IN THE ZONE
In the zone, what does that mean to a GPM roulette player? It means that the player can look at the randomness flow of numbers coming out as a string of spins after spins and is able to detect the flow of characters being generated, apply to certain strategies, and act accordingly.
I am sure that most uninformed players have experienced winning one hit after another, without knowing why. They are just in the zone. A GPM player knows when and why this phenomenon occurs and takes advantage.
A beginner will notice the strategies offered by the casino, your typical red, black, odd, even, 1-18, 19-36, dozens, and columns. What they would see, whether consciously or subconsciously, for example, red has come in many times and also notice that it's coming in the 2nd dozen.
So, now they place their chips on the 2nd dozen. A novice who has developed some kind of strategy would place straight up chips on numbers 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, and 23, all red in the second dozen.
A GPM player would see that these red numbers belong to sections 4 and 6 on the American wheel, choose to play only the red numbers in section six, 18, 19, 21 and add an extra chip on number 18 because even, low, 3rd column numbers are also running.
What makes an individual say to themselves, "I think red is about to take a run." Ask yourself. Are you in the zone?
It's very important to reflect on a win. "Wow, that was easy." Why? Winning is the result of doing the right things at the right time, sticking to the discipline that you have practiced for many hours.
Losing, on the hand, comes when the rules of engagement is compromised. Did you stop, for example, at your prescribed stop loss?, which by the way would have prevented a major disaster. There will be session losses. But, it will be "contained" to a minimum, instead of losing you entire bank.
So, winning is tied to discipline. Losing, unfortunately, is associated with having a leak, tired, insufficient bankroll, scared money, drinking, drugs, compulsive behavior, to name a few. I believe we create our own Good Luck. We, also, bring upon ourselves Bad Luck. Continue to be disciplined and eliminate the leaks.
In other words, "Keep it in check." KIIC
My faith in mankind has been validated today. Thank you. I am humbled and honored to be part of a group of GPM roulette players around the world. These professional roulette players are not just gamblers, they hold themselves to a higher standard and integrity.
Anyone who plays 24 numbers is an idiot.
No Fear is what separates the professionals from the amateurs.
Roulette inspiration comes in many forms. Sometimes if look and stare at something long enough, the answer becomes clear. Unfortunately for some, fruition may never arrive. But as long as you believe, the journey never ends.
When other forms of roulette started to emerge, I was a strong advocate of not playing RNG or airball roulette machines. Presently, it is much easier to win on an airball machine than it is to win on live tables. What led to this conclusion? Strategy research and development to counter the maximum bet of 35.00 per spin, have produced amazing results, just another break through in the war against the casino.
If you want to avoid someone, loan them 20.00.
In the movie, The Medicine Man, a compound used to produce a cure for a disease is found in a rare ant, not the flower that hosts the ants. Anyone can create a Matrix. It is not the Matrix that holds the secret to the Holy Grail, but the numbers within the Matrix that offers the Holy Grail.
The number seven, there is a reason why seven is a lucky number. Below is a quote from a Google search.
"What does the number 7 mean?
The number 7 is the seeker, the thinker, the searcher of Truth (notice the capital 'T'). The 7 doesn't take anything at face value -- it is always trying to understand the underlying, hidden truths. The 7 knows that nothing is exactly as it seems and that reality is often hidden behind illusions."
Magic can be found in the number 7, advanced GPM students know it's power.
Roulette cannot be beaten by pure mathematics. Ask the math fanatics. Try to prove them wrong. They will torture you with proven facts. Instead, roulette can be conquered by the world of probability, data analytics, and significant statistics. It's not a pure science, not by a long shot. However, the approach will surprisingly produce consistent results, much like today's weather predictions: probability, data analytics, and significant statistics.
It appears that most players are trying to defeat random by organizing numbers, systems, and methods. Here's a thought. Why not conquer random by being random, in an organized manner, making random no longer random.
What? You say, exactly. Figure that out and you will hold the key.
The secret to understanding roulette is in nature. I once pondered how coral survived in the ocean. How did they eat? I knew what they ate (plankton). What was their strategy to capture a moving target?
