESNONONONO
Suitable ONLINE Casinos1%35%1%5%2%
Online BotNONONONONO
SupportYESYESNONONO
Prediction TimeDuring SpinBefore SpinDuring SpinBefore SpinBefore Spin
Required Bankroll50+ units50+ units150+ units250+ units500+ units
Where Legal50% of casinosAll CasinosAll CasinosAll CasinosAll Casinos
 SelectSelectSelectSelectSelect

* The data above is based on typical results and is not a guarantee you will achieve the same results. Some players earn more, and some earn less. Also “difficulty” is largely opinion. The comparisons of difficulty are relative to other strategies. Use the free roulette strategies provided for a better understanding of what professional play involves.

How Can You Avoid Detection?

A betting system is to win, and a roulette strategy for everything else including remaining undetected, keeping winnings, when to play and so on. For example, a good strategy is to avoid playing on Friday and Saturday nights as the table is too busy, and the wheel spins infrequently. This makes play tedious and impractical. It is better to play when fewer people are at the table, but not too few because you should blend in to help avoid detection. With the correct strategy, it is relatively easy for players to win more than enough to live comfortable. More about recommended strategies is throughout this website.

Warning About Inaccurate Roulette Tips Websites

Most websites with roulette tips exist only to promote online casinos. The website owners usually have no experience with professional roulette strategies. Some may advise betting strategies such as the Martingale, the Tier et Tout, Labouchere and other similar systems that simply fail. It is difficult to find accurate advice about winning roulette.

Other websites provide free betting strategies they claim are the best roulette system ever, but only work at specific casinos. The truth is the system loses, and the website owner is paid commissions from casinos. The internet is full of scams, and it can be difficult for you to know what’s legitimate.

A good way of knowing which strategies work is by seeing what the casinos are trying to ban. And for many years they’ve been trying to ban the techniques provided here.

Relatively few players are aware of advantage play methods for roulette, which are the only strategies that really work. Although more players are becoming aware of them, the real secrets that work in modern casinos are still relatively unknown.

What’s The Best Casino Game For Professional Players?

Roulette wheel wins on 8

Let’s look at which casino games are best for professional players. You can probably guess I’m going to say roulette. Do I really believe that? Well, yes. That’s why my focus is roulette in the first place.

Comparing The House Edge of Games

Most games have a variety of versions, and different types of bets. So the house edge varies. I won’t give the full list. Below are the typical games with the LOWEST house edge:

Blackjack: 0.5%

Video Poker: 0.44%

Pontoon: 0.71%

Roulette is 2.7% for European wheels, and 5.26% for American wheels.

The house edge of slots at some online casinos is quite low. See this list of the best live casinos although check the fine print so you know the exact house edge for each game.

If you were “gambling”, then clearly roulette doesn’t give the best odds. See odds for roulette for details.

If you’re paying attention and understand the house edge, you’d know my mention of roulette odds doesn’t quite fit. Most readers probably wouldn’t have noticed because they don’t understand the distinction between odds and payout.

Understanding What The House Edge Is

The house edge comes from the difference between your odds of winning, and the payout when you win.

Like with European roulette, there are 37 numbers but the payout for wins on a single number is 35-1. When you win, you get back your original bet, plus 35 chips. So after 37 spins, you’ll average one win. The calculations are below:

On 37 spins, you lose 1 chip.

On 1 spin, you get back 1 chip PLUS 35 chips.

So after 37 spins, you’ll end up with 36 chips. The total loss is 1 chip, so the house edge is 1/37 = 2.7%

So again the house edge just means how much you’ll lose . . . if you win at the “expected rate”. And again with roulette, the expected rate for single number bets is 1 in 37.

If odds and payouts and professional play isn’t your thing, and you just want to have fun dabbling with systems, visit newcasinoonline.com for a new casino 2020, and choose whatever gets your interest.

Changing Your Odds

In roulette, consider improving the rate at which you win. Say you could win 1 in 25 times instead of 1 in 37 times. This wipes out the casino’s edge of 2.7%, and gives you a positive edge of +44%.

You’d probably think increasing your win rate to this degree just isn’t possible with roulette. If you think that, you’re dead wrong, and here’s how you can see for for yourself:

Step 1: Go to any wheel, and note the number where the ball first hits the rotor (the spinning part with pockets). Call this “number A”.

Step 2: Wait for the ball to stop, and note the winning number. Call this “number B”

Repeat this for about 60 spins in each direction, and make a list of “A,B” numbers. Each line of “A,B” represents one spin. Keep your data separate for each direction. So you’ll have date like this:

Clockwise Rotor Direction:

32,5

14,9

16,3 etc.

Anti-Clockwise Rotor Direction:

4,2

32,9

15,8 etc.

Now go to http://roulettephysics.com/jaa/index.php/jump and enter your data in the top part, and click “Chart It”. Remember not to combine data from different directions. Check each direction separately.

You’ll find the charts look something like this:

Chart displaying distance between “Number A” and “Number B”.

The chart represents how far the ball bounces. It isn’t random.

In the above example, you can see mostly the ball bounces about 18 pockets. The actual distance depends on a variety of factors like ball type and size, and rotor speed. It is different for every wheel.

What’s The Point? You’ll find the ball bounce isn’t random. It’s actually quite predictable.

Dominant Diamonds

Now imagine if you could know where the ball first hits the rotor (the spinning part with pockets). Actually it’s not difficult for a roulette computer because it measures the ball and rotor speed to make predictions. But assume you aren’t using a roulette computer.

Can you predict at least where the ball will fall? Absolutely.

Observe 20 or so spins for one spin direction, and note which diamonds the ball hits – or at least where the ball falls from the ball track. Draw a little diagram and it will look something like this:

Dominant diamonds: the ball hits some diamonds more than others.
Dominant diamonds: the ball hits some diamonds more than others.

It doesn’t matter how hard or fast the ball is released, or how new or old the wheel is, almost always it will have specific diamonds the ball hits more than others. These are called “dominant diamonds”.

The ball doesn’t need to constantly hit the same diamond. The ball just needs to behave in a sufficiently predictable way.

Predicting The Number Under the Dominant Diamonds, WHEN The Ball Falls

You can probably see where this is going.

First we can see the ball bounce isn’t random. It’s easily predictable. And second we can see where the ball falls is predictable.

All that’s left is knowing which numbers will be under the dominant diamonds WHEN the ball will fall. There are a few approaches that do this. The most effective is a roulette computer, but they aren’t legal everywhere.

Another approach is “visual ballistics”, which is part of the professional roulette player course we provide. What I’ve explained above is a very basic outline of what visual ballistics does.

There are numerous parts of an effective visual ballistics technique. In addition to parts explained above, tou need an effective and practical method that:

  • Determines a point in time when you know the ball has a set time remaining before the ball falls (and probably hits a dominant diamond).
  • Accounts for how far the rotor will travel, and how far the ball will bounce, and ultimately the approximate area on the wheel where the ball will stop.

Using visual ballistics and related techniques, you can very easily achieve an edge of +20%, or much more. If you know how to beat roulette, you barely consider the house edge.

Conclusion

Roulette isn’t a random game it all. The spins are actually quite predictable, once you know what to look for.

The roulette wheel is a mechanical device, with predictable behavior. It makes roulette (as a game) far more vulnerable for casinos.

And casinos know about it. Try standing at a wheel just taking notes. Or draw a little diagram showing the dominant diamond. Then start making late bets. Make yourself visible. See what the casino staff do.

Roulette wheels aren’t the impossibly random things most people believe. They are swiss cheese (full of holes). The problem in beating roulette has nothing to do with the wheel. The real problem is avoiding detection. The casino wont let you win large amounts. They will make changes until you lose or leave.

However, you can quite easily earn large sums without being detected (provided you don’t get greedy). Avoiding detection is what we teach, in combination with valid techniques that really work.

Visual ballistics might get you a theoretical 15% edge. But for reasons explained above, you’ll be easily noticed before you win enough. And what you need to do to avoid detection may mean you end up with a 1% edge. On the same wheel, a roulette computer may get a 50% edge which is easily high enough. When you consider what you must do to avoid detection, your actual edge may be +25% which is still very high.

The other option is a strategy that gives you a lower edge (like 2-5%), but allows you to win consistently, without being detected. This is what the system at www.rouletteadvantageplay.com does.

Can Precognition Predict Casino & Gambling Games?

Psychic roulette prediction

The possibility of profiting in casinos with psychic prediction.

Most so-called “rational” people would say you can’t use psychic ability to profit in casinos, because there’s no proof it can be done – and if it could be done, everyone would know about it. And 200 years ago, most “rational” people would have said “radio waves” didn’t exist, or they would know about it.

After all, if it were possible to use precognition to predict games like roulette, blackjack, poker, craps etc, then it would make big news and everyone would know about it. Right?

The short story is I’m a rational and educated person. I believe not only is precognition real, but also it can and is being used in casinos. I believe almost all players use it without even knowing, but lack accuracy required for sustained profit. I also believe precognitive abilities will inevitably disrupt the gaming industry.

What Do You Really Know?

One of my favorite quotes is:

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”

– Socrates

Firstly, there is so much we all have no idea about. Comparatively, we all know next to nothing. Knowledge of our ignorance should highlight the fact there’s a whole lot we don’t know about.

Secondly, there’s very little we “know” with 100% certainty. How do you know for a fact we aren’t living in an artificial reality? You don’t. On this note, do I believe we’re in an artificial reality? I just don’t know. It’s possible, but as yet I haven’t seen convincing evidence of it – but I’ll gladly consider any evidence anyone provides.

This is the proper scientific attitude everyone should have to new concepts. Specifically be open to possibilities. Form your opinions on broad and unbiased information. A belief without education is just empty and misguided opinion.

Educate Yourself

You should know just because you don’t SEE something, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Most people would agree with this, but still may not believe precognition is real. Why? Because they don’t have sufficient credible information to prove it. This article will better inform you, so you can form an educated opinion.

Psychic phenomena is one of the most poorly understood and under-developed technologies.

About My Experience

I’ve always been interested in science (physics) and spirituality. They are just different expressions of the same thing.

I’ve been developing approaches and technology to beat gambling and casino games for over 20 years. My most notable technology is the roulette computer devices, which use hidden cameras to measure ball and wheel speed to predict winning numbers. Again I’ve been developing methods to beat casinos for over 20 years – almost every day. Although my focus is now more on other projects.

Beating roulette is still one of my passions. Another passion is psychic and all related phenomena. This is not because I dream of Jedi force powers. It’s because I’ve come to understand we are far more than physical bodies, and I want to learn more about who and what we all are. So my interests are more “spiritual” without a focus on monetary gain. Whether or not psychic abilities can be used in casinos is interesting for me because it merges two of my passions.

I’ve also been an energy researcher for over 20 years. This includes but is not limited to work by Nicola Tesla, Viktor Schauberger, and a variety of others. What have these scientists got to do with spirituality? Actually that’s where their work led. Essentially we are non-physical beings in physical bodies. I base this on decades of credible research, and my own experiences. Just saying I’ve done my homework is inadequate. I’ve been in this field of research since about 1995.

This is at least a brief explanation of my background. My point is, really, I’m a reasonable and educated person. And my opinions are not mere speculation.

Why Most People Don’t Believe In Precognition

There are many reasons why most people tend to believe precognition in gambling isn’t possible. Some are logical and reasonable. Some aren’t. A list of typical reasons is below:

  • Most people don’t have any experience in it, beyond something like incorrectly trying to guess winning lottery numbers.
  • Most people don’t know of credible studies that indicate the phenomena may be real.
  • Most people tend to believe what others believe, without finding out for themselves.
  • Statistically significant testing isn’t practical. For test results to be conclusive, there needs to be statistically relevant data. Even if each prediction took only 10 seconds, the test subject would need to make predictions for weeks. It isn’t practical. Furthermore, subjects may become fatigued and lose accuracy in long sessions. This is perhaps why initial predictions are often most accurate.
  • There are many charlatans and frauds. This is true with virtually every area, but more so in the field of precognition.
  • There are frauds like James Randi who offer a $1m prize for anyone who can successfully demonstrate psychic phenomena, and apparently nobody has stepped forward. But did you know the offer is open only to celebrities, not everyday people? And he rejected many claims because of this fine-print – including offers from myself (demonstrating everyone’s ability to affect decomposition rate of boiled rice).
  • It doesn’t seem to be “physically” possible. If you think this, have some foresight. We already know time is flexible, not fixed. Gravity distorts time. And credible research indicates time may actually be an illusion. It is not at all impossible that what we perceive as future events can be “sensed”.

The Different Types of Psychic Phenomena

It’s important to understand there are many different types of physic phenomena. For example:

Remote viewing: The ability to see a place (in your mind) without physically being there. There’s ample evidence that it’s absolutely real. What’s more is it appears possible to see locations even at different TIMES in history.

Precognition: Predicting an event.

ESP (Extra-sensory Perception): Communicating with others with thoughts and/or emotion (no words).

Clairaudience: hearing voices or sounds or present or past events.

Telekinesis: Moving or affecting objects with thoughts.

There’s much more. And like with any ability, some people have a natural talent. And anyone can develop their ability.

In the case of predicting future gambling game outcomes like roulette, precognition would most likely apply. But this isn’t a solid rule. Natural abilities are deeply personal, and you may find you “hear” numbers and predictions in your mind. Or maybe you just get a feeling in your gut. So what works for one person may not for another.

Why Aren’t Psychics Winning The Lottery?

This point is blinding to people who don’t understand the issues, as explained below:

  • It would take an exceptionally gifted individual to accurately predict “all” numbers. Most people are only capable of achieving slightly better than random accuracy.
  • Generally the ability requires individuals to have a frame of mind where they at “at one” with everything around them. This state of mind is completely opposite to the desire for money. The more you want money, the weaker your psychic abilities will be. And the stronger your psychic abilities, the less you’ll be interested in money or roulette.
  • Psychic abilities are spiritual, and have to do with you on a very deep and personal level. When you are “sensing” something, you are “connecting” to a living pulsing universe. You can much more easily “sense” an emotion like how someone may be feeling. But predicting something “comparatively lifeless” like arbitrary numbers is much more difficult. An analogy is you can remember what someone’s face looks like. But it’s hard to remember a long sequence of numbers. If you make a story out of a number sequence, it “makes more sense” and is much easier to remember. Psychic ability works much the same way.

Understanding “Edge” In Casinos

We all have psychic abilities to some degree. Have you ever walked up to a roulette wheel and had a gut feeling some number will win, and it does? It will happen 1 in 37 times. But if you’ve been around wheels long enough, you may find it happens an inordinate amount of times. But at the same time, if you TRY to predict an outcome, you can’t achieve the same accuracy. It’s as if the harder you try, the less accurate you’ll be. The very process of “thought” appears to block accuracy.

Furthermore, you don’t need 100% accuracy. You only need to have only slightly better than random accuracy. This is because the house edge is only slight.

Perhaps most reasonably skilled people may at best “reduce” the house edge. So although they achieve a slightly better than random result, it just may not be enough for consistently profits. This is what credible research has found. But one group figured a way to boost accuracy. This is done by using numerous “psychic predictors” and basing the final prediction on a “majority vote” between all “psychic predictors” . More about this is explained below.

The “Majority Vote” Testing

The group who pioneered the “majority vote” method is SRI (Stanford Research International). These are the same people who worked with the CIA for years on remote viewing.

Essentially the “majority vote” significantly boosts prediction accuracy. And they even tested it in predicting roulette spins (red and black numbers). Here are the results of accuracy with and without the “majority vote” method:

The results indicated the predictions of red and black on a roulette wheel were significantly enhanced, and by enough to overcome the house edge.

You may also notice the accuracy was significantly higher at the start of the trial – this is very common, and a significant anomaly in itself. I believe this is what may often be perceived as “BEGINNER’S LUCK”.

While the results were clearly positive, the problem is not enough spins were tested. As explained above, one of the problems with testing is it is very time consuming, must all be done manually, so verifying legitimacy is difficult.

Free Software To Apply The “Majority Vote” Method

I already created Android apps that apply the “majority vote” method. It’s free. See https://www.rouletteforum.cc/index.php?topic=18276.0

My own testing of the algorithm had great results. It was done a few years ago where about 200 players (from my forums and mailing lists) were asked to predict spin results, and the “majority vote” method was applied. I also had the problem statistically significant testing being impractical.

I haven’t yet have time to do further testing with the Android apps. It’s also difficult to coordinate a mutually convenient time for all participants.

Further Research

Everything I want to explain is too much for this page. One day I’ll probably write a book about it all. But below are some suggestions for further research:

CIA.gov Archives:

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/stargate – This is a whole lot of reading. If you want proof and credible reports, there’s more than enough here. But it will take you weeks to read through. You won’t believe some of the research, especially as it’s publicly available. For example, the CIA openly states their test subjects could move living insects through solid objects. There’s much more. And if this is the PUBLIC information, imagine what has been classified. If you think I’m crazy for saying precognition is real, take a look at what the CIA says on their own website. Why aren’t people paying attention? Who knows.

SRI’s “Majority Vote” Experiment

This is in two documents I was sent about 20 years ago. It’s a lot of documentation. I’ll scan it and make it available at some stage. The full document isn’t available anywhere online as far as I know. Although there are references to it in places like the CIA archives.

Essentially they conclude the results were positive, but inconclusive because testing enough spins wasn’t practical. At the very least though, the boost in accuracy from the majority vote method was statistically significant. Although not by enough to say definitively.

ARV Casino System Experiment (University of Amsterda)

This is a university study, which basically backs up SRI’s findings.

ARV Casino Test Results (Download PDF)

SRI Researcher’s Ted Talk

Conclusion

There is so much more. To any educated and rational mind, precognition is absolutely real. I don’t just consider it real. I consider it self-evident fact. However, it is still not well-understood – at least by most people. At the very least, using these kinds of abilities for monetary gain seems like a waste of time. I’m sure the CIA knows a lot more than they’re saying. And I don’t expect they’ll release their findings anytime soon, if at all. So further development is up to you, and independent research.

I believe it’s clear anyone can develop their various abilities. But most people are unprepared to dedicate the time and effort that’s required. Mostly our abilities have atrophied, but the potential is always present.

5 New Roulette Variations to Play Online

Variations of roulette

Roulette is considered by most to be a classic and simplistic table game where you merely need to place a bet, spin a wheel, and wait to see if your betting prediction(s) are correct. Since its inception in the 17th century, there has been several variations of this classic game invented around the world. Some of the most popular roulette variations include French Roulette, American Roulette, and European Roulette.

These three roulette variations managed to spread across the globe and can be found in nearly all land-based casinos. However, that all changed with the inception of the internet. Once roulette made its way into the online world, it created a pathway for new roulette variations to be born. The online casino industry had room to experiment with new ideas, while players could gain more knowledge about this incredible game in terms of how to win at roulette and the different strategies that one could use to make a profit.

Software providers decided to create more unique and captivating roulette variations, giving players far more diversity in the online environment as opposed to playing roulette at a land-based casino. It’s for this very reason that we decided to list some of the most unusual and exciting roulette variations you can play online, giving you more reasons to enjoy roulette from the comfort of your own home.

Lucky Star

If you are searching for a roulette variant that comes with an Oriental twist, look no further than the unusual Lucky Star game. The game rules in Lucky Star are exactly the same as the game rules you will find in European and American roulette variations. However, there is one key difference between the two and that comes into play when you look at the betting board that is shaped like a star.

The numbers on the betting board range from 0 through to 8. You will notice that 2, 4, 5, and 7 are in black, while 1, 3, and 6 is in red. The 0 and 8 are both green. You are welcome to bet on the three different colours, individual numbers, odd or even, and the paylines that will be highlighted with Chinese symbols located on the gameboard during each betting round. It’s considered an extremely straightforward game that is easy to understand once you spend some time familiarizing yourself with the layout and betting options. The roulette variant is available at some of the best online casinos in the world, so make sure you register with any one of them right away.

Pinball Roulette

If you enjoy playing the classic pinball game from the 1980s, you will definitely appreciate the mash-up between pinball and online roulette. Pinball Roulette is actually easier to understand than you might think. You start your betting round as you normally would, placing your chips on either colours, groups, or numbers followed by pressing the “Bet” button. Once the button is pressed, a second screen will pop-up on the left-hand side of the screen that will feature a classic pinball machine.

The white roulette ball will then be released into the pinball machine where you will notice all the roulette numbers neatly presented at the bottom of the pinball machine, each with its very own pocket. You will have the opportunity to use flippers and buffers to potentially alter where the white ball will end up. Once the roulette ball has landed in one of the pockets at the bottom of the pinball machine, the winning number is announced and all bets are paid. This is definitely a unique why to play roulette as opposed to using the American or European roulette wheel that can be found in all online casinos across the internet.

Double Ball Roulette

If you believe that a single white ball is not enough to get you excited for roulette, why not try a variation that offers two white balls? The game rules in Double Ball Roulette is exactly the same as European roulette. However, the only difference is that you will get two opportunities for the white ball to land on one of your selected bets.

What makes this roulette variation so attractive to players is the fact that it comes with some truly astonishing payouts. Aside from a wide variety of straight and split bets, there is a double ball jackpot – here you can also bet that the two white balls will land on a specific numbers, providing a payout of 1,200 to 1.

Multi-Wheel Roulette

If you are not interested in playing roulette with two white balls, why not try a roulette variation that comes equipped with multiple roulette wheels on a single betting layout instead? The Multi Wheel Roulette variation comes with 8 different roulette wheels that are situated above the betting layout. The game rules are the same as European roulette. However, you will essentially have 8 chances to potentially get some winnings.

Each of the roulette wheels will spin after your bets have been placed, giving you more opportunities to win. This definitely provides enough excitement in one game and will certainly keep you away from trying something like Russian Roulette with your friend. We recommend that you rather watch the 2012 ‘Roulette’ movie if you want to see how dangerous Russian Roulette actually is. It’s far better to play multi wheel roulette as it will keep you entertained and alive.

Marvel Roulette

It should come as no surprise that Playtech is behind the phenomenal Marvel roulette variation. The software provider decided to take the two things that players love most and combine them into one amazing roulette game. Although the slot received a brand-new visual design, depicting Wolverine, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and Hulk, the overall gameplay is very much the same as you would find in European roulette.

However, the one thing that the Marvel Roulette variation has that other roulette variations don’t have is a progressive jackpot. Once you open the game, you will notice four progressive jackpots at the top of the roulette wheel. Simply activate the progressive jackpot feature on the game to stand a chance to win a life-changing sum of money if the white ball lands in the correct pocket. The Marvel Roulette variant from Playtech is also an ideal game if you want to test your betting methods, while playing for a progressive jackpot in the process.

How to Become a Casino Dealer

Casino dealer

The casino industry is booming both online and in physical locations across the globe. More people are gambling, and that means that more dealers are required to meet the ever-increasing demand. Working in a casino isn’t for everyone. Still, if you enjoy the idea of entertaining high rollers and casual players daily, then it could be a rewarding and lucrative career. Most online casinos now offer Live Dealer games such as Live Roulette or Live Blackjack, so opportunities are opening up in new and innovative areas we have never seen before. The glitz and glamour of the job are attractive, and the potential for making good money is increasing. So how can you don the suit and tie or party dress and become a casino dealer? Let’s explore what steps you should follow to start your journey in one of the most exciting industries on the planet today.

Become a Casino Dealer: Do Your Research

Starting a new career can be a minefield of misinformation and dead ends, which often leave you not knowing where to begin. The essential task that you must complete is to research what the job of a dealer or croupier entails, and decide if it works for you. You should already have an interest in gambling and casinos to be motivated by this career choice. It’s your job to control the various table games to the casino’s standards, and keep your guests playing and entertained for as long as possible.

What the Job Involves?

  • Table games in modern casinos are varied, and you will need to understand most of them before you get started. The popular games are Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, and Casino Poker. You can, of course, specialize in one of those options that you are most attracted to, but it’s a good idea to understand how each game works to increase your chance of long-term and well-paid employment.
  • There are many tasks that crossover between the games, and the following list gives you an idea of the most common responsibilities for dealers.
  • Complete the tasks required to set up your table
  • Welcome customers and make them feel at home
  • Explain any rules as needed and set up wagers and chips
  • Keep up the pace, so players don’t lose interest or get frustrated
  • Collect from losers and pay winners correctly
  • Report anything unusual or against the rules to your employer

Personal Skills and Qualities Required

This list gives you an idea about what a shift would be like in your chosen career as a dealer. This kind of job is most suited to those with fantastic interpersonal skills. Being polite and friendly is essential, but so is being able to calculate and think quickly. You must also possess strong concentration skills, and have a smart and professional appearance. There are other qualities the best casinos will be looking for in a croupier, but this list gives you a decent idea. To learn the art of being a good dealer, some choose to use services like the Casino Institute, a professional service for anyone who wants to work as a dealer.

Working Conditions and Salary as a Casino Dealer

Casinos are a twenty-four-hour business, so you should be prepared to work a shift pattern that could mean days, evenings, or nights. The shifts are usually the standard eight hours, and if you like the flexibility, it could work for you. You’ll get around 20 days paid holiday per year depending on the company, but you will have to work some public holidays when colleagues are off. This usually works on a rotation basis with the other staff members. It’s a fantastic environment to work in as it’s clean and tidy with lots of perks. You’ll usually be provided with free meals, a luxury staff resting area, and various other perks to offset the unsociable hours. The salaries can start a little on the low side, but for this kind of work, it’s plenty for most to be able to live comfortably. With experience and skill comes much higher pay, so this kind of role offers decent opportunities for progression.

Get Qualified

It doesn’t take a long time to get the qualifications you need to start this job, and it’s unlikely you would be required to have a college degree. Depending on the company, you may receive paid in house training as part of the opportunity. Your chances of employment and commanding a decent salary will improve if you train before applying. It takes around two months to complete a casino dealer course, and it’s not expensive if you’re serious about a long term career as a croupier.

Find the Right Job Opening

You’ve got the personal skills, you’re happy with the hours, and now it’s time for the crunch – finding the perfect job opportunity. Check out the various online job websites and use their filters to narrow down your search. It’s a good idea to start with a reputable company, so this is another area you should spend some time researching. When you find one that looks like a perfect match, it’s time to apply. Don’t rush this part and remember the usual rules apply as they do for any job opportunity. Spend time selling yourself and curating the perfect CV. Think about the values of the company and how you can fit into their team. Once you receive that offer, it’s imperative to prepare for the interview properly. Think about the questions they might ask and get a friend or current colleague to mock test you before you go.

Seek Development Opportunities

Congratulations, you got the job, so now what? The next career progression is to become a supervisor and work in developing and managing other dealers. To do this, you will need to perform well, try to improve your skills, and continuously educate yourself to improve your knowledge. The salaries for casino supervisors are around double that of a dealer starting out, so you will be rewarded for your dedication.

Conclusion

There has never been a better time to try your hand at becoming a casino dealer. It’s not as straightforward as a lot of other jobs out there, but with some hard work, you can make it in this varied and ever-changing field. There’s no time like the present, so if you’re interested in becoming a dealer, then get started today. Your dream career could be just around the corner.

Keeping Your Gambling Under Control

Gambling addiction

The gambling industry already leveraged advancements in modern technology. Online gambling sites provided people to have more access to several games of luck with attractive jackpot prizes. In the same manner, games are also optimized to offer the ultimate user experience.

Gambling cards

There are already several online gambling sites that offer a wide variety of casino games, as well as betting events. It is recommended to choose sites which hold particular licenses or those that made it to the daftar SBObet, or the Indonesian term for SBObet list. SBObet is one of the most trusted bookmakers and they have been around in the gambling industry for quite some time. Legit online gambling sites ensure secure payment gateways, as well as a reduced risk for data breaches.

Nevertheless, gambling is truly entertaining and it can be a way to relieve yourself from the stress and pressure of your day to day activities. In the same manner, it is a hobby that can easily spiral out of control. Thereby, here are some tips on how you can ensure responsible gambling.

Set your limits

First is to set a money limit because it can be difficult to keep track of your bankroll once you are already in the heat of the game. This is the reason why it is important to only allot a specific budget in playing the games. It is best if the money to allocate for gambling is money that you can afford to lose.

In the same manner, you also need to set a time limit. Whether luck is on your side and you are winning, or it seems that the odds are not in your favor and you are losing, time seems to run at a different pace when you are playing. Thus, it is important to set a certain period of time for you to play, and dedicate the rest of your free time for other activities such as exercising or sports.

Avoid playing under the influence

While it is true that gambling is often paired with a busy and fun environment, and that drinks may often be inevitable, it is highly recommended to avoid playing the games when you are already intoxicated. This is because intoxication may cloud your mind from making sound decisions and better judgments. Thus, you might play beyond your money or time limit.

Play with a good mood

Gambling should lift up your spirit and not the other way around. However, if you are already feeling down and consider gambling as your form of escape because of your problems, then this hobby may become more of a problem. It is best to play when you are in a good mood to just simply enjoy the games.

Casino chips

Nowadays, you can gamble traditionally, or place bets and play games online. Regardless of whether you choose to gamble in this convenient way, or love the thrill of gambling in a traditional way, it is important to keep this habit under your control, rather than this controlling you.

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Why are Apps Better in iOS than in Android

Phones and apps

It’s no secret that there is a war of innovation being waged between behemoths of the technology industries. The most famous and prominent battle is between the two alpha-male operating systems of smartphones, iOS and Android. 

Trying to stay objective and keeping personal preferences out of the way is the best method to assess the strengths and weaknesses of operating systems. When it comes to the ease and accessibility provided to developers to create apps, Android definitely has the edge. But another problem surfaces when comparing mainstream Android apps like Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram to their Apple counterparts.

Stack of mobile devices

It’s quite easy to spot the difference in the design and performance of such apps and see iOS’s lead in that department. We’ll be giving you a brief explanation of why iOS applications are in the lead.

Processing Power

While Android phones may look like powerhouses with their sheer RAM volume and high-numbered processors, they fall a bit behind when compared to processing chips of the iPhone. The Snapdragon is certainly making strides and it’s getting close to the performance of Apple’s Bionic chip, but it may take a flagship model-of-the-year Android phone to beat an older iPhone. This means that the gaming experience is smoother on iOS thanks to its processor and architecture. That is why the game creators of slottyvegas says that developers need to take into consideration the systems and hardware their products will be used one. A quick glance at their iOS app can show some quality and operation differences when compared to the Android counterpart. What takes Android phones minutes to transcode video may only take iPhones less.

Of course iphones aren’t always faster though. Speed also depends on the type of app you’re running. Video apps may be faster on iPhone or Android, depending on the specific versions you’re using, and vice versa. If you’re interested in specific performance details, you need to check benchmark testing websites. These are databases of tests results from users who ran specific speed-testing software on their phones, or other electronic devices.

When checking benchmark test results, give preference to websites that list results from at least 100 users per test. After all the more users that run tests, the more trustworthy results are.

Market Segmentation

Apple uses a very smart strategy, which is ensuring that users do their best to upgrade to the newest iOS. A lot of Android users, almost a third, are using Android versions that are three years old or more. Now, try including the sheer number of Android devices with different resolutions and features being taken into consideration to create apps that are still compatible with the operating system. Apple app developers don’t have to worry about most of these problems as their market isn’t segmented like Android’s, which helps battle compatibility issues and degradation of different app versions.

Ads

The pushiness, perseverance, and invasion of Android ads are quite notorious in the app scene. While free iOS apps do come with their fair share of ads, they are still quite lower in frequency. Gaming apps usually come with the most ads, but the problem with Android is that more than 63% of its non-gaming apps are riddled with ads, compared to a percentage of only 25% in iOS apps. Many believe that the subscription model utilized by iOS apps compensates for the lack of ads to provide the funding required to operate it finely.

Whether you prefer iOS or Android operating systems, it’s quite important to take into consideration what could be better for you. While some believe that better apps on a specific operating system may not be the only metric, others think that it’s a deal-breaker. In the end, some research should be done to have an idea of what to expect from both operating systems.

Virus Protection

No electronic device is completely immune to computer viruses. While Androids give users greater control over what they do with their devices, this opens them up to new viruses. Generally iPhones and Apple products are better protected from viruses. So the greater control of Androids comes at a price.

One one hand, Androids have a greater set of capabilities if you’re a developer. Specifically you don’t need as many special development tools or permissions. But with iphones, development and controls are much stricter.

For example, on iphones, how you can use the GPS is more restrictive. It may require the user takes additional steps to confirm an app has permission to use your location. This is good from a privacy perspective, because you wont so easily leak your location, which you may prefer to keep private. But with Androids, once you give an app permission to use your location, there’s more ways your location can be obtained.

It isn’t always the case though, because each Android phone is different. Even with phones of the same model, the phone’s firmware can be different. This can also make development for mobile devices very difficult on Android devices.

It’s not to say mobile app development on iphones doesn’t have the same challenges, because it does. But Androids have broader standards, because large parts of the Android operating systems are open source. This means anyone can modify the firmware and install it on an Android. But with iphones, the firmware and operating system is proprietary and owned by Apple. The downside again is the user’s phone isn’t as customizable. The upside is app development is easier, because the operating system and APIs for programming are more stable and easier to work with.


Six Trends that will Impact Online Roulette Positively in 2020

Trends in roulette

It is incredible how much the world has changed in the last decade. In 2010, no one imagined ride-sharing would become such a popular phenomenon. Very few people invested in Bitcoin or thought about VR and other innovations as transformative technologies.

Yet, here we are talking of how you can now use Bitcoin, VR, and roulette all in one sentence. Stick around to discover what trends experts believe will take off in 2020 and how they will impact roulette.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been impacting the casino industry for more than two years. Still, it’s yet to make a noticeable impact. Many experts believe 2020 might be the year VR makes a significant impact thanks in part to the reduction in the prices of VR headsets and the rise of cloud gaming.

Of course, there are a few hoops to jump before everyone starts to experience the immersive nature of VR. For starters, should developers only create roulette VR games or also do the same for slots and blackjack? How effective will be cloud gaming in the future?

The latter question holds the key to finally making VR affordable to everyone. Conventionally, you must have a computer that supports VR to play VR games. You also need head mounts and ensure you find a gambling site whose games support the technology.

If successful, VR will be a game-changer in the online gambling sector. The innovation can mask everything around you to give you a sense of being part of a game. It could also immerse you into a real casino-like experience, helping you feel as you are playing roulette at your favorite Las Vegas casino.

Live Casinos

Live casino games were all the rage in 2019. Players love these games, and gambling sites have been keen to offer as many live dealers as possible. So, what’s special about these games? They allow you to play roulette against fellow human players.

With the help of software providers, casinos link up online players to a realistic roulette, blackjack, or poker room where a human dealer oversees everything. Gamblers can see one another thanks to web cameras. They can chat, speak to the dealer, or quit the games at will.

Before you join a casino to experience live dealers, however, find one that offers the specific roulette variation you love. If you like to use your favorite lightning roulette strategy, find a site that provides live lightning roulette games. If you prefer French roulette, look out for the game in the live dealer section.

Mobile Gaming

Similar to live dealers, mobile gaming has been growing at an unprecedented rate in the casino industry. A decade ago, almost every online casino player relied on a computer to play online roulette, slots, and poker.

These days, nearly 50% of online gamblers prefer to access casino games through their mobile devices. They are portable, convenient, and can support hundreds of games. Unlike some companies also, casinos don’t force you to download their apps.

The best gaming sites allow you to choose between downloading an app and playing games through your mobile browser. Both platforms have their strengths and weaknesses. But it’s up to you to decide how you want to cherish online games.

Social Gaming

Social gaming is a concept nearly all game developers have been experiments. So, it’s not limited to casinos alone. At its core, social gaming involves creating an environment where players can interact while they play their favorite games. Case in point: live dealers.

Beyond live dealers, there are a plethora of social games gaining popularity on all major social networks. From social slots to farming simulation games, puzzles to roulette, all these games integrate socializing into their gameplay.

More importantly, social games tend to be free to play. That means you can play online roulette with friends without having to gamble real money. And being social games, you can share your stats or your experience with the games on Facebook.

Progressive Roulette Jackpots

As progressive jackpot roulette grows in popularity, it will continue to inspire more similar games. Usually, players contribute money for the jackpots while in the betting process. The grand prize increases the more they play without hitting the winning numbers.

But after someone hits the jackpot, it’s reset to a smaller pre-determined amount. In many ways, progressive roulette is played like progressive jackpot slots. The games accommodate hundreds of players but deduct some of their bets to add to the main pot. A lucky winner finally hits the grand prize and walks away with tens of thousands or millions of dollars.

To be clear, progressive roulette jackpot games share almost similar rules with European and American roulettes. They use similar wheels, and you can place wagers like you are used to. However, jackpot games require you to place a side bet to contribute to the main jackpot.

Crypto for Payments

Although some casinos have been accepting crypto payments for over five years, many sites are still hesitant. 2020 might be the year when all major gambling sites open up to using Bitcoin to deposit, bet, and withdraw winnings.

One of the reasons Bitcoin still struggles to gain trust among many brands a decade after its launch is that’s it’s illegal in many countries. Sometimes it’s also been criticized for its high miners’ fees (the equivalent of payment fees) and slow processing speeds when there’s high demand.

With the growing popularity of alternative virtual currencies, however, more and more roulette sites will embrace the nascent banking option. So, if you love crypto but can’t find a great casino that supports it, there’s hope it will gain casinos’ trust in 2020.

The Takeaway

Trends come and go, but roulette has maintained its fundamental rules since its invention in the 18th century. Despite that, it will be interesting to find out what trends impact online roulette the most. Live dealers, mobile gaming, and crypto will probably have a blast in 2020, but VR might finally take off as well.

How Games Like Bingo and Roulette Can Boost Brain Function

Brain function

A wealth of research has been conducted over the past few decades into the positive cognitive effects and lifestyle improvements of mathematical games of chance. Games like bingo, roulette, and other chance-based games are often simply viewed as gambling but the skill involved with keeping track of numbers and calculating outcomes can be very beneficial for the human brain.

Bingo, in particular, was the subject of a 2002 study by the University of Southampton researchers that found increased mental agility amongst regular players. When compared with a control group of non-players, researchers found that those who engaged in regular Bingo sessions exhibited faster and more accurate cognizance, irrelevant of age.

They found that the mental skills that are enhanced through Bingo differ from those generally associated with more complex games like chess. Whereas chess requires complex foresight and memory, Bingo improves quick-thinking reflexes and eye-hand coordination. Since Bingo is more accessible to a wider audience than chess, it is more likely to be adopted in care facilities and old age homes.

Mental stimulation

Bingo has been found to activate several parts of the brain that help to reduce the effects of cognitive decline and early-onset dementia. Concentration, memory, and coordination are key areas that work together help to keep the brain in tip-top condition and reduce early signs of aging. Keeping these mental skills strong and well-exercised can help defeat many conditions related to not only old age but any kind of sedentary lifestyle.

The often funny and creative names given to various numbers also provide mental stimulation in the form of nostalgia or general knowledge. Bingo callers will commonly use current or historical events combined with rhyming slang to give each call and interesting and unique take. Examples include “Doctor’s Orders” for number nine because doctors would give out ‘No. 9’ pills during World War II, or rhyming the old song “Dirty Gertie” with the number 30.

Maths and roulette

When played strategically, roulette can benefit from using mathematics to calculate the best profit ratio on certain lines. Admittedly, the existence of 0 on the roulette table means the house always has a minor advantage but the activity still provides good mental stimulation. Over the years, many keen gamblers have devised complex systems for winning at roulette that involves betting strategies and money management. While none of them give you a strong advantage over the house they are fascinating to indulge from a statistical viewpoint.

Using a mathematical strategy when playing roulette improves not only number skills but also concentration, decision making and elements of risk management. The fast-paced nature of the game also forces one to think quickly and multi-task. Strategies must be quickly and consistently re-evaluated with each spin in order to provide the best possible chances of winning. 

Overcoming Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

A 2012 study from the Case Western Reserve University found that specialized games of Bingo helped reduce symptoms in patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Patients suffering from such ailments usually exhibit visual perception problems so researchers created extra-large Bingo cards with high contrast numbering to make the cards easier to see.

The findings were published in the Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition journal and cited improvements in patients with mild dementia and aided in the development of improved living environments for people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Patients exhibited better abilities with daily tasks and greater enjoyment of life in general.

