Live Roulette Wheel and Clocking

Live Roulette Wheel and ClockingIn our strategy articles, you can find a plethora of tips and tricks you can use to improve your Roulette playing skills. We have presented different strategies you can apply to get an advantage over the house and win and now we want to tell you more about so-called clocking, a Roulette system that can help you lower the house edge.

This Roulette system is based on physics of the Roulette wheel and can be compared with card counting in Blackjack as you are supposed to closely monitor spinning of the wheel and ball revolving and remember the winning numbers. Although this is not the easiest of the systems you can apply, it can substantially improve your odds in the long run.

What is Clocking in Roulette?

Clocking is a Roulette technique that can be applied to tables hosted by real-life dealers only, which means that you can use it when playing the game at land-based casinos or at live casino tables. Standard online Roulette games are operated by the RNG and deliver perfectly random results. Unlike them, physical Roulette wheels tend to develop bias due to flaws of its parts or the way a dealer releases the ball. When we know this, we can identify patterns in the way the wheel spins and the ball revolves that can help us beat the casino.

Clocking can be done with a device like a computer or smartphone, but you have to be cautious as this activity is perceived as illegal by most casinos. The main goal is to identify as many numbers as possible to predict the ones the ball will land on in future spins of the wheel. This is an advanced system for more experienced players and requires full attention and concentration.

How to Clock the Wheel

To start using this technique you should remember the numbers where the dealer releases the ball and those on which the ball lands. Instead of remembering the exact numbers, you can remember the sections of the wheel and the numbers they contain. When the wheel is operated by a real-life dealer or croupier, it is not difficult to determine the speed of the ball. In most cases, each dealer has their own signature you can take advantage of and this can help us predict the outcomes of every round. So-called “dominant diamonds” can come in handy too. Every Roulette table has diamonds or disruptors and when the ball hits some of them more often than others, they are called dominant.

You start clocking by counting the number of revolutions of the ball which is typically between 27 and 29. The more precise the croupier is the higher chances of clocking the wheel efficiently. The best way to apply this technique is by dividing the wheel into 4 sections. Each of the sections consists of 9 numbers and if we know the release point of the ball and its speed, we can predict where the ball will land on the wheel. Betting on each and every number on the given section will cost us 9 units but a potential payout is 36 units.

Do’s and Don’ts

+ Be patient. It takes time to clock the wheel and identify the pattern in which the ball spins around the wheel.

+ Set aside a sum of money you can afford to lose while clocking the wheel.

+ Find a dealer that is precise enough so that you can determine the speed of the ball.

+ Make sure to keep a low profile and not get caught by the casino. You should try to win moderate amounts to avoid looking suspiciously.

+ Know patterns at different tables and casinos and switch them.

+ Keep in mind that playing Roulette should be fun above all.

– Don’t use apps for clocking. Not only that they can be a scam but using them can draw the attention of the casino’s security.

– Don’t stick too long to a single Roulette table or you may end up noticed by the casino’s security and banned from playing.

Closing Thoughts

Clocking the Roulette wheel takes time and patience. Some may say that this system is not that efficient, but given that Roulette is all about physics, it seems as the most reasonable system you can apply. On the other hand, it may take hundreds of spins before you really detect bias and identify the pattern. Obviously, this system requires money and time and sometimes you may not find bias at all.

Another thing you should keep in mind is that casinos tend to move roulette wheels and change dealers to prevent players from taking advantage of potential bias. Trying to clock as many Roulette wheels as possible can be exhausting and you can never be quite sure if you have done it right. These are some of the disadvantages of clocking the Roulette wheel, yet knowing where the ball will land can, no doubt, help you beat the casino in the long run.