Roulette is a game in which the casino holds a slight edge over the players. That is, of course, unless the player can figure out a way to cheat the casino. Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “there’s no way to rig a game of random chance.” And you would be incorrect.
Roulette is different from games such as blackjack in that unless you are committing an illegal act, the house has an advantage.
In blackjack, a player can gain an edge by counting cards. This isn’t illegal, but the casino will likely throw a card counter out if caught. Like any business, casinos have a right to refuse service to anyone.
But when it comes to cheating the casino in a game such as roulette, it’s a criminal act that will be dealt with in a court of law. That’s because card counting can’t be proven in court, whereas using one of the cheating methods below, it’s very easy to prove.
There are illegal and legal ways players can cheat the casino playing roulette. Let’s first take a look at the illegal methods.
If you know how to modify a roulette wheel and have the balls to try and pull it off, you can make a whole heck of a lot of money. But you run the risk of spending a significant amount of time in prison, so don’t do it.
Cheaters have figured out ways to modify the wheel so that the ball bounces in specific areas, making it easier to predict the outcome of a spin.
Using Magnetic Balls
It doesn’t happen very often as it’s incredibly difficult to pull off without getting caught, but using magnetic balls would make it nice and easy for the player to win consistently.
However, it’s just too much of a risk for most players to even attempt it. The cameras would catch even the sneakiest criminal.
There are a few legal methods for cheating the casino in live roulette but the main one is called “wheel clocking”.
This isn’t something any ordinary person could pull off. You need to be disciplined, intelligent and able to pay close attention. Basically, the cheater uses electronic devices to store data that makes it possible to time the spin to project the outcome of the spin.
Online Roulette Cheating
Skilled gamblers aren’t just able to cheat in a brick-and-mortar casino. Cheating happens quite often at online casinos as well. It’s more difficult to pull off but certainly not impossible.
If the online casino uses a random number generator (RNG), it’s not possible to cheat the casino. It’s basically a slot machine, which can’t be beat. That isn’t real roulette though.
If your online casino is using an RNG for roulette, find somewhere else to play.
One thing you should be aware of is anyone trying to sell you a book or seminar on how to cheat the online casinos.
There are many scammers out there who claim to have some guaranteed system. The truth that actually the only system they have that’s real is taking your money.
Just remember this: If the methods truly did work, no one would share their techniques with anyone else for fear of the online casinos making adjustments.
How Brick-and-Mortar Casinos Protect Themselves
If you’ve ever walked into a casino, you’ve probably noticed all the cameras. They are everywhere.
There are dozens of cameras in every casino. On the ceilings and walls, inside slot machines and even built into the tables. Wherever you go, the cameras will follow.
The eyes in the sky are there to ensure you don’t try to cheat the house. Cheating in a casino is punishable by law and can land someone in prison for years in nearly every country or state.
The cameras aren’t just watching the patrons. They are also watching employees.
Customers aren’t the only ones who try to cheat the casino. There are many examples of employees working alongside a customer to gain an edge over the house.
Roulette dealers are required to abide by certain restrictions. They must show the camera they don’t have any devices in their hands after each wheel spin. This is done to prove they aren’t using any sort of magnetic devices to assist players in cheating.
The cameras also pay close attention to the dealers in order to ensure they aren’t stealing chips and the same goes for the players.
How Online Casinos Protect Themselves
Even though it is more difficult to cheat the casino online, these companies take security very seriously. It all starts by having a third-party auditor test the authenticity of the software.
The eyes in the sky online are security software which monitors activity on the website. It would be extremely difficult to rig the outcome of each spin. But not impossible.
Verdict: Is It Possible To Cheat In Roulette?
Cheating happens at online and offline casinos and not just in roulette.
Gamblers attempt to cheat the house in blackjack, poker, sports betting and even slot machines.
It’s far more difficult to cheat a casino these days than it used to be. For example, back in the day fake coins were used by cheaters to rig slot machines. Now that coin-operated slot machines are almost non-existent these days, that doesn’t happen very often.
In roulette, cheating the casino online is tough to pull off. But it can happen in a brick-and-mortar gambling venue if the cheater is skilled and can find an employee to work in conjunction with.
With that said, trying to cheat the casino is never a smart idea.
First off, it’s difficult to accomplish. But even if you know what you’re doing, the eyes in the sky will catch you and you’ll probably end up in jail. And for what? A few bucks? Don’t do it!