The rise of online gaming

While online gambling has only recently exploded in popularity, some Internet gaming firms like Gamesys began developing online bingo as early as 2002. Now there are many online bingo sites that are similar to Gamesys’ first online venture, JackpotJoy.

The ability to play bingo online has opened up the activity to a range of house-bound people who were previously unable to participate. Of course, online versions do lack the benefits of social interaction and community exposure that traditional Bingo provides. However, the games still offer much-needed cognitive stimulation which is seen as far more beneficial than television or similar forms of non-interactive entertainment.

Benefits vs Addiction potential

Above and beyond the beneficial cognitive exercise, winning at these types of games also releases small amounts of the feel-good chemical dopamine. This can have positive effects on mood and general well-being but is also seen as a potential factor in addiction.

A recent article from British magazine The Guardian outlines similarities between online gambling and social media addiction, wherein it compares the desire for a win to that of a positive social media response. The comparison is useful in helping those who don’t gamble to understand the feeling of positive chemical reward since almost all people use mobile phones. Social media addiction, while less common than gambling addiction, has become a hot topic lately due to the increase in mobile phone usage by young children.

Gambling addiction is not commonly associated with games like Bingo though due to the low financial costs involved and social environment. Any minor enjoyment derived from dopamine release would likely be beneficial to the mood in the short term rather than addictive in the long term.

Mental well-being

Beyond mental stimulation, one of the most highly-regarded benefits of Bingo is the social aspect that gets players up and about. This is particularly important for retirees and older players who may often go days without social interaction.

Traditional bingo halls may be less common in this modern age of online entertainment but many pensioner facilities still organize weekly bingo nights to encourage patient interaction. The fun, competitive nature of the game provides patients with a much-needed respite from the otherwise dreary schedule of daily life.

Researchers have found significant improvements in the psychological well-being of regular bingo players. With little other achievements to aim towards, weekly bingo nights help to revive the winning, can-do attitude that often dissipates with old age. The excitement that competitive games provide helps to increase blood flow which in turn aids pain relief, reduces blood pressure and strengthens the immune system.

Are Roulette Computers Really Legal?

Roulette computer law

People on forums regularly speak about matters they have no idea about. Yet they profess to be experts. This article clarifies the legal situation about roulette computers.

Proving roulette computers can achieve enormous profits is easy. You can see a demonstration on any wheel you want (See www.roulettephysics.com/demonstrations/)

But for many people, it’s more a question of ARE THEY LEGAL? The short answer is they’re legal in about HALF of the World’s casinos. More detail is in this article.

The Legal Research We Have

Before anyone joins our private teams, it’s a requirement they first provide details of their legal research. This includes written legal advice from practising lawyers. So we have extensive research on roulette computer legalities.

First, players check laws on government websites (no cost), for the jurisdiction they want to play in. If they find roulette computers are clearly illegal, they don’t proceed. Or they focus on a different jurisdiction.

If the player finds the laws aren’t clear, or that roulette computers appear legal, the player gets written legal advice from a lawyer to confirm. This is because IF for some reason the player accidentally breaks laws, they have the written legal advice to show law enforcement. If the player were to be charged, the written legal advice is like an insurance policy. So any presiding judge better understands the player didn’t believe they were breaking laws, and is more likely to let them off with a “slap on the wrist”.

Relevant gaming laws are state-based, not national. So roulette computers can be legal in some areas of the same country, but not others.

We’ve seen written legal advice about roulette computers from almost every jurisdiction in the world. A summary of results is below:

45% of jurisdictions: Roulette computers are clearly illegal. We never play in these areas.

20% of jurisdictions: There doesn’t appear to be any law that prohibits devices like roulette computers.

35% of jurisdictions: The laws are “grey” regarding the use of roulette computer devices. If you ask perhaps 10 lawyers, maybe 4 will say its illegal, and 6 will say it’s legal.

Usually law enforcement wont charge anyone unless they realistically believe prosecution would be successful. And if laws either don’t exist or are a grey area, you’re unlikely to be ever charged.

Never does a law explicitly state something is “legal”. So laws will never specifically state roulette computers are legal. Laws regarding “cheating” state what is “unlawful”. So if something is not specifically mentioned as “unlawful”, then by definition it is “lawful”.

Real Example of “Grey” Law

Every jurisdiction is different. But many share similar elements. Below is a typical example:

http://www.paclii.org/vu/legis/num_act/cca1993166/

The relevant part:

CHEATING

(1) A person shall not, in the casino, dishonestly

(a) by trick, device, sleight of hand or representation;

(b) by a scheme or practice;

(c) by the use of gaming equipment; or

(d) by the use of an instrument or article of a type used in connection with gaming, or appearing to be of a type used in connection with gaming, or of any other thing,

obtain for himself or herself or another person, or induce a person to deliver, give or credit to him or her or another person, any money, chips, benefit, advantage, valuable consideration or security.

Basically it says you cant use a device to dishonestly get an advantage. The grey area is whether or not the “dishonesty” is part of what gives you the advantage. The computer and analysis is what gives the advantage – NOT dishonesty.

But a judge who has limited understanding of what roulette computers do may see it differently.

With the above law, a case that would be clearly illegal is where you TRICKED someone (dishonestly), whether it be a player or dealer. For example, you might distract a dealer after the ball has landed, then discretely bet on the winning number. If the dealer doesn’t notice, they’ll pay you winnings. In this case, your dishonesty gives you an advantage.

You hide a roulette computer NOT because you are trying to get an advantage through dishonesty. You hide it because you know the casino wont let you continue winning, if they know about it. In fact once a casino knows you’re consistently winning with ANY method, they’ll stop you eventually, one way or another. So you being covert has no relation to what’s giving you the advantage. You being covert is simply so the casino doesn’t ban you or take other action to stop you. You do not influence the spin results at all. You only predict them.

Again the above law is a very typical “grey law”. If you ask 10 lawyers, maybe 4 will say its illegal, and 6 will say it’s legal.

In any case, it’s best to get written advice from at least one lawyer. This is your insurance policy, so IF something went wrong and you got charged, you can show the judge your legal advice, and they’ll likely go easier on you.

Has anyone been charged with roulette computer use?

There have been a few very rare cases. But we estimate for every player that is caught illegally using roulette computers, there are about 1,000 other players winning covertly – right under the noses of casino staff.

Here are some cases where roulette computer players were caught:

The Ritz Players (£1.3M in 3 days) – NOT charged with crime, and were allowed to keep winnings
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2004/mar/23/sciencenews.crime (After this case, the UK government commissioned a study which found roulette computers are indeed effective. Although they tested only a very basic device though. See the lab test results HERE. This tested device is about the equivalent of our Lite version computer.) £1.3M in 3 days is getting a bit greedy – it’s no surprise the Ritz team were noticed.

Australian man wins $50,000 in 4 days – charged with crime (Actually made close to $1m across various jurisdictions. He probably wouldn’t have been charged with anything if he didn’t openly tell police what he was doing) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-jurisdiction-got-do-richard-marcus

Quotes from article:

“Wu continued on, getting real close to the US with a running profit of nearly a million bucks, when he got busted in Quebec.”

“In most jurisdictions. including the UK and many other important gambling venues, using equipment to beat casino games is not considered cheating as long as the player in question does not use that equipment to alter the results of games.”

This is another good example that even a million dollars profit can be achieved by a lone player. But the main limit to profits is what you can win without being detected. Returning to the same casino on consecutive days is greedy and risky.

$200,000+ won by Laszlo Kovacs in Australian Casino – charged, but never prosecuted. He was noticed ultimately because he too got greedy.
https://www.engadget.com/2005/03/19/wired-shoe-helps-gambler-cheat-at-roulette/

We are from Australia. Roulette computers aren’t legal here, so it is a condition that our players never use roulette computers here. It doesn’t guarantee they wont. But we would restrict the player’s access to the computer if we found they broke laws. There are ample legal jurisdictions to play in.

Does “legal” mean casinos allow them?

No casino will allow you to win consistently, regardless of how you win. So even if you aren’t breaking laws, you use the computers discretely. The casino staff never see them because they are hidden and completely out of sight.

NOTE: We are not lawyers, so we can’t give you legal advice. What we explained in this email is based on actual legal advice we’ve received. Again we have written legal advice from solicitors in almost all jurisdictions with casinos. So we’re in better position than anyone to know the legalities.

Learn more about our roulette computers at https://www.roulette-computers.com

What Street Art is Popular in Egypt?

Egyptian street art

Street art, all over the world, has been gaining popularity and is finally being recognized as a form of expressive art. Once upon a time, it was only seen as vandalism of public property, and was punishable by law. This is still the case in many countries, and is still considered to be as such in many areas in Egypt in particular. However, the good news is, the Egyptians are finally coming around to appreciate what this form of art represents.

Egyptian art in general is no stranger to the rest of the art world. It goes all the way back to ancient times where they created the written word and communicated through hieroglyphics, which were literally drawings on the wall. You can still see hieroglyphics used in books, interior design, and even computer games. Many casinos as well as online casinos use the ancient Egyptian themes and are extremely popular, in fact, you can even see the full game at Temple Slots where the ancient Egyptian theme is used throughout, and you’ll find that it is one of the most popular. So it’s fair to say that Egyptian art has lived through the ages and across a multitude of genres.

So this means that yet another Egyptian art form is coming to light, and that is street art. Let’s go over which kinds of street art in particular are getting attention.

GRAFFITI

Graffiti in Egypt really started to attract attention during times of revolution, where the youth would take to the streets to make political statements through their art. While many of these were destroyed, you can still find beautiful and strong statements and illustrations drawn on the walls of certain areas in Cairo. You’ll also find that the graffiti artist pays homage to many of their lost loved ones who died during revolutions by having their images and quotes illustrated on the streets.

The other side of the coin is that there are also many crews and talented graffiti artist that exist throughout Egypt and leave their marks across the cities by creating beautiful works of art. Many of them are still anonymous and unidentifiable as they still run the risk of being arrested, even though their work has not been destroyed.

MURALS

Graffiti is the rawest form of street art, while murals are now becoming more and more acceptable. When speaking about the value of murals in Egypt, you’ll find that over the past couple of years, businesses have taken a liking to having street artists paint murals to promote their businesses, or even decorate their place of business. 

One of the most famous murals in the world to date was created by AlSeed, a famous street artist that went to Cairo’s less fortunate areas that is struck by poverty, and created an enormous mural over the span of a couple of buildings. 

The point here is, both murals and graffiti have made their mark in the Egyptian culture, and is quickly becoming more and more appreciated and accepted by the masses as the credible work of art that it is. It is daring and expressive, and the streets of Egypt are only gaining more culture because of it.

Double, Single, or No Zero: Which Roulette is the Best?

American or European roulette

Roulette has been around for centuries but, since its inception, the playing table has changed significantly as it has moved across continents and into the digital realm.

In its current form, the roulette has been found to have been played since 1976 in Paris. At the time, the game didn’t feature a ‘0’ and only had the range of 1 to 36 with outside bets. Then, in 1842, Louis Blanc added the ‘0’ to the wheel and table so that a house edge could be established, as recorded in Cătălin Bărboianu’s book Roulette Odds and Profits.

The game of roulette was then brought to North America in the 1800s, at which point hosts devised the new wheel with a ‘0’ and a ‘00’ pocket to further enhance the house edge. There have been many American variants of the classic table game, some of which included numbers 1 to 28 and others that had an eagle pocket.

Now, when playing roulette games online, you’ll find many different variants to the standardised format of what is known as European (single-zero) and American (double-zero) roulette. There is also French roulette, which allows for partial bet compensation if the ball lands in the ‘0’ pocket in certain formats, but the most common forms are that of European and American. But now, thanks to the digitization of the game, no zero roulette has risen from the origins of the game in Paris to the online casino scene.

We now have the choice of double, single, and no zero roulette games, but which one is the best one for the players?

Single-zero vs double-zero roulette

Roulette wheel with win on 8

The natural place to start our examination of these formats is with the long-established tables of European and American roulette. While American roulette is almost exclusively played in the United States, European roulette can be found and played all over the world, being the more popular form – including, in fact, many places in the USA.

In any case, assuming that the odds of landing a single number are 36/1 on comparable tables of European and American roulette, with odds on outside bets remaining the same – such as 2/1 on red or black – the instance of the ‘00’ pocket in addition to the ‘0’ pocket makes the American table much less player-friendly. As zero pockets of any kind don’t add to the potential returns of landing a certain number while also decreasing the odds of any of the outside bets landing, having twice as many zeroes increases the house edge significantly.

As noted by Investopedia in their house edge evaluation, due to the returns for winning on a numbered pocket usually being set at 36/1, the fact that there are 38 numbers including the green pockets means that the true odds of winning such a bet are actually 38/1. Of course, operators have to have some sort of edge in their games as they’re running a business, but with American roulette tables giving a house edge of 5.26% with the ‘0’ and ‘00’ present, while European roulette stands with a 2.70% house edge due to there being only one additional number, it’s clear that single-zero roulette is better for players than the double-zero format.

Double-zero vs no zero roulette

Cammegh roulette wheel with double zero

As established above, the American roulette table holds a house edge of 5.26% on all bets other than a ‘first five’ wager, which ticks up the house edge to 7.86%. In no zero roulette, the odds reflect the real outcome of the ball landing in each pocket. For example, odd and even bets not only get odds of 2/1, but they also have a 50/50 chance of occurring. It’s very much the form that the original game took in the 1700s.

However, worthy businesses wouldn’t put out a game such as this as it could put them in a significant deficit if a few players went on a hot streak. So, what most no zero roulette games incorporate is a commission on wins – often of around ten per cent. With a ten per cent charge on wins, one might see the game as having a 5% house edge on two-way outside bets with a 50/50 chance (such as red or black) but, in actuality, the removal of the zero pockets actually nullifies the house edge as it puts the chances of winning any bet at the odds represented by how much of the wheel the selection covers.

What the commission does, though, is cut the reward. That way, no zero roulette flips the game from having a house edge to instead increasing the chances of winning for a cost. This suits some players more than others, which is why it’s included as a part of the Slots of Vegas online roulette selection. Many will prefer the strategising of the single and double zero roulette games there, but no zero roulette games give a different angle to roulette play which can also prove to the player’s advantage.

No zero vs single-zero roulette

Winning bets on roulette table

It’s very clear that single-zero and no zero roulette tables are far more player friendly than their double-zero counterparts, but deciding which one is best between these two may simply come down to your own preference and playing style.

In the short term, the commission of no zero roulette puts it at a disadvantage as, using the example of a red or black bet, you have a 50/50 chance of winning any such bet but only get 90 per cent payout when you win. In single-zero roulette, you have a 2.7% house edge in play, so you have a 47.3-47.3 chance of winning on either colour but you do get paid a full 100 per cent of the 2/1 stake if you win.

Over a long period of time and on average, the equal chance of winning on no zero roulette becomes more favourable to the house edge of single-zero roulette. This is because the chances of winning remain 50-50 in no zero roulette as opposed to the 2.7% chance that neither side of the two-way bet will win in single-zero roulette.

It’s very clear to see that American roulette comes in a distant third to the other forms of roulette, but whether European or no zero roulette is a better choice largely comes down to each player’s preferences.

5 Benefits of Sports Betting

Sports betting

Many people have grown to love sports, so much so that they express their love and appreciation for the games in various ways. Some make it a point to watch the games live and cheer on their favorite teams. Others place wagers to show that they believe that their team has got what it takes to win. It can be surprising though that sports betting actually has amazing benefits.

Engaged entertainment

With sports betting, you will surely be engaged in watching the game and rooting for your team. With wagers placed on the line, you are surely focused and attentive to how the game progresses and you are keen on noticing certain acts or faults that may lead to a technical score. A bet will definitely get you in the mood to cheer and be excited for a game that would normally be of no interest to you. Needless to say, your sports experience will be made more fulfilling and enjoyable.

Avenue to learn a new sport

Sports betting can pave the way for you to learn a new sport. Putting some bets on a game will surely keep you interested in learning more about the technicalities of a game. With money on the line, you will definitely think twice to just give up on understanding the confusing and boring times in a game.

Making extra money

Of course with sports betting, you have a great chance of winning and making some cash. Master88 and several other online sports betting sites even offer to sign up bonuses and cashback promos. Hence, you already have some extra money just by registering and even before placing a bet. If the odds are in your favor, you may even win a hefty amount. You have the option of putting in a large bet or a small wager and oftentimes, your winnings are dependent on the number of bets you have placed.

A cheap form of amusement

Nowadays, there are several things that you can do for entertainment. But more often than not, these activities come with a price, such as with sports betting. Nevertheless, sports betting is one form of cheap amusement wherein you don’t necessarily have to empty your pockets to have tons of fun.

Convenient

Sports betting is a convenient form of entertainment because it is easy for you to get started. Sports betting doesn’t require you to purchase lots of equipment just to be able to engage in the fun. It also doesn’t require you to intricately learn several rules or even spend a significant amount of time on it. Additionally, because it is quite inexpensive compared to other forms of hobbies, you can enjoy responsible sports betting on a daily basis. With several sports that are played every day, you will surely have one that you can bet on.

Electronic Roulette: Everything You Need to Know

Electronic roulette

With the digital gambling world evolving at an impressive pace, punters can now enjoy electronic casino games at brick-and-mortar casinos, as well as online, from the comfort of their home. Recently, electronic roulette has made the rounds in the gambling world. Electronic roulette is sometimes confused with random number generator roulette.

The primary difference between electronic roulette and its live counterpart is that the former does not require the presence of a dealer. For players, this may make some of them less nervous; and for casinos, this allows the establishments to save up on personnel hiring costs, and of course, have more space for more games that would attract a consistent flow of customers. 

How do the machines work?

Because this version of the game is relatively new, many punters have expressed their skepticism of how the game operates, and have accused it of being rigged, but that’s simply untrue. In fact, how electronic roulette machines operate is quite simple; the software runs on an electronic circuit air blower, which launches the ball into the roulette slots, depending on the force and speed that the user utilized. 

Many beginners have presumed that such machines run on magnets, which is also untrue. In the center of these electronic machines, sensitive proximity sensors detect the position of the ball, which makes this machine similar, if not more effective, than live roulette machines. In fact, live roulette is more easily rigged, as dealers can be trained to control where the ball lands when using rudimentary machines. 

But it’s not just the higher likelihood of winning that makes these virtual machines more appealing to modern gambling communities; it’s simply how addictive it can be. 

Can I play electronic roulette for free?

While it’s in a casino’s best interest for you to pay a deposit before you test your luck with their virtual game, they also want you to see for yourself just how thrilling the experience of testing your luck is with this electronic machine. Punters have described the experience as entertaining as playing a video game, while also as thrilling as gambling in a brick-and-mortar casino. 

Hang holding iphone over laptop computer

With that said, many new online casinos now offer players the chance to play their first game for free; or alternatively, play with what these establishments refer to as bonus funds. When new users sign up, they often get bonus funds that they can start playing with right away. Some punters are even lucky enough to win from the first round. Getting the chance to play roulette for free is one of the many advantages of electronic roulette over its live peer; you seldom get the chance to get generous free chips to deal with in an offline casino unless you’re a regular customer. 

How do I place bets on these virtual machines?

This might be confusing to those who are used to placing their chips on the table. In the virtual version of the game, you use an electronic screen either on your device or in your local casino. Some of these roulette machines, especially those in offline casinos, have automatic protection against any bets placed simultaneously. For instance, you won’t be able to bet equal sums on opposite colors. When you make such a bet, you get a warning message that prevents you from placing more bets for a few seconds. Make sure you know the rules of the game before you play, or else you might risk getting banned.

Other than that, the electronic version is pretty much identical to its live counterpart; only, you get the benefit of playing on a progressive jackpot system. When casinos utilize this system, they can customize full-number bet systems to make the machine more progressive. These systems are also more fun to play for competitors, despite being more difficult to beat. 

Your betting options are few. Inside bets permit you to wager on one to six numbers; while outside bets allow you to bet on twelve to eighteen. These machines also allow you to bet on colors, odd or even numbers, and high or low numbers. These options increase your chances of winning, but they also significantly decrease the value of your prize. 

How can I win this game? 

The simplest way to win in an electronic roulette is to be a lucky individual; or in other words, there is no strategy to win this game other than having good fortune. This is because these games, as previously mentioned, run on a predetermined progressive system. You might be lucky enough to hit the jackpot because there were thousands of people who played and lost before you, which ups your chance to win.  

Surely, gambling can be as lucrative as it is fun, but if you’re not a person who typically enjoys the thrill of casino games and are simply looking for a quick way to be rich, then this isn’t the game for you. If you want to make sure that the machine you’re playing on, whether virtual or live, offers you a fair game, make sure you can see the wheel. Otherwise, the machine might have been tampered with. 

Another sound advice is to take whatever little money the game helps you win. Sometimes, it’s better to walk away with an extra twenty bucks, than to throw away more money in hopes for your next round to be luckier. Stepping away from the game for a while is sometimes a better strategy than persevering on a not-so-lucky day. 

Man relaxing at computer

Because electronic roulette is quickly gaining more popularity, most casinos are now offering plenty of compelling offers and programs for new punters. This is, perhaps, one of the reasons why this game is now one of the most trending in the online gambling world. While it’s not drastically different from its live counterpart, it’s certainly more convenient for those who prefer to gamble from the comfort of their home.

The Facts Behind the 1995 Film ‘Casino’

Casino Movie
Two dice for craps game

People often overuse the word “classic,” especially when it comes to cinema. You often hear “this film is going to be a classic in the next couple of years,” and other exaggerations. One director that definitely knows how to make a film that will live on throughout the ages is Martin Scorsese, who has helmed some of the most iconic films to ever grace the big screen. One of those legendary pictures is the 1995 masterpiece Casino. While a few years earlier Goodfellas came out, with a similar theme about mob life in the United States, Casino was something else, and it was definitely unique. These are some facts you might’ve not known about the 1995 crime flick. 

One thing you can’t help but ponder, though, is how things have changed over the years when it comes to Casino. As you’ll see further down the article, this picture was actually filmed inside one of Vegas’s most famous casinos back then. While they were very popular at that time, the influence of physical casinos has diminished over the years, and most people prefer online ones these days, because of technological advancement made it very easy to gamble from the comfort of your home. In a country like Malaysia, you have access to thousands of online games with colorful themes and impressive visuals, and the experience of online casino Malaysia offers is said to be very different from the rest. This is why a lot of people are shifting to this much more convenient choice, and who knows, a film like Casino wouldn’t probably matter as much if it came out in this day and age. 

It is based on a true story

Believe it or not, Casino is actually based on a real story, and the protagonist of the story being a big fan of De Niro was even one of the main reasons why the film was even made. The character’s real name was Frank ‘Lefty’ Rosenthal, and he was actually alive when writer Nicholas Pileggi approached him to write a book about his career. Then retired, Rosenthal didn’t really show much interest in the project, but he didn’t oppose the creation of the book either. 

He then found out that Scorsese planned on adapting the book into an actual film, and De Niro was slated to play him in that picture. Being a big fan, Rosenthal started warming up to the idea, and he even asked to meet the actor, and De Niro did meet him in preparation for his iconic role as Ace––the casino and betting expert. Later on, in an interview about the film, Rosenthal even said that De Niro’s portrayal of him was pretty accurate, though not entirely true in all aspects––a 7 out of 10 basically, in terms of accuracy. 

It is not just Rosenthal’s character that was based on an actual person. His associate––played brilliantly on film by Joe Pesci as Nicky Santoro––was called Tony Spilotro, and he was indeed a real gangster. There’s even a photograph of the two real characters in the film, during the scene where Nicky goes to Ace’s house with the latter’s banker in there. 

Actual parolees worked on the film

One thing Scorsese is known for is his meticulousness and careful attention to detail, and his extreme care on making his films as accurate as possible. True to that work ethic, he actually hired parolees from that era to work as consultants on the plot and mannerisms of the actors. He even brought on FBI agents who had arrested people in that era to work as consultants as well. It probably helped that former associates of Rosenthal actually started helping the writer once news of the book came out. How about that for authenticity? 

Sharon Stone almost didn’t get the role

This is considered by many to be Sharon Stone’s career performance, and she earned an Oscar nomination for it, but the truth is, she almost didn’t get the role. Scorsese actually canceled her audition two times, before going after her himself to convince her to play the role. In the film’s Blu-ray commentary, Stone explains how her first two interviews got canceled for different reasons. 

At first, the director was delayed because of another meeting he was in, and the second was a similar situation. She naturally assumed he wasn’t interested, and even declined a request for another interview by Scorsese’s people and went to dinner with a friend instead. Much to her surprise, the man himself got her location, and actually went to the restaurant to ask her personally to come on board! 

The infamous ‘head in vice’ scene was bait 

Perhaps the most memorable scene of the entire movie is when Joe Pesci’s character is torturing a lowly gangster by putting his head in a vice and squeezing. Believe it or not, that scene wasn’t actually in the book in that vivid detail, but was rather anecdotally taken from it.

Scorsese just put it in believing that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) would definitely remove it, leaving out other gruesome parts of the film; it was basically baited so they’d overlook the violence spread out through the picture, which might be considered mild compared to a person having their eyes almost pop out because his head is being squeezed too hard. Much to his surprise, they kept that scene, and the film was aired with that sequence. 

The casino explosion scenes were real 

Yes, those were real footage of a casino being imploded. Fortunately, the production didn’t require really blowing one up. This footage was actually taken from the real-life demolition of the Dunes that took place in October 1993 and January 1994. It was a one-of-a-kind event that drew in over 200,000 spectators, in front of which the implosion took place. It was the first time something like this happened, and it was definitely welcome news for the production crew of the film, which used that shot at the end of Casino in a very memorable scene that adds to the grandeur of the picture altogether. 

The film was shot in an actual casino

Speaking of authenticity, the film was actually shot in a real-life casino, because where else are you going to get such colorful settings? It wasn’t easy, naturally, to do something like that, but they worked around it. The film was shot in the Riviera in Las Vegas between the hours of midnight and 10 in the morning to avoid halting the casino’s operations. Filming in those times entailed fewer punters, and it went on for around six weeks, four nights a week. The shoots were mostly in the corner of the place, and real gameplay was on the sides, and people also gambling as the crew filmed. Scorsese even used real dealers from the place for extra authenticity and to avoid wasting time teaching actors how to deal like pros. 

The Riviera made the most out of the shoot, and they used it for promotional purposes, despite limiting the production set on-premises. They added signs with the main cast’s name, mentioning that they were filming inside the casino, to lure more punters. It definitely worked. 

Joe Pesci’s real-life wife tried to kill him

Another bizarre fact about the film is how Joe Pesci’s wife at the time of filming did really try to have him killed. Claudia Haro also starred in the film as the co-host of De Niro’s show “Ace’s High,” but she and Pesci got a divorce, and she remarried later on. It was in 2000 that she was convicted of two counts of attempted murder for hiring an assassin to kill Pesci! You definitely cannot make this stuff up, and perhaps it’s her time on the set of this violent gang film that inspired her? We’ll never know. 

Pesci looked like his real character, a lot

There’s no denying Pesci’s talent and his ability to impersonate any character he’s playing, selling it with great passion and authenticity. But for Casino, it was a little more than his acting chops that made an impact. Apparently, he really did resemble his real character, Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, who was known for his violent temper and ruthlessness while working as muscle for Rosenthal. The resemblance is even said to have been doubled when Pesci underwent makeup for the role, and it actually caused some problems. According to the book’s writer Pileggi, when Pesci entered the casino in costume, some dealers who actually knew Spilotro in real life almost fainted! They had to redo several takes because of how nervous some of them were. 

Speaking of the real character, Tony Spilotro and his brother Michael were not, in fact, killed in the desert as shown in the film. They were both killed in an Illinois basement, not even Vegas, where both went thinking that Michael was going to be “made,” or in other words, be inducted into the mafia, but they never left that basement. Ring any bells, that particular sequence? Yes, that is exactly how Pesci’s character in Goodfellas was killed. 

Clothes cost a lot of money in Casino 

Take a wild guess how much it cost to dress people in the film. The costume budget for Casino was one million dollars! It’s probably mostly because of De Niro and Stone alone. He had 70 different costumes throughout the entire film, and she 40! Both were allowed to keep their costumes after filming had wrapped up. 

At three hours long, the film has no plot

Or at least that’s how Scorsese puts it. He admits that despite the length of the film, a lot of action goes on, and you do know what’s happening, but there’s no plot. Speaking of the duration of the film, the studio didn’t really want the film to be three hours long, because cinemas don’t like lengthy films as it means fewer shows during the day. Scorsese naturally did what he wanted and shot the film at 178 minutes long. But when you’re one of cinema’s most acclaimed directors, who can refuse you?

Ace’s attorney on film was a real-life one

Oscar Goodman played Ace’s lawyer in Casino. Ironically, he was a real one who actually defended a couple of infamous gangsters in Las Vegas! To even add to the surrealism of the entire situation, Goodman was elected mayor of Vegas in 1999. 

The book was written simultaneously with the film

To adapt a book into a screenplay, you naturally need to write and publish the book first, but Scorsese convinced Pileggi otherwise. He persuaded the writer to work on both the book and screenplay/script––which he co-wrote––at the same time. After the latter was completed, Pileggi worked hard to finish the book on time. Eventually, it came out just six weeks before the release date of the film! It was definitely confusing for a lot of people, especially considering the fact that the book uses the characters’ real names. 

James Woods really wanted to work with Scorsese 

While he might have not had the recognition he deserves, Woods is considered by many to be a fine actor. He really wanted to work with Scorsese, though, calling his office when he heard the legendary director had a part in mind for him, leaving this message: “Any time, any place, any part, any fee.”

It’s still debated what the real Rosenthal thought of the film

The film was based on his life, yet we might never know what he really thought of the film. Rosenthal died in 2008; he supposedly saw the film just once in a private screening with the writer, who stated that the former was pleased with what he saw. Before he died, Rosenthal was asked what he thought of the film based on his life’s story, and he said it was lacking, and there were some details that he didn’t really appreciate like the scene of him juggling on the Frank Rosenthal show, which he denies ever doing. He also didn’t like how his wife was portrayed and said it brought back bad memories.

Video camera and reels

Whether you like it or not, or even prefer Goodfellas, Casino is one of the best mobster films ever made, and it is one of Scorsese’s best, and definitely a classic. The fact that it was based on a true story is even more interesting—or terrifying if you think about all the gruesome details of the story—and it definitely adds depth to the overall movie, which will live on as a master-class in filmmaking. 

Can Repeaters Systems Win at Roulette?

Repeaters roulette systems

Repeaters in roulette are numbers that repeat shortly after they’ve spun. The theory is that recent numbers are more likely to repeat sometime soon.

So can they in any way be used to beat roulette? The short answer is no. This page explains why.

If you’re looking for a page that explains how they can be used for an advantage, you’re out of luck. It doesn’t exist, because it isn’t possible. But if you’re looking for a proper explanation of WHY, take the time to read here.

Key Facts About Repeaters

People that claim to win with repeaters often recite facts about roulette and “randomness”. Then they unwittingly contradict themselves. First, consider these facts:

Roulette spins are independent events

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. On each spin, the dealer picks up the ball, spins the wheel, then releases the ball. Each spin has it’s unique set of physical variables that determine the winning number. The variables that led to previous winning numbers are the past. Except when you consider which legitimate properties still relate to future spins, the previous spins are meaningless to future spins. Most players using “repeaters” don’t even consider the physical variables like rotor speed. They consider only previous winning numbers.

Previous spins do not at all affect future spins

Everything happens from cause and effect. Previous winning numbers are the effect, not the cause. Except when considering linking physical variables to spin outcomes, the spin outcomes (winning numbers) have no link to future spins. For example, roulette wheel bias is when a wheel has physical defects that make some numbers win more than others.

Now consider RNG roulette, where numbers are determined from a random number generator. There are no physical variables. There is only a random number generator, and the winning number will depend on WHEN you click to spin the virtual wheel. If you knew the exact algorithm and could click within 0.001 seconds accuracy, perhaps you could influence and therefore predict the winning number. But you can’t. Even if you knew the exact RNG algorithm, there’s no way you could precisely click within 0.001 seconds accuracy – even without internet connection latency.

Repeats are normal probability, and don’t “have to” happen

If you observe 37 consecutive spins, the chances are you wont ever see 37 unique numbers. At least some will be repeated numbers. This is very poorly understood. The math for it is simple.

You begin with 1 spin. Say it was #32. It’s a unique number. The probability it will repeat in the next spin is 1 in 37.

On spin 2, the number is #8. It’s also a unique number. The probability either #32 or #8 will repeat on the next spin is 2 in 37.

On spin 3, the number is #4. It’s also a unique number. The probability either #32, #8 or #4 will repeat on the next spin is 3 in 37.

So as we see more spins, the probability that one of the previous numbers will repeat increases.

How is this special? It’s not. It’s really basic probability.

One of the “blinders” for gamblers is thinking they’ll never see 37 unique numbers in 37 spins. Actually, if you see enough spins, you will. For example, do you think you’ll ever see a winning number sequence like 1,2,3,4,5,6? You probably wont. But will you ever see the sequence 32,4,16,9,2,30? You probably wont see it either. Given enough spins, each of these sequences will happen just as often as each other. The wheel doesn’t care what numbers look like a pattern to you.

How Repeaters Systems Work

There are many variations of repeater systems, but they all have the same fate of losing. I’ll give one example…

Say you tracked the past 37 spins on a European wheel, and waited for one number to “repeat”. Then you start betting on it, either with flat bets or a progression. You can do this with whatever other numbers that “repeat”.

This doesn’t at work because the odds of your bets winning are exactly the same as any other number. You’ll still average 1 win per 37 spins. So your bets still have random accuracy.

Using progression wont help, just as it wouldn’t help if you made random bets. You could be lucky and win big, or be unlucky and lose even more. Remember, your bets still have random accuracy – no matter what logic you’ve applied to your bet selection process.

So what has following repeaters changed? Absolutely nothing.

The Horse Racing Analogy

If you look at a cycle of 37 spins, some numbers will be unique (non-repeated numbers), some will appear twice, some three times, some four times etc. Sometimes a number may win even 5 or more times.

The horse racing analogy suggests that because you know the above, you can bet on the repeaters. Imagine it like a horse race, with the winners being the numbers that have repeated most in your 37 spins.

If this were true, then once a number has repeated, it is more likely to win again sometime soon. But it’s not true. This number will win just as often as any other random number.

Horse racing is nothing like roulette. But let’s look deeper at this analogy.

Say the race is to have one number repeat four times. So far, #32 and #8 have won 3 times in the past 36 spins. The finish line is just one spin away. Are #32 or #8 more likely to spin next? Nope. They have the same chance of spin as any other two numbers. So the bet selection change nothing. You still have the same accuracy as random.

You can try countless variations with similar logic. You’ll find the same situation.

Testing Repeaters Systems

First, use a reputable roulette system tester with a realistic source of spins. Don’t use spins with poor RNG like Microsoft Excel.

You absolutely MUST test a statistically significant amount of spins. Why? Well if you make random bets for 10,000 spins, most of the time you’ll lose. But sometimes you’ll win. Does it mean your system of random betting works? No.

Next, try random betting but with progression (increase bet size after losses). You’ll also find mostly you’ll lose, and sometimes you’ll win – even over the 10,000 spins. Again, it doesn’t mean your system works. By using progression, all you’ve done is AMPLIFIED the result – whether it be a larger loss, or larger profit.

Now repeat the tests with your repeaters system. the only difference between the tests explained above are you’ve applied your bet selection logic. Again, sometimes you’ll win, sometimes you’ll lose. But mostly you’ll lose.

If you test enough spins, you’ll find the results are much the same. So what has your repeaters system changed? Nothing. You may as well have made random bets, instead of developed an elaborate but ineffective system.

On the note of testing, a common thing players say is “there’s no point testing so many spins because you’ll never play this many spins”. This is missing the point. You test so many spins to overcome the possibility that results are merely short-term luck. Whether 100 players all bet on 1,000 spins, or one player alone betting on 100,000 spins, it’s the same thing.

Conclusion

No matter what “pattern” you think you see, the wheel doesn’t give a crap what you think. It will just keep giving numbers in whatever order they appear. And if your bet selection isn’t more accurate than random bets, your system has changed nothing.

Repeaters is one of the oldest and most thoroughly tested theory. If you want to win roulette, start by learning what others have tried, what is already known to fail, and why. Then you can start looking at NEW methods that others probably haven’t thought of yet.

Start by learning the basics of roulette strategies, including what fails, what works, and why.

The ONLY way repeaters can work are if the mechanism that determines winning numbers makes some numbers win more than others (such as wheel bias or a flawed RNG). Roulette wheel bias still exists today, but is very rare. Some flawed RNGs still exist today, but you need tens of thousands of spins to do proper research of a RNG – and the method of exploiting them is not related to “repeaters”. One notoriously poor RNG is the one in Microsoft Excel. This is because the “random numbers” in a spreadsheet are generated all around the same time, the RNG isn’t properly designed, so the result is often repeating numbers.

EGT Spins its way to African Gaming

Gambling in Africa

Euro Games Technology has made headlines recently as it announced its African debut at the ICE gaming convention. Together with its distributor, Custom Gaming Solutions, this technological iGaming powerhouse is looking to massively expand how roulette is played in South Africa.

They aim to accomplish this through the introduction of their new automated roulette wheel. So what is the big deal, and just how popular could this game be?

Automated roulette is a newer entry within the world of gambling, though the idea itself has existed in some form for years. The concept is simple, to remove the human host element of the game while still offering the physical roulette experience. This makes it easier to enjoy alone when hosts aren’t available, or at smaller casinos with limited staff.

Operating on a mechanical basis, this game otherwise plays just as you would expect, and in some ways, could be considered a huge leap in a progressive direction for the industry.

In traditional Roulette, the hand of the croupier, whether they realize it or not, is a party to habit and patterns. An automated reel, however, relies on a constantly shifting equation to dictate drop conditions, in a manner which is far closer to true randomness.

That said, even machines can never be truly random, which makes prediction all the more exciting. But the specific version which is set for release in SA is called the EGT Multiplayer’s R8. As a technologically advanced machine, this one is a piece of gaming we can’t wait to see in action. Included with this system are the following key features:

  • Enough space for eight simultaneous players (two per side).
  • Support for both European and American roulette wheels.
  • Multiple LCD screens for statistical information and wheel live-streaming.
  • Bill acceptors and ticket printers.
  • Multi-language support for improved accessibility.

So far, 100 of these units are available across Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia, with hopefully many more on the way.

Of course, this concept of automated roulette borrows heavily from existing digital representations of the game. Online casinos have offered software-driven roulette wheels for years, and there is a variety of providers and bonuses to choose from. These offer similar elements of randomness as the new automated machines, as they too generate their timing and patterns of play electronically.

The fundamental difference here is born from the physical rules which apply to the spinning and eventual location of the ball. While digital roulette wheels are the preference of many, they physically emulate the laws of physics. Automated tables, on the other hand, are forced to obey these laws. That is not to say that the physical tables are necessarily better, as deciding which style suits you best is simply down to personal preference.

So what is it that makes roulette such a long-standing classic not just in South African gambling but across the entire world? There are a couple of components that make this the standout for us.

The first is the anticipation. Just as with spinning slots, there is a brief period with roulette where we wait upon the action. We see our chances come and go, and we get to measure our predictions against how the wheel truly performs. It’s only a small window but in this time, we hope, we learn, and prime ourselves for the final moment when the ball comes to rest.

The second part is learning the patterns. Roulette is random, or at least that is the idea. Real randomness, however, is more of a concept than a reality. Sometimes a piece of software reveals its tricks to the depths of our psyches, other times we notice a slight tendency of a dealer or a table.

Combined, these elements make roulette a game of near-infinite enjoyment. It’s not the only game we love to play, but it will always be one of the best.

Tips To Get The Best Online Casino Bonus

Casino bonuses come with strings attached.

Acquiring a casino bonus code is a must for every player who wants to magnify the playing experience that he is seeking. Casino bonuses are the means for players to acquire free money or free stuff from an online casino.

