gpac1377
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March 24th, 2014 at 12:28:18 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

He has said before, it's all about bet selection. You just bet on what's going to come up and you win. It's not rocket science.


Here's my current "It's not rocket science" hall of fame:

Quote: gr8player

It's not "rocket science", Walkinshaw30t......but, that said, it'll never be resolved with any "mechanical bet selection".


Quote: soxfan

I have been making a fulltime income playing bac for the past several years.

It ain't rocket science, baby, hey hey!


Quote: CrapsGenious

it's not rocket science. Random rolls can never be really random.


Quote: gr8player

It ain't rocket science, my friends. Just some good ol' patience and discipline and planned play, both bet selection- and money management-wise.


I thought there would be more, but apparently I'm deficient at searching. For what it's worth, I was never very good at rocket science :(
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michael99000
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March 24th, 2014 at 12:32:03 PM permalink
Quote: gpac1377

Quote: AxiomOfChoice

He has said before, it's all about bet selection. You just bet on what's going to come up and you win. It's not rocket science.


Here's my current "It's not rocket science" hall of fame:

Quote: gr8player

It's not "rocket science", Walkinshaw30t......but, that said, it'll never be resolved with any "mechanical bet selection".


Quote: soxfan

I have been making a fulltime income playing bac for the past several years.

It ain't rocket science, baby, hey hey!


Quote: CrapsGenious

it's not rocket science. Random rolls can never be really random.


Quote: gr8player

It ain't rocket science, my friends. Just some good ol' patience and discipline and planned play, both bet selection- and money management-wise.


I thought there would be more, but apparently I'm deficient at searching. For what it's worth, I was never very good at rocket science :(



That Hall of Fame is located just across the street from the "I play in the short term, so the house edge doesn't affect me" hall of fame. I believe many are members of both.
AxiomOfChoice
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March 24th, 2014 at 1:30:35 PM permalink
Quote: gpac1377

Here's my current "It's not rocket science" hall of fame:



My favorite was from one of my math profs. He was explaining something complicated (I don't remember what) and some people were not paying attention. He turned to them and said (paraphrased): Hey! Pay attention! This isn't rocket science, you know -- it's actually difficult.
Scooter77
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March 24th, 2014 at 4:06:28 PM permalink
Quote: tazz1313

I'm a bit of a n00b to roulette. And I'm not confused by the rules of the game, but rather an interesting behavior:

Before the ball is spun, people make a few casual bets. But the second the ball is spun, people start going crazy dropping random bets all over the place before the 'dealer' says 'GTFO, no more bets.'

Is this simply roulette's form of superstitious gameplay, or is there an actual strategy to betting at the last minute?

Thanks :)



As a long-time roulette dealer, I got the feeling that most players heard the sound of the ball and felt compelled to hurry up and get their bets down.

Some players might have believed that they could track the dealer while still others might have had a heightened sense of paranoia that made them believe that waiting would avoid having the dealer spin 'away' from their bets.
Lemieux66
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March 24th, 2014 at 4:35:29 PM permalink
Quote: Scooter77

As a long-time roulette dealer, I got the feeling that most players heard the sound of the ball and felt compelled to hurry up and get their bets down.

Some players might have believed that they could track the dealer while still others might have had a heightened sense of paranoia that made them believe that waiting would avoid having the dealer spin 'away' from their bets.



Can a highly HIGHLY skilled roulette spinner make the ball go in the general vacinity of where he wants it to go?
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RonC
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March 24th, 2014 at 4:39:41 PM permalink
Quote: Lemieux66

Can a highly HIGHLY skilled roulette spinner make the ball go in the general vacinity of where he wants it to go?



Yes. If he or she has the skill, they can get it to land on one of the numbers every single time.

Those with less experience sometimes fail to keep the ball on the table.
geoff
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March 24th, 2014 at 5:02:19 PM permalink
There hasn't been any real evidence of a person able to do so under real life conditions.
Pando
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March 24th, 2014 at 6:33:18 PM permalink
Quote: Lemieux66

Can a highly HIGHLY skilled roulette spinner make the ball go in the general vacinity of where he wants it to go?



At my local casino on Saturday last, the dealer spun a 14, and then said to the players (only 3 of us) that 31 would be a good
bet next time. He spun 31 (on a single zero wheel).

On other occasions I have heard the dealer say something like "you guys should be betting the bottom of the wheel"
(usually when the dealer has hit the same zone 10 times in a row). The ball stayed exactly in the same area again.
gpac1377
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March 24th, 2014 at 6:40:06 PM permalink
Quote: Pando

At my local casino on Saturday last, the dealer spun a 14, and then said to the players (only 3 of us) that 31 would be a good
bet next time. He spun 31 (on a single zero wheel).

On other occasions I have heard the dealer say something like "you guys should be betting the bottom of the wheel"
(usually when the dealer has hit the same zone 10 times in a row). The ball stayed exactly in the same area again.


Can you recall any instances of the dealer's advice being wrong?
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Pando
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March 24th, 2014 at 8:34:38 PM permalink
Actually no. Its rare that they say anything like that, usually the tables are too busy for idle chat, but last week it wasnt

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