Was the movement of plankton random? Or was there a pattern of movement?
Are past spins relevant? If so, how do you use that information? If not, is there a way to "contain" random?
Nature holds the secret to both mindsets. The strategies are governed by nature. I say this to give the roulette player something to think about.
I wanted to talk about the importance of knowing all of the numbers on the wheel. This notion is directed towards people who do not value this skill.
I see the wheel as a treasure map. Without it, I would be wandering aimlessly. Imagine you are on a row boat on the ocean, just floating. You have no goals, just going with the tide. Hopefully, you will find land before the elements kill you.
If you have a goal in mind, possess a map, and enough provisions to get there, chances are you will succeed. Memorizing the numbers on the wheel will open your vision to see how the ball is moving and what numbers the ball is favoring, not only in sections, but in intervals.
Once you have that roulette map, all you have to do is figure out what direction you will take to reach your destination.
Mathematically, European wheel has a lesser house edge. If you add a second zero to the European wheel, then the house edge is equal to the American wheel.
Although it is easier to memorize the American wheel, because of how the numbers are arranged on the wheel, the European wheel has the same identical strategies as the American wheel, although the numbers are arranged differently on the wheel.
When the roulette player learns the multiple aspects of each roulette wheel, they would be able to understand the importance of each number placement.
I have read the many debates about using past spins as a means to predict future spins, which is a natural human behavior. The wheel has no memory. So, the debate continues.
There is an approach which does not use past spins, something that has never been posted, quite frankly, will never be posted. But it is something for which to ponder while studying principles of....
I practice my roulette skills everyday, 50 spins. I analyze every angle. This helps me to keep sharp and constantly looking for new strategies. Keep in mind, when I practice, I pretend I am at the casino, with an actual layout and chips. I read 12 numbers ascending from the bottom to the top, just like the tote boards in the casino. I have loud music in the background to assimilate the casino, because my brain needs to feel comfortable in that kind of environment. It's a necessary routine if you want to be on top of your game. Walking is an essential part of practicing. Why?, because a roulette gambler will be moving from one casino to another. In other words, you have to exercise.
The live casinos require you to bet every spin. If you miss one or two spins, depending on what type of player you are, meaning beginner, above average or "frequent," a beginner will probably not get a reaction from the dealer. Above average will get a warning. A frequent (Pro) will be told he MUST bet every spin. Yes, the casino can tell what type of player you are.
There is no way that the casinos will ever shut down roulette tables. The majority of the players play by the rules that the game has to offer. Some may win, some may lose, but the casino will, in time, win by the house advantage.
Casinos create a following of losers by psychological warfare. Reward membership is their weapon. The more action you give the more perks you get, reward credits, tier status, free rooms, free play, free shows, free limo, etc.
Here's how the psychology works. When you win, it's a great feeling. You go home feeling great, money won and free everything. Now, they offer you more stuff and you go back. This time you lose money. You justify your loss by saying that you had all that free stuff, rooms, buffet, limo, shows. Psychologically, you say to yourself, I lost money but I had a great time and I "think" I broke even or the "value" I received equals my losses.
The cycle does not end. They offer you more free stuff because of your loyal play. If you have a reward card, you are a loser because the casino already won.
If the casino spots an advantage player, they simply refuse their patronage. So no, the casinos will never shut down the roulette games.
Are you a reward player?
Here is a typical scenario that happens when playing roulette.
The player buys in with a discrete bank, depending on the table limit, 100.00 for example on a 10.00 table minimum.
The player builds his table stake to 1,000.00 dollars. The pit-boss asks if the player has a player’s card. The answer is no. Do you want one? No thank you. This is when you ask to cash out and leave the casino.
If you lose your 100.00 or whatever you stop loss is, pull out your rewards card and ask the dealer to have the pit-boss to record your loss (play) on the card.
We as a roulette group cannot agree on the best way to learn how to beat the game of roulette. We, instead, speak about our own roulette experiences and what we have read from various disciplines and points of view: wheel-based, layout-based, physics, math, psychic, etc., disproving and justifying why a particular approach does not work.