Those free offers can allure the user to stay in the online casino longer. For instance, welcome bonus i.e. free money at the beginning gives money to new players, for them to explore the site. The online casino also offers players an additional cushion to their bankroll so that they don’t have to fret much about busting out. Casino bonuses make players perceive that they are in control of their online casino destiny; they feel that they can procure more enjoyment if, at the inception, they look for the casino bonuses that lurk around on the Internet.

Traditional gambling was linked with a restricted number of land-based casinos and a few gamblers found at those institutions. The emergence of online casino playing has not only lifted the bar of gambling, but also intricate individuals from all sections of society. As a result, online casinos are growing exponentially in number, facing tough rivalry from one another. Online casino bonuses are the ways discovered by casinos on the internet to allure more traffic of online gamblers that are simultaneously profited by these bonuses.

The following highlights the most popular type of bonuses offered by online casinos:

Sign-up Welcome Bonuses

Upon joining an online casino, the player can expect a warm welcome in the form of a sign-up bonus. Also known as the new player bonus, the amount is decided based on the money deposited by the player and the bonus amount is paid as a fixed part every month.

Promotion Bonuses

Though most of the rewards offered by online casinos are meant to publicize the gambling destination, the promotion bonus is sometimes offered in the form of free play casinos. The bonus is usually offered by a newly initiated online casino for a limited period. By doing so, the casino can earn lasting registered members and also, make these members familiar with the useful feature of the casino.

No Deposit Bonuses

Just like the promotion bonuses no-deposit bonuses also allow the players to gamble free of cost. A supplementary advantage is offered in this category of bonuses, as the casino deposit a finite amount of money in the player’s account, enabling him or her to participate in some advanced casino games. This allows the players to test the expertise of games offered by the online casino.

Referral Bonuses

Get bonus by referring the casino to your friends, relatives and other people interested in online gambling. If one of these people registers with the online casino, the gambling destinations would be delighted to offer you with referral bonuses.

Match Bonuses

Match bonuses are the most attractive ones as the [players are provided with the exact bonus amount as the money deposited by him or her in the gambling account. For instance, $300 will be the match bonus amount, if you deposit $300 in your gambling account on registering with an online casino.

Other Types of Online Casino Bonuses

Not to let the users lose interest in online casino site and leave, the players are granted with a variety of bonuses by online casinos to retain its existing members such as loyalty Bonus, Sticky Bonus, High roller statue bonus, and others.

The Norsk Casino Guide is offering the best casino bonus to its online users, that too for FREE!

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The battle for customers is vicious and the price of running an online casino is much lower than running a regular casino, so they offer their users the opportunity for free money!

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NOTE: Keep this in mind that there are restrictions and rules on bets and withdrawals in connection with bonuses. It is, therefore, crucial to perceive rules so that you are not disappointed.

Good luck!

Are Stricter Regulations about to Affect Roulette Players?

Casino regulations

Last month, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) suspended the operating license of EveryMatrix Ltd with immediate effect and seemingly without warning. The regulator suspended the license in order for them to carry out a review of the business in question as to whether certain conditions apply, namely that the support for players procedure is correct and fair.

EveryMatrix are a software provider for a number of iGaming companies, a variety of which currently operate in the United Kingdom. The suspension has meant that several betting and casino operators including; Pwrbet.com, Fantasino.com and Bookee.co.uk have had to cease accepting UK player deposits and registrations. But is this just the beginning?

Ever Restricting Regulations

Online gambling regulators across Europe have been ‘tightening the noose’ for the past few years. A few years ago, updated regulations in the Netherlands meant that a number of online gambling operators including online casinos, had to either adhere to these extremely strict new rules or close their doors – many opted for the latter option given the huge amount of work that was required in order to stay open.

Gambling regulators in other European countries such as Italy, France, Russia and now of course the United Kingdom, have also been tightening the screw so far as the iGaming industry is concerned, which is why lots of those in the industry have looked to broaden their horizons. Some gaming companies, such as ‘Come On’ have even gone so far as to cease operating in some geo locations due to the regulation changes. Come On ceased their operations in the UK last month as the market was no longer profitable for them, due to updated rules and regulations.

Given these tougher regulations in the online gaming markets, many companies are seeing their revenues fall and share prices decrease in value. The iGaming sector is extremely competitive with hundreds of operators and affiliate fighting for their share of the prize in all GEO locations. Due to the tightening regulations in so many different markets, companies are having to adapt or die.

Will Online Roulette be affected?

It goes without saying that the online casino segment of the iGaming industry, which roulette games fall under, is still popular as well as profitable. Online roulette games account for a search volume of over 3000 searches per month in the UK alone.

The UK market is dominated by both affiliate and operator casino websites. Directions to online roulette operator websites are offered at all affiliate websites. Affiliates sites that offer online roulette games are set up in order to send their online roulette traffic to operator sites who host online roulette games. This is in essence how the online casino section of the iGaming industry works. Affiliate sites and operators are both fighting for their share of the pie.

Although Google announced in 2017 that where possible their search engine would look to favour brands (operators) in their rankings, Google recently announced that this is no longer the case and adjusted their algorithm to a more level playing field – neither brands nor affiliates are favoured, Google want users to be able to choose for themselves.

Whilst there will be no doubt that players will still be able to play online roulette, there is a chance that the number of sites offering it will decrease. At the same time, it is perhaps more likely that operators will look to move away from gathering paid traffic from affiliate sites and instead attempt to do the job of the affiliates themselves. As long as roulette players continue to exist and play in the numbers they are playing in now and persist in searching for roulette games to play, players will not be affected by any regulations save those that completely ban online gambling altogether.

What next for iGaming?

As usual, iGaming companies will adapt and evolve to the situation. The iGaming industry is entering its third major evolution after the poker boom and the online casino goldmine. Sportsbook betting is now one of the biggest growth sectors in the world with a huge and ever-growing target market. Sports betting may yet become more popular than casino betting, in part due to its image. Whereas workplace discussions around which football team you put a bet on at the weekend are extremely commonplace, it is less likely that you will hear two people talk about how much they won on the online roulette wheel, for example. Sports betting has a better image from that point of view.

At the same time, sports betting allows iGaming companies to market their brand to an absolutely massive demographic. 888 Casino recently signed a partnership with the iconic American football team and sports brand – The New York Jets. 888 Casino have their logo featured throughout the stadium including an on the pitch advertisement which everyone on TV will see during matches.

Expect all the big names in the iGaming industry to begin switching their main efforts to sportsbooks if they have not already. At the same time, whilst online casino games are banned in the majority of American states, it is expected that the US government is more open to opening up their gambling market for sports betting.

Full scale legalised sports betting is already allowed in thirteen states whilst a further five states have passed bills which will soon legalise sports betting in their respective states. It will take longer for each of these states to legalise online sports betting as adverse to sports betting at brick and mortar casinos. However, it is likely this will happen sooner or later, several states do already allow online sports betting. Nobody expects online casinos to be legalised in the USA any time soon.

Either way, online roulette players should not threat, there will certainly be numerous platforms for you to be able to play your favourite hobby on. But don’t be surprised to see the iGaming industry begin to move away from online casinos and into sportsbook betting.

Differentiating Online Roulette To The Traditional Casino Experience

Real vs online roulette

Roulette has always been a favorite in-house casino game, with gamblers boasting elegance and class while teaming around the wheel to test their luck. The bright lights and sounds of a casino is a great way to keep the adrenaline pumping when playing roulette, but due to ever-evolving technology, it is easier than ever to play in the comfort of your own home, with the same thrilling effect. 

You can play roulette anywhere, at any time and from any device. The arrival of smartphones and tablets have also influenced this aspect, so it is now common to find gambling games that are available to download and also to play online.

However, despite many similarities regarding the development of the game and its play-ability, traditional roulette and online roulette have several differences between them. 

A plethora of options

Many traditional casinos offer only one choice of roulette game, whereas online casinos offer a wide range of games to play and choose depending on which suits you best. Choices range from Live Roulette, American Roulette, Double Bonus Spin Roulette and 3 Wheel Roulette, such as those found at the casino comparison and slot website LabSlots, offering the traditional casino experience anytime, anywhere. 

Online doesn’t mean less excitement

A casino with a physical venue will offer an exciting and complete gaming environment; its decoration, staff and products will be chosen according to the gaming theme that follows the style of gambling. But despite this, there are often a lot of players at one roulette table, which may seem overwhelming for some.

Online roulette offers the extra bonus for novice players to learn at their own pace, without being intimidated by more experienced gamblers. There is not the pressure of having to place your bet as quickly as all the other players, making the experience more pleasurable, thanks to the lack of stress online roulette offers. 

Increased odds

The odds of winning through online roulette are sometimes higher than those of land-based casinos. This is due to the fact that some online casinos provide bonuses you don’t get in real casinos. After all, online casinos compete for your patronage. For example, many online casinos offer large welcome bonuses. While this isn’t exactly increasing your odds of winning, it is increasing your odds of profiting.

RNG vs traditional equipment

All the elements of land-based casinos that are used during roulette for it to run smoothly or determine the outcome, do not exist in online roulette when RNG is involved. Quite the reverse, everything is taken charge by a computer that generates graphics and images and its operation is under the command of the random number generator (RNG).

It should be noted that, much like the headquarters of traditional casinos, there are authorities that are in charge of supervising the local operators of online games to ensure that their RNGs work fully and impartially.

Automations takes over personnel

Another divergent point between online roulette and roulette played in a physical casino is evident in the administration. In a traditional casino, there are personnel for each area. In the case of roulette, it is managed by a dealer who, in turn, is subordinated to pit bosses and floor coordinators. In contrast, online roulette games are operated by computers, systems and algorithms, which automate the entire game process.

Diminishing human error

Playing roulette online diminishes the risk of facing human errors. Thus, there is no room for mistakes, which allows payments to be 100% accurate and made faster. Thanks to the software that supports the game, it is not required to have someone who is dedicated to counting or organising the money.

Multiplayer option

This area is still under development, but there are operators that have the multiplayer option available, which allows the player to be part of several simultaneous gaming sessions, an action that is impossible to perform in person at a traditional casino.

Online vs traditional. Which will you choose?

Both land-based and online roulette games are thoroughly thrilling and rewarding for players. It is a personal decision as to whether you want to play among a crowd of players that encourage and accompanies you during the game sessions, or to dedicate yourself to playing from the comfort of your own home. 

The popularity of online roulette has sky-rocketed over the years, as it offers an exciting and convenient alternative to playing the popular game in a traditional casino. Whether you want to play from your sofa, the beach or even a sneaky game at the office, there are no restrictions when opting to play roulette online.

Common Mistakes Of New Roulette Players

Roulette player mistakes

I’ve been teaching others to play and beat roulette for around 15 or so years now. I’ve learned a lot about how to effectively teach players. I’ve also learned a lot about how players think, or don’t think.

Chances are most players who read the article headline quickly lost interest. That’s because most players want to see catchy words like “secrets”, or “win big”. If that’s what you’re after, you’re reading the wrong thing. But if you want to learn the reality of beating roulette consistently, read on.

Start By Learning The Classic Mistakes

Why learn the mistakes to developing a winning roulette strategy? Because you’re probably making them. And that’s because you don’t understand them. Always start with the right table games to play which are explained in other articles.

The average roulette player has little to no proper education regarding basic math and statistics. If you frequently visit roulette message boards and are well-educated, you’d often see educated members ostracized by the less-educated members. Often names are thrown around like the “math boys” – referring to members who reveal basic math, which explain why a particular approach or roulette system wont work. It’s a bit like a “flat-Earther” calling an astronaut a “round-Earther”.

One thing you’ll learn is that math is undeniable. Never will 1+1 = 5.

In the case of roulette, the only way to win consistently is by increasing the accuracy of your bet selection, so that it overcomes the house edge. For example, on the European wheel there are 37 numbers. But the payout is only 35-1. So to consistently profit, your bets need to win on more than 1 in 35 spins.

Surely nobody would deny this fact, right? But you might be surprised. Quickly logic and common sense is taken over by thoughts from inexperienced players, like:

“I can increase my bet size and easily overcome losses.”

“I have won more than I’ve lost, so my system definitely works.”

. . . and it goes on. It all sounds good in theory, but they’re missing some rather big points.

For example, betting progression is not new. In the short-term, if you increase bet size to cover losses, you can either make back losses, OR lose even more. Because the house edge is against you, the chances are you’ll win for a little while, and eventually lose everything.

And any results you’ve achieved in the short-term are irrelevant. Even random betting can be profitable, for a while. In fact, random betting mixed with player delusion is all most roulette strategies are.

Are Short-Term Wins All You Need?

Often an inexperienced forum member will post a cartoon image of a skeleton at a roulette table, claiming all the talk of “long-term” advantage is nonsense. For example, they’ll say say your system only needs to win in the short term, and that you’ll never play 100,000 or so spins, so there’s no point to large tests. Here’s the problem with that . . .

Firstly, the house edge applies to every single spin independently. You can temporarily reduce the house edge with a good online casino joining bonus, but remember to carefully read the terms and conditions.

Again the odds of winning on a single number are 1 in 37, but the payout is an unfair 35-1. So it doesn’t matter if you’re a single player betting on 100 spins, or 100 players betting on 1 spin each. The net result is still likely going to be the same. Sure, some players will be winners, and some losers. The casino doesn’t care who wins or loses. My point of explaining this is inexperienced players believe a major part of a successful strategy is playing only short-term sessions. Certainly, if you are a gambler, generally the less you play, the less you’ll lose. But if you don’t have an advantage to begin with, the odds are still against you.

Secondly, whether you test with random bets or a system, your long-term results will be the same. The only things that differentiates random bets from a system are:

  1. The amount you wager
  2. Your delusion

For example, a simple system may be double your bet until you win, like this: 1 unit, 2 units, 4 units, 8 units etc.

The player may believe “eventually they’ll win”, and that the system somehow connects the spins. In fact, all the player is doing is making separate bets, each with separate odds like this:

Bet 1 unit, 1 in 37 chance of winning, payout 35-1.

Bet 2 units, 1 in 37 chance of winning, payout 35-1.

Bet 4 units, 1 in 37 chance of winning, payout 35-1.

Bet 8 unit, 1 in 37 chance of winning, payout 35-1.

There is no connection between the spins. As per the example above, it doesn’t matter if a single player makes all these bets, or 4 different players make the bets. It’s exactly the same. Neither the wheel or the ball care who is making the bets. Simply the more you play, the more you’re likely to lose. And that’s the real reason why longer-term play usually results in a loss. It is not specifically that you are “exposed to the house edge for longer”, which is a somewhat inaccurate understanding of reality.

So then what’s the point of testing hundreds of thousands of even millions of spins, especially when you’ll never really play that many? Because if you test too few spins, there’s a strong chance your results are within normal expectation. Basically anything can happen in the short-term. And even 10,000 spins is still relatively short-term.

If you need proof, test a random system on 10,000 spins using automated software. Repeat the test several times. You’ll find most of the times you lose. But sometimes, you’ll profit.

Now do the test over 100,000 spins. Repeat the test. Almost every time, you’ll end up with a loss. But still sometimes, you’ll profit – perhaps 1 in 100 times.

Now say there were 100 players who all had the same system. 99 of them would be losers, looking for a new system. But 1 player would be 100% convinced their system is the holy grail, and they’ve conquered roulette. When in fact they’re not seeing the bigger picture.

Knowing whether or not you have a legitimate advantage can be tricky. After all, you need enough data for reliable assessment. Generally how you assess a system’s viability depends on the working principles of the system. For example, assessment is easy with technology like roulette computers, because you can plainly see the accuracy of predictions involving when and where the ball will first hit the wheel (the rotor). So you need only see a dozen or so spins to know it works, at least with regards to predicting where the ball will first fall.

Learn The Basics

I get it. The basics about how to win at roulette are boring. And it seems like a step backwards to explain them again. But the understanding of most players is incredibly poor. About once a week, a new incredibly “ignorant” person emails me saying they don’t believe my methods would “work”m despite them having no experience with them. They can have their “opinion”, even without experience. What’s worse is then the person proceeds to tell me about their strategy they believe is the real secret to winning. And it turns out to be something like: “Track any dozen. Wait for it not to win for 3 consecutive spins, then bet on it with the progression 1,2,4,8 etc”

After 15 or so years of this, it is difficult for me not to be abrupt. And I don’t want to be rude, because after all, we all started not knowing much. So I just refer them to pages like this explaining the basics. Do they actually read and try to understand them? No, at least most of the time. And that’s part of the slow learning process of players.

Conclusion

If you are relatively new to roulette, start with the basics of probability and payouts. And keep in mind every spins is completely independent. It doesn’t mean you can’t use data from past spins to predict future spins. History does indeed count. I’m more saying nonsense like “wait for no hits and then start betting” count for nothing. These sorts of approaches do not in the slightest change your odds of winning. Or more specifically, they don’t increase the accuracy of your bet selection or predictions. This means you’re still stuck at 1 in 37 odds. And if the odds haven’t changed to be better than random accuracy, then you’ve changed nothing. No amount of elaborate ineffective “bet selection” changes this.

So how can roulette actually be beaten? There’s only one central way, which is to attack the mechanism that determines the winning number. This means the physical roulette wheel and ball, and any variables that determine where the ball lands. In the case of real physical wheels, there are many variables with the main ones being the wheel itself (and it’s physical characteristics), the ball, the dealer, ball and rotor speed, air flow, air pressure, dirt, grit, oil and so on.

It may sound logical, but how are you supposed to predict all those factors? You don’t. You only need a predictive model that accounts for critical variables. For example, do you need to know what is causing a ball deceleration rate change . . . or do you need only to note any changes and adjust accordingly?

Put another way: when you drop a stone and it falls to the ground, do you need to know exactly why it falls to estimate when it will hit the ground? Or can you develop sufficiently accurate predictive models, without a full understanding of the hows and whys? It doesn’t need to be overly-complicated to achieve sufficiently accurate predictions. Remember, roulette’s house edge is only slight. So you need only prediction accuracy that’s slightly better than random. It’s really nowhere near as difficult as players often assume.

What Casinos Do To Stop You Winning Roulette: Part 3

Casino surveillance

If you missed the previous parts, see these links: part 1 & part 2. To recap, mostly there are things casinos can do to make winning at roulette harder. But they come at a price for casinos, which is often they lose revenue in other ways. For this reason, most countermeasures to thwart professional players are applied only when they are detected by casino surveillance. This isn’t a problem if professional players avoid detection to begin with.

Speeding Up The Rotor

Most European casinos spin rotors significantly slower than in the USA. And those in-the-know are aware roulette is a more profitable game (for casinos) in Europe than the USA. This is for a few reasons; one of which most players prefer slower rotors. I’m not referring to professional players that know the different strategies to increase their chances of winning. A slower rotor adds to the excitement, as players can more clearly watch the numbers move past where they’be bet. In contrast, a ball that bounces around crazily on a fast rotor can be frustrating.

One of the first professional casino consultants to highlight this is Steve Forte, who is well known throughout the gaming community.

One of the reasons rotors spin faster in the USA is to make winning more difficult for professional players. Does it make winning harder? In most cases, yes. The only case where a faster rotor makes winning easier is for bias analysis players. This is because the more the ball bounces around, the more likely it will come into contact with wheel defects, and the more likely bias plays a part on a spin.

Faster rotors are generally more difficult to beat for ballistic methods such as roulette computers or visual ballistics. But as with typical casino counter-measures, it comes at a price. In this case, faster rotors  significantly reduce the appeal of roulette to the majority of players. The inevitable result is overall lower revenue for casinos.

A faster rotor is generally anything faster than 3 seconds per revolution. In some casinos, the rotor can be as fast as 1 second per revolution. You’ll know if it’s too fast because the ball will often fly right off the wheel.

To give you an idea of how fast rotors affect a player’s edge, we’ll consider roulette computers. Below is an approximation of edge vs rotor speed:

Rotor speed: 8 secs/revolution, Edge: 17%

Rotor speed: 7 secs/revolution, Edge: 21%

Rotor speed: 6 secs/revolution, Edge: 26%

Rotor speed: 5 secs/revolution, Edge: 35%

Rotor speed: 4 secs/revolution, Edge: 43%

Rotor speed: 3 secs/revolution, Edge: 31%

Rotor speed: 2 secs/revolution, Edge: 18%

Rotor speed: 1 secs/revolution, Edge: 10%

So the edge is usually greatest at rotor speeds around 4-5 seconds per revolution. And clearly a faster rotor usually reduces your edge. But what surprises most players is super-slow rotors actually reduce your edge too, although not to the extent super-fast rotors do. Most rotors spin at between 3-6 seconds per revolution.

Overall, rather than saying faster rotors make winning harder, it’s more accurate to say your edge will vary with different rotor speeds. Every wheel has one or more speed ranges that produce more or less predictable ball bounce. But on most wheels, a faster rotors reduce your edge.

Changing Dealers

One of the most common counter-measure casinos apply is frequently changing dealers. This for a few reasons – mainly because long dealer shifts make it easier for players to exploit a dealer’s behavior. For example, consistently spinning the rotor and ball in the same speed ranges. This approach is called “dealer signature”.

If you apply a simplistic “dealer signature” approach when dealers frequently change, frequently changing dealers will cause you problems. You could create profiles and data based on specific dealers, and wait for ideal dealers to return. But in most casinos, this is impractical as you could be waiting a long time. Furthermore, the deceleration rate of the ball gradually changes over time. This is due to variables such as air pressure changes, or even grit on the ball or ball track. If your approach doesn’t account for these changes, your predictions may easily end up avoiding the winning numbers instead of hitting them. This means the casino’s edge against you will be even stronger than if you placed random bets. If your system correctly accounts for dealer changes, and ball deceleration rate changes, you can maintain a good edge. How to achieve this is another story, and beyond the scope of this article. But it’s not as difficult as you may think.

Contrary to what most players think, dealer changes usually do not significantly reduce a player’s edge – at least for most professional roulette strategies. This is because the dealer doesn’t change the physics of the wheel. The wheel doesn’t care or know how hard the ball is released. It will decelerate with much the same predictable curve. So dealer changes don’t concern roulette computer or visual ballistics players. The only exception is if a new dealer spins the rotor much faster than others, in which case the players can return later when typical conditions resume. However, if the player’s techniques or roulette computer adapted to different ball bounce and behavior with different rotor speeds, then even rotor speed variations aren’t a significant problem. Consider the above data regarding edge vs rotor speed.

Ultimately, whether or not dealer changes affect the viability of a professional roulette system depends on the system and its limitations. Simplistic approaches are inevitably more likely to be affected.

Conclusion

Faster rotors and frequently changing dealers are two of the easiest things casinos can do. They may be a serious problem for players using simplistic approaches. But for professional players with advanced systems, they’re more like an inconvenience than a serious issue. Most of the experienced casino staff are aware of this, so view the countermeasures more as a deterrent for professional players, rather than a solution to prevent consistent winners.

Different Types of Roulette Explained

Types of roulette

Most players are familiar with the two different types of roulette wheel layouts, which are American and European. This refers to the sequence of numbered pockets. But this article will cover the different variations in greater depth.

The variations about roulette game are shown below:

French Roulette

French roulette uses the European wheel format. The only difference is some of the betting options on the betting table. Most commonly the additional options are called the “trace track”, and are shown on the roulette race track bets page. Essentially the bets enable players to cover particular sections of the wheel.

Mini Roulette

This variation involves a wheel with 13 numbers. It includes numbers 1 to 12, and a zero. There are various forms of mini roulette. For example, it can include a real physical wheel and ball. Or there could be no ball at all, and the wheel is spun until it stops at a static marker, which determines the winning number.

RNG mini roulette doesn’t use any physical wheel or ball. Such variations are no different to slot machines, but with particularly bad payouts and odds for players. Keep in mind fewer numbers doesn’t increase your chance of profiting. RNG mini roulette is shown below:

Double ball Roulette

Double ball roulette first appeared in Vegas. As the name suggests, it’s like normal roulette except with two balls. Below is one such variation with the European wheel layout. Generally you’re unlikely to see this in typical casinos. It was first offered more as an experiment, and to give players new and potentially more exciting wagering options. With the exception of roulette wheel bias analysis, there is no reason why professional players would favor this variation over others. This is because with an extra ball bouncing, bias analysis players can obtain data twice as quickly. Nevertheless, bias analysis is not the quickest, most effective or practical professional roulette strategy method.

Rapid Roulette

To any casino, floor space is revenue. So every casino carefully considers the revenue generated for each square foot of floor space. Generally no game is more profitable for casinos than slot machines. But having a casino full of slot machines is particularly boring. So naturally casinos provide their players with various options, including roulette.

However, roulette tables can become crowded, and spins become less frequent. This limits the casino’s revenue. Rapid roulette solves this issue for casinos.

It typically involves a real roulette wheel being spun within view of players, except players place bets on a touch screen. See a below example from Melbourne’s Crown casino:

In addition to allowing many more players to bet on the same spins, the wheel is spun much more frequently because payouts to players are automatic. If you’ve ever been at a busy roulette table, you’ll understand the frustration of the delays caused from paying players – especially when you aren’t the one being paid.

There are some versions of rapid roulette where the wheel is actually just a computer animation. Knowledgeable players still consider this to be roulette, when it’s in fact a slot machine with computer animations.

Which type of Roulette is best?

Firstly, consider your intentions. Are you looking to play roulette professionally, or just for fun?

If you’re playing just for fun, choose whatever you find most exciting. But keep in mind the higher the house edge, the lower your chance of profiting. Most casinos openly display the house edge to players, which makes it easy for you. For example, the single 0 European wheel has a 2.7% house edge, whereas the 00 American wheel has a 5.26% house edge. So the single 0 European wheel is better to play on.

With one exception of the American wheel, all bets have the same house edge. See more details about the house edge, odds and payouts of roulette.

If you’re looking to play professionally, you must only consider real physical wheels. The only time you’d consider RNG (random number generators) is if you are attempting to find a flaw in the RNG software, which determines winning numbers. But this can take even 100,000 spins, which makes it very impractical to do.

As a professional player, usually you’d start with the European wheels because of the lower house edge. But more importantly, the methods that legitimately beat roulette are effective on both American or European wheels. A technique that achieves a 50% edge on an American wheel will achieve an even higher edge on a European wheel. But it’s not solely a wheel’s number layout that determines your edge. It’s mostly what is causing spins to be predictable. An example may be physical flaws of the wheel.

Summary of playing

If you’re more of a gamer for fun, and dabble in the occasional system for entertainment, keep this in mind: what you’re betting on is inconsequential. What matters is the difference between odds and payout.

Odds are your chance of winning, not specifically profiting. And payout is what you are paid when you win.

The difference between the odds and payout, or more specifically the expected result, is the edge. When your predictions are no more accurate than random, your expectation will be the house edge. And the house edge is in the casino’s favor, not yours. So pay close attention to the house edge.

If you are planning to beat any casino game, including roulette, you must attack the mechanism that determines the winning number. In cases where real physical wheels are used, the mechanism is the wheel and ball.

The 6 Biggest Winners in the History of Roulette

Biggest roulette winners

The house has the edge and this is a known fact for every gambler. The truth hits closer to home for blackjack and roulette players, games designed to favor the house. You might be on a winning streak but the house will get it back, sometimes even more.

Despite that, many patrons go in for the win and some notable players have done so in outstanding fashion. This article will dive into the biggest winners in roulette history has to offer.

1.    Sean Connery

This is ironic, considering the James Bond roulette system. If you’re a fan of James Bond movies then you must have come across Sir Sean Connery, especially in the Diamonds Are Forever movie. He was an actor before venturing into gambling where he became an enthusiast and big winner for that matter.

His story is that of overcoming odds. In fact, he’s been doing that from when he was still young, having to work several jobs to support his family. However, it’s the odds he beat during a roulette game in 1963 that gets him on this list.

The location is Saint Vincent, Italy and Connery placed a bet on 17 several times. Talk of sticking to a game plan and a lucky number! The result? Connery walked away with a cool $27,000. While it may seem like a paltry amount, the astonishing odds against him make the win as sweet as they can possibly come.

He wagered on the number 17 not once, not twice but thrice. It’s only the third time that he scored a win. The story doesn’t end there because he wagered his winnings for a massive win. He did a second time and won again using the same number, 17. Keep in mind the odds of winning on 17 three times in a row are 1:50653.

2.    Ashley Revell

You must be completely insane or super confident in yourself to pull off what Ashley Revell did. This daredevil gambled his savings on a game of roulette. Not two or three years’ worth of savings but his entire life savings.

The amount in question? $135,000. That’s not all, Revell went ahead and sold all his clothes, his watch, his car, and his house. In fact, his story was so intriguing that a TV mini-series was shot documenting this event.

Once he landed in Sin City, Ashley got right into it. He staked all his money on red and sat back to watch as the ball rolled over into the red 7 pocket. The outcome? Revell doubled his wager on the spot. Again, the sum isn’t that much, but sheer guts Ashley had to pull of this move are out of this world.

Ashley, later on, founded PokerUTD and IGaming Recruitment using the winnings. The latter site helps people secure jobs at online casinos. Quite the fairytale ending, don’t you agree?

3.    Chris Boyd

The story of Chris Boyd isn’t too far from that of Ashley Boyd. The programmer withdrew $220,000 – there-year savings and booked a flight to Las Vegas. His aim? First, to find a casino that would accept this massive wager. Many casinos only allowed wagers under $100,000.

Binion Horseshoe Club proved to be his saving grace despite having a wagering limit of $100,000. The online roulette variant available at the casino was the American one but they agreed to add double zeros – the European variant.

Boyd went ahead to place the entire $220,000 on 7 red. Guess what? He won. In fact, this was the same pocket that landed Ashley Revell his massive win. Boyd’s later activities aren’t available but what are the odds that he’s doing badly?

4.    Joseph Jagger

This one goes way back in the day. 1873 to be precise. Joseph Jagger is the man behind a massive $375,000 win and the story that led to this win is even more intriguing. Jagger was a skilled mechanical engineer and knew what there was to know about machines.

After a long day’s work, Jagger visited a casino in Monte Carlo and bribed 6 clerks to record the results from all the wheel in the casino for several weeks. After analyzing the data from the wheels, Jagger was intrigued to find that a certain wheel was biased toward specific numbers.

According to his finding, 29, 28, 22, 19, 18, 17, 9, 8, and 7 were hit more often than other numbers. For a random wheel, this shouldn’t be the case. Armed with this valuable information, Jagger stepped into the casino and took advantage of the wheel, winning over $375,000. Keep in mind this in 1873 and this money is equal to millions today.

Of course, the casino found out of this biased wheel and eventually removed it. As for Jagger, he never stepped into a casino ever and used the winnings to start a business.

5.    Mike Ashley

Billionaire entrepreneur Mike Ashley is no stranger in the billionaire boys club thanks to his massive investments, the most notable being owning English premier league outfit Newcastle United. However, we are not here because of his riches, instead, about his “heroics” at a privately-owned Mayfair casino.

It was here that the billionaire placed an outrageous wager of £480,000 on all inside bets with the number 17. This is a strategy often used by roulette players and is known as a complete bet. It includes the 6-line bets with the number 17, streets, corners, splits, and of course the number 17 itself.

According to reports, the Newcastle United owner also placed bets on odd, black, middle column, middle dozen, and the first half. Many people say acted like someone on a mission. At the end of it all, Ashley walked away with a cool £1,300,000. If you deduct the capital, Mike went home with £820,000. Not much for a billionaire but also not bad for a few hours at the casino.

6.    Charles Wells

This is by far the highest amount won at a roulette table. The most interesting part is that the winner was a known crook in Paris with shady deals, but this didn’t seem to stop his luck. In 1891, Wells made his way to the Monte Carlo Casino Resort for a game of roulette.

According to reports, out of the 30 times Wells played, he won a jaw-dropping 23 times. In fact, this event inspired a song known as ‘The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo’. This was after he won all the money available at the table – about 1 million francs.

The win was so sweet that Wells made a comeback to the casino later on for another spin at the wheel. Well, he won another 1 million francs – maybe more. Since Wells was a crook and a scammer, the casino investigated his wins trying to find whether he cheated or not but found nothing dishonest.

In total, Wells won over 2 million francs, which is in the tens of millions in today’s currency if we take into account inflation. This is comparable to the biggest winners in casino history, especially due to the nature of the game which is unfair to compare with something like slots. However, his ending was tragic because ended up serving an 8-year jail term and later on died in 1922 as broke as the name itself.

What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing Online Casino Games

Casino sign in neon lights

Online gambling websites are all over the internet. For anyone who likes to gamble, or even just play games online, there is something quite appealing, yet scary about them. You might prefer the safety of free online roulette games, where no real money is risked. So before you get into the world of online gambling, here are a few things to consider:

Safety 

The first big question mark will always be safety as you’re dealing with money on an online website. It is important to check reviews and make sure the site is legit before you enter any credit card details. However, if the online casino is legal, they are subject to the same regulations as normal casinos, with even stricter rules to ensure safety and security. Due to the fact that online casinos operate virtually, it is much easier to monitor their actions as they’re usually centralized. When a regulator wants to perform a random audit, they only need to check one place, making it easy to identify fraud or illegal actions. 

Variety 

One of the advantages of online casinos is the wide variety of games it offers and the amount of graphics, creativity and thought that go in to it making the online versions a whole lot more entertaining than the traditional games you’d find at a casino. Whether you’re looking for horse race betting, poker or roulette, you’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of games that match your betting needs, you even have the option to have these kinds of games on your mobile as well. The creators of 918kiss have made it easy to have all these games in one place and is easily downloadable on both Android and iOS. You can alternate between the different games according to your mood and the kind of stakes you’re looking for. 

Accessibility 

While heading to a casino can be something to look forward to, having the accessibility of an online casino where you can gamble anytime you feel like it, is something else. You don’t have to socialize or continue to play out of courtesy to those around you, it is just more comfortable, convenient and allows you to come and go as you please. While this offers comfort and ease, it can always be dangerous due to how easily accessible it is. Instead of consciously knowing that you’re heading to a casino and being mentally prepared to spend a couple of hours gambling, you could lose track of time and continue to pursue a game for hours without even realizing it. 

Advantages of playing roulette online

Spending limit 

When gambling online, you can choose the kind of stakes you’re looking for depending on the type of game you play. You’re not required to start off with a large sum and there are even some games where a few dollars could be enough to start gambling. However, the problem with online gambling is that using a credit card means you’re unable or unaware to keep track of the amount of money you’ve spent as the money isn’t tangible. You could just continue to place bets hoping to win, only to realize you’ve spent a large amount. Being cautious is difficult when the adrenaline rush increases and you feel like you’re so close to winning, which could result in major losses. 

Luck isn’t in your favor

When dealing with an online casino, the excitement isn’t quite the same as you know that the whole thing is computerized. Obviously, the developers will always make sure that the casino always wins and so the odds aren’t always in your favor. After a while it can feel boring knowing that you’ll never outsmart or go home winning more than they were willing to hand out. 

Addiction 

The accessibility of online casinos can be quite dangerous. Many players tend to resort to a quick game here and there on their daily commute to and from work, on their lunch breaks or anytime they’re bored, making it far too accessible that it becomes addictive

Gambling addiction online

Loyalty rewards 

Playing online on a certain website will give you access to loyalty rewards, regardless of whether or not you’ve won. You could be offered a beginner’s round free of charge or unlock better stakes every time you sign back in, making it more rewarding than visiting a regular casino. After all, the whole point is in the stakes you can win. 

Privacy 

While gambling online offers privacy and security making anyone feel more comfortable placing their bets as their identity is hidden, it also can be a negative point as the social aspect of the gambling is stripped away when it comes to betting online. You no longer meet people at the same table, chit chat while playing, be surrounded by entertainment and services and so you’d only be there for that sole purpose of gambling, rather than to have a good time. 

Releases stress 

The adrenaline rush that gambling creates can help a player escape from the stressful events of their daily life and focus on the risks at hand. With every bet being placed, the stakes increase, making it easier to focus on that single moment and release stress. The emotional high that players get when they’re so close to winning can make them feel alive. This feeling, however, can be addictive,  especially if there is nothing exciting in their life where a risk or challenge can cause that kind of adrenaline rush.  

The euphoria a player gets when they place a bet and actually win can be exciting and release a whole lot of stress. However, there are also many disadvantages of how easy and accessible playing online casino are that it can easily turn into an addiction. For that reason, every player should be cautious and limit their time as well as spending money when it comes to online casinos. 

How To Write Content For Casino Blogs

Blogging

Going to a new city, some people visit museums, parks, bars, clubs, and a million other options. Punters, though, know where they’re headed: the nearest casino. Those other suggestions are cool and everything, but let’s first check out what the city’s gambling scene looks like. With the advent of online casinos, the gambling dynamics changed and many people started betting online and playing their favorite games from the comfort of their homes. It’s a pretty cool world to get involved in, with many games and bonuses that will definitely keep you entertained. Another cool way to get into this world is by writing content for casino blogs, which is actually harder than it sounds. Here are some tips for doing that.

Be systematic and consistent

A casino blog reader doesn’t want to read about random topics. They want to learn about certain things related to gambling and casinos, and when they open your blog, that’s what they should find. It always helps to keep things consistent and focus on certain topics that bring engagement to the blog, because that is what your audience will be looking for. Consistency is key to keeping them hooked and wanting to come back. 

Do your homework

You can’t really write about anything till you’ve done your research, can you? This is probably more the case with casinos than anything. You have to get into the world of gambling and casinos in order to write about. Do your homework and immerse yourself into the world of betting. Join online casinos yourself and learn all you can. You can go to kerching.com or other online casinos to learn about slot games and know how they’re played –– bonus is you can play it from a laptop or mobile/tablet. Other websites will teach you how poker works, and some will immerse you into the world of blackjack, and so on. This is how you get to be informed enough to write about casinos.

Understand your audience

Like pretty much any form of online content, understanding your audience is key to success. You have to know your target demographic, what they want, their likes, their dislikes, and so on. This is how you’d be able to create interesting content that would generate traffic. Learn what kind of blog you’re writing for, and tailor your writing for that blog and its needs and those of the people reading it. It sounds easy, but it does require research and some insight so you could actually attract readers.

Improve your writing 

At the end of the day, understanding the casino world and the mindset of punters is only half the deal. The other one is working on your style and technique –– this is writing after all. You have to nail the basics because they’re called that for a reason. Learn how to create interesting titles that would grab readers’ attention and prompt them to follow through with the article. Be very clear with your writing and don’t use big words –– this is a casino blog not a literary magazine or an investigative report. Keep things simple and to the point, and address readers’ concerns about gambling and casinos, and offer them solutions to their problems. They’ll love you and your writing about it.

What Casinos Do To Stop You Winning Roulette: Part 2

Casino surveillance

If you missed it, See Part 1 here. As a recap, most people believe roulette is the most random and unbeatable game in the casino. The truth is it’s in fact by far the game that’s most vulnerable to professional players. This is because the winning number is determined by a mechanical device which is never physically flawless. Even if wheels were flawless, there are still various ways to predict spins. It is far more difficult to design a wheel with truly unpredictable spins, than it is to achieve sufficiently accurate predictions.

Roulette wheel designers know this, which is why they introduce various technology to make spins less predictable. And casinos know this, which is why surveillance staff get nervous when you behave in ways consistent with a professional roulette player.

Remember, what casinos do gives clues to what they are afraid of, and how roulette is being beaten.

This part explains more about what casinos and wheel designers do to make wheels less predictable.

Auto-Leveling Wheels

If the wheel isn’t on a perfectly level surface, the ball tends to fall from the ball track more often on particular spots. This leads to the ball hitting specific diamonds more than others. The effect is known as “dominant diamonds”. You can very easily see this by observing 10 or so spins of any wheel. Almost every wheel will at the very least have specific areas where the ball doesn’t fall from. This isn’t random, and can therefore contribute to a player’s edge.

Normally the casino staff use a leveling tool similar to what bricklayers use, with a spirit level. The most common such tool is shown below:

Triangle level for roulette wheels

One problem with this is it only takes a slight error for there to be significant dominant diamonds. Having one side of the wheel even 1mm higher than the other can produce a significant dominant diamond. Having 0mm difference is not realistically possible.

To take “human error” out of the equation, one of the wheel manufacturers created “auto-leveling” equipment. Basically it tracks where the ball falls from the ball track, and automatically adjusts the “tilt” of the wheel so the diamonds are hit more evenly.

