Roulette Dealer Signature
Just like there couldn’t be two identical manuscripts in all the world, so can’t two roulette dealers spin the ball the exact same way every single time. This is what we gamblers like to call the Dealer’s Signature; because it is a personal expression of the dealer’s own unique, ball-spinning technique. The force, the speed and the rotation of the ball, all depends on how the dealer chooses to play his part.
Unless the dealer is a decade-long experienced professional, chances are that his spins are going to vary between one throw and the next. Be that as it may, some casinos do have concerns about players using the dealer’s signature to their advantage. This is why besides ball switching and anti-magnetic equipment, casinos managers also prefer changing their dealers now and again. This is done ‘just in case’ something is not right; and not because casinos expect you to cheat or anything like that.
Playing against a dealer who is somewhat consistent in his throws, might seem like the preferable scenario if one was trying to cheat the game; but studies have proven time and time and again, that the initial force and spin of the ball, has little to do with the actual end result.
After reviewing video-recording from hundreds of different roulette spins, it had been more or less concluded that spin of the ball pretty much disappears after making 6-5 spins; turning it completely irrelevant for anyone watching (measuring). To elaborate; when a roulette ball is hurled around the wheel, it would make about 20 spins before settling in one of the ball sockets on the centrepiece. Methods such as visual tracking and making computer predictions only work, after the ball had been given some time to spin. No predictions should be made before the ball is left with no more than 7-8 rotations before coming to a stop.
Expectations from Observing the Dealer’s Signature
Therefore, we have to ask ourselves whether it is possible to predict the outcome of a spin with some reasonable degree of accuracy simply by observing the dealer. The answer to that is both yes and no. Traditional roulette is different from its online counterpart in that it requires living people to work the table. While virtual roulette might produce random numbers all the time, in the physical world, nothing is really truly random. Dealers are only human and as such, they are fully prone to mistakes just like any of us. While an experienced dealer might have perfected the art of ball spinning, there is still room for error. If you can recognize it and exploit it, then things might work out very well for you.
This sounds fun and all, but there is more to this than meets the eye. To gain a full grasp of the dealer’s signature, you will need to know exactly how they throw the ball. This can be done only after observing a large number of spins, no less than 100 of them. Of course, the same dealer needs to be at the table the entire time.
Ultimately, observing the dealer may produce varying results. There is no guarantee that you will catch them making an error or getting a hang of their signature. What’s more, casinos have measures in place to prevent players from getting an unfair advantage. In any event, trying to feel out the dealer will rarely provide a positive outcome. There are simply too many factors in place for you to reasonably predict how a spin will end. Still, you only need a couple of successful predictions to make it right.