I remember when The Roulette Formula, by Kimo Li, was first made public in 2005 regarding the many facets of dividing up the wheel and categorizing them into groups that would serve as a universal roulette language. For those players who have embraced the ideas of the Global Pie Method and later The Matrix, they are consciously and subconsciously reaping the benefits of pattern recognition and intuition. It could be as simple as which half of the wheel is the ball falling, or more complex, like reading boomerang patterns on the layout, and knowing the number relationships on the wheel.
The internal accountant retrieves information from several databases stored within the cortex of the brain, unlike a library that is well organized, but rather, data randomly scattered throughout the brain, most of the time duplicate in nature. If one part of data is “erased”, it can be traced and found in another part of the cortex. One must have data in their minds and not on a computer or cell phone. You don’t believe me. Imagine if you lost your phone. How many phone numbers do you remember?
Intuition, therefore, has a direct relationship with information gathered and stored throughout one’s experience using a set of principles that is “proven” to win consistently, which by the way, cannot happen without a universal language, set of rules, and discipline.
No pattern escapes the intuitive mind of a professional Global Pie roulette player. My intuition tells me that there is someone out there who begs to differ.
A professional roulette player is much like a professional boxer. The roulette player's nemesis is random numbers. How does one conquer random numbers? The boxer acquires the fundamental skills necessary to compete, jabs, hooks, upper cut etc. and applies certain strategies, depending on the opponent. So too does the roulette player, the player must acquire many skills, not just the basics, things like wheel head number positions, ball movement recognition, trends, pattern recognition, money management, etc.
To defeat one's opponent, a boxer must possess an arsenal of skills. He must learn everything about the opponent's habits and tendencies. Is the boxer aggressive, passive aggressive counter puncher, or multifaceted?
Random numbers behave similarly, tendencies like RRR BB R BBB R, LHLH LLL HH L, OE OE OOO EE O. From the GPM point of view, 4 6 8 5 9 7 or 1 5 3 2 6 4 etc.
The key to winning is to possess the necessary skills of identifying and classifying random numbers and applying specific strategies that will have a favorable outcome.
Most of the time boxers will accumulate points per round to win a match. Many boxers will try and often fail. However, a special boxer, a natural, will come along and possess the necessary skills to achieve a knock out consistently.
Some people are not meant to be boxers.
The most basic ball movement exercise is to study which side of the wheel the ball is favoring. To do that you must have knowledge of the numbers on the wheel, a map, the Global Pie map, American, 1, 5, 3, 2, 6, 4, European, 4, 6, 8, 5, 9, 7.
The American wheel, starting clock wise from the single zero to the double zero are three sections of six numbers labeled 1, 5, 3, also known as the “odd” half. The “even” half begins after the double zero, three sections labeled 2, 6, 4.
The European wheel, starting clockwise from the single zero to the number 10 are three sections of six numbers as well labeled 4, 6, 8 known as the “even” half of the wheel. The odd half begins with number five, three sections labeled 5, 9, 7.
The sections of the wheel are labeled by the number being in the section. For example, number 4 is in section four on the European wheel. There are two exceptions section one and two on the American wheel. Section one is next to the single zero, therefore is called section one. Section two is next to the double zero, hence section two.
So, now you have a reference point. What should you ask yourself? “Is the ball favoring the even side of the wheel or the odd side of the wheel? How do I exploit that information?”
This is a simple exercise to notice ball movement.
If you do not practice each day, 50 spins minimum, you are not a professional. Phrased differently, if you practice playing 50 spins a day, you are a professional.
What is your worth?
Every human being possesses some kind of skill. Whenever someone is in need of services from others, usually there is a transaction. I have family members who have skills which I could ask for help. I would never ask for help and not pay, maybe an exchange of services.
For example, my brother, who is a professional mechanic, could fix my vehicle for free. I would always pay him a fair price because I value his time and the years he had to study to be in that profession. More importantly, I respect his worth.
It's not about greed. My time is precious to me. If anyone wants to learn anything, they need to consider the value of what they are seeking, college education, technical skills, or roulette skills, etc., what is your worth?
