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Online roulette safe?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by ard, May 19, 2003.

    May 19, 2003
  1. ard

    ard Dormant account

    Hi everyone,

    For a few weeks I have been playing roulette at William Hill, only betting on the easy bets, such as red etc. I've been using a system that works very well offline. After starting, I made some nice winnings, but as I went further it started to go downhill. Long losing streaks started to get the best of my reserves, and these streaks started to occur more and more often. It really gave me the idea that maybe the computer (or operator) was onto me, and manipulated the results so that I would lose.

    Since I played the same way for a couple of weeks at the same casino, I could imagine that people who monitor it recognize it. But an honest casino wouldn't use that information to make me lose, would it? Since I took care to select a casino with a virtual unblemished reputation (William Hill) I guess it would really be all random. But now I'm starting to think otherwise.

    Can anyone ease my paranoid mind, or could even the supposedly reputable casinos bend the rules a little, in order to sabotage a system that a player is using?
  2. May 19, 2003
  3. jpm

    jpm Dormant account

    I believe that Roulette is one of the easiest of the computerized games to manipulate, along with Keno & Slots. I don't usually play Roulette because of this very reason. I've experienced similar results at other online casinos, and wonder myself if it is being manipulated. Do you notice different results when you bet more or less per spin? I've seen that happen before. Been on a hot streak when I'm betting $1-2/hand, then I up the stakes and go cold, reduce them again and its hot again. Maybe coincidence, maybe not.

    I've never heard anyone suggest this is the case at William Hill, but its certainly a possibility anywhere online. Unless you actually are watching the ball physically spinning in the wheel at a land based casino, then it could be quite easily rigged (of course it could be in the land based casino too, but less likely I think).
  4. May 20, 2003
  5. ard

    ard Dormant account

    JPM, what do you think -
    would online multiplayer roulette be safer than playing solo?
  6. May 20, 2003
  7. jpm

    jpm Dormant account

    Hard to say really. It would be just as easy to manipulate if the casino wanted to, but would be more obvious to a group of people that this was happening perhaps. It would need to be a more intelligent type of manipulation though to make it not look like its cheating, but then the casino could just throw a shill into the mix to make it look like someone is winning. Still a bit of a crap shoot really (pardon the pun, I couldn't resist!).
  8. May 28, 2003
  9. gambler

    gambler Dormant account

    This is the very nature of randomness.
    Some you win some you lose.
    I have had games on BJ where my bank is virtually a straight line down, then others is a straight line up.
    Others fluctuate up and down.
    It is random, it is totally unpredictable, you will have good days you will have bad days.
  10. May 29, 2003
  11. hip_hop

    hip_hop Dormant account

    Why would they? William Hill is a well established bricks and mortar organization with a reputation to protect. You play roulette. Even with a single zero wheel they have a very healthy advantage. Double zero? Fahgetaboutit! Whatever hair brained money management system you are playing it will not overcome the house advantage long term. Period. This has been mathematically proven. I will not go into it further here. If you are playing roulette at William Hill you are safe. Feel free to lose your money at about 5% all day long. Enjoy yourself if you can, just don't expect to make any money doing it.
  12. May 28, 2012
  13. joshef

    joshef Banned User

    That’s good that you have make money from casino games. You can also try for online casino sites, as these sites offer many verities of odds and offer to the bettor to bet. You can enjoy the fun of casino from your home only.
  14. May 28, 2012
  15. blonde

    blonde Senior Member

    Writer/Freelancer, 7 years and going strong.
    London, Aussie...hell who knows
  16. May 28, 2012
  17. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

    Doing everyone else's job.

    My luck ran out.

    The end.

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