It sounds like the casino’s problem is solved, but in fact they’ve created a potentially bigger problem. This is because “dominant diamonds” are more often caused by ball track imperfections, rather than “wheel tilt”. The imperfections are often impossible to see with the naked eye. So if the wheel is placed on a tilt in attempt to reduce “diamond dominance”, here’s how the casino shoots itself in the foot:

  1. At the end of the spin when the ball hits the rotor, one half of the rotor will be slightly LOWER than the other. This means the ball is more likely to stop in the lower region. Think of it like a slight ditch. All players need to do to take advantage of this is correlate winning numbers to where the ball first impacts the rotor. The effect is similar to roulette wheel bias, except the wheel’s rotor could be physically flawless and still give professional players an edge.
  2. The casino may have reduced “diamond dominance”. They will see the ball appears to hit each diamond a more even amount of times. So when professional players are exploiting the flaw, casino staff will be left scratching their heads as to how the players are winning. That’s assuming they even notice the player covertly winning.
  3. When the ball falls at the “higher side” of the wheel, the ball’s trajectory (angle) when it impacts the rotor will be steeper. This makes the ball bounce less (on average). The overall effect is the ball will bounce more predictably on many spins, which is exactly what dominant diamonds causes in the first place.

So auto-leveling equipment sounds like a good idea for casinos, but the spins are still “less than random”, and the cause is much more difficult for casino staff to identify. In fact, even the best trained staff usually wouldn’t have any idea, because they would only be aware of the threat of dominant diamonds. Although if you check your local casino’s wheels, you’ll see most of them have significant dominant diamonds anyway. So do you still think casino surveillance staff are so highly skilled and trained that it makes winning too difficult? The roulette wheel is far from an unbeatable device – actually it’s riddled with problems.

Forbidding Late Bets

If you’re at least vaguely aware of how visual ballistics or roulette computers work, you’d know they benefit from dominant diamonds. Basically they determine where the ball will first hit the rotor, and numerous spins can be tested to determine how far the ball bounces. And with significant dominant diamonds, you already know where the ball will mostly fall. So then achieving sufficiently accurate predictions is more about calculating what number will be under the dominant diamonds when the ball falls. It’s actually not at all difficult. Again keep in mind you don’t need perfect accuracy. The house edge is only small, so you only need to have accuracy slightly better than random.

But it requires players to make predictions a few seconds after the ball is released, then quickly place late bets while the wheel is still spinning.

So if beating roulette with late bets is so easy, then why do casinos allow late bets? The answer is simply because most players have no idea what they’re doing. Most players have systems that make outside bets like odds, evens, dozens etc. Most players aren’t even considering what’s actually happening on the wheel, which is the only place you should be looking.

However, when a professional player joins the table and starts winning too much with late bets, the dealer is supposed to be instructed to close bets earlier and earlier, until the professional player loses or leaves. This would make visual ballistics and roulette computers useless. A professional player knows how to win discretely, so can comfortably make a $5,000 profit look like luck.

Furthermore, because casinos maximize their earnings from allowing late bets, they aren’t too concerned with the comparatively rare professional player. After all, the professional player might win $5,000 from late bets. But the 99.99% of players made the casino $250,000 from late bets that lost.

As with part 1, none of the above makes roulette unbeatable. That’s not to say there aren’t steps can’t take to make winning harder, or even impossible. But casinos don’t do this because it means they’ll lose revenue in other ways, and their combined revenue will be lower.

Part 3 – What casinos do to make you lose.

Football Betting Strategies for Newbie Gamblers

American Football

What’s the most exciting part of your day? Some people would say the moment they come home to a loving family, and enjoying dinner and a movie with them. For others, it’s some adventure they go on like climbing a mountain or hiking a trail, to remind them why they’re still alive. And then there are those who gamble to enjoy themselves and to remind themselves why they’re still alive. It’s truly a rush of a lifetime, and an ongoing source of joy and fun. If you’re not a person who bets, you should definitely start considering getting in on the fun. Still, if you do want to get into the world of gambling, where do you start? Sports betting is an excellent gateway into this world, and football is your best option. You’d be mixing two passions, and you can even make some money out of it. But how exactly do you get into football betting?

Working the odds

You can’t possibly hope to get into this world without understanding what betting odds are and how they work. In a nutshell, betting odds are the possibility of an event happening, whether that’s team 1 or 2 winning or a draw, for instance. According to those possibilities, you’re going to be making your bets, but you have to understand exactly how they work and what you’ll win in case of certain odds actually coming true. It’ll definitely strike you as a bit complicated at first, but the first strategy you need to have in place is understanding the odds, because then you’ll be able to bet based on that. Sometimes it can bring you a lot of money if you bet on the underdog, but that is not always the case –– hence the need to understand how all this works.

Understanding the sport

Doesn’t make much sense to bet on a sport you don’t know much about, does it? You have to understand every aspect of football because that’s your most important strategy to actually get into betting. The small details like players’ injuries, personal lives, differences with managers, and so on are the ones that make a difference. In order to wager on one team against the other, understanding how this team is doing right now is crucial. That means keeping track of their previous matches and how the players are doing on and off the pitch, because all those things can affect the outcome of a match and in turn your wager. 

To get to that level where you know all about the game, you need to watch a lot of matches, read articles and interviews about the sport, and pretty much be aware of anything revolving around the game. This is what separates professional punters from amateurs, and you want to get professional pretty quick.

Find the right bookie

Gambling online and betting on sports are quite entertaining, but they can also be quite risky. Finding the right bookie to deal with is crucial for the security of your money as well as your personal information. You’ll find dozens of agents online, but you need to look them up thoroughly and check their license and credentials. Agen Sbobet also offer other games besides sports betting, which is always a good indicator that you’re dealing with a credible bookie. Verifying how legit the people you’re dealing with are may sound a tad much, but it isn’t. At the end of the day, it’s your money. 

Keep an eye on experts’ views

While you should never wager solely based on the advice of another person, it is still important to keep an eye out for what the sport betting experts are talking about. Whether they’re sports journalists predicting the outcome of a game based on outside factors and experienced analysis, or a professional punter expressing his opinion based on his knowledge of the game, you should always keep an open mind. Sure, they might factor into your decision, but never build an entire betting process based only on others’ take. You watch the sport yourself and have your own angle, so always take that into consideration.

Find value

Finding value is perhaps the most important strategy in the world of betting, and without it, you’d be completely lost. Learning where and how to find value in football betting, or any kind for that matter, is what exponentially multiplies your chances of actually winning. The thing about finding value is it translates to consistency in wagering, which translates into winning, a lot. Like anything in life, you can practice this skill and get better at it with time, but actually put in the effort.

Learn from your mistakes

Some people would tell you betting is purely luck, but they’d be wrong. Sure, it does play into it, but there’s also much skill and perception. One of the most important strategies to get better at football betting is learning from your past mistakes. Keep a record of your wagers and how and why you made this particular bet. It’ll help you identify patterns and mistakes, and more importantly learn from them.

Bet wisely

For a football fan, it might be tempting to bet on all matches throughout the week in every major league, but that’s just not wise. It’s about quantity not quality, and to make some money gambling, you need to be selective about your wagers and careful what exactly you’re going to bet on. Instead of 10 random bets every match day, make it one calculated bet that would actually most likely land you the win.

Trust your gut

At the end of the day, no matter how many strategies you’re told and preparations you’ve made, you have to trust your gut feeling. A good punter knows when to bet and when to quit, and if you start second guessing yourself, that’s when you start losing. Your first instinct is usually the right one, so go with it, and bet on yourself. The more wins you get, the more confident you’ll be, which should only translate into you trusting your instinct and gut feelings more often. You’d be surprised how much of a difference that could make. 

6 Reasons Why Poker is Way Harder Than it Looks

Peeking at poker card

Card games are always classified as fun, relaxing and easy going, so when someone comes along and tells you that they play a card game on a professional level, it may seem a bit strange at first. However, when you know the process and what goes into playing poker, it won’t seem all that odd anymore. What makes the game of poker so unique is the fact that so many different strategic concepts go into the game as you play it if you want to succeed. It’s almost like a metaphor or a life lesson that will be utilized in a big way when you run a business or counter real life issues that require critical thinking. 

The realm of poker has also expanded into the virtual world and anyone, at any time, anywhere in the world can now play poker online too. Not only that, but just as agen poker shows, they offer really tempting deals and bonuses as soon as you offer and when you win as well, so it really is very enticing. But all of this means nothing unless you know how to play poker, and understand what really goes into it. So the big question here is, how is that poker works and why is it so much harder than it looks? 

We’re going to go into the 6 main factors that make the game of poker stand out in its level of difficulty.

It’s easy to get carried away

It’s easy to get carried away when playing any kind of game that involves gambling. But with poker in particular, it’s very easy to get sucked in. This is because winning one hand can get you hooked immediately, even if you’re losing 5 or 6 hands in a row for instance. The reason this becomes a difficulty is that many people tend to stop caring or keeping track of how much money they spend as they keep buying in, waiting for that winning hand to come by again. The issue here is that this game is not one that is based purely on luck- it’s not for those who just want to sit there and hope for the best- there’s a lot more that goes into it.

Math has a lot to do with it

What many people don’t realize is that to really understand the game of poker, it’s important to know that statistic of it all, as well as being well versed in probabilities and how they work. It takes professional poker players a considerable amount of time of playing the game and analyzing percentages of possibilities and chances in order to even become considerably on top of it all to understand which hands to bet on and which hand to bluff, or fold.

It’s a mix of both chance & skill

What makes poker so special and also a little bit more complex than other card games that we know is that it integrates both chance and skill into the mix. Thus, while adding to the excitement, also adds to the need to really know what one is doing as they play. 

You cannot lose focus at any point

In order to be able to stay on top of the game and understand the players as well as be able to read possibilities and work them out, there is no room for slacking about or daydreaming. If you’re going to play poker then your mind needs to be clear and fresh and ready to pay attention to detail so that you can understand both your opponents and your own strategy if you even stand a chance of winning big.

You need to be able to read your opponent

A big chunk of playing poker, and also a huge factor that plays into the difficulty of the game is having the ability to read the other players and their habits, as well as their actions. It’s not just about facial expressions though. While playing face to face certainly does add to the advantage of being able to read the people that you’re playing with, sometimes, you just may end up playing a lot of your poker online. This doesn’t mean you can’t read your opponent. As the games go on players will have to pay attention to their opponents habits- when they tend to bet big, when they feel confident to bluff, and when they react by folding. All of these things have triggers and it’s an art to be able to understand what these triggers are so that you have the upper hand and are able to stay one step ahead of your opponents, playing with their head if need be to win the pot.

It’s a game of patience, confidence & tricks

Playing poker awakens all the senses when it comes to using your head. It teaches you the ability to understand the value of patience, how to read your opponents and therefore how to have the upper hand, and how to manipulate a play so that you intimidate your opponent and win the pot. This requires a good amount of confidence, because you are constantly being watched as well, so it’s not easy to keep a confident straight face throughout the game without having any of your opponents notice. It’s not easy to have the wisdom and patience so that you know which hands to play and which hands to fold. This involves money, and the temptation to keep winning can often cloud over strategic decision making. 

Even though poker is much more complex than it looks, remember that if you’re smart about it and really take the time to educate yourself on how to work out the underlying math required, this will take you a long way. Pair that with figuring out different strategies by joining online discussions and analyzing different players and you’re already a couple of steps ahead. Lastly, it’s important to keep a solid and responsible head on your shoulder throughout so that your confidence isn’t shaken in any way and so that you don’t get caught up in the money making craze, rather than paying attention to how the cards are being played.

Why Some High-Rollers Choose To Play At Live Casinos

High Roller

If you are looking to play roulette games and placing some hefty stakes, the days when you just headed for the local casino are over. Now high-rollers are discovering new ways of trying to win huge cash prizes and they don’t even need to leave their own homes.

The desire to play online has increased because of the emergence of live casinos. Those high-rollers who enjoyed their regular trips to casinos were often disappointed with the online version. Playing video games may have been profitable but it just wasn’t the same as going to a casino.

The arrival of Live Casinos

There just wasn’t the personal touch when just pressing buttons and hoping for the best. Online casino operators are always eager to improve their product and as a result, attract new customers. The introduction of live casinos has played a huge part in that.

The opportunity to play poker, baccarat and blackjack video games is still there but the introduction of live casinos has revolutionized the way people play online. Even better for high-rollers, there is the ability to wager large amounts on some of the live casino tables.

Online casinos now offer their growing number of members an experience that is almost like playing which are the best then there is plenty of help available online. See CasinoGuide’s recommended live casinos page for their list of recommended casinos.

Live Dealers

Replicating the live casino experience when playing online sees live dealers in charge of the games. The games are set in an environment that is just like that you’ll experience down at your local casino. You can see the live dealer preparing for the next game. If it’s blackjack you are playing, then you can see the dealer getting a new deck of cards ready. 

You can often see other tables in the background just as you would when playing in a real casino. With the ability to interact with the live dealer, it’s easy to see why these live casinos are attracting more and more players.

Virtual Reality

Technology is continually making strides and changing the way we play casino games. The introduction of virtual reality casino spaces is another exciting addition. Now it’s possible to use a virtual reality headset to give you a casino experience you never imagined you’d have. It may be virtual reality but don’t worry, any winnings that you earn are 100% real.

All that is required for this experience is a power computer and a virtual reality headset, such as an Oculus rift. These don’t come cheap but highrollers should be able to afford them to further enhance their live casino experience. Thankfully, the initial price of these headsets is slowly falling. Hopefully in time most of us will be able to afford them.

HD Video Streams

HD Video streams are also becoming available for online casino players. The increase in internet speeds is helping this develop this. Previously the lower speeds available meant it wasn’t possible to handle all the required data. That’s changing now and as a result, the live casino gambling experience is getting better all the time.

The provision of live action is becoming a must for online casinos. It’s a highly competitive market and no provider wants to be left behind. More and more sites are offering live casinos, soon it will become a thing of the past when a site doesn’t offer this.

More and More Games

As the competition hots up, online casinos are realising that to attract even more customers, they need to offer something a little bit different. The providing of obscure games is one way they are achieving this. Rather than just giving highrollers the opportunity to play the standard version of a game such as poker, they are offering games such as five-o-Poker or Chinese Poker.

Look Out for the Bonuses

Bonuses and promotions are another way in which online casinos are attracting highrollers. Attractive welcome offers that can reach four figures are available. Always check the terms and conditions attached to these offers. Online casinos also offer a steady stream of promotions that see you making even more profits.

Get the App

Being able to download an app is another attraction for customers. This means you will be able to play in the live casino wherever you are and whenever you want. Some online casinos have special offers that are exclusive to those using their app.

What Next?

With technology continually advancing it’s going to be fascinating to see how online live casinos will change in the coming years. More Virtual Reality games could be available or there could be something completely new just around the corner. Whatever happens, it’s likely that more and more high-rollers will be heading to online live casinos.

Protect Yourself From Roulette System Scams

Roulette system scams

Roulettephysics.com is one of the leading authorities on roulette prediction. As such, I am regularly contacted by people who want an opinion on a particular roulette system they intend to purchase.

Firstly, you shouldn’t blindly trust the word of any competitor. And technically, I am a competitor to anyone also selling systems or technology to beat roulette. I am probably best known for my roulette computer technology.

It doesn’t mean what I have to say is inaccurate. It just means that you should be critical of anything I or any other competitor says. But having said that, I think you will find the advice in this article is accurate and honest. It explains the basics of identifying and avoiding roulette system scams.

Ask The Right Questions

If you ask sellers the right questions, eventually you will find the truth. The right questions back them into a corner, where they have three main choices:

The seller can either blatantly lie, give you half-truths, or refuse to answer entirely. In any case, their response is particularly helpful if you already know the truth about a matter. Some examples are explained below:

Q. Does the system beat every roulette wheel, including RNG roulette?

This should be one of your first questions. The ideal system, known as the Holy Grail, will beat all types of roulette. This includes RNG roulette, which is basically a slot machine instead of a real wheel. So actually it’s not even roulette at all.

The problem with beating a slot machine is the winning numbers are determined by a random number generator. Random number generators are rigorously tested to ensure game outcomes have no correlation with previous game outcomes. After all, a mistake can cost the casino tens of millions of dollars before it is even noticed. It is just software. It is not prone to wear and tear or physical anomalies, like real roulette wheels.

Essentially the only way to beat a random number generator is by exploiting a flaw with this design. Such a flaw may make game outcomes predictable. It has been done before with various flawed random number generators. If you don’t intend to play real wheels, and obviously your only option is random number generators. So if you are looking for the best online casino, it may pay to carefully research the underlying technology the casino uses to determine winning numbers. There are a variety of other casino listing sites like casino top deals.

The bottom line is with very few exceptions, there is no way to predict future game outcomes of a slot machine. Again, remember that RNG roulette is a slot machine. Because of this, your odds of winning have not changed at all. It doesn’t matter what the previous winning numbers were. It makes no difference which numbers were hot or cold. When it comes to roulette, the probability of one number winning next is still one in thirty-seven with the European roulette wheel. And since the payout hasn’t changed, then your system has changed nothing. This is why random number generator roulette is impossible to beat, unless the random number generator is flawed.

You can also bet that if an online casino account is regularly winning lots of money, the account will be shut down. So any system seller showing long lists of online casino account withdrawals is unlikely to be telling you the truth. Casinos online can refuse service to anyone, for any reason. Why would they allow someone constantly taking money? This is why, if you have a winning system, winnings must be spread between multiple accounts – and with using different names. Because of this hassle, very few of my serious players bother playing roulette online. Much larger amounts can be won in real casinos, and without raising red flags. But if you’re only playing for fun, then it wont make much difference.

So how do you know a RNG is flawed? Realistically it would take hundreds of thousands of spins at least. Then you would need to run particular tests to see if previous spins in any way influenced future spins. In the vast majority of cases, there is no correlation between past and future spins. This is because the algorithm that determines the winning number is run independently each time a winning number is requested. It’s like having a coin toss, except each time you pull a different coin out of a bag and toss it. So why would the previous results have ANY effect on the future tosses?

This is not the case with real roulette wheels, which involve real physics and cause and effect.

Q. Why are you selling your system?

This is an obvious question. In my case, I have a variety of different roulette prediction technologies. I sell some of the less effective versions, so the players can use them whenever and however they want. And I license my most effective technology.

The difference between selling and licensing is as follows. Selling means the purchaser has complete control, and can do whatever they want within reason. Licensing means the player does not own the technology. You have exclusive rights. I provide a variety of options for purchase, which ultimately maximize my revenue. Basically I can’t use my technology in every casino, because there are too far too many casinos. But if I license the technology for others to use, while maintaining my own private teams, maximize my revenue. And players pay a worthy fee. But I have strict limitations on the amount of roulette computers I license.

A typical answer from a scammer is that they want to help people. While this may be the case if they were genuine, I’d personally consider the answer a cop-out. In other words, it’s an easy answer to give that may sound convincing.

Q. Have you made a fortune?

The easy answer would be that they have. But you have no way of confirming it. Many scams rely on convincing purchasers that the seller is indeed wealthy. They can show cars, and even piles of cash. But this kind of proof is incredibly easy to fake, especially when it means a scammer will profit considerably by publishing the fake proof. They could just loan the funds, withdrawal the amount in cash, take photos, then return the funds. And this trick might convince gullible people, and profit them hundreds of thousands of dollars. So why wouldn’t they do it?

This question will give you a predictable response. For myself personally, anyone that shows things like piles of cash is dubious, for the following reasons.

Firstly, casinos do not pay out piles of cash. Every casino has legal reporting requirements. So if you earn above a certain threshold in winnings, you may only be permitted payment via cheque. This is ultimately to prevent money-laundering and tax evasion.

Secondly, even if you have the money, it’s a real hassle to withdrawal it from the banks as cash. Many years ago I attempted to withdrawal one hundred thousand dollars in cash. This was to demonstrate to everyone that piles of cash is not proof of anything. So I wasn’t doing it to convince people my systems worked. I was doing it to convince people that it is proof of nothing. At the end of the video where I counted the money, I explained that the money counting trick is typically used by scammers, and should not at all influence your decision to purchase any system. What it should make you do is be suspicious.

Check Online Reviews.

Every product has both good and bad reviews. If you are a plumber and have serviced one thousand customers, it only takes one unhappy customer, who then publishes a barrages of negative information about you. And this person could convincingly publish claims throughout the Internet, using a variety of different fake names. So you can’t always rely on anonymous reviews.

In my case, approximately 1 in 100 players believe my system is a scam. Usually this is because it’s an easy explanation for their lack of success. Instead of blaming themselves for incorrect use, it’s easier to blame someone else. As I put it, a bad tradesman blames their tools. Add the fact that the player may have lost money, which makes them motivated and angry. We are not even considering the 99% of players who know the system to be legitimate.

Another factor in my case is that all players submit a non-disclosure agreement. But if you have lost money, and think the system is to blame instead of yourself, you won’t respect the agreements. This creates a bias so that negative feedback is more likely to be openly published. The satisfied players adhere to contracts, and generally say nothing, except people in private who they trust. Generally successful people don’t want to brag about it. They much prefer to be quiet about it.

So while claims published on forums should be a consideration, understand they are not always reliable. Anyone can easily discredit other people by publishing whatever they want.

Verify Claims.

You might be given any answer, and it may seem convincing. But most people tend not to actually verify the accuracy of claims. You might only be verifying something small. But once you catch someone out on lying, you can present the evidence to them, and consider their response. Keep in mind that people who lie about small matters are likely to lie about important matters.

Expect Lies.

A scammer will tell you exactly what you want to hear, or what they must to convince you to buy. They aren’t going to tell you they are lying. They will twist information in any way possible, which serves a purpose. They will be relentless. And when someone is lying, after you’ve caught them out, they will usually continue spewing even more garbage as they try to cover lies.

A clever scammer will mix truth and lies. This is because the truth gains your trust. And they hope that you don’t understand other information to identify the lies. Because you might not understand some technical information, but the scammer has told you the truth on other matters, so you may be inclined to believe them.

This is where it pays to act dumb. You can contact the seller using different names and email addresses, and ask the right questions to catch them out on lies.

Conclusion.

We have all been scammed before, including myself. It is a very painful thing to happen. And most the time, the government authorities will do nothing to help you. You could waste days or weeks of your time trying to chase down the scammer, without any result. One thing you can do is report the matter on forums, in hopes of protecting other people. But again be aware that information on forums alone is not reliable.

If you have genuine intentions to expose a scam, be professional about it. Try not to make it personal. Explain all details in a very clear manner.

What Casinos Do To Stop You Winning Roulette: Part 1

Casino surveillance

Most people believe the roulette is the most unpredictable game in casinos. The truth is very different. In fact it is by far the most vulnerable game for casinos. Professional roulette players can achieve an edge over +200%. Keep in mind that the house edge is -2.7%.

This article discusses what some casinos do to make winning roulette more difficult.

RRS (Randomized Rotor Speed)

Most casinos allow late betting during the spin. This is because it speeds up the game, and means more players make bets. Ultimately this maximizes the casino’s revenue. The problem for casinos that allow late bets is a roulette computer or visual ballistics player can easily achieve a large edge.

First and foremost, the casino will rely on surveillance to detect consistent winners. But this requires competent and attentive staff. As with any other occupation, casino surveillance staff are prone to errors and laziness.

RRS stands for randomized rotor speeds. Basically it is a mechanism inside the wheel that changes the rotor speed after bets close. The purpose of this is to change the winning number by changing the rotor speed. Putting this into perspective, say a roulette computer player measures the rotor speed and predicts zero as the winning number. They then make their bets, and the dealer closes bets. Then the RRS mechanism changes the rotor speed. This means the prediction of zero (which is based on a different rotor) speed, will no longer be accurate.

Does it actually reduce a player’s edge? Yes. But it only has an effect on roulette computers and visual ballistics. None of the other techniques are significantly affected.

I’ve tested approximately fifty wheels using this and similar technology. Ultimately I have found that the player’s edge is halved. This is not as dramatic as you may first think. After all, if you originally achieved a 30% edge, then your edge after RRS would be 15%. It’s still a strong edge.

There are cases where RRS almost completely eliminates a roulette computer’s edge. But the rotor speed variation is so obvious that it inevitably causes normal players to not trust the wheel. And if the players don’t trust the wheel, they won’t play, and the casino loses revenue.

Considering the vast majority of players don’t use roulette computers or visual ballistics, the casino will ultimately lose money by using RRS. This is why the RRS technology is very rare on live dealer wheels. It is normally applied only on automated wheels, where the rotor deceleration rates already clearly aren’t natural.

If a casino was to use RRS, a smarter approach for them would be to activate the technology only when professional players are suspected. But even then, other players at the table are likely to notice the strange rotor behavior, and stop playing. This may save the casino a few thousand dollars from the roulette computer or visual ballistics players. But it may lose the casino many more thousands of dollars because of lost trust.

If you are one of the “normal” and losing players, start with the roulette strategy tips and advice page so you don’t waste time testing strategies that don’t work.

Usually slower rotors are most predictable and best for professional players. But some players prefer faster rotors in general, because they find play more exciting. Usually wheels in the USA spin faster. See AmericanCasinos.com if you are a player in the USA.

Interchangeable Rotors

Just so we’re clear, the bowl is the outer and larger part of the wheel. The rotor is the inner spinning part of the wheel with the pockets.

Probably the oldest advantage play method for roulette is bias wheel analysis. This is exploiting physical flaws of wheels, which lead to certain numbers winning more than others. Casinos know one of the primary causes of bias is a defective rotor. But in reality is not just the rotor that causes bias. It is often the combination of the bowl and the rotor.

This is why modern roulette wheels have interchangeable rotors. So whenever required, the casino staff can change the rotors between different bowls. This will sometimes eliminate a bias. But they may be creating an even stronger bias. It’s a 50-50 chance between eliminating a bias on one wheel, and creating an even stronger bias on another wheel.

Furthermore, casinos use software that requires thousands of spins before a bias is discovered. But professional players can easily identify a bias wheel well before then. This means that a casino can move a rotor to another bowl, thinking a bias is eliminated. But professional teams see this as an opportunity to exploit a new bias, before the casino knows about it. Some of how this is achieved is explained on my page about biased wheel analysis.

Moving Around Wheels

A wheel that stays in the same place for a long time is easier to analyze. This is why most casinos move wheels between different areas and tables. Typically a wheel may be moved perhaps once a month. It makes little difference to the effectiveness of advantage play techniques. It is more just a hassle for professional players because they need to locate the wheel to continue using their collected data.

A greater issue is when a wheel is moved, it is re-leveled. This can change which diamonds are hit most frequently. Ironically, if the casino does their job correctly, they will re-level the wheel perfectly, then it won’t matter where the wheel has moved to. A wheel that’s perfectly level will be the same no matter where it is.

It is actually more of a problem for players if the wheel is not leveled correctly on every occasion. This is the usual case. But whether or not it significantly affects professional players depends on what causes the dominant diamonds.

Basically, dominant diamonds are caused by a combination of ball track imperfections, and a tilted wheel. A tilted wheel is simply one that is not perfectly level. Most of the time, the dominant diamonds are caused by ball track imperfections. So even if a wheel is not perfectly level, and the degree of tilt changes in different locations, the dominant diamonds will remain much the same. The overall effect is that some patterns are likely to be significantly different. However, the difference is not usually large enough to be serious. The problem is the player needs to carefully verify this, which takes time. So moving around wheels doesn’t make players lose. It is just makes play more time consuming.

Most casinos move wheels around once per month, so rarely is moving wheels a problem.

See Part 2 – What casinos do to make you lose

A Beginners Guide to Online Slots

Row of slot machines

Most people are pretty clear on the workings of a traditional slot machine. You put your coin in, you pull the handle, and the reels spin round until 3 symbols line up and you find out whether you’ve won or not. If that’s the only kind of slot machine you’ve experienced, then the world of online slots can seem a strange and daunting place when you first encounter it. Multiple symbols, auto spin, progressive jackpots and multipliers all sound a bit baffling at first, but the principles are relatively simple. If you’re attracted by the concept of an online casino, but you’re not yet ready to invest the time it takes to learn about the rules of poker or betting on roulette, then online slots offer a first taste of the experience that is based, more than anything else, on having lots of fun. Of course, there’s always a chance that you might land some winnings, and if you play one of the many progressive slots you’ll be pursuing jackpots that run into millions of pounds, but most of all, for only a small investment can generate hours of entertainment. With slots based on popular films, legendary rock stars, famous video games and iconic culture like Game of Thrones, you’re bound to find something that appeals to you.  

Try Free Play

If you’re interested in finding out more about online slots then we’ll assume you’ve got an internet connection and a device to play the slots on. That could be a lap top, a tablet or a smart phone, because modern online slots are designed to work on every kind of device, with mobile gaming rapidly becoming the most popular option.

Most online casinos will require that you sign up and register before accessing the range of slots they offer, but the good news is that you don’t have to start gambling real money just yet. Many of the online slots offered, including the most popular, come with a ‘demo-play’ mode. This means you can try the game out and see if it’s your kind of slot without risking any of your money. It’s during this demo-mode period that you’ll come to understand some of the basic of online slots.

Reels

Traditional slot machines have 3 reels, packed with symbols, which spin on every turn. Online slots, being based on video graphics, can offer as many reels as the developers choose. The most common number of reels is 5, although some games offer more reels as a bonus feature acting as a reward for certain achievements. No matter how many reels you’re playing with, however, the principle remains the same. The wheels spin and when they stop you find out if you’ve hit any pay lines.

Pay Lines

The traditional pay line was simply the middle line of symbols on the reels, and if you lined up three of a kind you got a pay-out. Online slots offer a hugely varied number of pay lines, however. The pay lines for an individual slot might include the top row, the bottom row, a diagonal line or even a zigzag pattern. The combination of pay lines can differ hugely from slot to slot, and that’s why it’s well worth taking the time to try a game out in demo mode before placing actual bets. Some games even offer flexible pay lines and the option to choose how many pay lines you want to bet on. In some slots, that might mean having the option to place a bet on more than 20 possible pay lines. This will increase your chances of winning, of course, but you need to remember that it will also make the stake you have to bet much higher.   

Special Symbols

Traditional slots have the symbols on the reels, often bells, cherries etc., and these are the only symbols you play with. Online slots use the technology available to them to push this concept further, however, by offering the likes of scatter and wild symbols:

  • Wild symbols – wild symbols act like the joker in a pack of cards, in that they can be substituted for other symbols. If, for example, you’d landed 2 apples on a pay line but need 3 for a pay out, then the wild symbol on the same pay line would act as a ‘substitute’ apple and trigger the win. In some games, the appearance of a wild symbol will also multiply the winnings given out or trigger some free spins. In recent years, developers have taken the concept of wild symbols several stages further, introducing the likes of shifting wilds, stacked wilds, walking wilds, sticky wilds, expanding wilds and transferring wilds. The place to examine these would be in a more advanced guide to online slots.
  • Scatter symbols – scatter symbols are specific symbols chosen to represent the game as a whole. They are important because they can take effect when they appear anywhere on the reels, and not just on a specified pay line. When you do land a scatter symbol the reward is often a round of free spins, access to a bonus game or a multiplier applied to any winnings you achieve.   

RTP

These letters stand for Return to Player, and they refer to a percentage which shows how much of the money bet on a machine is paid back to a player. Most online slots have an RTP of more than 90%, some as high as 95% to 97%. Roughly speaking, the higher the RTP, the more chance you have of winning on the slots. The good news is that online slots have to give you access to the RTP of a game – there will usually be an information button or maybe a question mark somewhere on the display. Click on this and you’ll be taken to a table which shows, among lots of other information, what the RTP is.

Progressive Jackpot

Most online slots have a set maximum pay out, but progressive jackpots are different. This means that everyone playing a particular online slot, in any online casino, is contributing to the pot of winnings, which grows and grows until somebody wins. The most famous progressive slots often end up paying out jackpots of millions of pounds. It should be noted, however, that in order to be eligible for the big prize, you often have to place the maximum bet the slot offers.    

Roulette Computer Collusion With Casino Staff

Roulette computer collusion

Roulette is not the unbeatable game most people believe. There are in fact numerous legitimately effective roulette strategies. Irrefutably, the king of roulette prediction is the roulette computer. This is because they directly measure the speed of the rotor and the ball, to predict where the ball will land. If you follow our website and articles, you would be aware of our technology.

Over the years, we have been contacted by tens of thousands of people who are interested in our technology. Primarily, they are players seeking to beat casinos. But occasionally we are contacted by either casino staff, or casino consultants. The motives for attempting to acquire the technology vary. This article discusses some of the details.

Are Roulette Computers Legal?

First, I’ll address the legal status of roulette computers.

Like most people, we initially thought roulette computers were inevitably illegal. This was over fifteen years ago, but the laws have barely changed since then. We were surprised to find that they are actually mostly legal. This is because most jurisdictions broadly define cheating as either deception, or influencing game outcomes. Roulette computers do neither. More details about the legalities will be explained in a different article.

We are frequently asked about using roulette computers for online roulette. After all, you could play from home, and it would be impossible for the casino to know you’re using a computer. This may be the case. But there’s much more to consider. Temporarily forgetting about the laws, keep in mind online casinos are much more sensitive to player behavior. It is very easy for casinos to monitor all your bets and winnings. Previously my teams did apply roulette computers at online casinos. A few teams in particular did extremely well, but the casinos quickly change their procedures to forbid late betting. They had the same result with other online casinos that initially permitted late bets. Real casinos don’t change procedures so readily.

There are still multiple suitable online casinos where roulette computers can be applied. But generally my private teams don’t bother with them. It’s not that we can’t beat the wheels, because we can – and quite easily. It’s mostly because the online casinos in question are notorious for refusing payouts, when they suspect the player is using something for an advantage. In some cases, the casino only needs a suspect roulette computer use.

But generally, reputable casinos do not refuse payouts. This is because they are properly licensed, and poor behavior may cause them trouble. Not to mention being subject of bad reviews from players. So what do reputable casinos do if they suspect roulette computer use? Firstly, they have the right to protect themselves. So reputable casinos typically restrict individual accounts from playing roulette, or temporarily close bets earlier until the suspected player leaves.

Collusion With Casino Staff

Surprisingly, many casino staff members have sought to acquire our roulette computers. Certainly some purchasers of our technology will not disclose exactly who they are. They may provide a fake identity. This is partly because our terms of service forbid casino staff from purchasing our equipment. But there are other reasons, such as aiming to use the computers in casinos they work at.

Collusion is a serious crime in casinos. Basically it’s when the casino staff work together with other staff members, or players, to cheat the casino.

This may be as simple as looking the other way while players exploit flawed games. One example in roulette is if a player applies visual ballistics, and wins large sums that are ignored. Without the willful ignorance of staff, the visual ballistics player will not be allowed to continue winning. Typically the casino staff would identify the most likely technique the player uses, and close bets earlier.

Proving this kind of collusion is very difficult. After all, how can you prove casino staff weren’t just incompetent?

This kind of collusion occurs in all types of casinos, right in front of casino surveillance staff. In fact in many cases, the casino staff are in on it. And it isn’t just in small or poorly regulated jurisdictions. We have had offers for collusion in many modern countries.

In all cases, we have refused offers. Although if we had accepted offers, you would expect us to say the same thing. You’ll just have to take our word. The fact is we don’t need collusion to win in casinos. And we don’t need to break any laws to profit. You may assume we have no respect for the law. After all we manufacture electronic prediction devices that are often illegal. But the reality is we want to avoid any legal troubles. It’s simply not worth it. Speaking for myself, I earn enough money legally to not need to risk making money illegally.

Roulette Computers in the Surveillance Room

One particular case of casino collusion amused me most. Casino surveillance staff are the people watching all players and staff to catch cheats. On more than one occasion, casino surveillance staff requested partnership with us. Specifically they wanted to use the live video feeds of roulette wheels to predict spins. The winning numbers would then be transmitted to their partners at the table, who would place the winning bets. Their idea was that they had perfect access to live video of the wheels, and the ability to look the other way. Who’s watching the people watching everyone? Nobody.

How do we know they were serious? Because they sent us recorded video from surveillance rooms. And they clearly had knowledge no normal person would have. I won’t reveal the exact jurisdictions although will reveal one was in an unregulated underground casino. The other was in a third world country.

Conclusion

If you work at a casino and are reading this, don’t bother asking us to collude with you. We don’t need special access to be roulette. Granted it may make it easier, but is not necessary. Hypothetically if we did accept an offer to collude, all we would require is for the floor manager to look the other way when our teams win big. It sounds great, and on some level it is tempting. But we have no intentions to break any laws. We don’t need to break any laws to beat roulette.

The #1 Reason Gamblers Lose

Why most players lose


I’m going to explain the primary reason that gamblers lose. Some would call it a secret, and others would call it commonsense. It’s IGNORANCE.

If you are serious about succeeding at any kind of gambling game, read on. If you are ignorant, you have probably stopped reading.

This page wont reveal a roulette strategy that will make you millions. But it will explain one of the underlying principles that determine success or failure. It also explains how you can overcome it. The article wont directly make you be less ignorant. Only you can do that. The article will hopefully help you understand your chain of thought. And because you’ll be more aware of it, you’ll be better able to change it.

Wise Men Are… Wise.

Over the ages, there have been many very wise and intelligent individuals. I’ll call your attention to two in particular, which are Gautama Buddha and Nicola Tesla. These are two very different people. Tesla was a scientist, and Buddha was a spiritual teacher.

But despite their differences, would their philosophies be different when it comes to ignorance? After all, ignorance is a attribute of humans. And both Tesla and Buddha were human. And in my view, science and spirituality are one of the same thing. They are just different expressions of the same thing we call “reality”.

Let’s consider what each of them said about ignorance:

“Ignorance is the greatest evil” – Buddha

“Of all the frictional resistance, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance, what Buddha called “the greatest evil in the world.” The friction which results from ignorance can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent.” – Nicola Tesla

Yes, Tesla quote Buddha. Buddha’s version was simple and direct. Tesla’s quote was a much longer version of the same thing. Tesla’s quote is an extract from his paper named “The problem of increasing human energy”.

In case you didn’t already know, Tesla was probably the greatest genius of the modern world. His primary goal was to empower the human race. Among other things, he aimed to develop “free energy” for the world, and increase human consciousness. He wasn’t just the guy that developed AC technology. But anyway, you’re probably not interested in all that. So I’ll get to the point.

Everything you need to know has already been discovered.

Reasons For Ignorance

Gamblers would say they want to win. But usually they don’t do what is required to win. You’d think people do whatever is required to win, but it’s not the case. I don’t fully understand it myself. But I’ve seen ample ignorance on my roulette player forums. Below are what I think are the typical reasons for ignorance:

Wanting a Simpler Way To Win

Not everyone wants a challenge. Easy money sounds great. Unfortunately the methods that do beat casinos aren’t so simple. They require time and effort. Ironically, the time and effort losing players put into applying systems is not as different as you’d expect. For example, a typical losing player may sit at the table for many hours. A professional visual ballistics player may only spend 60 or so minutes, and be more likely to profit than lose.

Lack of Education

A lack of education may not be a cause of ignorance. But it’s certainly a cause of loss. Anyone can educate themselves if they take responsibility for themselves.

Laziness

This is related to wanting a simpler way to win. But it’s not exactly the same thing. Most people will look for the easiest way to do something. I’d say that’s the smart thing to do, unless you’re so smart that you love the challenge. Many people are lazy and don’t care enough to seek the truth. The truth is often inconvenient. A lazy person will overlook things that are too difficult, and focus on something easier – even if it doesn’t work.

One example is I always tell casino players when searching online casinos to play, check newest roulette online at new-casinos.uk. Also make sure the reviews are credible. This takes more work than most people like. Most reviews are honest and factual. But some are also dishonest with manipulative information.

Often to determine the truth about matters, you can’t rely on surface material. You need to dig deeper. From my own experience with business competitors seeking to discredit me, I know most people only read the bold headlines before making up their mind. They rarely bother to look at the details. But at least in my case, the people I deal with are intelligent enough to understand the motives of businessmen who attack competitors.

False Information (propaganda)

A poor education doesn’t just mean no education. If someone is taught incorrect information, they’ll tend to hold that belief for some time. Most people don’t easily change their minds about something. It usually takes something prominent and obvious.