END has two parts.
First, you choose what pie is likely to come in.
Second, you choose what star is also likely to come in.
Merge both pie and star. One number will be in both the pie and star.
Global Pie Four 32 15 19 04 21 02
Global Star Six 02 13 10 20 29 26
The only common number is 02.
So now, bet 02, one number, not 27 numbers
“Hi Kimo do you think during the time you studied and been involved with roulette it has become more popular worldwide, or less, or just the same?”
There have been many changes since the first time I studied roulette. Indian casinos, for example, bring marketing and awareness to roulette, making playing roulette easily accessible. Instead of going to the library to check out a book, we now have the internet. Learning about roulette is a click away. We have access to historical information, videos, and forums, etc. In terms of the popularity of roulette worldwide, there is no question that roulette is popular since I first studied roulette. However, I believe the level of interest remains the same.
Roulette may have gained worldwide popularity. But, I see many newcomers, casual, and seasoned players lose consistently. Last week, I had lunch with a friend who had worked as an accountant in a major casino. He said that casinos do not care about the advantage player, only if they exceed a certain amount, which is rare, he said. Money made from non-informed players make up the majority of their profits.
He said, most, if not all players, come to the casino with an amount they are willing to lose, not willing to win, but lose. Casinos would rather take money from players who have set a personal losing threshold before playing because the casinos know they will not break the player’s bank. Casinos do not want to break a player because they want them to come back. When players win, the player will tell their friends. When the player loses, the player will validate their losses to having a good time.
“As already mentioned by Kimo you must balance your life first: Family, friends, work, entertainment
You cannot play roulette successfully when you are not emotionally and financially stable.
First play for love of the game, and not about money. Once you learn the game money can come easily.
Roulette only has small house edge 2.7 or 5.4%
If you read Kimo's books and practise every day he already give us enough tools to overcome this edge easily
Pie strategy, star strategy, pie movement, star movement, eclipse
Analyse some spins online and walk around casino tables you can see the patterns: bow tie 69, hemisphere a and b, and so on.
Which leads to a final thought about money - money is a strange thing. The harder you reach for it the more it resists you. The less you focus on it and more on the task at hand the easier it will come to you. I think this definitely applies to roulette!”
How does a roulette player know when to bet?
The answer is when you start seeing the trends you that are familiar to you, make them your favorites. What?
No matter what vehicle you own, ever notice how often you see the same kind of car on the road. Most people randomly see various makes, models, and year every day. But, when a car like yours drives by, something strange happens; your consciousness awakens. My advice, "own" several trends, trade in your vehicle from time to time.
“...Keep roulette as a hobby. Many people enjoy photography as a hobby. These people have a job, support their own and/or others need, and enjoy photography in their free time. Maybe, after a few years, someone notices that their level of photography has got to a high level and starts buying their photographs. This hobby then becomes profitable. Although, on their camera, they have many experimental, bad photographs. But that is the fun of their hobby.
Also it is not just you who has a "birthright", everyone has the right to a happy life. Everyone has the right to become who they want to be. But this is not automatic, you have to go and create the life that you want. You are not going to wake up tomorrow as the CEO of Microsoft just because you think you deserve it. If you want to be the CEO of Microsoft go and start at an entry-level job at a company and work your way up until you are, as you said, it's a birthright, but you need to go out and achieve it. It may even be fun, just like your photography hobby after a day in the office.”
Many years ago release point on the wheel played a major factor, as well as the previous number (drop point). Currently, dealers are trained to mix up the release point and speed of the ball, also alternate various balls during play. It now becomes moot.
A process becomes viable when consistency validates the outcome. By this I mean, when a player is faced with multiple trends and have the ability recognize what type of trends they are dealing with, only then can the player choose the optimum path to success, having learned either by experience or other means.
Today, however when one tracks ball movement, either by release point or drop point, it does not matter. What matters is having the ability capitalize on pure statistics.
Even chances and ball movement functions the same. Both provide similar trends. However, the only difference is ball movements also provide options for 6, 9, 12, or 18 numbers, even chances, only 18.
