Roulette – my favourite casino game! It´s a game of chance, at least for the most of us. For one man and his assistants it was a game they wanted to turn into a money machine to every prize. They put such an effort to crack the game that they spent years in preparations and studies until they had figured it all out and was ready to skin the casino.
The mastermind behind the plan was a man named Joseph Jagger. He figured out that if he could find an askew roulettewheel, he could take advantage of that to figure out on which numbers the ball most often landed. Said and done, after a couple of years of studiying roulette wheels the plan was set into action.
Everything worked out accordingly to the plan for a couple of days until the casino understood something fishy was going on. They then switched places of the roulette tables, but soon Mr Jagger found his golden wheel again and continued to cash in until the casino made the final draw that stopped his winning sessions. They started to rotate the numbers on the wheel instead, which made it impossible for Mr Jagger to know which numbers the ball most likely would land on.
This story is just one example of many about people that have tried to overcome the game of chance. Throughout the casino history people have tried to cheat and manipulate the games to their own favour. Some, like Jagger, have instead used the inbuilt weakness in the game for making money.
The casinos are ofcourse very well aware of this and are always on guard. In a landbased casino there is surveillence cameras everywhere to make sure there´s no cheating going on. That´s also why casinos don´t allow you to give your bet to the dealers hand, instead you should place the bet on the table. That´s to make sure no foul play between dealers and casino players take place.
If someone tries to convince you that they have the perfect strategy for winning at roulette, then you should be on your guard because there is no such thing as a perfect strategy. Then the casinos would have stopped offering the game for a long time ago since they don´t want to loose money.
As I said before, the history are full of interesting cheating histories and maybe I will tell you more about them in another post. If you are interested in this subject I recommend the old fictive tv-serie Las Vegas. The Las Vegas serie I really fell for was the one when you could follow the security behind the scene and how they are working to make sure no one at the casino are cheating. In every episode some new drama, often kinda funny, happens and you will the follow how the security and surveillance team are handling the situation.
I think you can buy the tv-serie as a dvd-box at the Internet if you are interested. One of the main actors in the serie is Josh Duhamel.