This is known as confirmation bias. Basically when people believe something is true, they tend to twist any information to match their belief. One example in roulette is consider a player that developed a system based on streaks of red and black. They may witness a run of 10 reds in a row, and profit. They may see this as confirmation that their understanding of streaks is accurate. The reality would be the sequence of reds is normal roulette wheel behavior.

Arrogance, Insecurity and Ego

Many people don’t like to be told they’re wrong. The fact is we are all wrong about something, at every point in our lives. Egotistical and even insecure people especially hate being told they’re wrong – they treat it like an attack on their competence. This is especially the case when someone they don’t like corrects them.

I see it all the time on my roulette forums. There are many inexperienced players, and the more experienced players often step into conversations and pull apart roulette systems of other players, and explain mistakes. The inexperienced players take offence to it, as if it were a personal attack. I understand nobody wants to be wrong all the time. But if you are in fact wrong, not liking it doesn’t change the fact you’re wrong.

Often after an inexperienced player becomes offended, they criticize the experienced player because they feel they are being arrogant. Nobody likes an arrogant person who thinks they’re better than everyone. But the inexperienced player has confused experienced and knowledge with arrogance. An experienced player can be confident in their understanding, but it can appear “cocky” and conceited. This isn’t to say there aren’t trolls on forums for gamblers, who are experienced, but like to make it known. It can be a bit like an arrogant astronaut visiting a “flat Earth forum”, just to poke fun at uneducated “flat Earthers”.

The inexperienced players (who may be berated by experienced players) will of course feel offended. One problem with this is when a different experienced player genuinely want to help, the advice is often discounted. I see it often on my forums. Basically many inexperienced players actively avoid anything connected to what the troll said – whether it is the truth or not. In such a case, I understand the inexperienced player’s feelings on the matter. But they are only harming themselves by ignoring truth.

Conclusion

There are many causes of ignorance. Usually it is not a matter of “intelligence”. It appears to be more a matter of attitude. Probably the best way to sum it up is:

Most people see what they want to see. And people see what they expect to see.

My advice to overcome ignorance is:

  • Put truth before pride. It often hurts your ego to be wrong. But it takes a bigger man (or woman) to admit mistakes. If you want to be proud about something, be proud about being able to swallow your pride. Few people can do this an openly admit being wrong. If you do this, of course some people will poke fun at you. But the majority of people will respect you for your humility, honesty and integrity.
  • Don’t believe the first thing you hear or read. Most people form opinions based on what others have written or said. Very few people actually find out for themselves. Don’t believe everything you read. Especially the Internet is full of rubbish. Then it is further spread by people who don’t bother checking the accuracy of information.
  • Consider what others say, and verify their logic and proof. Many people talk trash. And many tell the truth. Learning from others is like having the experience of another life. The only way you can know if they’re telling the truth is verify the information for yourself. If you don’t verify it, you’ll be more likely puppet who believes what they’re told.

How To Save Money Easily By Using a 10 Euros Free Bonus

10 Euro Cash

There is no doubt the casino bonuses are very popular with online players. But there are many things you need to know before accepting a casino bonus offer. There are countless websites listing details of bonuses, like this one: 10 euros free bonus.

Different Types of Bonuses

There are a variety of different casino bonuses. Naturally they come with terms and conditions. Generally the safest is a free bonus for registering an account. The way the casino sees it is it’s just an incentive for new players to complete the registration process. From a budget perspective, it’s just an advertising expense of theirs.

Most online casinos don’t offer a registration bonus. This is because it opens up the possibility of the same people opening multiple accounts. Even in cases where identification is verified, it still may be fake ID. And there’s always the possibility a player wins big with the registration bonus. For example, a win on a single number in roulette pays 35 to 1. So if a player gets ten euros for free, the player is paid three hundred and fifty euros.

It might not sound like a lot in the scope of things, but it can be a significant risk if a casino gives free money to thousands of players. Technically it isn’t free money though. Again it’s more like an advertising expense for the casino.

The most common type of bonus it’s a deposit bonus. This is where your account is credited an amount in proportion to what you deposit. But what many players unaware of is that it comes with strings attached. For example, you may deposit $1000. And the casino may give you a 100% bonus. This means your account has a total of $2,000.

Now say in the first few spins you build your bankroll to $10,000. You would be jumping for joy, and eager to quickly withdraw your winnings. But not so fast. The requirement of the deposit bonus may be that you wager twenty times the amount of your deposit. As your deposit was one thousand dollars, the wager requirement is therefore $20,000. It sounds like a lot of money, but it might only be a few hours of play.

The Effect Of Casino Bonuses

The purpose behind the requirement is so the casino is assured of not losing money. To the player, it may seem like free money. But the fact is a deposit bonus only temporarily reduces the house edge for the casino.

To explain how it works, I’ll give some exaggerated examples:

Imagine joining a new casino and depositing $1000, and being given a $100,000 bonus without any wagering requirements. You could wager $50,000 and be practically guaranteed to profit. This is bound to lose the casino money.

Now consider joining a casino and getting a 100% bonus. Also this time the wagering requirement is 100,000x. This means before you can access your deposit, or more specifically we withdraw any funds, you need to have wagered 100,000 x $1000, which is $100,000,000. Are you likely to ever wager this much? Rather unlikely. The chances are you will lose your initial $2,000 bankroll well before ever having wagered $100,000,000.

In a more realistic situation, the wagering requirements are much lower. But they are carefully calculated and weighted by casino mathematicians. And this is to ensure the casino is unlikely to lose money from deposit bonuses.

Are Bonuses a Dirty Trick By Casinos?

Unfortunately most roulette players have only a vague understanding of mathematics. The casinos are required to be open about the payouts for each type of win. But they do not normally explain the actual odds of winning. For example, there are thirty-seven numbers on the European roulette wheel. But the payout is only 35 to 1. So here we have the odds and payout, which are completely different things. Typical inexperienced players tend to look at the payouts, rather than the discrepancy between pouts and odds. This is an oversight on their part, which is not the casinos fault.

Similarly, casinos are not responsible to explain detailed mathematics of registration and deposit bonuses. Unfortunately, uneducated and ignorant players often don’t properly understand the requirements for bonuses. So disputes can arise when a player attempts a withdrawal without meeting the requirements. The casino will argue that withdrawal is not permitted because the wagering requirements were met. And they may be right. But the player will argue that they rightfully won the money, and deserve the payout. Who is right? The casino. But it certainly doesn’t stop the player from complaining.

Don’t get me wrong here. There are some particularly dodgy casinos around. But there are also some fair and honest casinos, who are unjustly attacked by players who didn’t understand the terms of deposit bonuses.

Fair vs Unjustified Casino Complaints

I operate various gambling and roulette forums, and many new members post complaints about casinos that refuse payouts. Payout refusal is unfortunately not uncommon with online casinos. Although it is typically only with rogue casinos, or casinos licensed in poorly regulated jurisdictions.

Payout refusal is the most common complaint. But the vast majority of times, the complaint is not justified because the player has not met the terms and conditions. The complaining player doesn’t particularly care about the fine print. They are only focused on the fact that they have not been paid. So naturally, they want to complain about it on various websites including my forms. This can give an honest casino unjustified complaints. So before you make a judgement on whether or not a complaint is significant, consider the casinos response to the player, and whether or not any terms and conditions have been breached.

Winning Strategies Common To Both Roulette and Sports Betting

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Roulette is loved across the world for reasons varying from its easy rules to it being a casino game that can help you score really big wins. Although without a valid working strategy, luck plays a critical role in winning roulette. Equipping yourself with certain skills and having deep knowledge about the game, are also very important.

Firstly let’s be clear that luck and advantage play strategies are completely different. Learning and mastering certain advantage play roulette strategies can help you profit offline and online sports betting too. Let’s acquaint you with some typical strategies below:

Intricate knowledge

Playing roulette and indulging in sports betting have both one very important aspect in common. To succeed in both these endeavors, you must be aware of the odds vs payouts. In fact all gambling is about odds vs payout. Typically casinos have an advantage because the payouts are below the odds. In sports betting, there are winners, losers, and the bookie in the middle. The bookie doesn’t care who wins or loses. They are like the bank in the middle.

The same applies to roulette – you should have good knowledge of the game and be very well aware of how the odds should be read, the best way to indulge in spread bets etc. Who knows you might end up winning millions of dollars like this man. But for the mere mortals, relying on luck isn’t the best strategy.

Furthermore, there is no point betting on soccer if you don’t have any clue about how it is played and what are its rules. Betting on a soccer game in the absence of such knowledge would be depending entirely on luck rather than knowledge. For example, you must understand the variables that are likely to determine a winner. Examples of variables include:

  • A team’s recent performance
  • Missing players due to injury or suspension
  • The team’s attitude and effort

Understanding A Team’s Motivation

Sports are largely psychological. If you’ve ever watched the tennis, you’d know much of a mental game it is. One set a player looks confident, and another they look defeated. Naturally if a player feels defeated, they will play in a defeated way, and probably lose. Likewise a positive and confident attitude is more likely to bring success.

The same psychological war occurs with team sports such as soccer. One example if a team may have had a winning streak. They could be perhaps over-confident, especially as they’re about the play a team facing a losing streak.

The team on a losing streak will be more motivated to improve performance. They’ll run and try harder to chase the ball. If this team begins the game hard and fast, it can somewhat shock the better-performing team. This way by the time they knew what hit them, the score could be 2-0. Then coming back from such a deficit would be difficult, especially with both teams playing at their best.

The same is true for any team sport including hockey, and even AFL (Australian Rules Football).

Habit To Gamble Online

One of the biggest positives of online gambling is that you get so many choices in one single platform. Pick any popular online casino, and you’d be able to indulge in a great multitude of games – even more so than typical land-based casinos.

However, playing and winning in an online environment is quite different than in a brick-and-mortar set-up. One of the key differences is most online roulette uses “random number generators”, which isn’t exactly roulette. More specifically it’s a slot machine, because the winning number is determined by a random number generator. The use of roulette images and computer animations can be deceiving. The only real roulette involves the use of physical roulette wheels. Although there are now automated wheels, which somewhat use a blend of random number generators, and physical roulette wheels.

How Auto Wheels Use Random Number Generators

Each automated wheel is different. The earlier versions launched the ball using an air compressor. The ball then decelerated at a natural rate. The rotor (wheel) rotated at a constant rate. But professional casino players decimated these machines and won large amounts.

Later versions of automated wheels randomized the wheel speeds, but this did not make wheels impervious to attack from professional advantage players.

Now the latest automated wheels artificially control the deceleration rate of the ball. There are a few ways this occurs. One example is towards the end of the spin, the air compressor propels the ball for a few extra seconds. The number of seconds is decided by a random number generator. The end result is the winning number is artificially controlled, while giving the players an illusion the ball falls by itself.

This makes professional roulette systems far more difficult to apply. It may sound like a casino’s dream, but there’s a catch.

The large portion of casino players don’t trust automated roulette machines. They feel the machines cheat. This means fewer players with make bets on automated roulette machines. So while the casino may be protecting themselves from professional players, they ultimate lose revenue because they lose the trust from ordinary players.

Is Roulette Better Than Sports Betting?

As mentioned earlier, all gambling is about odds vs payout. The advantage of roulette is you can achieve a far greater statistical advantage with various technology such as roulette computers. The downside you must deliberately cap winnings to avoid being detected.

While not as profitable, sports betting has the advantage of you not needing to hide your winnings from casinos. The bookies who accept your bets really don’t care who wins or loses. They are like the tax man – they’re just in the middle and always get their cut.

The real question of whether roulette is better than sports betting depends on the individual sports event you’re betting on, and the individual roulette wheel you’re playing on. Essentially, sometimes roulette is better. And sometimes sports betting is better. So if you intend to profit from gaming in any capacity, don’t pigeonhole yourself into one particular sport or casino game.

Which Mobile Slot Games will be the Top Runners in 2019?

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Slots are the most popular type of online casino game. And really, this is no surprise. They are simple to play, come in many different varieties and can reward you with some genuinely life-changing sums of money.

And this is not even to mention the stunning visuals and entertaining gameplay which is inherent in many slot games.

New slot games are released pretty much daily and pay by mobile casinos are thriving, allowing people to play those slots conveniently. In 2019, we have already been treated to a host of excellent slot games and there are many more to come.

In this article we will speculate which mobile slot games will be the top runners in 2019.

Break Away Deluxe Slot

This is the sequel to the popular Microgaming Break Away slot and is due to be released in June of 2019. This ice hockey-themed game looks set to be a big improvement on the original with a multiplier trail feature for players to enjoy.

It is played out on a 5×5 reel structure and features 88 active paylines. There is a Rolling Reels feature which removes winning symbols, in the hope of forming new winning combinations.

There is also a random Smashing Wild feature which guarantees a win.

The wild symbols will appear as super stacked during the Free Spins feature, and grow in size for every spin you go through. This is known as the Growing Wilds feature.

As for the free spins, you can trigger 12 of them which also have multipliers attached to them, reaching to an 8x multiplier.

We predict that this sequel will prove to be a huge hit when it hits online casino shelves.

Cashomatic Slot

In July of 2019, Cashomatic is due to be released. This is a game created by NetEnt which is designed to resemble and old-school slot machine.

The game will have an array of unique game mechanics and features free spins, multipliers and an avalanche style feature.

In the Free Spins feature you are rewarded for the amount of scatter symbols which you collect, and you can win up to 15 free spins. Each additional scatter which lands rewards another free spin.

During this feature, the multiplier meter is doubled and goes up to a maximum of 10x.

This is a game which could reward players with some very tasty wins and we think it will prove to be a very popular game in 2019.

Dead or Alive II

Dead or Alive II was released in April and it looks set to be one of the UK’s best mobile slots. The sequel to the legendary Dead or Alive, Dead or Alive II has been long in the making.

And it doesn’t disappoint. The hallmarks of the original have remained, but other exciting features have been added and the design has improved significantly.

There are three free spin rounds, and two of them include the famed sticky wilds of the game’s predecessor.

Train Heist offers free spins with progressive multipliers attached. Each win increases the multiplier by 1x and can reach a maximum of 16x.

Old Saloon features sticky wilds, with the aim being to hit sticky wilds on each reel and if you land more than one sticky wild on one reel, it will have a multiplier attached to it. All wins during these free spins also have a 2x multiplier attached.

The High Noon Saloon free spins is the most volatile free spin game. Any wilds which land will be sticky multiplier wilds. When one wild lands on each reel, a further 5 free spins are rewarded.

In our opinion, Dead or Alive II will be the most popular game of 2019.

Other Popular 2019 Slots

But that’s not all. The following games also look set to be very popular among online casino players:

  • Sabaton (Play’n GO)
  • Beavis and Butthead (Blueprint Gaming)
  • Savage Jungle (Playtech)
  • Mega Pyramid (Red Tiger Gaming)
  • Narcos (NetEnt)

Online Casino Tips Beginners Should Know

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People may be wondering why majority of online casino beginners were usually told to start or begin with free and trial version of online casino games before playing in the real online casino games where real money is involved. This is simply because, by playing in these free and trial versions of online casino games, beginners will get to practice, analyse and learn the pattern, structure and flow of the games as much as they want without having to lose money.  For instance, the game of poker, beginners would need some time to practice and to understand the differences of rankings for each of the different pairing or combination of cards.

A Good Malaysia online casino mostly will give players the choice to play in trial free mode or play for cash immediately. It is vital for players to play in the free mode first before gambling in the “play for cash” mode. This is because while playing in free mode Beginner players will not need to worry while as they won’t be able to charge your debit or credit card. Therefore, players should go ahead and try different types of betting without having to stress about losing money. This way, beginner players will get to learn a lot on different betting situations and get a grasp of it before getting started on the real deal.

Another thing to take note is that beginners should always create two accounts for an online casino that offers free to play mode so that they won’t confuse themselves whenever they want to play in free mode or play for cash mode. This way, players would only need to make sure that they are signed in to the correct account before they start playing. There are also a few online casinos that offer players an amount of credit as a welcome gift. The given credit would usually allow players to bet and gamble in a few rounds of games with minimal betting amount.

For instance, most of the online live casino offer varieties of versions for all sorts of popular online casino games. For example, players are able to gamble and bet in Blackjack with one deck, three decks or eight decks. As you can see, for the Blackjack game, there are already 3 different versions to play in which is why players should understand the rules and structure for each of these games beforehand. As beginner players are used to these online casino games, it will be easier for them to decide on their betting with a higher winning percentage. 

Next, beginners must learn to develop self-discipline in betting systems and money management. No matter you’re a beginner or professional, the goal should always be to minimize losses when things are not going well and maximize winnings when things are running smooth. In order to execute this perfectly, players must manage their bankroll properly and correctly.

While playing in an online casino game, it is normal to go on long winning and losing streak. No logic reasons could explain situations like these other than luck. However, when you are facing such situations, it is important to know that such streaks will not go on forever and it is impossible to know when a streak will end. Therefore, when such situation is happening, players should discipline themselves to drop their stakes back down when fortune and luck is switching over. Otherwise, it will take only a short period of time for the players to lose what they have won previously. Most of the players would usually increase their stakes while they are on a losing streak, hoping to win big once their luck changes. This is a wrong decision as players may end up in a disastrous situation.

In order to achieve the highest possibility of wining. It is essential for players to own the basic criteria of self-discipline. The easiest way to do this is to set yourself some rules and boundaries so that you have proper guidelines to follow and to prevent yourself from falling astray. One of the most important thing you need to do is to set and decide the amount of money you’re comfortable to gamble and bet. Then, set and allocate that particular amount as your total bankroll. There are no particularly way to manage your money from that point on. Players would just have to remember to never chase for your losses. Always keep in mind that each spin is an independent event, the amount of losses does not equal that the next game has a higher percentage of wining as each game has its own percentage of wining and does not influence the following game in any way.

Last but not least, we strongly advice beginners to always know when to stop, whenever players intend to increase their stakes when they are winning, it is always best to stick with betting at a certain percentage of your bankroll. If you really don’t like the idea of stopping during a winning streak, you can always just take a certain amount of your winnings off the table and then stop if you lose the rest of your profits.

If you are still here then we hope you learn something today, and best of luck on your game.

Article by Vincent

Tips For New Roulette Players

Clock on gambling table.

The tips of this page are intended for new players. If you’re after more detailed information, see the roulette tips page.

Every renowned gambler knows that betting systems are set on siphoning all your money away if you aren’t careful. To put things into perspective, let’s just put it out there that most betting systems fail eventually (The exception is advantage play). Every time this happens, it is you, the player, who runs out of money while the casinos skip to the bank thanking you for paying their bills. Whenever you place stakes online and lose, the impulse to try and win the money back takes over. This is where all the troubles begin as the urge to try and win back your losses takes over you. In many instances, you can combat this is by using a more conservative betting approach. Even so, no matter how conservative you get, you should still expect to lose eventually if you haven’t changed the accuracy of predictions to be better than random.

Here’s where online roulette and other casino games hit the jackpot with your hard-earned cash.

Taking the table limit into consideration when picking the minimum or maximum

As an online roulette gambler, it helps to understand there are table betting limits, especially if you use a betting progression. If you are a beginner, then also consider the 10 things you need to know about online casinos as suggested by Planet7Casino. The minimum is the minimum amount a player can place on each single roulette wheel spin, while the maximum is the highest amount the player can place. The limits are different for inside and outside bets. If you place all the money that you have in a short time, then there’s a chance you will be going home rather soon. In riskier cases, you find players who risk and opt to bet the table limit each time. However, this takes a lot of courage, a serious amount of faith, a lot of stupidity, and deep pockets to land you some random good fortunes. In such a case, let’s hope that you are into the game for the fun of it and not using your mortgage payment. But still, one fact is true; if your system’s bet selection is inaccurate, your chance of winning hasn’t changed. You may as well make random bets.

Be consistent

If your system doesn’t with with bets of the same size, it will eventually fail if you use betting progressions.

Even if your strategy isn’t effective, pick a specific amount that you will stick to on every spin – unless randomly changing bet size for fun is your thing. The amount should be ample enough to make every win worthwhile and small enough to make every loss negligible. After deciding on the amount, the next thing to do is pick the bets which represent the betting amount you are willing to take. Sticking to your chosen strategy will help you identify when you are faced with the worst case scenarios. Don’t forget to consider the odds and the difference in payout.

Casino playing chips.

Some people were born for the game

It is true that some people are just naturally better at math or spatial analysis than others. However, have you ever stopped to think that gambling is more about the bettor’s intuition and other related skills? Precognition is not as “out-there” as you might thing, considering the nature of sub-atomic physics. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of luck and not anything related to being better at math or any other related skills.

Some people have even been able to detect bias in the roulette wheels as they play. You don’t need to be overly clever, but you need to properly understand and apply techniques. What separates one player from another is many players tend to be lazy, and unsuited to hard work at the table.

Online RNG operates differently from physical wheels

Online roulette games often rely on random number generators that determine the winning number. However, there is one thing that these online simulations do not include; that is the wear and tear of the wheel. Online roulette games that use RNG are like a perfectly random roulette wheel, so bias analysis is impossible. Basically you can beat real wheels, but not RNG. RNG is not roulette – it is a slot machine. That’s not to say you need wheel bias to win. Although it certainly makes winning easier.

Final thoughts

It is no doubt that online and offline roulette are fun and exciting games to play. Plus, it gets even better when you win. But even so, the takeaway in this scenario is that you shouldn’t always put your hopes in a system to play in your favor. If playing for fun is your goal, practice good money management and work on setting limits on your play. Then can you enjoy playing this game without going broke.

Article by: Adam Sebastien

Book Of Ra Roulette – Where Slot Meets Roulette

Egyptian pyramids

There are many amazing slot games out there, with lots of different themes and exciting bonus features. Gamblers seem to enjoy the variety and the possibility to play slots online, win real money and have fun at the same time. However, not all of online punters are slots fans. Being a true casino classic, roulette enjoys huge popularity among casino fans, especially online. You won’t find a British gambling site that doesn’t offer at least a dozen variations of the game. Players have a lot of options at their disposal, both when it comes to the game varieties as well as sites.

So, we have slots fans on one side and roulette players on the other. But how about those people who enjoy both types of games? Fortunately, there’s something for them as well!

Introducing Book Of Ra Roulette – a game that combines the thrills of slots and table games. At its core, this is basically another type of European Roulette, with the rules only slightly tweaked and a theme taken from the highly popular Book Of Ra slot game.

Book Of Ra Slot

Book of Ra slot impresses at first sight – the symbols are beautifully designed, bold and colorful, with amazing details. This game takes players on a journey across Ancient Egypt, with an explorer in search of the Book Of Ra – a century-old book hidden within the pyramids.

Book Of Ra Roulette

One of the things that links Book of Ra Roulette to slot games is the brand-new concept such as the possibility of placing a side bet. Players will have immediate and unrestricted access to all the detailed statistics that they need to weave a coherent strategy, including cold and hot numbers, as well as various customization features. They can also interact with dealers, which will definitely appeal to those used to land-based casinos.

Overview

Book of Ra Roulette Live runs on the software provided by Extreme Live Gaming. The games are streamed in real-time and the multiple cameras add to the feeling and make players feel as if they’re in a land-based casino. The mobile version of the game doesn’t lack quality either.

Basically, the game is pretty much like the classic European roulette with a single zero. The special side bet can be placed before the beginning of any round, regardless of the chosen stakes. Don’t worry – this one also features all the classic Book of Ra symbols, so expect a lot of Pharaohs, Sphinxes, Scarabs and of course – the brave explorer.

How To Play Book Of Ra Roulette

In the end, this is still a game of Roulette, so it bears many similarities to the classic variant. Players can bet on numbers, and clusters of numbers known as splits, streets, lines, corners, columns and dozens. They can also place bets on even chances and neighbour bets. The odds of hitting one number are 1 in 36, with a corresponding payout ratio of 35 to 1.

Here’s when it gets interesting: there’s a one-reel slot that features on the right side of the screen. This is where the Book of Ra slot symbols are displayed and each has a different chance of being hit. There’s an option to ignore this side bet altogether and focus on the main game. However, that would make the game just as any other regular European Roulette.

Book Of Ra Roulette Side Bet

If you choose not to ignore the side bet, here’s what your options will be: there are seven symbols in total and the average house edge slightly exceeds 10%.

The Q and K symbols are the easiest to hit, while the Book of Ra icon is the most challenging one, but it will result in a payout of 18:1 – the same as for wagering successfully on the Statue.

The Explorer symbol and the Tutankhamun sign come with a success ratio of no more than 1.10% and a payout of 80:1.

When the roulette wheel stops spinning, players who placed bets on the winning symbols will receive payouts according to the odds. Without having the same potential as regular progressive jackpots, the Book of Ra side bet is the closest Roulette fans can get to slot-like casino action, whilst still playing Roulette.

Conclusion

Book of Ra Roulette Live should be an interesting choice for both Roulette fans, as well as those who appreciate slots. However, even though it succeeds at combining elements from both genres, it relies heavily on the Roulette game mechanics, so it can be said that it’s a bit more for table games enthusiasts. The special bet tools are also a great addition and can help players get informed before they place their wager.

Five Reasons Why Your Business Should Accept Bitcoin As Payment

Accepting Bitcoin

Since its value shot up to $19,000 dollars in late 2017, bitcoin has become a household name. Due to the fact that bitcoins are popular and that transactions can happen anywhere in the world. Businesses have started to embrace bitcoins a payment.

Below are five reasons why your business should include bitcoins as a payment option.

1. Bitcoins are accepted worldwide.

Bitcoins are not limited to any geographical area. Because it is a digital currency anybody with internet can easily access bitcoins anywhere they are and transact. A business owner will have the opportunity to do business with people from anywhere in the world and accept bitcoins as payment.

It is advantageous to business owners because it will be now possible to transact with customers outside your geographical region. This helps a business increase its sales, hence becoming profitable in the long run. Apart from that, it offers you the business owner a lot of flexibility because you too can transact with other business owners worldwide.

2. It is difficult to con or counterfeit a bitcoin.

Bitcoin is one of the safest currency, and its integrity is guaranteed. It is difficult to counterfeit bitcoins because all transactions that are done using bitcoins are recorded on a public ledger where everyone can see the transaction.

It is also very difficult to change these transactions on the bitcoin ledger. As a result, bitcoins have become a reliable and trusted mode of transaction.

There are companies that also allow you to convert your bitcoins into the currency of your choice after a transaction. You can also Buy Bitcoin at Luno or any other genuine cryptocurrency bureau in order to avoid being ripped off by conmen.

3. Your business can attract new customers that own or prefer to use bitcoins.

Bitcoins has attracted a large following over the past few years. This could have been attributed by the fact that the value of a single bitcoin rose to unimaginable heights from nothing.

The privacy and anonymity involved in the use of bitcoins has also encouraged many to use bitcoins when transacting. Business owners should tap into the growing demand for bitcoins and start transacting in bitcoins.

4. The transaction is safe, fast and cheap.

Other payment processes such as credit cards or checks are a bit expensive and slow. It is also very risky to handle large amounts of cash unless you have a strong safe.

There are no transaction costs when sending bitcoins from one person to another. Including bitcoins as a payment option is also cheaper on your part as an entrepreneur.

5. The value of the bitcoins is not affected by the local economy.

Storing your money in bitcoin form can cushion you when the economy in your country is not good. The value of bitcoin is affected by the rise or fall in its demand. This means that the value of bitcoins you get from your customers could rise even when the economy is not friendly.

If you decide to include bitcoins as a payment option, ensure that you take every measure to ensure that you store your bitcoins safe in a wallet of your choice.


How to Choose the Best Online Roulette Casinos in 2019

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There’s no shortage of live roulette online casinos. At first sight, they all seem to be much the same. They just about all offer deposit bonuses. They all have eye-caching banners and advertisements. They all claim to advocate fair play and honesty. But with a bit of research, it doesn’t take long to find many online casinos don’t live up to their hype.

This article discusses how to choose the best online casino.

Casino Review Websites

There are countless “best online roulette casino” review sites like bestonlinecasino.uk. Some are informative and unbiased, whereas some are shameless promotions of disreputable casinos. So you can’t rely on review sites alone. You need to consider the larger picture.

Where review sites come in most useful is they usually provide a list of features that interest you. For example, you may be looking for the largest welcome bonus possible. But beware that bonuses always come with strings attached. Most notably, they require you to wager at least a specific amount before you are entitled to withdrawal your bankroll. The purpose of this is to reduce the chances of you profiting. It may seem like the casino is giving you free money. But the reality is all a welcome bonus does is reduce the casino’s edge against you, temporarily.

Gambling Forums and Message Boards

Online gambling forums provide players with the means to share experiences with online casinos. So if a casino has been dishonest, you’re bound to find complaints on forums. But don’t believe everything you read.

One negative comment from an anonymous poster can cost a casino hundreds of thousands in lost revenue. One casino’s loss is another casino’s gain. So it’s not out of the question that a dishonest casino may pay “shills” to discredit an honest casino, and promote a dishonest as honest. There’s nothing stopping it from happening. Keep in mind many of the smaller online casinos are run illegally. These are known as “rogue casinos”. And if an illegal casino operator can boost their income with a few well-positioned fake negative reviews of competitors, the probably wont think twice.

Furthermore, often forum members may be upset about losses and blame the casino, then post “revenge reviews”. The player’s loss may be just $100 or so, but the damage from negative reviews of the casino would be greater.

Are Negative Reviews Accurate?

Probably the most common complaint about online casinos is payout refusal. It is of course the most serious problem.

But from my own experience in running various gambling and roulette forums, the vast majority of complaints about payout refusal aren’t justified.

Firstly, the payout refusal is usually because the player didn’t comply with the deposit bonus rules. They may have needed to wager a specific amount before withdrawal is permitted. This is not the casino’s fault – it’s the player’s fault.

Secondly, a casino may delay a payout pending identification documents for the player. This is because of compulsory KYC (know your customer) laws. Basically the casino is obligated to identify their players, and will usually require valid identification to process withdrawals. Why? To prevent money laundering. Without the requirement, funds could be deposited by one person, then retrieved by another. But you might argue the requirement is pointless when you often withdrawal funds to an account in your name anyway, which already required ID to create. And I’d agree. But don’t hold it against the casino. They’re just following the law, however questionable it’s efficiency is.

Complaint Websites

There are numerous websites that enable players to complain, and casinos themselves to respond to complaints. Although they alone shouldn’t be relied on for accurate information, they are perhaps the single most important source of research. But they are not without their problems too.

For example, one casino I recommended had a negative complaint on a neutral complaint website. This was highlighted by a visitor of my website. I immediately stopped recommending the casino and asked them about the review. They claimed the matter was resolved, but the person making the complaint had not marked the matter as resolved. I saw the casino had responded to the claim against them, but the player hadn’t responded on the complaint website. So a bit of digging and research is needed before you can consider the accuracy of anything you read.

Well-known Casinos Aren’t Always Best

Generally the larger and better-known casinos are more trustworthy. But it isn’t always the case. In particular one of the largest betting companies regularly bans players from playing live roulette, if they win too much. Although casinos have the right to refuse service, it is in my view unfair. If the casino isn’t properly taking steps to prevent their games from being beaten fair and square, that’s their problem. I believe casinos should at least give players a fighting chance.

Personally if I ran my own casino, I would carefully take steps to close the opportunities that make games beatable. There is some leeway though. For example, visual ballistics players for roulette need to measure rotor and ball speeds to predict winning numbers. So they need to bet after the ball is released. But outright forbidding late bets would ultimately lose a casino revenue, because they would miss out on revenue from normal players who bet during the spin. It is smarter for a casino only to close bets earlier WHEN a professional player is suspected.

My point is it’s fair for a casino to protect their games from professional players, by applying typical countermeasures. But it is in my opinion despicable to ban a player for being smart. Often the players who have genuinely been banned from a game or casino will publish written evidence of it. And you’re best to avoid such casinos because basically you can’t win there – it’s a guaranteed losing situation for the player.

Where Live Roulette is Headed in the Next Five Years

Where's roulette headed

Being a roulette fan, you never know when you will itch to play your favorite game next time. And you won’t be able to visit a land based casino and join the roulette table in some of these cases. Several years ago, the only way out was to gamble online and give up the fair share of a thrill you could feel only in a brick-and-mortar venue.

Nowadays, you don’t need to compromise your casino experience that much. With the arrival of live roulette casinos, it’s possible to play a real-time game with a live dealer spinning the wheel instead of just getting results with a Random Number Generator similar to those used in slots. Your gambling session ceases to be merely an imitation and becomes more of a webcast involving you and some other real people.

Live Roulette Now: 2009 vs. 2019

The only common thing between today’s live roulette and its precursor from the 00s is the concept of streaming a live roulette gambling session run by a real person. 10 years ago, a live roulette was just a room and a dealer spinning the wheel on a Logitech camera. It was playable only on desktop and only for a few hours per day.

In 2019, most of the live roulette casinos are available around a clock, offering multiple versions of roulette and much more sophisticated visual aspect of gaming. There are live roulettes with 21 cameras capturing every second of the session and slo-mo replays of its notable moments. And of course, you’re not limited to desktop experience anymore.

Still, live roulette has room for improvement, as the live casino industry hasn’t bloomed yet. And today, we will review the most probable changes that might happen with the game in the nearest five years.

Personalization

Personalization is a trend present not only in online gambling but literally everywhere. From dawn to dusk, you’re bombarded with personalized emails, targeted Facebook ads, and exclusive offers from your favorite brands.

Live roulette casinos are no different in 2019. Some of them have already implemented an algorithm that memorizes the player’s behavior and offers them personalized experience during the next session. For example, if you consistently choose one dealer over others, he or she will be displayed first, etc.

In the future, personalized options are about to expand. Players might be able to choose not only dealer, but also decks, surroundings, and even dealer’s style of running a game.

Greater Spread of Mobile Live Roulette

According to the Gambling Commission report, over 70% of gamblers play casino games with their mobile devices at least once per month. This means that formerly desktop-only live roulette doesn’t work here anymore.

Thus, live roulette was among first casino games that appeared on mobile. The majority of live casino software providers like Evolution, Playtech, and NetEnt offer multiple versions of live roulette to play today.

However, not all online casinos have fully adapted their apps and websites to be run on mobile devices up to date. But as mobile friendliness became absolute essential over the years, we can expect that the rest of them will fully adopt mobile live roulette in the nearest time as well.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality seems to be a major innovation to come to the live casino industry. But as of 2019, VR and AR casinos are more of just a buzzword than a full-fledged service to be massively utilized on a daily basis. Of course, there are some attempts to implement VR — like NetEnt’s VR version of Gonzo’s Quest slot or Microgaming’s VR roulette — although they are still in their very infancy.

Live roulette is a great contender for being the first widely available live casino game in virtual reality. For those who want to get even closer to the brick-and-mortar casino atmosphere, the combination of VR and live casinos will provide much deeper immersive experience than ever before. And as VR headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, etc. become more accessible to the mass audience, maybe most of the live roulette sessions will be run in VR within 5 years.

Dual Play Roulette

The casino is not only about games, it’s also about people. Socializing is an important part of the casino lifestyle which is completely absent in online gambling. Even in live roulette where you see a real-life casino interior and play with a real human dealer, one thing is still not there.

Other players

Dual play roulette aims to change the situation. Introduced at ICE 2018 by Evolution Gaming, it implies casino visitors playing roulette “side-by-side” with those who stayed at home on the Vic tables. The trial version of this roulette is already rolled out at Grosvenor Victoria casino.

Lightning Roulette

Lightning roulette is another Evolution Gaming’s improvement designed to make live roulette more player-centric. While traditional live roulette is completely run manually by a dealer, lightning roulette combines both traditional approach and an RNG used in regular online roulette games.

So how exactly does it work? You place your inside and outside bets as usual, while an RNG pulls out between 1 to 5 “lucky numbers” each round. If you bet on one of those numbers, you get a lucky payout multiplied by 50x and 500x.

This gives players an opportunity to win larger sums on roulette as well as to catch a thrill of a new-level roulette experience with enhanced visuals and sounds.

Will Live Roulette Replace Online Roulette?

The future of live roulette looks quite promising which begs the question: is it possible for a live roulette to fully replace a regular RNG-based roulette we play on the web?

Well, did mobile games fully replace desktop ones? Is analog photography dead after the digital revolution? Are we watching only 3D movies in cinemas? After answering those questions, you probably realize that it will never be the case.

The reason is that live casino games require a high level of attention, since you gamble with other people. And in case of online roulette, you can spin a wheel without full immersion, even being on a ride or having your morning coffee.

Many people value accessibility above all and will still play traditional online roulette. So here is our final point: it’s highly likely that live roulette might dominate the market after the wider spread of VR and other technologies, but it won’t completely replace online casino games.

Online Gambling: How Legal Woes Has Not Stopped It from Being a Billion Dollar Industry

Gambling Industry and finance

It is a cold, hard fact: the future of online gambling is still up in the air because of ongoing debates of whether to legalize it or not. While a lot of states in the US have already passed bills legalizing online gambling, a huge part of the country and other nations of the world are still weighing the pros and cons of having the industry legalized in their jurisdiction, and it will probably take a few more years for online gambling to get out from its legal limbo.

Thankfully, a key law on online gambling has just been overturned in the United States and soon, sports betting is about to become legal in most states, which means that the already burgeoning industry is about to grow bigger than ever.

In fact, NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated that sports betting could be a $400 billion industry, and things are about to explode once it becomes legal. But before we look into what lies ahead in online gambling, let’s take a quick rewind to the beginning and how the industry has grown into a billion-dollar empire:

How it all started for online gambling: a timeline

  • 1994: The first online wagering transactions already began in the 90s, but it wasn’t until 1994 when it all became official, thanks to a Free Trade and Processing Act passed in Antigua and Barbuda that allowed organizations applying to open online casinos to be granted a license. InterCasino made history then as the first online casino to get a license and everyone followed suit after that.
  • 1995: Following the immense popularity of online casinos, online security software company CryptoLogic developed methods to making online transactions more secure for gamblers. It is also in the same year that Microgaming launched video poker, craps, blackjack and roulette. Today, you can already play live roulette, which takes the gaming experience a notch higher. Read more about live roulette to see how it has evolved from the first roulette game released by Microgaming.
  • 1996: InterCasino accepted the first real money wager online and more than a decade after, the gaming company has already paid out more than $3 billion in winnings. A regulatory body called the Kahnawake Gaming Commission also started issuing gaming licenses to online casinos and poker rooms around the world.
  • 1997: From a mere 15 websites, online gambling has reached a staggering 200 websites within the span of a year.
  • 1998:Texas Hold’em, now one of the most popular online games, was introduced by Planet Poker and online gambling revenues reached $834.5 million as reported by Frost & Sullivan.
  • 1999: The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act prohibiting companies from offering any online gambling product to US citizens was written but did not pass. It was also in the same year that multiplayer games were introduced to the market.
  • 2000: The Interactive Gambling Moratorium Act prohibiting any online casino that was not licensed and under operation before May 2000 was passed in Australia.
  • 2001: $414, 119, the largest progressive jackpot to date was won at The Sands of the Caribbean online casino. The number of online gamblers also grew to more than 8 million despite the growing number of lawsuits and bans filed against the industry.
  • 2006: The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed on the last day of Congress before the elections. It “prohibits gambling businesses from knowingly accepting payments in connection with the participation of another person in a bet or wager that involves the use of the Internet and that is unlawful under any federal or state law.” David Carutheres, BetOnSports CEO was arrested for racketeering conspiracy and a $7.2 million fine was dropped on The Sporting News for not removing online gambling ads.
  • 2009: More than $35 million from 27,000 online poker accounts was seied by the Department of Justice. Carruthers also pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy and was sentenced to 33 months in prison.  
  • 2012: A federal judge in New York ruled out poker as a game of chance on August 21. Being a game of skill, poker has been exempted from the Federal Wire Act of 1961. An online gaming version of Battlestar Galactica was introduced to the market and became a huge hit for fans of the TV series.

What the future holds for online gambling: the ups and downs

Since then, the online gambling industry has been slapped with lawsuits, bans and legal fiascos that made it hard for operators to offer the best service to their clients. But the gambling public hasn’t stopped supporting the industry. In fact, the growth of its market has been astounding, to say the least. In fact, the global online gambling and betting market is set to be worth $94.4 billion by 2024 with a growth rate of 10.9% between 2018 and 2024.