I had sat down on a 4 - 8 limit poker game. I am in seat 9. To my right, seat 8 is an aggressive player, meaning he raises a lot. He will be my fish today. Seats 1, 2, 3 are rocks, meaning they play only premium hands, pocket aces, kings, queens, etc. I will be able to bluff them on certain hands, meaning the flop did not hit their hands.
Seat 4 and 7 are amateurs, meaning unpredictable. I will only play premium hands when I am in a hand with them. Seat 5, he is like me. He knows what he is doing. So I will respect his play, unless he tries to challenge me. Then, I will make an effort to put him in check by trapping him. Seat 6 is an unknown, stay out his way.
It is important to size up the table before one begins to pursue playing a poker game. The same holds true when playing roulette. I treat roulette like a poker game. I study the current trends and treat each trend like a poker player. When the trend changes, I contribute that to a player is leaving and a new player sitting down.
Depending on the strategy of choice, based on what is trending, I can accumulate a mass amount of money in a short period of time with roulette. However, poker takes time because the pace is much slower than roulette. The principles are the same.
That's the beauty of trends. If it continues, stay on the gravy train. When it stops, jump on the next train. All trends can be managed. So, why choose the most challenging? Wait for the easy trend, "take the money and run."
Waiting, what a simple concept, it is necessary. Yet, most people fail to understand the significance, much like stopping, same principle.
The easiest trend to choose is the one that presents itself. That can only happen when one understands that every number is a star number. No matter what number comes in, it belongs to a group that is trending. Random numbers are no longer classified as random when the numbers gather in synchronicity.
If we let ourselves be influenced by "proven" mathematical principles, in game where Mathematical Positive EV does not exist, we are doomed to fail. So if we flat bet 10 dollars on red, on every spin, mathematically, a Mathematical Positive EV does not exist.
Who made these rules? Why do we have to bet every spin? Why only flat bet? And why do we need a long sample? How does one win at a game that is doomed to fail?
One may follow rules that exist outside the mindset of conventional thinking. If these rules were to be disclosed to the public, then these rules would also become conventional thinking. Common sense, not mathematics, tell me not to bet every spin, bet in strategic amounts, and stop when my target has been met, win or lose.
One can possess the Holy Grail of strategies. What good is it, if the rules of engagement is not followed as it was designed? Hence, the psychological perspective, it is the deliberate self-control and discipline that will conquer fear and greed, which makes for a successful player.
Sounds simple enough, I think.
If someone wants something bad enough, they will find the means. Nothing can be achieved unless there is desire. "Beware the power of a made up mind." Napoleon Hill.
European Wheel number distribution: Red and Black / High and Low
First Half: 32 15 19 04 21 02 25 17 34 06 27 13 36 11 30 08 23 10
High Red numbers and Low Black numbers:
19 21 23 25 27 30 32 34 36 (High Red)
02 04 06 08 10 11 13 15 17 (Low Black)
Second Half: 05 24 16 33 1 20 14 31 09 22 18 29 07 28 12 35 03 26
High Black numbers and Low Red numbers:
20 22 24 26 28 29 31 33 35 (High Black)
01 030 5 07 09 12 14 16 18 (Low Red)
American Wheel number distribution: Odd and Even / High and Low
First Half: 28 09 26 30 11 7 20 32 17 05 22 34 15 03 24 36 13 01
High Even numbers and Low Odd numbers
20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 (High Even)
01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 (Low Odd)
Second Half: 27 10 25 29 12 08 19 31 18 06 21 33 16 04 23 35 14 02
High Odd numbers and Low Even numbers
19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 (High Odd)
02 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 (Low Even)
I have many stories. I thought I would share an experience from last year, and one from the archives.
Last year, on July 21, I was staying at the Bellagio. I was with a GPM player called the Jammer. I was craving Hawaiian food so we went down town to the Plaza. After we ate at the Hawaiian restaurant, we decided to play some roulette.
The minimum bet was 5.00. We were use to 25.00 minimum bets. Without thinking, I bought in at 500.00 and so did the Jammer. We drew a lot of attention, immediately. The pit boss came right to the table. Our goal was 2,000.00 each. We started playing a strategy called Finger Prints, and we hit our goal in 6 spins.
