Good question, and this is god’s honest truth.
Had major issues with my ex, and she left the family home taking the kids.
So to drown my sorrows I went to Adelaide casino late 2006, I concocted some roulette system covering 28 numbers, the losing numbers were all evenly spaced apart to prevent the dealer section spinning against me. I did post the system on GG and as usual it got lambasted.
Anyway flat betting using $25 chips, 6 on the 1st Col and 8 splits costing me $350 per spin, I had no idea how I was doing, as I was pocketing the chips, all I kept an eye on was, I needed 3.5 wins to recoup after any loss. I vividly remember the croupier was a trainee, friendly as anything, the table was busy with it being a Friday. After many hours I called it a night and made my way to the cashier, low and behold I made roughly $5k.
Feeing rather chuffed and not thinking about my ex in the slightest, I went back Sat night and I repeated my success. Not bad for two nights, $10k profit. Of course I now didn’t give a shit about the ex, and was only thinking of how much money I would make.
Sunday night, went looking for the same croupier, couldn’t spot her anywhere, instead all these strange faces I hadn’t noticed before, so what, the system works, give it ago, bad move. Got my ass handed to me on a plate, can’t remember the damage done, but still in profit.
Unfortunately to overcome the 3.5 wins to recoup, I decided to fast track that part by doubling up after any loss, the worst thing I could have done. Maybe the casino got wise to why their take wasn’t as expected, or the clocked me cashing out, who knows, I was a novice gambler.
Because my system was fixed, one of losing numbers was 24. Again a night I will never forget, the twat of a dealer was named Robert. Anyway I put $350 on the layout, 24 hits, so I’m thinking bad start, double everything up, now $700 on the table, 24 hits again, major WTF. Double up again $1400 on the table, I paid no attention to the Robert or the spin, because I walked away to stub out a cigarette, came back to the table and 24 hit again. Then Robert kinda let the cat of the bag, looked me directly in the eye and said to me “what were the odds in that”? The way he said it, was enough for me to deduce it all was deliberate and calculated.
No doubt Robert got employee of the month, his nice gold bracelet and picture on the wall, which happens at Sky Shitty when they are ranked as “being good for the casino”???
It was a harsh lesson learnt, to the tune of 20k, have only dabbled with Roulette since, I prefer to stay away from casino games where the dealers influence each outcome, I’ve seen and heard too much over the years to ever trust them to give me a fair and random spin, like I say I was a newbie, if I ever played roulette, I would bet after ball release etc.
I did recoup that $20k, albeit at the Baccarat tables.