When it comes to the legalization of online gambling in the United States, the Supreme Court has already ruled out on the Professional and Amateur Sporting Protection Act, which prohibited betting on sporting events in almost all states. Starting this year, online betting will already be available across the country, which could open up a $5.2 billion market once legalization is finalized.

What is the future of online gambling? No one really knows for sure. But if there is one thing that online gambling fans can hope for, it is the fact that more lawmakers are now realizing how online casinos are just a great form of entertainment and if regulated properly, it wouldn’t bring any harm to the public.

Microgaming Extends Its Influence to the Czech Republic

Microgaming

Microgaming is one of the most well-known, reputable, and reliable casino games developer in the world. However, gambling fans in many countries just could not enjoy the thrill of gambling with Microgaming, because in many countries, especially in Europe, let alone Africa and Asia, Microgaming was not presented in online casinos. The very first reason for this is, of course, the fact that in most countries, even online gambling is actually officially banned. The websites are not blocked, no, but the gamblers lack ways of withdrawing the money they win, to their bank accounts legally, safely, and conveniently. As a result, such giants like Microgaming just do not collaborate with local casinos, and that’s a shame.

Another reason is lack of payment processing systems that would function in the country of the developer and the player. Many payment processing systems freely available in the US and Canada are not presented, or provide limited functioning, in say European countries. It means that, if a player from Europe would like to gamble on some NativeCasinos Site having a full right to do that (since we have unlimited freedom of the Internet, right?), he or she just would not be able to deposit or withdraw money.

Payment Processing

The brightest example of the lack of payment processing systems is PayPal and its presentation in Europe. While in many countries people can use it freely, in other countries, it is either not presented at all, or does not provide all its functions. Say, PayPal allows to open an account and get money on it, but it does not allow to withdraw this money. What a nonsense!

Little surprise, therefore, that many reliable, well-known and reputable online casinos do not extend their influence in such countries, because they will immediately have a bunch of legal issues with the government, and also a bunch of payment issues with the players. Who would want that for their business?

As a result, many European players were deprived of the possibility to play at online casinos that host games by Microgaming. This is a lose-lose situation both for the industry and for the customer. Having no opportunity to use reliable services of the companies who provide the highest quality, people are forced to rely on local providers. These are not obligatory bad, but one will always want to have access to the option of the highest quality.

The industry, on the other hand, loses millions of dollars due to the fact that its access and development is limited or restricted in many countries. It should be said that, while restriction of the land-based casinos may be a sound move in some regions, due to lack of legislation on the issue, restricting official online platforms makes little sense.

Firstly, this is the Internet and one can use a bunch of software to reach almost any website from any spot. Unless the website itself restricts access of players from a certain country to its games, any user can go and gamble. It is also pretty possible to find one or two payment options available to the player. So, this limitation is not a limitation, just a complication.

The government, on the other hand, loses thousands of dollars in taxes, because illegal local casinos still operate.

Microgaming and Tipsport

Luckily, for the Czech Republic, the situation will change in the nearest time. The developer giant Microgaming has announced its expansion to the European market. The first platform to host some of the most popular games is Tipsport. More games will be made available in the future since Microgaming decided to become one of the pioneers of the gambling industry in this region.

The company also claims that they plan to start a collaboration with other operators, which means more online gambling platforms will gain access to the world-known games. This also means that customers in the Czech Republic will be able to find really legal and reliable websites for online gambling since Microgaming does not cooperate with poorly organized websites.

This also means that the government cooperates with the development company and will enhance its legislation to provide proper control and safety, and to get taxes, in this niche. The representatives of Microgaming state that this expansion to the Czech Republic is nothing less but the first step in the long-term strategy of the company to enter the European market. Microgaming has already entered Bulgaria and Denmark previously, and at the beginning of 2019, they plan to start a collaboration with Sweden.

While this news is just perfect for all the fans of online gambling, there are three other advantages the expansion of Microgaming will bring. Firstly, the governments of these countries will tailor their legislation according to the current situation with the Internet, since many governments just ignore the problem having no idea how to cope with it. Since Microgaming means additional profit, they will be forced to approach the web legislation efficiently. This will eventually bring more safety and clarity to the procedures with the online activity overall.

Secondly, collaboration with such giants like Microgaming, and the legal opening of online casinos will generate huge taxes, and the government will be able to use this money to improve the issues in the country, instead of losing this money to other states which allow online gambling officially.

And thirdly, the entrance of Microgaming and development of legal online gambling platforms means the development of international payment processing systems in the region. This is a huge benefit which will boost the development of small and medium businesses everywhere in Europe.

Should you use a roulette bet indicator?

Roulette bet indicator

After poker, roulette is perhaps the most iconic casino game going. The sound of the ball rattling around the wheel is, for many, the definitive sound of the casino – the one which sums up all the excitement and anticipation it has to offer.

It has a gentler pace than other casino games, too. The dealer tends to give players plenty of time to choose between the dozens of possible betting combinations place their wager. While a game of craps will have 100 rolls or so an hour and blackjack moves at around 60 hands per hour, roulette has a more modest speed of about 45 spins per hour. But can players tip the odds in their favor?

Can the outcome of roulette be predicted?

Players of European roulette face a house edge of 2.7 per cent, reduced to 1.4 per cent on even money bets where the en prison rule is in place. American roulette has a 5.26 per cent house edge, raising to 7.89 per cent on one of the bets. To try to beat those odds, some players use a software-based bet predictor.

That’s a computer program that counts the results of previous spins and gives you predictions based on those results. Many of them boast of sophisticated algorithms that will greatly increase your chances of choosing the right numbers. But do they work?

No, unless the wheel is biased (flawed). But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other valid methods that do work.

Basically a “counter” tracks mostly useless data that has no affect or bearing on future spins. For example, it tracks “hot numbers”, which are numbers that have won more frequently than others recently. But such a variation is normal statistical deviation. It doesn’t mean the deviation will continue. If anything, using a bet indicator is likely to complicate matters and introduce a level of stress to what should be a relaxing game by convincing you that you have a level of control that simply isn’t there. If you don’t believe us, why not go online and play an exciting round of live roulette with a real-life dealer now and try your luck?

In the manner most players expect, the result of one spin is not determined by the result of a previous one. Probability in a game of roulette works in exactly the same way as it does in a coin toss.

Some exceptions exist. One is when a bored dealer keeps releasing the ball and rotor at the same speed. In that case a very experienced player might be able to catch what numbers are passing the dealer as they release the ball and have a slightly increased chance of predicting where it will end up.

Additionally, an old table might show a slight bias based on wear to the wood leading to the numbers or to the frets between the numbers. Again, however, this is extremely rare as casinos check their wheels on a regular basis. Furthermore, it would take thousands of spins to spot the bias. The same number showing up a few times in 10 or 20 spins is just coincidence. So even if there were a table bias, a bet predictor wouldn’t be able to catch it. Legitimate bias analysis for modern conditions does exist, but it is much more involved than merely tracking the last winning numbers.

Roulette: a game of pure chance, or something more?

Happy roulette winners.

If your intention is purely playing for fun, you can use strategies or betting systems. Here are two popular approaches to the game, but they are very different to professional systems as they eventually lose:

  • The Martingale

One of the most famous systems, the Martingale, sees players doubling their bet after each loss, sticking to betting based on either odd/even or red/black. After an eventual win, the player is left with a profit that’s the same as their original bet. So, you bet £5 on black and lost. So you try £10 on black. If that also loses, you up your bet to £20. A win here will cover the initial losses and leave you with a £5 profit. At this point, you drop back down to the original bet and start again.

Verdict: At a glance it looks good, but the reality is that you can hit big numbers very quickly and run into the house maximum bet. Once you get there, you stop being able to place larger bets to cover the initial loss. And remember, the table doesn’t care that you lost last time – for every spin you’re back to even odds minus the house edge.

  • The Grand Martingale

This follows the same principle as the regular Martingale, but instead of merely doubling the bet you then add another unit. So after that first £5 bet, you double it then add another £5 and get to £15.

Verdict: The problem is basically the same as with the Martingale, but you’ll hit the house limit even more quickly.

Summary

These are two examples of betting systems people use, but if you hunt around you’re sure to find more. They’re dangerous, if for no other reason than that they provide a false sense of control where there is none. That’s not to say that strategies can’t be used in other ways, but they should be deployed for keeping track of your finances and making sure that you’re not over-extending yourself. As is always the case in gambling, bet what you can afford to lose and know when to walk away.

Beyond that, if you intend to play only for fun, consider roulette a game of chance. Then you can settle in for a low stress flutter at the tables, whether it’s at a casino or from the comfort of your own home.

But if your intentions are to profit and beat roulette long-term, your only option is advantage play, because it uses physics to predict where the ball is most likely to land.

What Makes the Best Online Roulette Casino?

What makes the best online casino

Plenty of online casinos offer roulette games. In fact, most of them do. However, some casinos excel at providing players with these classic table games more so than others. If you are interested in spinning the wheel and throwing down your chips on black, what makes the best online roulette casino then?

Most of the factors that make the best online roulette casinos stand out are the same types of criteria we would look for in any generic internet casino site. One would expect to find top-notch security, access to efficient and reliable support, the ability to play via your mobile phones and tablets, as well as nifty promotions. Of course, the highlight of the best online roulette casinos will be the range of games available.

When considering a potential roulette casino to play at, a few other things are worth considering.

What to Look for When Choosing a Roulette Casino

Primarily, players should not lose sight of why they want to play at a casino that excels at offering roulette: the games. Finding a casino that provides not only a handful of roulette games but also many different variants is a major plus. You are going to want to see European, American and French roulette games available, as well as several different variants of those. Progressive jackpot and mini roulette titles are a plus, as are games that cater to players on a budget as well as high rollers.

The best online roulette casinos will feature games not just from one provider, but several. Most providers have designed a game or two, but the biggest names in the industry – such as Net Entertainment and Microgaming – have many in their arsenal for you to choose from. The more varied a casino’s roulette library is, the more likely it will be that you are going to want to play there.

Live dealer casino gaming is a major industry now. Developers such as Evolution Gaming have produced a vast array of different titles you can try out, including Auto Roulette, Lightning Roulette and others. Any player who wants a realistic, authentic and atmospheric gaming experience when playing roulette online would do well to ensure that they signed up at a casino that can offer a myriad of live roulette games.

The last checkpoint is arguably what will determine how dedicated to roulette gameplay a casino happens to be. Do they have any roulette bonuses on offer? These may be disguised as general table games offers, which can be used on roulette titles, or they may come as offers that are only valid on roulette games. Either way, as a keen roulette player, it is only fair that you should be able to play with bonus funds on those games, just asan avid slot player would get with their favourite games. The best online roulette casinos will be able to sort you out with roulette promos.

Any casino that ticks off most of the boxes listed above will likely be an ideal place to play your favourite games on the internet, as one of the best online roulette casinos.

If Roulette Can Be Beaten, Why Aren’t Lots of Players Making Millions?

Roulette Millionaire

If roulette can be beaten, why aren’t casinos broke? Why do casinos still offer roulette? And why aren’t players everywhere making millions?

These are probably the most common questions I’m asked. The short answer is casinos wont let you win unlimited money. But this article will go into more detail . . .

Before I continue, yes, some players are making “millions”. But it takes the right approach, and a very high degree of organized team-play.

If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam. Right?

Most people will automatically assume being roulette isn’t possible because there aren’t players everywhere making millions. Of course as a general rule, things that sound too good to be true probably aren’t true. In the case of beating roulette, can you win millions? Yes, but there’s more to the story.

Being able to win millions doesn’t mean anyone can do it anytime and in any casino. Imagine if you ran your own casino. You would see almost every player with the typical losing approaches. Most players are oblivious to what does and doesn’t work. You would also know some methods can and do win consistently. But you’d train your staff to be on the lookout for consistent winners. And if they were found, you can take action to ensure you don’t lose money. Typically you’d try and change conditions to make the player lose back winnings. But as a last resort, you could just ban them.

Why casinos have table betting limits

Casinos have table limits for a few reasons. One is to ensure some high roller doesn’t suddenly bet large, and break the bank. You need to think on the casino’s level.

Any player can bet the table maximum bet and win big – at least a big win to the player, not the casino. Perhaps a big win for average gamblers is $5000+. But the vast majority of players bet smaller, and increase bet size after losses. This is the typical betting progression.

Naturally, the tables with higher limits are more closely watched. This makes it much easier to win smaller amounts at lower-limit tables . . . without being detected. And by smaller, I mean $500 – $1000 or so. You may not do it every day, or even once per week. Even if you did it once per month, it’s a nice supplement to your existing income.

Furthermore, if a professional player came along, the casino knows the player can be observed. While the player could begin with the table maximum and get lucky, they’ll probably bet smaller to begin. This gives the casino time to evaluate whether or not the player is a threat. In reality, professional players understand the tell-tale signs of being a professional – and how to avoid them.

What happens when professional players are detected?

Even if you’re suspected of using a roulette computer, chances are you wont immediately be banned – although it can happen. Normally they wont say anything to you.

First, they’ll assess whether or not your approach is likely related to something that works. If you’re suspected of being a visual ballistics player, they’ll be checking your behavior and bets while the wheel spins. The dead giveaway is you glare at the wheel while it spins, then suddenly start making bets based on wheel sectors. It’s ok to do it a few times, but imagine doing it for dozens of spins – you’ll get their attention.

If you get their attention and make them concerned, what does it tell you?

They know visual ballistics is effective in the right conditions. The average staff member doesn’t know exactly what those conditions are. They’ll have perhaps a vague understanding of it. But they don’t need to know everything about techniques that work. They just need to know the typical signs.

To be clear, I’m not a big fan of visual ballistics, for a few reasons. It’s not that it doesn’t work. It definitely works. Some problems I see are:

  • You can’t easily utilize “team play”, which is best used to avoid detection. This limits your winnings.
  • The visual ballistics methods that are most effective are too difficult for the average player. Although like any skill, practice makes perfect.
  • If you’re going to bet after ball release, you may as well use a roulette computer. They are much easier to use, more covert, and more profitable. The only downside is sometimes they are illegal, although there are ample legal places to play.

Even if you’re playing casino games on your phone, while at the table, you’ll be asked to back off from the table. This is because they know electronic devices can be used to predict game outcome.

So back to my original point . . . what happens if the casino staff suspect you of being a professional player?

It depends on the method you’re suspected of using. But I’ll use visual ballistics as an example:

They wont ban you. They’ll just ask the dealer to close bets earlier, until you lose or leave. Simple. But how much you’ve won before being detected is another matter.

So why don’t casinos close bets earlier on all spins? Because the bets from 99%+ of players matter more than bets from the rare professional player. And many of the typical losing players will still make losing bets while the wheel spins. This is for varied reasons. For example, some players think the dealer might spin the wheel to avoid winning bets. So betting after ball release gives them reassurance the dealer isn’t manipulating the game. Also some players like to make lucky last or impulsive bets. And the more bets on the table, the more money is wagered, and the more the casino earns.

Again how the casino reacts to suspected professional players varies. It depends on what they suspect you’re doing. Online casinos like Royal Vegas live dealer will not allow late bets, to reduce the chance of professional players winning.

Does this mean it is impossible to win? Absolutely not. It only means you can’t blatantly win a fortune. It is too obvious. Beating a roulette wheel is actually quite easy, if it is at home. But beating roulette as a game, for profit, is quite different. The difference is not the wheel. A wheel will the same regardless of location. The differences are:

  • Frequency of spins: if the wheel spins infrequently, play is very impractical. A wheel that spins more frequently than once every 2 is generally acceptable, although the time of day makes a big difference.
  • In real casinos, you can be banned for winning too much. This is the biggest limitation.

Is it game over for professional players?

No. The question is more would you be happy enough winning $500-$1000 per session, on a low-stakes table? Because it is easily achieved in most casinos, without being detected.

What about winning larger amounts? That’s another story. Generally my teams wont take more than $30,000-$50,000 in one session. But these are high stakes tables, and we approach it in a way that looks like luck. This is something beyond the scope of this article. Just because we can do it doesn’t mean we do it every day, or at the same casino. And it doesn’t mean the same team members do it.

Can the average player still win “millions”? Basically yes, but you’ll need ideal circumstances. The include:

  • Live near many different casinos, or at least travel between casinos. One of the reasons Europe is popular for roulette players is because there are many different countries close together.
  • Use team-play. Playing as part of a team makes it easier to place bets, collect data, and change the “winning player”. How team-play is utilized depends on the approach you use. For example, with bias analysis, various players can take turns in collecting data.

Basically if you do everything right to avoid detection, the limit to your earnings more depends on the time you dedicate.

Online Casino: How Legal Is It In Malaysia?

Casinos in Malaysia.

Malaysia is a beautiful place to vacation. It has a wonderful beach and tourist attraction. However, if you are craving for the gambling scene like Las Vegas, you may not find it in Malaysia. Gambling anywhere in Malaysia is illegal. There are a lot of people trying to find loopholes, but there is practically none. Sometimes, you might get lucky and find something, but that’s usually in the gray area. People decided to be smart about and try online gambling. After all, it is a smart loop hole because if you are not on the Malaysian land, and is on the internet, it might not be illegal.

Online gambling is technically illegal in Malaysia. However, there are ways around it. Usually, gambling is often overlooked or swept under the rug. In fact, a lot of Malaysian people often place bets over the Internet on a daily basis. This does not mean that you are completely safe doing online betting in Malaysia, you just have to be aware of the law and take some precaution. There are a huge number of protests to ban gambling, but it still continues. This is why it’s crucial to understand the laws before pursuing in any online gambling adventure in Malaysia.

Malaysia is a Muslim country, so any form of gambling is considered illegal. Plus, the Civil Contract Law in Malaysia states that any form of gambling or wagering is avoided. That means, if you lose a bet to another person, you can refuse to pay, and the winner cannot pursue any legal actions against you. This is mainly because if they try, they can get into jail or pay a hefty fine so it’s not worth it. This kind of makes gambling useless and less exciting knowing that someone can skip out on the payment. Then again, these issues have caused a rise in gangs and fighting. People are bribed or threaten not to say anything, and if they do, their family could get hurt. That is how you know that gambling is practically everywhere, but it’s kept very hidden.

The most popular online gambling site would be https://your918kiss.com that is often a place where Malaysians would go to place their wage or gamble their heart out. There are also other online sites, but it’s important to be very cautious. You might want to hide your IP address or keep it on the down low that you are gambling. Because of the conservative environment of Malaysia, any form of gambling is considered illegal, and you can be easily punished.

Then again, the Malaysian government is more lenient on online gambling. That means if you do get caught gambling online, you might not get punished. They may just ignore it because there are bigger crimes that they are trying to crack. Even though it’s wrong, but a lot of people do get away with it despite getting caught by the government officials. So the question remains, how do we know what is considered dangerous to the point of punishment, and what isn’t? Since everything is practically in the gray area, it’s important to dive deeper and really take a look at what’s going on. Before you partake in your gambling adventure, here are some of the laws to take into consideration.

Betting Act 1953

This law pretty much stays that any form of gambling is illegal. Even if you were to do telecommunication and transmit bets, you could get into serious trouble. This act pretty much covers all loopholes from left to right, so it’s impossible to escape. The act claims that if you are caught gambling, you will have to pay up to 200,000 Ringgit and get up to five years in jail.

However, this penalty only occurs if you are operating a betting house or participating in it. Because of its unclear statement, it’s really hard to label any betting website as a betting house. Therefore, that is one possible loophole to escape if you were to do online betting instead of betting in the Malaysian country. After all, a betting house is a specific place that is used to keep betting or wagering in either cash or credit. It is also a place for constant betting and wagering, and any place with a bookmaker for receiving or negotiating bets and wager. Just look at Las Vegas’ Bellagio, Caesar Palace, or Mirage, these are all betting houses.

Therefore, it is hard to say that an online website or mobile device, is a betting house because it’s not a place. However, the good news is Malaysia laws usually don’t target individual gamblers; they preferred to penalize individuals who operate a betting house. It makes sense because if you target individual gambler, you might as well arrest 70 percent of the country’s citizen.

Common Gaming House Act 1953

This act focuses on penalizing those who operate gaming, or betting house or even individuals who are caught in one. If you are caught inside a gaming house, you can get fined up to 5000 Ringgits or get around six months of prison time. The term gaming house is a little bit different from betting house, but it’s really hard to place gaming websites underneath that category. Then again, if you are caught in there and not gambling, but just walking around, you may not get punished. However, if you are caught gambling in there, then there’s not much that you can say, but to accept the punishment.

Joker card.

Sharia Law

Since the majority of the Malaysians constitute the culture of Islam, then the Sharia law only applies to Islamic individuals. If you are Chinese, India, or other nationality, then the Sharia law does not pertain to you. According to Sharia law, any form of gambling, even online is forbidden for 60% of the country which is the Islamic culture. This can be very tough for the Islamic individual who loves to gamble because with the Sharia law, they have made a clear statement that is impossible to find a definite loophole. It is clear that anyone who is from the Islamic culture in Malaysia will get punished if they were to gamble online.

Other Acts

For some reason, there is additional money exchange entertainment that is allowed. For example, the lottery act of 1952 allows Malaysians to pursue lotteries, while the racing act of 1961 permits betting on horse races. It only makes sense because the country can tax on lotteries and horse racing does contribute towards economic growth. It’s a popular activity that promotes entertainment and influx of cash flow. It’s like football in America, people can place bets, and the game improves the economy, so it is allowed. However, the status of online gambling in Malaysia is still very mysterious.

Since there are no clear references to online gambling, so the governments have left that market unregulated. The government does not issue any license for the online market, but they do have ones for casinos. They do try to persuade their citizens not to gamble online. Because of the uncertainty in the laws involving all gambling, there are Internet cafés across the countries that promote illegal gambling avenues. Because of this ambiguity, a lot of online gamblers continue their activity without getting into any sort of trouble.

Popular Markets

Badminton and football is the most popular game that people often take part in. There is a lot of money being gambled and bookmarked online. People often bet on football and horse track racing. In addition, the only legal home betting and casino in Malaysia is the Genting highland resort. It is practically a tourist attraction with over 6100 feet above sea level. Since the place is a tourist attraction, the country would lose a lot of money if they take away the casino aspect of it. Gambling and betting can bring a lot of cash flow to the Malaysian country, that is why they let things slide when it comes to the Genting Highland.

I guess if Malaysian citizen that wants to gamble without consequences can visit this casino. Its unique setting and entertainment is a breathtaking place that every visitor should see.

Major Gambling Events

The Domestic Super League is the most popular and well-known competition in Malaysia. This country is best known for its international scene and hosting Motor sporting event. The Formula One Grand Prix X and the motorcycle Grand Prix world champion are often the sports that Malaysians love to partake and gamble on. The track often posts a lot of races since the 1960s.

These tracks are a phenomenal way of getting your gambling addiction going. These ambiguous laws would slide when it comes to motor races. The race brings excitement and adrenaline to the country. This can promote a better economy by loosening up the gambling law to allow formula one racing.

The Political Situation In Malaysia

There is some part of Malaysia where both video games and gambling is completely banned. However, with the creation of Internet cafés that provide closed-circuit television to watch for police and government officials, people can come in and privately play games or gamble. Plus, these Internet café often mask your IP address, so it’s really hard for the government to identify the users.

That is why it’s not recommended to stay at home to gamble because the government can trace your IP address and identify you and your location. In 2010, the Malaysian gaming group announced that they have purchased over 70% of Ascot sports for over 500 million Ringgits it. The significant part is that Ascot has a license to pursue sports betting in the country. Eventually, the betting arena has come under fire because the governments are protesting and denying that any such license exists under the law.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Muslims in Malaysia are extremely against gambling. There is a constant protest over any legal form of gambling in the country. There were always various attacks that Muslim has on Chinese gambler. This protest has led to a lot of controversies and changes in gambling law.

Online Gambling Made Easier

The great part about gambling in Malaysia is that you can partake in other gambling websites that are located in another country. Players can deposit online or at any ATM using a direct bank transfer. If they win, they can request this as the same method. There are a variety of banks that can be supported by Malaysia, and it works very well for any online Gambler that wants to cash in or out. Even though it is claimed that gambling in your own home and business is OK, but only do that if you have special software that can hide your identity.

The future of gambling in Malaysia is still unknown. There are still a lot of strict laws that prohibit gambling, wagering, betting, or any form of money exchange. However, these laws and regulations are very ambiguous. For example, these laws often target people who own and operate betting houses which leave a lot of room for interpretation for online gambling. Since the government does not regulate online gambling, it has become a popular way of betting and wagering. In fact, some police and government officials do gamble under grown without anyone knowing.

After all, they don’t target individual gambler, they emphasize more on people who owns a betting house. Because of this, a lot of Malaysian often utilize Internet cafés to place their bets. Plus, the law also allows certain places to have a betting house such as the Genting highland resort mainly because of its tourist attraction and unique building. In addition, the Muslim’s constant protest against gambling can put a damper on things, but in the future, they might be more open-minded. This is mainly because of the fact that gambling does bring some economic benefits to the country, they may loosen up the law in the future to allow certain wagers and gamble to be legal.


How Technology Is Transforming the Gambling Industry

Technology

Ever since the beginning, the gambling industry has utilized technological methods to ensure its relevance and accessibility. Innovation in technology has been the main driver of gambling advancement. As a result, today it is easier to gamble than ever before. Every smartphone in the world is essentially a virtual casino. While a substantial chunk of the gambling industry is digital in nature, many cities and towns still have brick and mortar casinos.

While this may be the case, these physical casinos still have digital gambling machines. They provide deliver convenience, high odds and ease of use. As a result of this combination, they have attracted gamblers in droves and generated ample controversy. They are even being described as the “crack cocaine of gambling.” To protect the vulnerable gamblers, the industry has enacted some best practice principles.

Here are some of the technologies that are currently transforming the gambling industry.

Online Gambling

The rapid rise and adoption of the Internet has forced the gambling industry to adapt dramatically. Fortunately for many players, it has transformed itself quite skillfully. Fundamentally, gambling involves making simple calculations and the implementation of chance on a random basis. With this mind, computers have been utilized to create these conditions easily and effectively.

In any online gambling game, only a small amount of information needs to be exchanged between a server and the player. As a result, Internet-based gambling was easy to perform even in the earliest days of the Internet. When online gambling hit the mainstream, there were some concerns that it would cause a case of gambling addiction in people’s homes. Fortunately, this did not happen.

The most common form of online gambling is poker. This game grabbed the attention of online gamblers and kept them glued to their screens. Varieties such as Texas Hold’Em among other types of poker have been digitally developed. Over time, digital versions of other casino games were created. In addition to that, digital versions of scratch cards were developed as well.

In the beginning, many customers were afraid of gambling on the Internet. They were fearful that hackers would break into online casinos, fix the games and end up swindling players. However, online casinos have proven that they are resilient against efforts to hack their systems for the purpose of fraudulent gaming. Despite this, there are some cases of hackers gaining access to online casino servers and wrecking havoc. Regardless, online casinos have led the charge in creating encryption and other methods to ensure that their players are safe.

Gambling In Smartphones

The emergence of smartphones made gambling fully portable. Today, you can whip out your smartphone and gamble from literally anywhere at all. The gambling service is delivered to you through web browsers and dedicated applications. What’s more, you can play literally any casino game that you desire right through your smartphone.

By using your device, it is possible to download an app for a specific casino game. You can also access websites that contain virtual casinos. As a matter of fact, online casino websites are currently being adapted to have versions which are compatible with mobile devices. These versions are automatically delivered to smartphone gamblers upon request.

Security

Offensive Security

As technology has evolved, the types of security threats to casinos have also changed. These threats have become very sophisticated. For example, a gang in Asia used a tiny fibre optic, computerized camera in casinos. The camera would be pointed towards a deck of cards as they were being dealt. It would record the riffle and transmit the images to the gang. With this information, they would know in which order the cards were going to be dealt.

Defensive security

Along with technological advancement, casinos have also adjusted their approach to identifying cheats. Today, there are cameras which have an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system embedded in them. It can identify if a player’s behavior is suspicious or not. With this feedback, the floor manager and security officer can pull a player off the tables if they seem prone to cheating.

Casinos have also incorporated security features such as facial recognition. This is a facility which allows them to view and screen every customer who walks into a physical casino establishment. They also use Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) chips. They help to track cards, chips and other elements within the casino.

Access within the physical casinos needs to be controlled for security reasons. As such, these establishments make use of proximity sensors. Examples of these are Bluetooth chips. By using this infrastructure, physical casinos can allow access to customers that have fulfilled certain conditions such as having invested in a game or paid the entrance fee.

Monitoring the gaming floor is a very important element in modern casino game. Here, there are many casinos that utilize facial recognition chips for the purpose of spotting VIP guests. In this way, these guests can receive guidance towards games and services which boost their bets. They also use monitoring technology to identify card counters. By using a combination of high-tech cameras and RFID chips, modern casinos can see how much money is currently on  the tables and also discover the overall flow of all bets. By using these monitoring and tracking technologies, casinos can identify how players are winning in their establishments.

Predictive Analytics and Data Modeling

One of the main technologies which have been adopted in the gambling industry is data modeling and predictive analytics. This technology goes well beyond having gamers download casino applications in their smartphones for virtual gaming. Instead, it actually enables the casinos to learn more about the preferences of their customers. Furthermore, analytics help the casinos to keep track of the history of their players. With this information, the casino operators can adapt and tweak their games to fit the requirements of their players. Moreover, they can use this information to provide their customers with a top quality playing experience.

Risk Analysis

Casinos use computer technology to observe and analyze the players. Through a practice known as player tracking, they can record all the details about every single bet that is placed. They record the amount of every bet, the odds which are involved, the length of time that a player has been at the table and also their overall betting pattern. As a result, the casinos can create player profiles and perform risk analysis for each one. This helps the house to set their winning odds and also improve profitability in the long term.

Graphics on Web-based Games

Many people head online for their gambling activity. Hence, the developers of online gambling games have made them as realistic as possible. They have integrated technologies such as 4k resolution, surround sound and live chatting as well. They have organized these online gaming platforms such that there are specific digital rooms which can be used for games such as poker, baccarat, Texas Hold’em and many more. Thanks to technology, the online slots have also been granted themes. In this way, players can pick the slots that they want based on the theme that they like. They combine graphics and sound as well. Hence, they deliver a highly realistic experience.

Mobile Betting

One of the strategies which have emerged recently is mobile betting. This is a form of gambling where people can place wagers on sports and gaming events. The Gambling Commission of the UK has indicated that 43% of people around the world use mobile smartphones to place bets. As a result, casinos have even created their own betting applications. Through these digital resources, the players can receive the odds and place wagers as well. Not only do they create player loyalty, betting apps also boost revenues for modern casinos.

Wearable Technology for Gambling

The advent of wearable technology is here with us. Hence, casinos have quickly adapted to provide resources which enable gambling through wearable technology. As a matter of fact, there is a casino that has already developed a gambling application that can be used on the Apple smart watch. With this resource, they have brought the gambling experience as close to the customer as possible.

There are many casinos that are investing in tremendous research and development for the purpose of discovering ways through which gambling can be brought to wearable technology. They are using media such as the Google Glass and smart watches. Various casinos are creating applications for these platforms.

Virtual Reality (VR)

The latest technology to hit commercial consumption is Virtual Reality. Often simply referred to as VR, it allows the user to be immersed into a digital, 3 Dimensional (3D) environment. Here, they can interact with digitally created elements as though they are real. Online casinos have entered this arena by creating digital representations of their physical casinos. This way, players can access these locations and place wagers just as they would in the brick and mortar establishment. VR is an exciting new landscape which casino and online gambling companies are exploring voraciously. It is one of the most dramatic innovations to be implemented in mass gambling.

Augmented Reality (AR)

This is a technology which operates very much like VR. It enables people to overlay digital elements in the real world. Using this concept, casinos can create digital hybrid environments where gamblers can literally find digital bets, slots, poker seats and much more in the environment around them. By using their smartphones as AR screens, they can explore their cities while gambling at the same time.

Blockchain Technology

The latest technological landscape today is known as the Blockchain. It is a digital universe that’s governed by a resource which is known as the Distributed Ledger. It allows anonymous interaction, eliminates the possibility of fraud and provides a global reach. This exceptional digital resource also creates an opportunity for the development of digital coins. Casinos have delved into the Blockchain and created apps that allow customers to interact with custom-made digital coins. The customers can buy these coins and gamble. They can proceed to receive returns in cryptocurrency or fiat currencies. Block hair gambling is highly rewarding due to the lack of fees, taxes and intermediaries. As such, it is a new arena in the field of computerized gambling.

Neural Networks

Online casinos provide their services globally. In doing so, they need immense computing power to facilitate the randomization algorithms. As such, they rely on Neural Networks to execute the algorithms. In this way, they can process billions of requests made by gamblers from all over the world. The networks allow for distributed computing. They enable the gamblers to place wagers and bets without experiencing delays in performance. In this way, the advanced technology of neural networks boosts the capability of online casinos.

Avatars

Online gamblers no longer have to reveal their identities. This is because they can use elements known as avatars. They are digital representations of the gamblers. By using these digital resources, they can place bets in Malaysia online casino and interact with each other without compromising their identities. Seeing as many online gamblers may want to maintain anonymity, avatars come in handy.

Gambling Pools

Thanks to networking technology, gamblers from all over the world have created groups where they pool resources and place large bets. These are known as gambling pools. By using these resources, they can access high-level online gambling opportunities. Examples of these are the high roller poker tables. These gambling pools are created by pooling computing power, relaying messages through networks and much more. By relying on these cooperative gambling arrangements, players can not only improve their odds, they can increase the amounts of winnings which they get.

Money Transfer

For you to gamble, it is important to have a way through which you can get your money to the table. Modern casinos have developed money transfer strategies. Today, it is possible to deposit your wager into an online gambling account through various ways. Examples of these are cryptocurrency, VISA cards, bank wire transfers, direct deposits and many more. They allow flexible depositing and withdrawal as well.

The gambling industry is always adopting innovative technological solutions. Seeing as advanced technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Blockchain and neural networks are already being applied; gambling possibilities in the future are literally limitless!

Online Casinos: A New Afghan Trend

Afghanistan

You might have heard about it for all the right or the wrong reasons, but the Asian landlocked country is one of the most popular countries in the world. As far as global peace and war heroes are concerned, Afghanistan has had quite a fair share of challenges in the past. However, the country boasts some of the most beautiful attractions, including mountainous landscapes, not forgetting that it is home to thirties of millions of happy citizens living their normal lives. Nonetheless, it is surrounded by some of Asia’s most successful nations, including China, Pakistan, and Iran, alongside the likes of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.

Despite the popular myths and red tapes about the descents from this nation, most Afghans are fun-loving, friendly, and law-abiding. If you guessed right, gambling is one of the ways people have fun, interact, and pass time in Afghanistan. Kite-fighting and quail-fighting betting are known to be the most popular forms of gambling in this far-east country among many others. And needless to say, online casinos have gained huge popularity among the gambling community in Afghanistan over the past few years, just like in other nations around the globe. This is thanks to the many advancements in internet technology, mobile tech, virtual reality, virtual currencies, and much much more. In a nutshell, online casinos are a new Afghan trend that seems to be here to stay.

Below are some helpful pointers you might want to check out about online gambling and online casinos in Afghanistan:

The Reality of Afghanistan Gambling

Despite the fact that there are multiple forms of traditional gambling in Afghanistan, most, if not all of them, are legal. In other words, the fans of gambling in the nation face one major challenge… They have to do it illegally since there are no legal open casinos on the land. For this reason, most people take to the internet to satisfy their gambling curiosities, since online activities are rarely monitored. On the internet, there are multiple online casinos, such as the likes of https://www.livemobile888.com, which allow access to players from all around the world, including Afghanistan. Most of them include casinos where you can place your bets in games such as slots, bingo, poker, and sports betting, just to name a few.

Nonetheless, it is important to note that the number of people with access to the internet in this Asian country is still relatively low by the time of writing. However, statistics have shown a steady increase in the number of Afghan internet users from 1.9% in 2007 to 7% in 2017, and the numbers is still on the rise. All the same, the demand for online gambling games remains high in the area, owing to the fact that it is safer than the “illegal” forms of traditional gambling in the Islamic country.

As a matter of fact, this is one of the reasons why online casinos have been trending heavily over the past few years. However, Afghanistan’s high inflation rate plus issues such as drug trafficking, tribal wars, corruption, and political instability continue to affect the country’s economy, even increasing the rates of unemployment. Ironically, this can be said to be enough reason for Afghan residents to look for alternative ways to make money, some of which may include betting in online casinos.

Afghan Online Gambling Platforms & Licensing

As mentioned earlier, gambling isn’t exactly a legal practice in Afghanistan. This means that online gambling companies in Afghanistan would face similar challenges that their target market faces, or even more. Away from the legal issues, most of those who’ve tried to establish such online legal platforms have highly likely been turned down by regulatory and licensing bodies in the Islamic country. Additionally, some shy away from starting up due to the fact that internet access is still limited in the country, meaning that they don’t have such a large target market to pursue returns from. But all the same, if statistics were anything to go by, and the various economic challenges were solved, some of the wisest online gambling companies would consider pursuing the government harder to get the licensure to set up shop in the mountainous region. Nevertheless, these legality and licensure challenges, don’t seem to stand on the way for Afghan lovers of online gambling. It’s still increasingly trending among the residents, for various reasons that will be highlighted later on in this article.

A Word About Player Protection  

Referring to the previous point, licensing has for long been a barrier when it comes to online casinos in Afghanistan. For this reason, player protection is not a relevant matter either. Otherwise, why would you invest in online user payment security and privacy technology for an online business/platform that is not there in the first place? But regardless of the fines and penalties involved, Afghan players of online casinos still play at their own risk. One can only be hopeful that if the trend continues without leading to certain negative consequences of national or international concern, the concerned authorities can be open to the idea of licensing and registering online betting, gaming, and gambling companies in Afghanistan.

Online Platforms for Afghan Players

And here comes the good news, which is unarguably the biggest reason for the rising Afghan trend in online casino use. This is the power of the internet; it connects individuals from all around the world, depending on how the particular domain, website or online platforms is set up. To skip the mumbo jumbo, there’s a long list of online casinos that welcome Afghans and players from Afghanistan. This means that as long as you have internet access, you can place your bet on horse races, slots, video poker, and precisely any other available game that you consider your favorite. Although they are probably in their dozens by now, here are a few online casinos that Afghan players find sanctuary in.

  • Red Stag Casino: A platform that was started in 2015 by the now Wager Gaming Software Technology. The platform provides dozens of video poker, slot, table, and specialty games. They also offer tournaments for various games, promotions, bonuses, and a full fledged support system for their members. Some of the payment methods they accept include bitcoin, Neteller, PayPal, Skirl, Visa, and MasterCard.
  • West Casino: This is yet another online casino that accepts dozens of payment solutions from all around the world. Even though the platform has only been around for barely a handful of years, it is one of the online casinos with something for everyone, with more than 1200 games you can play, have fun with, and place your bets on.
  • MYB Casino: Launched in early 2018, MYB casino has become a really popular platform for lovers of online gaming and gambling to pass their time and make money from. Despite being strictly dedicated to lovers of casino game, this online casino platform also has a sister site called MYBookie, where you can find fun table games and Vegas-style slots as well.
  • VegasBerry Casino: This is another popular online casino that accepts payments or deposits in more than 10 types of currencies from various payment sources. The platform provides new users with various bonuses and offers, including the 100% Monday wager free cashout, the Wednesday 50% claim, and the Friday 150% Booster for deposits. There’s also a welcome bonus of up to € 1000 + 200 worth of spins for the slot gambler. The platform provides users with more than 1000 different kinds of games they can engage in and bet on, some of which include live casinos, video poker, table games, and video slots, among others.

With the above being just a few examples, there are so many other platforms where you can place your bet as an Afghan and have some online gambling fun. You just have to have reliable internet access and the necessary equipment and you’re good to go.

The Why Question

At this particular juncture, it goes without saying that online casinos have almost acquired a household name in most places around the globe, including Afghanistan. But why exactly is this the case? Well, this is mostly attributed to the steady improvements in internet and mobile technology, as well as the fact that online gambling is more convenient compared to traditional gambling forms. In part, the success of online casino use in Afghanistan and other places is also owed to improvements in VR gaming, improvements in online payment systems, the rise of Cryptocurrencies, and the tremendous efforts hat most online gambling companies are making to improve UX.

