For Professional Roulette Players — How to Bypass Surveillance
For high-skilled players, winning at roulette is not some mumbo jumbo. Yet, when you are on a winning streak, you probably won’t stay under the radar. Casinos wouldn’t be such resilient and prosperous businesses if they had been open-handed throughout history.
Players have their roulette systems and strategies while gambling houses have their countermeasures. Majority of these institutions are vast and jam-packed places with a buzzy atmosphere. To prevent any possible situations in which the house would be at a financial loss, they have been walking hand in hand with technological progress. Nowadays, you won’t just encounter security staff in casinos, but you may also notice sophisticated surveillance systems.
Like big brother’s eyes, they are watching you from above. And they are landing their eyes to each other. There may be misunderstandings between them from time to time. But don’t let that full you; they will always keep each other’s backs; like all kin.
Hence, what can one do to dodge that and continue to profit from roulette while remaining invisible? There are certain ways to stay behind the scene.
Usually, the first thing that will cross your mind as a way to strategically evade the watchful eye is to blend into the mass. Yes, it can be useful. Though it may be easier to follow the spin of the wheel, the risk is always higher at the tables with fewer people. It is not unusual for gamblers to gravitate towards mildly crowded tables. They are more cheerful, and besides, more players — more waggers.
Still, do not chase those overcrowded tables. Too many people will make it harder for you to focus.
Try Not to Have Sid Vicious Hairstyle
Although blending in the crowd is useful as a camouflage, it doesn’t mean that you should actually wear camo. It would be too much. You would be noticed for sure. Instead, you should have in mind another type of blending in. If the majority of players look like James Bond, you should follow that fashion as well. Try not to attract other people’s gazes too much. The roulette table is not the place to impress people with your attitude or outfit if you want to stay low and continue to win money.
Aside from that, you should try not to visit the same casino over and over again. Moreover, if you are bent on visiting just a few places, try to pick up employees’ shifts and visit at various times.
There is no need to be a familiar face to those surveillance teams because if they or others in the house realize that you are a regular customer, and on top of that, that you are a winner, they will undoubtedly keep an eye on you. So be smart and make your timetable such that you meet different personnel as much as possible.
Generally, casinos provide notepads, stickers, or other sorts of paper and pens for you to jot something down. If you need to scribble something, use their supplies.
On top of that, do not use regular pointers and make it too obvious. If you do that, someone could take it as a technique (read — roulette strategy) and spotlights will turn your way. Instead, develop your own codes or just adapt your notes in order to cover your tracks.
The pen is always mightier than the sword.
Do Not Take Bribe
Nowadays, gambling business is like a Roman arena. Casinos are trying to attract the crowd. Panem et circem (bread and games) for the people. The competition is vicious.
Whether you are playing roulette online, in some Las Vegas/Atlantic City casino, or even a live dealer game, they will try to keep you for themselves. They will offer you some accolades, such as bonuses, loyalty cards, free drinks, anything.
Alas, it is a two-way street. Yep, you will undoubtedly enjoy your freshly acquired prerogatives. Yet, ask yourself, is it worth it!? Remember, you have to take all casinos’ gifts with a grain of salt. If you commit, you must pay the price; and that is your independence — your freedom of choice pertaining to when and by whom to be noticed.
As they have a habit of having an oar in every man’s boat, they certainly won’t stay out of yours. You’ll give them a sniper with the finest optical sight. They will track and shoot you down. You won’t be able to get on a winning streak, let alone use any of your betting systems.
Smile, You’re on Candid Camera!
As in the famous show (Candid Camera), the cameras are hidden, but there aren’t just a few of them — these places are completely covered. They will certainly catch your pretty face — so, smile. As the cameras track you, they record you. Also, they keep these recordings which they can later review if necessary.
So maybe the best way to avoid any scrutiny is to follow the wise advice — don’t put all your eggs in one basket. You have to come to the scene prepared; with a plan. You should not stick to that one table that matches all your criteria as if your life depends on it. Mingle a bit. Try some other casino games — slot machines, for instance, or a European roulette wheel for a change.
Ordinary gamblers do that. Even if you suffer some loses in those games, you can always count on roulette, under the supposition that you have adequate strategies up your sleeve. We assume you don’t need advice on bankroll management.
Don’t forget to change your roulette strategies from time to time. Furthermore, it is always better to place a bet and lose than to be banned by casinos because of some shady business. Think about future benefits, not only your present winnings. Rome wasn’t built in one day.
Big or Small
It will not be like you’re screaming from the top of your lungs that you’re a professional gambler if you get $1,000–$2,000 per week. Unless you are one of the few players in a casino.
Professional gamblers have various approaches regarding the size of their winnings. The majority goes with small wins in a row. Yet, the bolder one uses the “blitzen” tactic. They often go for the big one on a single spin — around $25,000 or more; then they fly from the crime scene. Afterward, they avoid that casino for some time.
The second one is pretty risky. It can provoke the house to hang your glorious face on a virtual wall shared between casinos. Voila, you’ll be targeted by every facial recognition system. You can always play for some time, then take a walk, have a refreshment, and return later to resume the game.
At the End of the Day
If your winnings attract the flies, it won’t come to some men in black taking you to the back room and bashing you. They will probably try to keep you at the table and make you lose that money. Another possibility — the house will somehow compel you to leave. They have their ways. Subsequently, if you don’t want to waste your money, you’ll hit the road.
Casinos’ usual measures are altering the ball or replacing the ball. Some even change the speed of the wheel. In these situations, it is better to go away and come to play another day because they are showing you, in a polite manner, that it is time to pack your bags and leave.
These are common consequences of being detected or caught on surveillance. Don’t let anyone scare you with apocalyptic prophecies, such as a ban. Nevertheless, you and other gamblers are the ones that keep casinos alive. They certainly won’t bite off the hand that feeds them. Instead, they will, more likely, try to “bribe” you with free luxuries, rooms with full services, or similar. That is their method of keeping the bucks in the house.