Roulette Ball Changing
Have you noticed that the roulette balls are often changed? Why do they do that? What is the purpose of replacing the balls almost after each spin?
We all know that sooner or later the roulette ball needs to be replaced with a new one, as all of them spoil, can get cracked defected and so on. But in recent years the casinos went crazy and switch the balls so often that the many players are annoyed with this fact, but at online casinos you don't have to change the balls.
Who and Why?
According to the casino rules, the only person who can replace the roulette ball is a pit boss. Some pit bosses demand to replace the ball if it“flies away” from the table. They fear that the ball was defective and it seems that they do not even suspect that the dealer could throw it a bit harder than he should have. Some pit bosses even replace the ball after each spin.
Also some casinos’ superiors believe that often ball replacing can save them from the biased wheel attacks, which is quite strange. If the wheel is biased, the same weight and size of the new ball would not correct or change anything. But a lot of the pit bosses know that a good ball on a well-balanced wheel would not alter anything, as each spin of the wheel is independent.
At the same time there are some strong reasons for replacing the balls. There are smart conmen, who can bring a remote controlled roulette ball and pick the numbers they like for winning. Such an event happened in Austria, where the gang won about $700,000 and escaped. The dealer accidentally learned about the scamming – when he picked the ball, it stuck to his cufflink. He told the officers and they started searching but the gang was gone. Fortunately, they had video of the game and figured out the scheme of the “team,” where were one gambler, two ball controllers and two “defenders”who watched the table and could distract attention, if necessary.
Nowadays, in order to avoid such destiny, the casinos place a magnetic compass on the table. The dealer puts a ball on it before throwing to check if it is influenced on. It is an easy way to learn if there is any magnetic field around the table.
Visitors = Victims?
But not only the visitors can fool the house – the house can do the same thing to the visitors. You might have noticed that the ball bounces few times and lands in the pocket of no bets, makes strange moves. Luckily it rarely happens. It means that the ball is controlled. That is why some smart people designed a device that can catch magnetic field impulses. If it does, it vibrates and you know that you should not play at that table. You neither should show the device off. But the main thing is that both the house and other players can influence the ball. You never know. Before sitting at the roulette table, check out for the roulette tips. So, be careful in choosing the table for your victorious spin!
Wonderful invention of the casinos in Las Vegas. They inscribe in it everybody, who was brave enough to cheat and win millions on that but later was caught red-handed, imprisoned and nobody wants to see him/her in the house.