Convenience

Not only in Afghanistan, but online casinos provide a more convenient alternative for gaming lovers and gamblers, to have fun and try their luck. Today, you can play your favorite casino game without having to leave the comfort of your home or office. Additionally, you don’t have to spend money and time commuting to your favorite casino, which could be in a foreign country in the case of Afghanistan. And you just can’t ignore the earlier-mentioned fact that the internet is a safer gambling space compared to the traditional forms of gambling in the landlocked Islamic nation.

It’s All the Rage Nowadays

Forgive the seeming recklessness in this statement, but online gambling is actually a thing in many places around the world. And when something is a thing, people talk about it, joke about it, invest in it, and even influence others to do the same. You just can’t stress it enough, but that’s just how the social world works. And speaking of the social world, anything that is said, done or loved by more than just a few people can easily become a trend. More often than not, this trend easily spreads across nations, regions, and even continents through the power of social media. And let’s not forget that in more than half of the globe, online gaming, betting, and gambling are all the rage. Why on earth should Afghans be left out of the equation?

Advancements in Virtual Reality Gaming

If you’re a hardcore gaming enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of the VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR, just to name a few of the most prominent players in the virtual reality industry. Today, VR gaming developers from across the world are fighting tooth and nail to develop VR games that can also be played in real-time online. Most importantly, VR gaming is interesting, adventurous, and highly immersive. The die-hard fans of online gambling around the globe are actually either opting or yearning to use online casinos that have VR game options. In other words, VR casinos actually exist, a good example being SlotsMillion VR Casino.

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon

The past few years have seen a steady increase in the popularity of virtual currencies. Even though Bitcoin is unarguably the most popular currencies in the crypto world, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Etherium, Ripple, and Dash are just but some of the famous names you’ll come across in your research about the word cryptocurrencies. And to be honest, there’s one major reason people use cryptocurrency in their online transactions. And if you guessed right, this is security.

Some of the best online casinos accept Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. The best part of it, however, is that Cryptocurrencies are not government regulated in most countries. You can easily place your bet at an online casino from Afghanistan, with confidence that the transaction will not trace back to you.

Mobile and Internet Tech

In addition to the above, the advancements in mobile and internet technology have played a very big role in promoting the online gambling industry. Today, you can access literally any website using a basic smartphone, tablet, or laptop without worrying about speed, convenience, and user experience. This is even made better by the development of mobile apps for the various online casinos available, some of which accept Afghanistan players.

As you might have concluded from the above pointers, online casinos are here to stay. They’re all the rage today, regardless of the country you come from and the regulations there. Besides, online gambling is fun and can be an amazing way to spend your free time when done responsibly.

How to Stay Safe When Gambling Online

Online Security

The internet isn’t like it used to be; now, it’s a much safer place for everyone to enjoy some gambling. That said, there are still many pitfalls to look out for in order to avoid losing money to a scam or getting your computer damaged by malicious software.

There are still websites which are set up with the intent of taking users’ money and never giving any returns, but majority of online gamblers have their preferred, go-to websites that are trusted and safe to visit. So here, we’ll be looking at other ways to enhance the security of your computer and online gambling.

Strong antivirus software

The vast majority of people will have the program Windows Defender installed if they are using a Windows computer. Recently the antivirus has been bumped to a rating of ‘very good’ by Tomsguide following a series of updates, with its vastly improved malware protection seen as the cause for its huge improvements.

Windows Defender is a perfectly apt program to use as protection on your computer. It’s easy to perform system scans, and it doesn’t have a big impact on your computer’s system. Full scans can take some time, but doing quick scans regularly will give you a good level of protection.

Using a VPN during play

VPN logo and diagram.

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The use of VPNs has increased greatly over the last few years to help people to keep their privacy in check. VPNs can be used to gain access to many otherwise restricted games, such as when it comes to playing poker unblocked in any region – protecting player privacy when gaming while the VPN is in use. But that’s not all: VPNs can also prevent DDoS attacks.

DDoS attacks are made by someone or a program flooding your network card with connection requests, which in turn overwhelm the network card with incoming data. Due to your computer’s need to deny access to such a huge number of requests, as well as possibly allow some through, the connection will crash. This puts players at an online roulette table, online blackjack table, or online poker table at a huge risk of losing their money because if the connection breaks, you’ll be removed from the games, losing money staked.

So, having a VPN in place when you’re going online to play some gambling games has many benefits ranging from protecting your privacy to protecting your computer from attacks.

If you can, utilise e-wallets

E-wallets and cryptos.

Source:Pixabay

Many people still don’t want to go to a website and submit their card details – and with all of the stories of fraud and card theft online continuously circling, that doesn’t come as a surprise. So, in order to keep your details safe and ensure that money is accounted for, you can use an e-wallet.

E-wallets are very simple, are password protected and work as a form of electronic card for the use of making transactions online at any website that accepts them. The vast majority of online gambling websites accept some form of e-wallet such as Paypal or Neteller. You can either deposit money into the e-wallet to use or have the e-wallet connected to your bank for seamless transactions online.

Using these very simple techniques, you can ensure that your online gambling isn’t hindered by lacking protection when gaming on the internet.

The Future of Fixed Odds Betting Within the UK

Fixed Odds Horses

After the original decision by the UK government to reduce the maximum stake of fixed odds betting terminals in May it has now given confirmation that there is to be a new ruling which will take effect from April 2019 which states that customers of betting shops within the UK will be restricted to a £2 maximum bet – this is a massive reduction from the original figure of £100 and a surprise to many.

A lot of people are seeing this decision as something of a U Turn as it was expected that changes would be set for October 2019, but after a great deal of lobbying and also the resignation of government minister Tracy Crouch, the confirmation of an April inception was announced.

Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from a significant part of betting shops revenue so naturally the they are not too keen with this latest ruling as delaying it until October 2019 would have resulted in around £900m, and there is some concerns that this drop in income will mean they will have to make some redundancies in order to survive, and as the gambling industry has over 100,000 employees  there is a lot of speculation over what is at stake.

This move has been welcomed by those organisations that have been fighting for some stricter regulation in order to help those with a gambling addiction as FOBT’s are a contentious issue with many who welcome this new ruling. However, for those bookmakers that have been present on the high-street for decades, those businesses will have to mitigate job losses.

The gambling industry therefore finds itself in flux with the Gambling Commission in the UK reporting good, solid revenue figures for the online betting sector. In fact, back in 2016 the regulator confirmed that more cash was being spent by those that enjoy a bet online than anyone else.

As online gambling accounts for at least a third of all gambling revenue (and this includes the national lottery) this makes online gambling the largest single gambling sector, and gamblers have been transferring online for the convenience of being able to play on their favourite games whenever and wherever they choose.

Not only is playing online comfortable but the choice is also far wider than at any high-street betting shop with new slot sites, casinos and sports betting sites opening up offering a massive selection of popular games to choose from and as gaming technology advances games are more immersive and exciting than ever, and the FOBT ruling will most likely propel online gambling even further ahead.

But not everything is rosy in the online gambling world as it is under close scrutiny not only by government but also by those that promote responsible gambling such as GambleAware and the Gambling Commission recently handed heavy fine to three online operators who flouted anti-money laundering measures.

Famous Roulette Scenes In Movies

Rick's Cafe

With so much glitz and glamour on show, it’s no surprise that casinos are regular features in the movies. The thrill of the chase, the tension of the games and the roller-coaster of wins and losses make for great story-lines, and the action at the tables will often echo the themes of the movie. However, there is one game in particular that features more than others, and that is roulette.

Roulette lends itself to the cinematic because the whole of the game is on show, from the strategy of the players and the placing of the bets to the dynamic, visceral thrill of seeing the ball whizzing round the wheel and bouncing in and out of the slots in slow motion before it settles. In famous roulette movie scenes, the audience know exactly what is at stake, making it is easy for filmmakers to keep them on the edge of their seats until that little white ball either drops in perfectly or bounces out of the hero’s chosen number at the last second. Compare this to the multiple camera angles needed to see all the players’ cards in a poker game, and it’s easy to see why roulette is preferred for that big casino scene.

Black 17

Black 17 on roulette wheel.
Black Seventeen – 007’s favorite number.

Perhaps the most famous roulette player is 007 himself, James Bond. He is often found trawling the tables from Casino Royale to Dr. No, suavely taking on (and usually beating) the house. Bond’s most famous roulette scene comes in the 1971 film Diamond are Forever, in which he wins playing black 17. This has given rise to an urban myth that Sean Connery played the same number at Casino de la Valle in Italy in 1963 and won big.

The story goes that when black 17 came up, Connery let his bet ride, only to see it come up twice more in succession. This may sound improbable, but it is a good demonstration of the so-called gamer’s ‘fallacy’, which is the major fault with so many roulette systems. The fallacy is that the outcome of previous random events influences future random events. Black 17 is still just as likely to occur as any other number, even if it has come up in the last two spins.

Black 22

Another famous roulette number in the movies is black 22. In the classic 1942 film Casablanca, this was the number that Humphrey Bogart’s Rick advised the newlywed couple to bet on to try and win the money they needed for a visa to get out of town. Not surprisingly, given that the wheel at Rick’s Café American is rigged, they win. Sadly, the same was not true for another husband and wife team, Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty, in 1985’s Lost in America. Inspired by Casablanca, they bet their life savings on black 22, but without Rick on hand to give the nod to the croupier, they walk away with nothing.

Roulette computers

Beating the bank with a roulette computer might seem like a very modern concept, but the idea has, in fact, been around for decades—in the movies at least. In the 1961 film, The Honeymoon Machine, Steve McQueen and his sidekick try to use the latest computing technology aboard their navy ship to beat a casino in Venice. The futuristic computer has been designed to predict where missiles will land, and the pair try to use it to predict where a roulette ball will land instead.

Given that computing was in its infancy in the early sixties, this was an ambitious plot-line. Yet it accurately predicted how modern roulette computers would one day be used to achieve exactly what they were hoping to do. We may not use the Magnetic Analyser Computing Synchrotron of the USS Elmira, but the basic principle is much the same!

These days, many roulette players have moved online, but this hasn’t stopped the game from appearing in films. The movie Ready Player One takes online roulette to a whole new level in the virtual world of Oasis, with a space station casino that is shaped like an enormous roulette wheel. Even so, the cinematic spectacle of the real-life roulette wheel is sure to keep it in the frame for many years to come.

The lessons of roulette movies

Watching movie characters is a great way to observe and learn about the ups and downs of playing roulette. As we see in The Sting and Casablanca, the first rule is to make sure that you are playing a fair game at an honest table. The odds against you are high enough already without any further interference.

Perhaps more importantly, movie casinos show us how crucial it is to know your limits. You only need to look at 1993’s Indecent Proposal to see the dangers of losing everything on the spin of a wheel. Whatever your system, even if you are using a doubling strategy such as Martingale, you always have to know when to stop—or Robert Redford might just steal your wife!

Slots Strategies – Tips To Maximize Your Wins

Slot win

Every gambler has their strategy. Poker players can learn to read their opponents, bluff a hand, or calculate odds based on the cards left in the deck. Roulette players can use the techniques and strategies on this site to try to narrow the house edge and tip the odds in their favor. Blackjack and dice players might have a lucky table, or a favorite dealer.

But what about slots players? Slots, both online and offline, are games of chance, with the outcome of every spin determined by a Random Number Generator. How can you create a strategy and what can you do to maximize your wins in this instance? This article explains with six simple rules how, with some basic knowledge of the way different types of slots work, and with a bit of thought about your own budget and expectations, you can improve your slots play and get more bang for your buck when you gamble on these machines.

Before we start, for those who are fans of the online casino experience, there are thousands to choose from. That’s why the plethora of review sites like The Slot Buzz and other slot fan sites are great for gamblers. They give good, independent advice on the best casinos to try.  Always look for a licensed site where you can be sure that the games and the platform have been properly audited for safety, security and fairness. Here, we recommend casinos licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority or the Gibraltar Gambling Commission as these offer the best protection to players.

Now, on to the strategy.

Rule Number One – Know Your Game – Variance, RTP and Maximum Payouts

The two most important components to understand in any slot game are the variance and the Return to Player (RTP). These features are indicators of the maths model behind your slot and will tell you how risky they are, but also how much payout potential there is.

RTP refers to the likely amount of winnings that will be paid out, expressed as a percentage of the money wagered. A 95% RTP game will pay out on average 95% of the money gambled on it. Of course, this is not an even value – some players will win big and experience a much higher RTP than others. Nevertheless, this figure is a good indicator of the likely return from a game.

Variance, or volatility, refers to how far from the expected RTP a game will deviate. So, a high variance game will follow a very erratic pay out pattern, with long periods with little wins, punctuated with short peaks with huge payouts. A low variance game will pay out regularly in smaller amounts, and follow a more settled pattern, always close to the expected RTP.

Egyptian slots interface.
Book of Dead By Play n Go – A High Variance Slot Game

So, what does this mean for your strategy?

Well, think about what kind of budget you have, and what you want from your slot play. If you play high variance slots, then you have a chance of hitting big payouts. But there is also a high risk factor that says that you can easily spend money quickly without return. Low variance games will give you more steady returns, and likely a longer gambling session, though with smaller wins.

Different gamblers will have different expectations – decide what yours are, and choose your game and build your strategy around that.

NOTE: Online, RTP can usually be found published with the paytable in any game. Offline, you’ll find it displayed on or near the screen. Variance is not always advertised, but there are plenty of sites where you can find lists of slots and their volatility.

Online slots also have different maximum payouts. It’s always worth checking out how much you can win on the game you choose, because these jackpots vary a lot. The biggest payouts are usually reserved for the highest variance games. So, weight this up when choosing a slot. Some of the biggest wins recorded online recently, outside of Progressive Jackpots, have been on Megaways™ slots built by Australian software company, Big Time Gaming. If you want to win big, try games like Bonanza, Extra Chiii, and Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, with a £1,000,000 top prize!

Of course, bear in mind that these games are high variance, so whilst they can deliver big wins, they also deliver long periods of wagering with little payback.

Rule Number Two – Play All The Lines

If you want to win the biggest prizes, then you have to play ALL the paylines on slots.

This may sound obvious, but when you load up a game, in some cases you have the option to choose how many paylines you bet on per spin. Of course, it costs more to bet on the max number of paylines, but the payout potential is higher when you do, so bear this in mind.

Also consider that when playing Progressive Jackpots, often those big, multi-million GBP and $ prizes are reserved ONLY for those who bet with the top denominations. So always check the rules of the game before you start.

Mega Fortune slots interface.
NetEnt’s Classic Mega Fortune Progressive Jackpot

Progressive Jackpots generally have a lower RTP than other slots because a percentage of each bet is reserved for the jackpot pool. In this case, if you’re not playing for that jackpot, it may make sense to play another slot with a better RTP instead.

Rule Number Three – High Denomination Slots Have Higher RTP

In the world of offline slots, it is widely accepted that higher denomination games pay out a at a higher RTP than lower denomination games. In Vegas, a game that you play with quarters may have an RTP of just 85%, whereas one that you play with dollars may have an RTP closer to 95%.

This might help you choose your slot in a bricks and mortar casino, but of course ALWAYS bear in mind that on the flip side playing with higher denominations puts more money at risk than playing with lower stakes.

Rule Number Four – Understand The Game

The action in most slot games comes thick and fast – you’ll want to know what’s happening with each spin.

Good slots are feature-packed and there will be a lot going on – look out for extra symbols, wilds, free spins, stacked symbols and more. To fully enjoy your gameplay, and get the most from it, you’ll need to understand what is happening. That’s why we recommend playing a few spins in freeplay mode, and checking the pay tables and game rules before you start.

Rule Number Five – Look Out For The Best Promotions

For online slots players there is no shortage of bonus offers, including free spins and deposit bonuses, from casinos looking for your attention. This means there is plenty of opportunity to get some free play in. Recently, for UK players, changes in regulations and efforts by the UK Gambling Commission to clamp down on offers that place unfair restrictions on bonuses  mean that you can now pick up ‘keep what you win’ promotions where there are no limits on the amount you can win with free spins, or what you can do with those winnings.

So take some time to hunt down the best welcome packages, and always check the terms and conditions before you join a new casino.

Rule Number Six – Gamble Responsibly

After taking in all these points to help devise your own personal slots strategy, always keep in mind to play responsibly. Knowing the game you are playing and the likely outcome of your sessions based on RTP and variance is helpful, but always think about your own budget and what you can afford as well. Choose a stake that’s relative to your budget – if you have £100 to spend, don’t bet £10 per spin or you will lose your bankroll very quickly!

And finally, if you’re on a losing run, never chase your losses. If it’s not your day, don’t bet more than you can afford to try to turn things around. This is a surefire route to frustration and an empty wallet.

Remember, you play slots to have fun. Good luck!

Play European Roulette For Free

Free Roulette Game

If you’re like most Roulette players, you have a system you’ve been trying for some time. But unfortunately most players don’t properly test their strategies. This article will discuss where you should test your system, and how.

If you intend to play European roulette for free, it is critical to understand the spins must be fair. After all there’s no point to beating spins that are rigged in your favor. There is no shortage of free roulette games, whether your preference is American or European Roulette. But many have questionable sources of spins, which produce unrealistic results.

European Roulette Vs American Roulette

It’s important to understand the different varieties of roulette wheels. The two main types are the European and American roulette wheels. As the name suggests, the American wheel is in service mostly in the USA. However, it is also available in other jurisdictions such as Korea. The European wheel is used in the vast majority of European casinos.

Essentially the only differences are the order of numbers, and the American wheel has an additional pocket, which is the 00.

Once upon a time, the American and European wheels were the only variants being used. In modern times, there is an even greater variety. For example, some wheels have a single and 00, but with both green pockets directly next to each other. But typically, the American wheel layout has a single and 00 is at opposing sides.

The house edge on the American wheel is basically double that of the European wheel. This means you should always play the European wheel if it is available. Strangely some players believe the green 0 is a lucky pocket. And some believe an extra green 0 pocket is an extra chance to win. The truth is very different. Put simply, the payout on either version is 35-1 for single number wins. Of the odds are different for each wheels. This is because the American wheel has thirty-eight numbers, and the European wheel has thirty-seven numbers.

See our roulette odds page for more information.

Online Roulette With Best Odds

Speaking of roulette wheel variations, one particular online roulette casino has a game with no zero at all. You can see a roulette demo to understand how it works. We have also written a detailed review at the page here, if you want to understand further details.

In a nutshell, the casino has no zero on their roulette wheel. This means during gameplay, the casino has no advantage over you. The catch is when you win, you pay back the casino 10% of your winnings. The mathematics of it is the longer you play, the greater the benefits of playing at this casino are over other casinos.

The only disadvantage is the casino does not offer live WebCam roulette, where real wheels are used. This limits the opportunities for professional players, who exploit defects of real physical roulette wheels. But if you intend to play purely for entertainment, then Betvoyager is a significantly better option than other casinos. Having no real wheel means that the your essentially playing a slot machine, but with roulette animations. Technically although it isn’t real roulette, this is a type of game most players prefer.

Where to Play for Free

If you would rather not risk real money, or perhaps just want to test your system, try the recommended free European roulette games. They cost you nothing, and give you fair spins to play against. Be aware that some dishonest online casinos give free test accounts, but they are rigged to ensure you win. This is typically done with rogue casinos, which are not licensed. Always carefully check the reputation and license of any casino you play out.

Online Communities & Forums

Forums and discussion boards are a useful resource, whether you play for fun, or professionally. Unfortunately though, the majority of discussions on roulette forums involve ineffective approaches. Once you understand why an approach doesn’t work, you better understand approaches that do work. Casinos call effective methods “advantage play”. This is because the player has a legitimate long-term advantage over the casino.

European Roulette Systems & Strategies

As discussed above, European single roulette is preferable to American 00 roulette. Again this is because the European Roulette house edge is lower.

First determine if you intend to play professionally, or just for fun. If you are playing just for fun, the unpopular fact is almost every roulette system is as bad as another. The only thing separating one system from another is how the bets are selected, and how the bet amounts are selected.

For example, one system may be the martingale. This is simply doubling bet size until you win or go bust. Another system may be betting only 5% of your bankroll.

If the spins are favourable, the martingale can win a very large sum in a short time. Or it can break your bankroll very quickly. If a player did well with the martingale, they may assume the system works well. But the fact is you just had some good luck.

Alternatively, if you bet only a portion of your bankroll, your system will last much longer. The eventual result is you go bust because of the house edge. But the player of such a system may assume their system is best, because it lasted longer. But a long lasting system doesn’t make it effective. It only prolongs the inevitable outcome, which is losing to the casino.

In any case, don’t test your system on any free game, unless you know full details of how winning numbers are selected. You may assume that typical games produce significantly random spin outcomes. But the fact is the vast majority of free European roulette games use unreliable and quite predictable random number generators. One example is numbers tend to repeat more often than they do on real roulette wheels, but there are many other issues that make some spin sources unrealistic.

Roulette Wheels For Sale In The UK

Used Roulette Wheels

So you’re looking to buy a roulette wheel in the UK? The good news is it’s one of the easiest regions in the world to acquire the same type of wheels used in real casinos. They are much the same wheels you will also find at live roulette tables online.

Wheel Manufacturers

There are two main suppliers of wheels in the world. The first and oldest is John Huxley, which is from London, right in the heart of the UK. The other main wheel supplier is Cammegh, which is also based in the UK. However, both these suppliers operate throughout the world.

There are a few other manufacturers, with probably the next major one being Abbiati, which is based in Italy.

Which Wheel Should You Buy?

Generally any of the three manufacturers are provide state-of-the-art roulette wheels. They all have a similar lifespan, with the exception of the John Huxley Mk7, which comes with an optional Velstone Ball track. This particular type of service is essentially more durable, and will last longer. It is slightly more expensive, but worth it.

But this type of ball track doesn’t mean it’s impervious to damage. After significant use, the ball will have created a small groove along the ball track. And if you use a ball size that’s significantly different to the one that created this groove, the ball may not roll smoothly. If you attempt to gently sand down this groove, you can cause permanent damage.

The groove occurs on any type of roulette wheel. But normal ball tracks are more prone to various cracks. You can still get the cracks in Velstone ball tracks, but they are less likely to occur.

Ultimately the design and manufacturer you choose needs to be fit for whatever purpose you intend for the wheel. For example, if you are purchasing to test your roulette strategies, you particularly need a real wheel in good condition. You can also use one of the online casinos such as Dreamz, which is based in the UK. Such live online casinos use real wheels which can be viewed by live WebCam. If you play online, live casinos are the only ones we recommend. Some of the online casinos allow play for fun accounts, where no real money is needed. The only downside is if you are testing your system, you need to wait for each spin. This limits the amount of spins you can play, so your tests won’t be as thorough. Or at least it will take longer to do proper testing.

New Or Used Wheel?

Keep in mind used wheels are removed from casinos for good reasons. The most common reason is that the wheel has developed a bias or defect.

Generally none of the major manufacturers will sell you a new wheel, unless you operate your own casino. Wheel manufacturers will only sell members of the public used wheels. The used wheels almost always come from casinos. While some casinos have in-house wheel repair specialists, most don’t. So when a wheel develops a defect, it can either be sent away for repairs, or replaced. Some defects are too troublesome to repair, in which case the wheel is replaced. And this is the kind of wheel you usually find for sale via eBay, or as ex-casino stock.

Depending on what you want to use wheel for, the typical defects aren’t usually a problem. Usually the first part to wear down is the ball track. This is a critical part, and what you need to look at first when considering the use wheel.

To determine the state of the ball track, ask the seller to send you one clear video of a ball being spun hard on the wheel. If the ball decelerates very gradually, with a nice even pace, it usually means the ball track is in good condition.

If the ball suddenly decelerates, or makes a chattering sound, this indicates the ball track is in poor condition. Photos you may see on eBay do not clearly show cracks and problems with the ball track. But one clear spin with a fast release of a ball very clearly shows any problems.

In cases where the ball track is in bad condition, the ball will tend to fall from the ball track at specific points more than others. This is easily observed by noting which diamond is hit by the ball on each spin. This effect is known as dominant diamonds, and is caused by a combination of an un-level wheel, and a deformed or degraded ball track. This causes the spins to be more predictable than they should be. So if you are purchasing a wheel with such a strong defect, it may not give you a realistic idea of how effective your system or strategy is. After all, it makes no sense to practice on an easily beaten wheel.

This is not to say that real casino wheels don’t have dominant diamonds. In fact, almost every modern wheel in today’s casinos has a significant dominant diamond effect. Basically it is almost unavoidable, even on new wheels. Even if the casino very carefully levels the wheel, they only need to be inaccurate by 1 mm, and a significant dominant diamond or area will form. Furthermore, even slight wear and tear on the ball track will lead to certain areas being worn down more than others. This is because when the dealer releases the ball, there is significantly more friction at the ball release point. This causes minor scratches and deformations to occur on the ball track at the point of release. This affects snowballs to create a ball track that is not identical along the whole length of the track.

Conclusion

Almost every use wheel has defects of some kind. You will find it very difficult to purchase a new wheel, in the UK or anywhere in the world. The exception is if you purchase a cheaper wheel from China. These are usually imitation wheels, but they are not normally used in real modern casinos. They are designed more for illegal underground casinos, or for home entertainment purposes.

In any case, the most important part of any wheel you purchase is the ball track. Cosmetic problems such as dents and scratches on the outside of the wheel should not be such a concern for you, in particularly if you are using the wheel to test roulette systems or strategies. The only other part which causes a significant problem is pockets which are made from plastic. The glue under them comes loose, and can lead to a bias. But this is not much of a problem unless you are testing a wheel bias strategy, which wouldn’t make sense because bias is specific to individual wheels.

Bitcoin versus Ethereum: What’s the Difference?

Bitcoin Vs Ethereum

Bitcoin and Ethereum are two popular cryptocurrencies. Like the other phenomenons of the modern world, both cryptocurrencies stem from the desire to be independent that their creators craved for. Anyway, it stands to reason that there are some differences that allows you to understand better the mechanics of both tools.

The nature of both cryptocurrencies

First and foremost, let’s take a look at the launch of Bitcoin. The beginning of the above-mentioned cryptocurrency reaches back to 2008. This was the time when Satoshi Nakamoto described his trailblazing idea in a dedicated paper. The success of Bitcoin should have been underpinned by its two indisputable advantages — more friendly transaction fees and the operating body which was place beyond the monetary system. In general, Bitcoin is a typical digital currency which is accompanied by an ambition of crowding out traditional currencies and gold.

The Ethereum is somewhat slightly different. The aforesaid cryptocurrency is based on Blockchain technology. To put it briefly, Ethereum is simply a “token”. Its main feature comes down to the fact that it allow s the users to create “Smart Contracts” based on the principle: if the event A happens, then something else appears. The transaction based on those contracts are settle din a way that is devoid of the risk of fraud and the interference of the third parties.

Key differences

First and foremost, the production of Bitcoin is limited. This means that the limited number of Bitcoin will enter the market. On the other hand, Ethereum is a token which is inflationary — it resembles to some extent “flat money” as there is no limited number of tokens.

Then, let’s take a look at issuance volume. Bitcoin launches 12.5 new entities every 10 minutes whereas Ethereum creates 120 in the same time-span.

The programming languages that are the foundation o both cryptocurrencies are disparate. To put precisely, the possibilities of the scripting language involved in Bitcoin are very restricted. By then, in the event of Ethereum, general-purpose language. This means that the aforesaid mechanics (called by the programmers as “Turing complete”) enables a broader variety of operations, known as “Smart Contracts”.

When discussing distinguish factors, we cannot ignore the currency peak. The cap of bitcoin amounts 21 million and 17 million units have been created so far. Alternatively, Ethereum has no concrete cap. However, according to circulating rumours the production of Ethers is planned to be ceased for a while or limited.

The another dissimilarity concerns the cost of the transaction. In the case of Bitcoin, the cost is calculated based on the transaction volume. By then, the Ethereum assigns a cost for each transaction or use of the blockchain storage according to its own algorithm.

There are also another difference, namely the smallest unit. In the case of Ethereum, the smallest entity is called 1 Wei and totals 0.000000000000000001 ETH, whereas in the case of Bitcoin the smallest unit named 1 Satoshi amounts 0.00000001 BTC.

The another strong difference which has profound and long-term implications is the utility. When you purchase Bitcoin you can exchange it for other goods and services. Some people buy Bitcoin because they simply want to secure their capital as in the case of gold. The last motivation becomes prominent especially in the event of optimistic Bitcoin market prediction. The usage of Ethereum comes down to creating dApps (decentralized Apps) which are based on Ethereum blockchain. Anyway, some people buy Ethereum for trading purposes and as a long-term investment. However, it is clear that rising popularity of Ethereum will reflect in a tighter connection with a daily life.

The summary

Overall, both Bitcoin and Ether are cryptocurrencies. That being said only the Bitcoin was designed with intention of replacing the original money. As far as Ethers are regarded, the issue is more complex. Ether will be never an alternative for the traditional payment but it will still monetize and foster the development of Ethereum so that the developers will be able to conceive and run dedicated application called dApps.

Future prospects

Ethereum is simply a proliferation — the extension of the Blockchain conception which is indispensable for Bitcoin. Initially, both digital currencies were not perceived as rivals. However,as the popularity and capitalization of Ethereum increases, it becomes more and more enticing, especially for individual investors who are interested in trading. Nowadays, the capitalization of Ethereum is higher than Litecoin but also substantially lower than Bitcoin.

Bitcoin market prediction assumes that the aforesaid cryptocurrency will hit its highest threshold by the end of 2018. What is perplexing, it is hard to assess the particular effects of upcoming Bitcoin regulations. Apart from that, the importance of Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies will rise. This is the reason why there will be a transition of Bitcoin utility from the means of transaction to a tool which enables to store value.

Challenges Faced by Crypto Casinos

Bitcoin Casinos

The success of cryptocurrency has soared exponentially since its inception a few years ago, and this immense success is partly attributed to online gambling. Many people are still highly skeptical about the use of cryptocurrency in gambling, leaving many crypto enthusiasts perplexed. This article will cover the challenges hindering the overall success of online gambling sites that have adopted cryptocurrency as their primary method of transactions.

The introduction of Bitcoin, altcoins, and the general blockchain technology not only led to the disruption of the global monetary system, but it also affected countless of industries globally. The early adopters of this revolutionary technology included the banking industry as well as the insurance sector. After witnessing the positive impact of blockchain technology, more industries such as the gambling industry started to embrace the use of cryptocurrencies.

Crypto betting games, attracted the attention of gamblers who wanted a more convenient and anonymous way of gambling. Even though crypto casinos are still relatively new, they have shown great potential and have received tonnes of praise from crypto enthusiasts. In their short lifespan crypto casinos have experienced rapid advancement in technology with more gaming selections and features. It is reported that Bitcoin Dice was mainly responsible for bringing crypto casinos in the limelight, as more players played, its potential became more and more evident. You can now enjoy a wide variety of games while using crypto coins for secure and fast transactions.

Like many other new and innovative technologies, the success of crypto casinos has been hindered by a myriad of challenges.  Regardless of these slight challenges, it is highly unlikely that crypto casinos will fail any time soon, the problems currently hindering crypto casinos include:

Challenges Faced by Crypto Casinos

  1. Price Volatility. The value of major currencies such as the dollar and euro usually fluctuate over time; similarly, the monetary value of major cryptocurrencies is also volatile and unpredictable. Despite its volatility, gamblers shouldn’t be too worried about the value of Bitcoin dropping since it is an established and trusted currency. However, it is important to note that crypto casinos can be affected by these unpredictable fluctuations which could lead to huge losses for gamblers
  2. Many individuals and corporations still question the safety of cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange. There have been many incidences documented where systems using cryptos including crypto casinos are breached or hacked resulting in massive losses to business owners. These security lapses have instilled a sense of fear and doubts to gamers making them question the safety and future of cryptocurrencies. To avert this challenge many cyber-security firms have emerged and have introduced innovative systems that provide reliable and impenetrable encryption systems.
  3. Poor reputation. The poor perception of the general public towards Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has greatly hindered the success of cryptocurrency. In the recent past, Bitcoin was the main mode of exchange used to purchase illegal goods and services on the dark web. This caused many people and corporations to believe that Bitcoin causes more harm than good. This perception is detrimental to the future success of crypto casinos since it is probable that opponents of online gambling will blame cryptocurrency for the failure of traditional casinos.
  4. Meager Reach. Despite Bitcoin being around for nearly a decade, many investors, corporations and merchants have not fully embraced it. The adoption of cryptocurrency as an accepted medium of exchange is limited to certain locations. Gamblers living in certain areas may not be able to access and use crypto casinos. Governments should work in conjunction with relevant regulatory bodies to formulate and adopt policy frameworks that enable the use of virtual currency for various transactional procedures
  5. Lack of Adequate Knowledge. While some people have some experience in transacting with cryptocurrencies, a considerable portion still don’t know how to use cryptos. A lot of information is required to transact and store Cryptocurrency securely in a wallet effectively. Gamblers also need additional knowledge to understand how to transfer their crypto coins to the casino as a form of payment. However, many online casinos that have adopted cryptocurrencies have an FAQ section, making it easier for beginners and newbies start out.

Note: Exchanging fiat money with Bitcoin and vice versa attracts a fee. These transaction costs vary and mostly depend on the service provider. While you can easily buy bitcoins using a Bitcoin ATM, transaction and exchange fees can cost up to 0.5 percent of the overall amount transacted. Also, if you gamble in Bitcoin-only Casino, wagers and winnings are computed using BTC smaller units which might be hectic to calculate.

What to Check Before Joining a Crypto Casino

There are various regulation issues with certain crypto casinos; therefore, it is wise to perform a quick but exhaustive background check on their website. It is always crucial to counter-check before signing up with the online casino, once you encounter any irregularities, it is advisable to neglect it and choose a more suitable and reliable site.

Secondly, it is always important to keep in mind that some Crypto casinos are not licensed and do not have authorization to operate, therefore making them illegal. It is prudent to read over their Privacy Policy and also their Terms and Conditions. If it looks fishy or isn’t clear, you can search for other genuine crypto casinos.

Conclusion

Blockchain technology has revolutionized our outlook on trade and currency. Once you are conversant with Bitcoins or other altcoins, it becomes more evident that it is one of the best and suitable payment methods for online casinos.

Despite the few challenges faced by crypto casinos, the industry is continuing to implement various measures to ensure its success. In fact, the success of these crypto casinos will positively affect the overall success of Cryptocurrencies, since crypto gambling transactions contribute to a large share of Cryptocurrency transactions.

Adoption of cryptocurrency in the online gambling industry is set to increase exponentially especially with the ever-evolving technological space, and this is an indication of a promising and bright future of Crypto Casinos.

How Does Cryptocurrency Work?

How cryptocurrency works

WHAT IS CRYPTOCURRENCY

It is imperative to understand what exactly is cryptocurrency before getting into the nitty gritties of it. According to the cointelegraph.com, cryptocurrency is a digital currency or rather a virtual currency that has been designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure the transactions that are to be made. These currencies are transferred without any intervention of the bank, other financial institutions or the government. And these transactions are then validated by miners. Also, the cryptocurrency can be stored in digital wallets. These wallets can be accessed from anywhere in the world provided you have an internet connection.

POPULAR VERDICTS ON CRYPTOCURRENCY

John Oliver’s HBO show, Last Week Tonight, dealt with the topic of cryptocurrency in great details. It also gave the viewers an insight into what and how to perceive the idea of cryptocurrency. Almost everyone is now familiar with “Bitcoins” given its massive rise and fall in the value. Oliver in his show repeatedly mentioned how cryptocurrency is a lot like computers or technology. Everything one doesn’t understand about technology is how an understanding of cryptocurrency is perceived.

There have been multiple failed attempts in trying to create digital currency, mostly revolving around fraudulence and financial constraints. After the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, and popularly described as ‘peer to peer electronic cash system’, that is, there is no involvement of any third party server.

It is after the popularity of the Bitcoin, there have been people who have started following the whole trend of cryptocurrency, for they see it as a gateway to bank free currency. The cryptocurrency blockchain technology allows for a decentralized banking, thus making it impossible for hackers to get into this. It then becomes important to improve security and trust. This blockchain technology has now gradually gained enough popularity for bigger companies to use it in the context of their finances to improve their security.

All the firms that have adopted this Blockchain technology have gained spikes in their revenues. Of Course there is a certain skepticism that has been doing round with the rise in the purchase of these Bitcoins, however, the popularity has not only led the common people to purchase this cryptocurrency, but also firms and businesses seriously investing in it, hoping to earn greater profits.

One of the important aspects of cryptocurrency is crypto sports betting. It is almost like gambling, but without the use of actual money, but digital currency, for example the Bitcoin. It is important to note that, unlike earlier times when cryptocurrency did not gain enough popularity, cryptocurrency is now accepted as a proper mode of payment to such an extent that, you can use it even to pay your college fees. There are now marketplaces which accept only bitcoins as their currency.

Even though, with the rise in the popularity of cryptocurrency and using it for actual modes of payments, cryptocurrencies are high risk investment. As mentioned earlier, the value of the Bitcoin has massively risen and fallen, owing to which people are now more aware of and interested in cryptocurrency, the market value of the cryptocurrency keeps fluctuating like no other assets, one of the reasons being that it is unregulated.

WORKING OF THE CRYPTOCURRENCY:

However, many people are still unaware of how the cryptocurrency transactions work, given the fact that it is digital currency and there are massive risks involved in transactions of this sort. Therefore here is a brief step by step guide on how Cryptocurrency works –

STEP 1

Take for example Bitcoin. Users log in to online currency exchange portals. Then they convert the fiat currency into bitcoins and store them in a bitcoin wallet. In the case of e-money, the users of e-money, exchange this for an equivalent e-value stored in digital wallets.

STEP 2

The next step is how to make payments using cryptocurrency. The user has to send a request to the Bitcoin network. Whether to make a purchase or to make a payment using the cryptocurrency. As mentioned earlier, there are many marketplaces that are accepting payments in the form of cryptocurrency. The difference with making payments using e-money is that they use the banking portal to complete the payment, unlike cryptocurrency.

STEP 3

To verify the transactions made via cryptocurrency, the miners in the network maintain a blockchain. It takes almost ten minutes to verify the transactions. Post the verification, the data of the transaction is then broadcasted to all the users and then the ledger is updated. The major difference with e-money here is that with e-money, the notifications are generally sent via sms. And there is a record of all the transactions.

Having said all of this, one must also understand that the risk rates and fraudulence rates are high when it comes to cryptocurrency. Bitcoins are just one example of cryptocurrency which gained popularity recently. There are other forms of currency that are not as popular and have often been clubbed as failed attempts at it.

Changing Landscape for US Online Gambling

Online casino law

The status of online gambling in the US has always been a bit of a rollercoaster being dependent upon legislation within each individual state.

Lately the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned a Federal law (1992) which effectively banned any sports betting across the United States. The ruling of 6/3 in favor of regulated sports betting is expected to have far-reaching implications on gambling activity across the whole of the Nation.

Congress can directly regulate sports betting, but if it elects not to do so then that means that each state is then free to act on its own, and this has sent shockwaves throughout the US gambling market with those big players in the industry busily laying down the foundations for what is expected to be a massive increase in gambling activity.

It was New Jersey together with seventeen other states spread across the US who brought their case to the Supreme Court in Washington DC. Now New Jersey is all set to offer its customers sports betting activity, something that Nevada previously enjoyed the monopoly of.

Currently there are four states that have legalized online casino real money sites and/or online poker with Nevada legalizing poker only, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Also, there are six states that have legalized the playing of online lottery. These states are, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois. There are currently two states that have online sports betting in the works and these are Delaware and New Jersey.

Nineteen states have already legalized daily fantasy sports betting besides all different types of gaming legislation being debated in many states.

There is some thought that daily fantasy sports (when it became a mainstream product back in 2015) helped to normalize online wagering to some extent and has helped to change the perception of online gambling.

Now that online sports betting is popular with increasing numbers of states offering the option to have a bet or wager on a sports outcome the age-old myth that online gambling is putting a virtual casino in everyone pocket is being dismissed.

So what next?, When can you play live roulette in the US?…  It seems that 2019 is the year where expansion of the online gambling scene is to set to take off as the second wave of states think about legalizing sports betting, and really there is no real reason not to legalize online casinos when online sports betting is already legalized, and if states are looking for real revenue they are likely to put together the lottery and DFS, online casinos and poker as well as online sports betting.

Cryptocurrency in Gambling

The best known of all cryptocurrencies is Bitcoin. Essentially a cryptocurrency is a decentralized ledger, which specifies account balances. There is no need for a central bank. Anyone can create an account without providing identification. A growing number of online casinos are accepting cryptocurrencies, which is paving the way for all sorts of gambling, including in jurisdictions where it is strictly forbidden.

Bitcoin is not anonymous as most people think. Bitcoin must be purchased through an exchange, which by law requires the identification of the purchaser. Identification must also be provided by sellers of bitcoin. Ultimately the exchanges are the equivalent of banks. And because bitcoin’s block chain saves every transaction ever made, the true owner of a bitcoin account can be traced.

However, there does not appear to be any case where the owner of a bitcoin account is traced for the purposes of tracking illegal online gambling. This is not to say that it won’t eventually happen. For this reason, many of the online casinos are accepting private versions of bitcoin. These alternatives are far more anonymous, and widely accepted. One example is Monero. You can purchase it the same way as bitcoin, but the transaction and transaction amounts are encrypted.

In order for government agencies to track the true owner of related accounts, powerful computers would be required to decrypt the information. While it may be possible in theory, successful tracing of funds would require the decryption of potentially hundreds of transactions because of Monero’s “ring signature” technology. Decrypting just one transaction may take thousands of years, so realistically it is not possible for government agencies to decrypt transactions and find the account owner.

While it is largely believed that cryptocurrency regulations are just around the corner, enforcement of related laws is another matter. Many of the transactions use TOR networks, which are basically networks of computers around the world. These computers do not log who use them, so the originating IP address is not easily known. Even if one of the servers in the chain of computers was compromised, it wouldn’t matter unless it was the first computer contacted by the originator. The exception to this rule is if the originator uses a VPN, which obscures their IP address. Then the only way for a government to determine the originator’s identity is to use a search warrant. And this may be particularly expensive for governments, and not easy, considering the VPN provider may operate in an offshore jurisdiction.

Put all this together, and you will understand that despite any laws that prohibit online gambling, it is still easily done by anonymous cryptocurrencies. While we do not advocate it, anyone with the know-how can easily gamble online and never be caught.

The real problem is licensed online casinos are required adhere to laws. After all, this is a strict condition of their license. There are indeed many online casinos that ignore laws, and do not have any license. These are called rogue online casinos. The owner of a rogue online casino is of course not known. An inevitable problem is if you win big at such a casino, if they refuse payout, you have no way of reporting the casino or retrieving your winnings.

The Difference Between Online Poker and Playing in Live Tournaments

Poker tournament

Source: Tom “durrrr” Dwan via Facebook 

Caption: Tom Dwan is well-known for straddling the online and live poker worlds 

On the face of it, online poker and live poker almost seem like two separate games. One of the most well-known things about the card game is that players need to use psychological techniques to try to get a bead on their opponent and second-guess what they might be holding. Even poker novices will have heard of tells, and films like Rounders have also emphasized the importance of watching the other players at the table. Some of the most successful players in the world have managed to master predicting what their opponents are holding through observation, while, at the same time, concealing their own emotions. But, in the online world, you can’t even see your opponents, so how can players incorporate the same techniques? Here, we analyse the differences between online and live poker, and discuss how playing both can help players take their game to the next level.

Playing Multiple Tables in Online Poker

One of the biggest advantages of playing online is the fact that multiple tables can be played at the same time. At most poker sites, players don’t even need to switch between screens to play different games, and can instead minimize the windows to view up to four games simultaneously. There are numerous benefits to playing in this way, and most professional online poker players incorporate this strategy. Instead of playing one tournament and having to wait patiently for good hands to arrive, players have a much higher chance of receiving good cards when they are playing a few games at the same time. Sometimes, when playing only one game, players can get impatient and decide to play cards even if they go against the optimum strategy. When playing multiple tables, there is less risk of this occurring. There is also the chance of taking down more prizes and, to highly skilled players, it saves a lot of time.

Don’t be confused between playing multiple poker tables online and multiple table tournaments, though, as there is a big difference. Multi-table live tournaments are huge events which feature hundreds of players who initially sit at a number of different tables. These players are whittled down over time until there is only one table left. These live poker tournaments, which are otherwise known as MTTs, are rocking the poker world and are popular among beginners and professionals alike. Playing multiple tables online first can be a good way to get an understanding of how big poker tournaments work.

Can you Bluff Online?


As noted above, when playing online, it is impossible to bluff in the traditional sense. In other words, players are unable to hide their facial expressions or conceal their emotions. There are, though, other ways to bluff and these methods in the online world have often been transported to the world of live poker.

The main way in which people bluff online is through their bet sizing. In simple terms, to bluff with bet sizing, you would bet more when you have a weaker hand and aim to bet less when you have a stronger hand. Players can also make use of the time bank as a way to make it seem like they are seriously contemplating a decision. There are more advanced ways to bluff through bet sizing once you have got used to playing online. One way is to mix up your betting and reveal some hands to your opponents. For example, if you receive a good starting hand like pocket aces early on, it could be a solid strategy to bet big and make people fold. Then, by revealing the hand at the end, the other players will think you are someone who bets heavily when they have good cards. By making plays like this in the embryonic stages of a tournament where the prize pools are much smaller, you can set yourself up to win so much more in the latter stages.

When bluffing online, it is unwise to do it out of position. If you are looking to bet big to take down a pot when you feel nobody else has anything, you want to be the last person to act in that round. Otherwise, the player to your left could bet over the top of you and put you in an untenable situation where you are forced to fold. Some of the most successful online players are those that realize the importance of position, and this is something which has now become more apparent in live games.

Are There any Players that are Involved in Both?
When online poker first got big during the poker boom, there were poker traditionalists who didn’t take to it. But the rise of online poker sites brought about a whole new generation of poker player. Now, a large number of players begin by plying their trade online before entering live poker tournaments. For instance, the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Scott Blumstein began by playing online tournaments while at Temple University studying for an accounting degree. Doug Polk is another prime example of an online poker player who has also had success in live tournaments. At one stage, the California-born streamer was considered one of the best online cash game players in the world. He went on to have 11 money finishes at the WSOP, with five final table appearances.
Tom Dwan is perhaps the best-known online poker player of all time, and the player who was known as “durrrr” began his career with a meagre $50 bankroll. By 2008, he had managed to earn $5.4 million, making him one of the most successful online poker players in the world. Dwan went on to play a lot of live poker games and appeared on numerous television shows, including Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker.

How Can Players Learn From Playing Online?
There is a lot for poker players to learn from playing online, and to do well in the modern game, it is almost essential to get experience on the internet. Just like with games like roulette, there is a lot of mathematics and probability involved with poker. By playing online and not having to focus on the psychological cues of other opponents, players are able to focus more on the statistical side of the game. By doing this, they can adapt their technique so that they are always using an optimum strategy. In a live situation, it may be tempting for players to bluff sometimes even when they don’t have good cards. But, online, this kind of play is not going to lead to success in the long term. Therefore, players who have trained online and take these skills to live games can frequently prevail.

The differences between playing online and in live tournaments nowadays are not as vast as they were in the early years of the poker boom. A lot of up-and-coming players are part of the poker boom generation, and they are learning their skills online before taking them to the live games. For this reason, the game is changing and there is a lot more emphasis on mathematical skill and correct bet sizing.

How to Stay Safe Playing Online Roulette

Security online

The rise of online casinos over the last two decades has forever changed the games industry, not least in net worth. Where once gambling was limited to green felt tables and exclusive venues, now prospective high rollers can play any game, anytime from anywhere, roulette included. The spinning table has gone from physical to virtual in almost no time at all – but that doesn’t make the tricky business of winning big any easier for us common folk.

The same care and caution must be taken when playing online roulette as in person. Do your research. Use your noggin. Think first, place bets later. If you’ve got your strategy and you’re ready to play, great! Just be sure to read below first. Here’s how to stay safe online when laying down your chips.

Your Game of Choice

Just as a veteran card shark might choose a reputable venue over a downtown dive, you too should browse the various available casinos in your budget. Not every website is legit and certainly not every table is fair and square online. Your best bet, pun intended, is to go with mainstream names and brands wherever possible. They might not offer the best bonuses or sign up offers 24/7 but they will be better at keeping you and your details safe. Why take the risk? These kinds of websites likely offer games other than roulette to boot, with some of the flashier graphics and themes in the industry to keep you entertained while you play. Get a proper Vegas experience online; roulette, hand and tournament poker, blackjack and slots.

Budgets, Fees and Financial Smarts

Once you’ve settled on a secure hunting ground or two it’s time to think about budget. Staying safe online is as much about your own fiscal security as it is watching out for theft or scams. How much can you afford to spend gambling per week? What will you do with any winnings? Having limits, especially in your early days on the scene, is key to not overdoing it at the roulette table. Go slow, learn, and above all trust in variance and statistics. If all you do is bet on red, every spin is a 50/50 chance. The win will come eventually.

Stack of pens and coins.

Source: Pexels

There are plenty of strategies available online to check out beforehand, each with their own pros and cons. Best not to rush into things.

Keeping a PC Secure

For all its convenience, playing online comes with one big caveat: your computer. If you’re entering your credit card details onto a PC – or, better yet, withdrawing winnings – you better be sure it’s safe and secure. Doing so is relatively simple. Simply ensure you have the latest antivirus installed, that you have strong and varied passwords and that you use your common sense. Clicking strange links, opening foreign emails or downloading unexpected attachments are all ways you could endanger your fiscal safety online.

At the end of the day, gambling and roulette are about fun. It’s about the big wins, the runs and the entertainment. And what better way to enjoy yourself than with complete peace of mind? Keep yourself safe. Follow these steps. And, when you’re done, go for the jackpot!

What are the differences between playing roulette online and in a land-based casino?

Cross Bar Wheel

At a time when many parts of the economy are struggling, and with the uncertainty of Brexit still hanging over the UK, there are still pockets of good news out there. You just need dig a little deeper to find them. Ironically, at a time when many of us are looking for a little certainty in the world, it’s gambling that’s proving to be one of the most resilient and successful industries of the moment.

One area that is doing particularly well is the field of casinos. Both in their bricks and mortar and online manifestations, in 2017 they played an important part in raising the total of £13.9 billion that gambling in general contributed to the UK economy. Of the two, the real growth has been seen in the rapid expansion of online gambling which, in a little over two decades, has grown to be the single biggest revenue generator. According to Gambling Commission figures, in 2017 it raised a gross yield of £4.9 billion, 35% of the total.

A great deal of this growth has been down to the ever-accelerating pace of technological development. This has made it easier and easier to play online whenever and wherever you want to, as long as there’s a fast connection available.

Of all the games available in both land and virtual casinos, roulette is one of the most popular. In fact, for many people it’s the quintessential casino game. Simple to play, but also one of the most exciting experiences as you wait for the little white ball to come to rest in the number that could spell an instant win. This is surely why it has formed the centrepiece in so many movies from James Bond onward, encapsulating, as it does, all the thrill and glamour of the casino experience.

Five factors to bear in mind

It’s not always convenient, or even possible, to visit a real casino to play. That’s why the online version of the game has been gaining such an enthusiastic following in recent times. So how do the two different experiences measure up to each other? Well, let’s break it down into five key areas:

Experience. There’s no denying that the thrill of the casino is a difficult experience to replicate online. For a start, the fact that there are usually a number of people watching a game in a real casino automatically raises the level of excitement. Then, if you win, seeing your mounting pile of chips is always more thrilling than just seeing your credit mounting up online – not to mention the pleasure there is in cashing them in for actual notes. But for many people, the increased privacy of being able to play online is the big appeal, especially for the less extroverted player who prefers to keep themselves to themselves.

Convenience. This is one area in which the online roulette experience will always win out, thanks to its sheer convenience. Courtesy of today’s tech, you can play virtually wherever and whenever you want, for as long or as short a time as you want as well. There’s also no need to get dressed up for a trip to the casino when you can enjoy all the excitement from the comfort of your own home. Plus, you’ll avoid all the expenses of getting to and from the casino – as well as all those incidental costs like drinks and meals along the way.

Dealers hand on edge of roulette wheel

Environment. There’s a good reason why casinos have a reputation for being plush and lavish places. A great deal of thought goes into designing them to create an environment that players feel comfortable in and where they’ll will lose track of time. There’s also the sleek interiors that create an air of sophistication. Finally, there’s the dealers themselves, who interact with players and form an integral part of not just roulette, but all casino games. It’s this environment that many leading online casinos have started to replicate with their “live casinos”, which operate in real time with actual dealers and genuine roulette wheels. This uses an ingenious sort of tech which converts the action into digital information that can be used for online play. All of this is done to replicate an authentic physical gaming experience and through creating immersive online casino games. Many companies have capitalised on the market opportunity of live casinos, including some brands which previously specialized in one casino game, now extending their offerings. For example, Wink Bingo originally provided Bingo, but then launched their companion site Wink Slots to offer online slots before incorporating a live casino as part of their range of games.

Game Range. In bricks and mortar casinos there are essentially two variations on roulette; European and American. The only difference between them is that the former only has a single 0 space, while the latter has 00 as well. This has a marginal effect on the odds of your number coming up, which we’ll discuss in more detail shortly. However, in a bid to make the online experience even more appealing, you’ll find a wide variety of different games available. Including many designed to be played at a faster pace and incorporating many more spins – and therefore opportunities to win – per hour.

Online roulette vs real casino roulette

Chances of winning. On a standard American roulette wheel, the chances of correctly predicting red or black are 46.37%. While on a European table, it’s marginally higher as there is only the single 0. Provided you find an online game based on the European model, this slightly increases your chances of winning. Of course, in an online game of roulette, there may also be the suspicion that the odds might be slightly less random than in a physical game. But this needn’t be a concern in a legitimate and regulated casino, as a random number generator ensures a random outcome on every spin. So, it would be fair to say that both kinds of roulette offer the same chances of winning when you play.

Naturally, whether you favor playing in an actual casino or in an online environment is always a matter of personal choice and many people will enjoy both experiences at some time. Yes, there are differences, but these are generally outweighed by the similarities and both offer a great way to have fun and maybe even win in the process of enjoying yourself too.

The Best Systems On Gambling Forums

Roulette systems on forums

For the past ten or so years, we have been running some of the most productive gambling forums on the Internet. Currently our most successful discussion board is our roulette forum at rouletteforum.cc. We have also recently created the gambling forum at gamblersforum.com. As its name suggests, our roulette forum is dedicated to roulette players. Our other forum covers all the popular types of gambling, including but not limited to casino games.

Naturally, we have encountered a wide variety of players, and their systems. Suffice to say almost every gambling system loses. That doesn’t stop the occasional predictable new member, who claims to have the holy grail of gambling. Unfortunately, it’s more like rambling.

The Weekly Holy Grail

It appears every week, there is a new member that claims to have a gambling system that never loses. Our more experienced members rightfully demand proof of the claims. And most of the time, the only proof presented is a bankroll trend chart consisting of no more than one hundred game outcomes. The problem with this is anything can happen within a hundred game outcomes, whether it’s sports betting, roulette, blackjack or whatever. In fact if you test a random system over just one hundred game outcomes, especially if you use a betting progression, the chances are you will profit. But play a little longer, and the chances are you’ll lose all winnings and more.

I’ve lost count of the amount of times somebody claims to have the holy grail. Initially they appear 100% sure that their claims are accurate. And after some time, especially after other members test the method, the member with the so-called holy grail vanishes. Presumably because their claims are exposed as false, and the member would suffer embarrassment to hang around. But there are other reasons.

Often the member returns to the forum under a new account name. This is obvious because the IP address of the new account matches the old address. That’s not to say that they aren’t serial offenders, who know about IP addresses and how to change them using proxies. This at least hides the members identity for some time. But the more attentive members come to understand the person’s tell-tale signs, that reveal who they are. One example is the repeated incorrect spelling of particular words. From an admin’s perspective, the use of an IP address associated with a proxy is a dead giveaway that something is not right. Normal members do not use proxies.

Trolls Who Get Other Members To Do Testing

Testing any gambling system properly takes a lot of time. Specifically you need the test literally hundreds of thousands of game outcomes to determine the long-term result. It does no good to test only short-term results, as any system can profit in the short term.

This is why some members often claim to have the holy Grail, and offer it to other forum members to test. Naturally the eager members begin to test and use the system, and report back on the results. Effectively, the member who claimed to have the holy grail has other members do the testing for them. Over about ten years, there have been about five individuals to do this, and then predictably vanish when forum members discover the system doesn’t work. It doesn’t bother the troll, because they have achieved their objective of having a system or idea tested for them.

Unfortunately, there are many cases where the members are gullible, and continue to believe that the system has merit, long after the trickster leaves. The unsuspecting members are unaware that the trickster has probably already returned under a different username. As an experienced player myself, and a forum admin, I attempt to warn my members of the situation. But the typical response is that there is a chance I may be wrong, and that for some unknown reason I must be censoring the holy grail. In fact I never censor any such material on my forums. I always attempt to maintain the balance between free speech, but without allowing blatant nonsense. I would certainly never remove any member’s ideas, even I knew they were incorrect.

A recent article on this website explains how to properly test roulette systems. The same advice applies to any gambling games. It also helps you at least understand the basics of the game you choose. There is no excuse for not at least understanding the basics, as they are available in any language. You can even learn the rules in Swedish. See the Swedish Roulette (rouletteguiden.se) board game explained.

When Forum Members Claim To Have The Holy Grail

Firstly, be skeptical. The chances are if a player had a system that never loses, they would be out using it instead of boasting about it on a forum. Perhaps ask them why they are telling you about it.

The most common reason is that they want to help people. There’s nothing wrong with helping people. But the problem is their idea of help may be a series of clues that lead nowhere. On my forums, this is called baiting, and it’s against the rules. Specifically baiting is when someone tells you about a fantastic method they have that never loses, but they only give you breadcrumbs of information to follow. A gambling forum is a place to discuss and share everything related to gambling. It is not for anyone’s personal gratification. Unfortunately you get trolls at any Internet forum. They have no consideration for other people, and find the attention rather satisfying.

When You’re Offered Secrets Via Private Messages

Usually when a member wants to tell you about their amazing winning system in private messages, it means they are trying to sell you something. My forums have a rule about private messages and selling systems. There is a specific section on my boards where system sales are permitted. But any selling must be done in public, so the more experienced members can clearly see and refute any incorrect or dubious claims by the seller. It allows open criticism, which is impossible if victims are contacted by private messages. In short, if you’re interested in purchasing a gambling system that is promoted on a forum, ask the seller questions in a place where everyone can see. This is especially the case if you are generally new to gambling. You will find that just about every gambling system for sale is a scam. That’s not to say that there aren’t genuinely effective systems you can purchase.

Conclusion

Don’t believe everything you read, and don’t be naive. Most people are genuinely good and try to do the right thing. But many couldn’t care less about you, or rather put themselves and their own desires ahead of what’s right or fair. If you are deceived, it’s because you allowed yourself to be deceived.

Best Roulette Games To Test Roulette Systems

Free Roulette Game

It makes sense to properly test your roulette system before betting for real. But most roulette players are not aware the majority of free games are unrealistic. This article discusses why particular roulette simulators are a bad place to test. We will also reveal the best software to test your system.

Random number generators, or real spin database?

Since the widespread use of online casinos, random number generator roulette has become extremely popular. This is roulette where there is no physical roulette wheel. Instead, you see a computer animation of a wheel, and the winning number is determined by a random number generator. As many of our other articles discuss, this is not real roulette. The only real roulette involves a wheel and a ball.

If you prefer random number generator roulette, understand you are simply playing a slot machine. You’re actually deluding yourself if you believe it’s roulette. Instead of the roulette wheel animation, it may as well be animated bingo balls. Nevertheless, that’s what some players still prefer.

But assuming you test your roulette system on real wheel spins, the question is where to get the spins. Also, should you use a database of real spins, or test on a real wheel?

There exists software that allows you to conveniently download historic spins, which were from real casinos. Many casinos publicly publish winning spins on their website. This allows you to obtain all the real spins you need.

Should you test on a live wheel?

It is natural to assume the ultimate test is on a real-life wheel. The problem with this is you need to test a statistically significant amount of spins.

For example, most players may never play ten thousand spins in our lifetime. But ten thousand spins is still considered relative short term. If you use automated roulette system testing software, you will find it comes bundled with pre-programmed systems you can test. This includes the Martingale, which is basically doubling bet size until you win. Of course all the systems provided with the software eventually lose. But you’ll find testing over as many as ten thousand spins yields a profit.

What does this tell you? Basically that even a losing system will sometimes win over thousands of spins. It doesn’t mean the system actually works.

Another way of looking at it is if one hundred players all use the same system, most players might win. And of course there will be losing players. The problem is the losing players will lose a combined amount greater than the winnings from winning players. So the combined result of using the system is a loss.

How do you know if you’re one of the winners or losers? You don’t. It’s simply a matter of chance.

Essentially you need to test on real spins to get a realistic idea of your system’s performance. But live spins take time. And with live spins, it will take weeks to have a realistic understanding whether or not your system works.

Consider the alternative, which is downloading a database of historic roulette spins from real casinos. If you have correctly coded your system into your roulette system testing software, you’ll save a lot of time. Generally a test of one hundred thousand spins will take a few minutes.

Do you really need to test so many spins?

Yes, you do. Remember the example provided above. It is perhaps one of the biggest mistakes of roulette system players to think that they need only test short-term data.

Of course when you play for real, in a real casino and on live spins, you may only play one hundred or so spins. Even if you have a system that works, you may still lose. But if you have an advantage, the chances are you will profit.

Consider it from the perspective of the casino. The house edge against players is -2.7% on the European roulette wheel. If a player made random bets for a hundred spins, there’s a chance the casino will lose. But because of the house edge of -2.7%, the chances are the player will lose, and the casino profits.

It is important to understand that casinos have both winners and losers. But the casino makes this money because the majority of players are losers. Casinos don’t at all mind paying winning players. In fact, winning players are like an advertisement for the casino. The casino needs the winning players to give the losing players hope. The casino also needs you to win once in a while, to keep your hopes alive.

Where should you not test?

Never test on software provided by casinos. Many particularly dishonest casinos provide free roulette games in which the player has an advantage. Needless to say, this is extremely dishonest and fraudulent. Well you may think it’s fraudulent, but it depends on the jurisdiction in which the casino is based. For example, there is one particular casino based in the United States of America. It is both a land-based casino, and an online casino. And they provide a free online game for players to test their system. You may find yourself having uncanny luck, and an ever-growing bankroll. The casino’s terms of service specifically state that no real money is wagered, and that the games are purely for entertainment. This makes it legal. But the actual game is rigged for players to win. It would be difficult to argue in court that the casino is deceiving players. Because after all, the casino will argue that there is nothing wrong with providing free games for entertainment. To make it worse for the player and better for the casino, their terms of service specifically state the games may not be “realistic”.

If you have the time to spare, you can test using a live WebCam spins from online casinos. The Casinopedia site lists some casinos, although there are many other sites with similar listings. As always, carefully check the reputation of any casino you join.

Also avoid any roulette games where specific casinos are recommended or promoted. This is because you don’t always know who created the roulette software. It may be designed to give you unrealistic winnings, while promoting specific casinos whose staff created the software.

Regardless of the software you use, you should always question the integrity of the spins used. Many use random number generators which are flawed, and produce predictable spins. This is especially the case if the simulator uses default random generators installed on servers. There are many different types of random number generators. Also pay close attention to variables such as betting limits. This is because if you have very broad and unrealistic betting limits, even the Martingale system can achieve very large winnings. But it’s a very different matter in real casinos where the limits are much tighter.

The best software to test your systems

Overall the only software you should trust to test the system is one of the below:

Multiplayer roulette at rouletteplayers.org/register: it’s a free game we provide. The winning numbers are determined by a database file which we upload. This database can be obtained from random.org, or from roulette system players who use our methods.

Roulette Xtreme: this is relatively cheap but very useful software. It allows you to test your best roulette system at the click of a button. The only downside is each system must be coded in the software’s own language. The language is not particularly complicated. However, if you are not a programmer, you would find it very difficult to code your system for testing. This leaves you only with the option of manually testing, one spin at a time. But at least you’re more assured it isn’t rigged to ensure you win.

How Live Dealer Technology is Changing the Way People Play Roulette

Changing roulette tech

Roulette is one of the most popular casino games which most agree was initiated by a French physicist and mathematician Blaise Pascal during the 17th century. You may or may not know that Mr Blaise had a completely different goal in mind; what he was trying to do was prove it was possible to produce a perpetual motion machine even though the laws of physics said otherwise. So we’ve got a failed experiment to thank for being able to bet on the outcome of a spinning wheel and have tons of fun while at it. This brilliant physicist didn’t actually create the game, but he did invent the mechanism which was then used as basis for an Even-Odd game using a wheel with 20 slots.

For hundred years of so, Roulette wheel remained pretty much the same. It was the need to make profit that changed it by increasing the number of slots to 37. Mid-19th century, commissioned by King Charles III of Monaco, Lois Blanc created a wheel with a single zero and thus significantly increased house edge. Then Roulette made its way across the Atlantic Ocean and Americans came up with an idea to give the house an even bigger edge by adding a double zero slot. Instead of 37 numbers (0 through to 36), American wheel had 38.

If you look at it, not that many modifications were made to the original game for almost 400 years. It all changed in the early 2000s when Roulette went online. Within two decades or so, developers have offered us game variants playing with multiple balls and featuring side bets which provided additional betting and winning opportunities. What’s more, they made it possible for us to feel as if playing in a land-based casino without having to leave our homes. And more! Let’s take a look at how industry giants such as Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play and Playtech changed the way people play Roulette.

Live Roulette Played in the Comfort of One’s Own Home

Online Live Roulette games these days come packed with in-game functions which either mimic options available at land-based venues or go beyond. Players can use Live Chat function to communicate with the dealer and other players, tip their hosts to thank them for a great service, access game rules anytime they wish, view detailed statistics going as far back as the last 500 spins, and choose among multiple bet denominations with limits frequently being lower or higher than in brick-and-mortar casinos. They can place wagers with the help of a Racetrack or use Bet Building mode to create their favourite bets and save them for future use. Several providers stream games from physical casinos and some enable online players to place their wagers alongside those placing real chips on the same table. Most online casinos will allow registered members to observe the game without having to risk a single cent. What’s more, all of the above is available via desktop computers as well as mobile devices.

Evolution Gaming has developed a whole range of Live Roulette variants to accommodate gamblers of different nationalities and make the game even more exciting. To start with, they have recruited a bunch of native dealers able to communicate with online players in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Flemish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Greek, Russian and Arabic – and they’re not done yet!

Lightning Roulette is one of Evolution’s impressive 2018 releases which quickly proved to be a major success.  Innovation comes through a unique studio design which incorporates a background of red, black and green numbered panels representing slots featured on the wheel.  Once the latter has been sent spinning, the croupier pulls a lever to activate random selection of 1 to 5 lucky numbers. As lightning bolts strike panels to reveal the selected special numbers, players who have chosen them when placing Straight Up bets get to benefit from a multiplier ranging from 50x up to incredible 500x. This lucrative side game uses a unique combination of Live Roulette wheel and a digital Random Number Generator.

Playtech’s Age Of Gods Roulette is a themed live game playing on a stone table according to European rules. To get a shot at winning one of 4 progressive jackpots, the player needs to select the appropriate option and as the result an average of 0.99% of their bets will contribute to the jackpot pool. Multi-level progressive jackpot is randomly triggered and guarantees the bettor will win either Power, Extra Power, Super Power or Ultimate Power jackpot, the later worth a minimum of €100,000 and likely much more. A new game screen opens and reveals 20 coins, each hiding one of the four jackpot symbols. You’ll need to turn them over to reveal the symbol, and having found 3 matching ones, win the corresponding jackpot. Should you fail to do it within 30 seconds, the game will automatically reveal your prize.  

At Extreme’s Golden Ball Roulette table, the one betting the highest amounts over 20 rounds gets to „spin the ball“ and as the result claim additional cash rewards or attractive prizes. The developer’s Reel Roulette series consists of game variants that incorporate one-reel slots based on popular Novomatic titles and offering payouts as high as 80:1.

Live Lucky Ball by Authentic Gaming also offers an independent side bet. Game screen incorporates Lucky Ball wagering area with 4 Lucky Balls coloured in green, blue, orange and purple, each displaying base and bonus payouts. A unique number is attached to each colour on every spin and one randomly chosen as bonus colour. If the outcome of the spin happens to be the selected number, you’ll win between 6:1 and 25:1. Should the physical ball rest on the number featured on the bonus ball, you’ll collect a minimum of 60:1 and potentially as much as 120:1.

The Future of Online Roulette

Playing Live Roulette online already comes with multiple advantages over doing one’s gambling in brick-and-mortar casinos, and there’s no doubt further innovations are already being tested by industry leaders. As players, we might find it difficult to imagine what’s next to come, just as we couldn’t have foreseen amazing extras online gaming has provided over the last 2 decades. An increasing competition combined with technology advancements will surely keep wowing us for years to come. How? Your guess is as good as ours.

The First Arabic Casino – A Review

Arabic Casino

There are casino sites all over the world, with fun loving players no matter where you go. There are Spanish, French and even Russian casino sites, but we’re here to tell you about a world first. Casino Araby is the first site out there to offer an Arabic language site, so let’s find out more about what they have to offer.

Site Theme

As with many casino sites, Casino Araby focuses on the finer things in life. It’s a very luxe, modern site that will have you ready to play some VIP games before you know it. The site itself has been designed very well, so that you can quickly find all of the games that you’re looking for.

Welcome Offer

To get you started playing, there are a few different offers that you will want to take advantage of. This starts with a 100% bonus, which you can use on your first deposit. This will have you playing with double your deposit, giving you twice as much in the way of funds!

From there, you can also take advantage of the rest of their offers. These will allow you to play with more on your second deposit, as well as claiming additional funds too. Do ensure that you read through those terms and conditions fully before you go ahead and start using these offers.

We’d suggest that you check your email often if you don’t want to miss anything from this site.

The Games

If you want to play roulette on this site, you’ll have plenty of games to pick from. Casino Araby ( كازينو عربى ) has an extensive collection of casino games, including a fantastic live casino.

Games at the first Arabic online casino.

As you can see, they have many versions of roulette to try your strategy on. This will have you enjoying all sorts of games in no time, as the site is speedy and responsive.

If you want to try something different, then you can also check out their other games. They have a vast library of options for you to choose from, no matter what kind of games you’re looking for. The site is also mobile compatible, with a load of great options for players.

There are also some slots on the site, which will add another facet to your gaming time. It’s a comprehensive gaming lobby, with something to suit everyone. They have fruit machines, modern slots and just about everything in between.

Payment Options

There are a fair few ways for you to pay on this site, whether you want to use a traditional payment method or an alternative one. They accept a variety of these payment methods, like Sofort, Neteller and Paysafecard for your convenience.

Final Verdict

There are a lot of great features about this site, not least that it’s the first of its kind as an Arabic casino. Aside from this, it also holds up against the rest of the casino sites out there with some solid gaming options and also interesting offers too.

How Technology Has Changed Casino Gambling

Cards and dice

The relentless march of technology has changed the way that we do a lot of things in our day to day lives. From the way we work and communicate to the way we relax, technology has revolutionized it all. One such way that the world has been changed is the casino industry, which has been keeping up with the times.

From the Parlour to Online

Casino games are some of the oldest games in existence, with dice games going all the way back to prehistoric times. They have been used to gamble as a form of entertainment for millions of years, with developments in recent years having a massive effect.

Many casino games have their origins in France, with parlour games inspiring many of the modern games that we can still play today. Roulette, for example, is one of the older casino games that was initially played in these French parlours. It has existed and changed a lot in the hundreds of years since. There are more versions of this game now than ever before, with American versions and side bets too.

These mainstay casino games have always been popular through time and it makes sense that they have also made the transition online. The first online games were simple card games and they came onto the scene in the late 1990s. Microgaming were one of the first pioneers of these games and they still create games to this day.

They have an ever expanding library of these casino games and as time goes on, they find new ways to add twists to the classics. This is great for casino fans, as they can try out different versions of the games that they enjoy. If players are practicing their strategy or want to try a new strategy, then they can do so on different versions of the game to keep things fresh.

The Mobile Boom

In the early 2000s, smartphones started to hit the scene in a big way. It wasn’t long before developers started to realize that there was a massive market for mobile gaming. Therefore, it wasn’t long before the first mobile slot was born, which would then go on to inspire countless others.

Most sites boast hundreds of mobile games now and a near seamless gaming experience when switching between these platforms. An all round player experience is becoming more important, as players look for sites that give them the best of both worlds. A mobile casino site has a much higher chance of bringing in new players and retaining them too.

Tablets have also become a lot more popular in recent years, with many homes having at least one of these devices. Many people are making the switch from traditional desktop computers to these devices, as they’re lightweight and faster. This is another scale for these developers to tackle as they aim to make the most accessible sites and games possible.

New Developments in Casino Gaming

Now that these games have come online, the possibilities for developers really are endless. They’re able to bring the latest tech to the table in order to serve up the freshest games for their players. Virtual reality is having a huge effect in this space, as developers seek to create the next big thing.

While this technology isn’t necessarily mainstream as of yet, there is massive potential there. When these devices are more widely used, there will be more players able to go on an immersive slot game journey. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are the market leaders here, but not many people have these in their homes as of yet. When the price makes these more accessible, we’re sure to see more casual games aimed towards these players.

Live casinos are one of the biggest leaps forward for casino players of late, with streaming technology making this possible. The dealer is broadcast from a table and the player is able to interact with them via a control system. This makes the action feel much more authentic and the player gets an interesting experience.

Game developers like Evolution have quickly latched onto this idea as a way to bring in new players. It’s only natural that we want to try the next big thing and this is a new format that allows them to do just that. They can still rely on the same rules and strategy, but the action is displayed in a new way.

This can also give rise to new ways to promote these games, with live prize draws and golden cards. This again helps to keep players enjoying the unexpected, with the option to add in more promotions as and when required.

Slot game developers are always seeking new ways to put a spin on the gameplay that their users expect. This pushes them to innovate new bonus features, design and special bonuses – which make things more interesting for the player. With some of these developers bringing out 2 to 3 of these games each month, it’s essential for them to be able to stand out from the crowd.

Casino games have been around for a long time now and they’ve changed a lot within that time. The introduction of the internet accelerated the growth and popularity of these games, with new technology opening up new options. The future is bright for these games and it’s our opinion they will be popular for many years to come.

How to Avoid Being Scammed By Online Casinos

Online scams

The Internet is a fantastic tool that brings people together. But it is also used extensively to scam people. One way to avoid being scammed is by properly researching before sending anyone money. Naturally you will turn to Google to check both positive and negative reviews. When it comes to online casinos, the majority of gambling related websites promote an online casino in some form or another. This article discusses how to know if reviews are honest or dishonest.

Not all reviews are credible.

Theoretically any casino affiliate could promote any casino. Some websites review a very broad range of recommended casinos, with the affiliate links. But the majority of review sites promote specific casino brands. This could be for various reasons, but primarily because promoting some casinos is more profitable than others. Therefore it’s only natural to assume that a reviewer could be biased in their opinion.

Generally people are more trusting of negative reviews than they are a positive reviews. This is because we almost expect product vendors to dishonestly post fake positive reviews of their own products. We don’t expect that the publishing of fake negative reviews is just as common.

So when researching whether or not a particular casino is trustworthy, you must consider a much broader range of information than reviews alone. Certainly there are credible review sites on the Internet, but the vast majority are biased in promotion of particular brands.

What makes a credible casino?

First and foremost, casinos should offer fair random roulette games. For example, if the game was live roulette, it would include a real physical wheel and ball viewed by WebCam. Don’t confuse this with RNG roulette. RNG stands for random number generator. There are various types of random number generators, which is beyond the scope of this article. But basically a fair random number generator has an equal chance of selecting one winning number over another. In the case of random number generator roulette, there is no physical roulette wheel and ball to decide the winning number. So essentially it is a slot machine, with roulette graphics and computer animations. There is no known way to beat such casino games, unless the random number generator is flawed. But in the context of casino offering fair gambling, they must have no control or manipulation of the winning number.

Depending on the jurisdiction, a casino must demonstrate to regulatory authorities that the casino games they offer are a fair random game. Otherwise the casino is not granted a licence. And by checking the jurisdiction and relevant laws of the jurisdiction, you can determine with almost certainty that a casino offers fair games.

You should also check payouts for roulette bets in case payouts are lower than normal casinos.

Do online casinos cheat?

Casinos can still cheat even if real wheels are used. Different jurisdictions allow different casinos to behave different ways. In some jurisdictions, it is perfectly acceptable for a casino to force a win or loss depending on what other players have been paid. This guarantees the casino a profit, and that they don’t pay players with effective betting systems. In the vast majority of modern countries, such a practice is highly illegal. Most casino laws strictly prohibit the forcing of any game outcomes. These rules apply to both the player and the casino.

One problem with Internet casinos is they can be run from any jurisdiction. The servers could be located anywhere, and the owner could claim to live in any jurisdiction, which may not even have gaming laws. This means the casino could behave dishonestly, without breaking any laws. Such a casino is known as a rogue casino. They are not bound to any laws. The purpose of any such casino is simply to cheat players out of hard earned money.

Tips to avoid getting scammed by online casinos.

Research the software provided by the online casino. Often online casinos use the same software, and re-branded with various logos and images. Research can determine how fair the software is.

Favor live dealer games such as live roulette. This way you can physically see game outcomes. It doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the casinos cheat. It just provides you with an extra layer of protection. In fact it wouldn’t be difficult for an organized casino to use rigged roulette wheels, to ensure you lose. But we have never heard of it happening with any of the more established online casinos.

Carefully consider the terms of service. The fine print may have an unfair term that could be used to justify payout refusal.

Check the jurisdiction the casino is registered in. Most online casinos are registered in the same regions. But a different country can have completely different laws, despite being in the same region. If you already know particular online casinos are honest, then other online casinos registered in the same jurisdiction are more likely to be honest. It isn’t always the case, and again it’s just another layer of protection. If no jurisdiction is specified, avoid the casino completely.

Check neutral online casino review websites. There are a few around, which include casino chat forums where cheated players can tell their story. But be aware that even these sides are paid as affiliates to promote particular brands. Ideally focus on websites that don’t have affiliate links. Of course still it’s possible competing casinos may run the websites, so don’t rely on them alone.

If an online casino has been around for some time, they are bound to have both good and bad reviews. Often misunderstandings and misinterpretations by players can lead to a bad experience. And when players have a bad experience, they tend to post details of their story on gambling forums. But always be skeptical of any feedback on gambling forums, whether it’s good or bad. It only takes one person to post multiple negative or positive reviews about a competing product or service, making it look like multiple people share a similar experience.

The majority of negative information about online casinos has to do with poor customer service, or refused payouts. Any company can have poor customer service, perhaps because an employee had a bad day and didn’t fully respond to an email. This doesn’t make the company bad. Payout refusal is a bit more complicated though. But generally if a casino refuses to pay out winnings, it’s usually because the player has not met minimum wagering requirements. This means that the player accepted a deposit bonus, and has not bet the minimum amount before requesting a withdrawal. This isn’t at all the casino’s fault. If the player’s fault for failing to read and adhere to the terms of service.

In all with a bit of time and research, it’s quite easy to determine if a casino is likely honest. But big licensed casinos don’t necessarily mean honest. In fact there is one particular very large online casino, which readily blocks accounts that win too much. So basically you either consistently lose, or don’t play at all. It’s legal because the casino is allowed to refuse service. It’s not particularly fair to players. Nevertheless, the majority of casinos (online or not) will eventually take action against consistent winners, one way or another. But the honest online casinos are more likely to review weaknesses in the games, than to place restrictions on players accounts.