After the second spin, they changed the dealer and the ball. The pit boss asked if we had a player’s card. We said no. Would you like one? We said no. Are you staying at the hotel? We said no. Where are you staying? I said, Bellagio. You bet like strip players, why are you here? I told him we came down town to eat Hawaiian food. He said oh, makes sense.
After we took about 4,000.00, we cashed out and the pit boss looked relieved. I imagine that's a big chunk of the profits from his shift. The moral of the story is to stay under the radar, play in accordance with the casino's expectations, like 1.00 chips and a goal of 200.00 per session, instead of 2,000.00. The common ways the casino tries to stop a good session are changing the dealer, changing the ball, delay the spins, wait for the players to bet before the ball is spun.
In one instance, back in 1989 at the Stardust, I turned 100.00 to five figures. They stopped my play, assigned me a host, and gave me the VIP treatment to watch the Lido show, the best seat in the house, very close to the stage, surrounded by half naked women, free everything, great experience. It was cheaper for the casino, for me to be at the show than at the table.
Discipline is the key to winning. Without it, you will be a loser, no matter what strategy you use.
I want to talk about the importance of keeping detailed records. I cannot stress this concept enough. Keeping a daily record of spins, choice of strategy, and amount of wins and losses, using spreadsheets provided or created.
If you choose to ignore record keeping, you may as well consider yourself doomed. How else can you analyze and measure your progress, success, or losses? I know when someone is serious. It's when they properly provide me with their record keeping in a professional manner.
Here is what I look for:
Target analysis, what is your goal, bank, stop win, stop loss, strategy used, betting strategy, length of session, among other things. These are the things one has to ask themselves. If you don't, you are in denial.
Denial comes in many forms. Here are some examples. "I don't need to keep records because I know what I am doing, or just too lazy. I just faced my stop loss, but I know a run is coming. The biggest denial comes when you hit your target right away, but won't stop and leave, because you crave action." I could list more.
I have one member who realized why he was losing. He told me he will never ever give back the money, never. Action was put in check. I was happy for him because HE came out of denial and faced his demons, which led to his success.
"KEEP IT IN CHECK"
I was at lowest point in my life. I just wanted to escape. Escape I did. I was in my 20s. This is not an inspiring story. It's a story of running away from my mind. I had so many things on my mind that I wanted to forget, I couldn't stop thinking. Looking back, I think I was experiencing a breakdown.
The first time I played roulette I was at the StarDust in Las Vegas. The dealer said to me, "Put your chips on number 7." I did. Number seven came in. "Let's make some money," he said. "Press the number 7," he said. I doubled the bet. It came in back to back. He said, "Hey man, take care of your dealer," he said under his breath. Number 11, he said. So, I put 100.00 on number 11. I said, to him and to the pit boss, "50.00 to the boys."
The dealer was Vietnamese and said to me, as I cashed out, "When you play roulette, look to see what area dealer is dropping the ball. Play around the section. When the dealer hit the section, tip him good." He said, "There is no way anyone can beat roulette, impossible, unless you know the dealer." This was in the 1980s.
Impossible? I am a numbers person. "There must be a way." I had asked myself. It all started with sections. I found myself thinking about roulette 24/7. I became obsessed. So much so, that I finally had no time to think about anything else. The more I thought about roulette, one discovery led to another. I really thought I would never figure it out, which helped my mind stay away from thoughts that haunted me. But, I did it, 24/7.
I passed up many careers in my life, engineer, government, business leader, to name a few. I studied roulette for the wrong reasons. What people think of me, friends, family, etc., does not affect the way I conduct my life. I am a professional roulette player.
Funny how the world treat professional sport players with possessing skills like throwing a ball in a basket, hitting home runs, putting a golf ball in a hole, etc.
Thinking about a hot trend, let’s say you pick it and you back it and you win
Are you of the mentality to ride it out till you lose or lock in a profit at a point (stop win) and move on?
Or would you consider both options depending on circumstances?
Your question hinges on two types of personality. The first deals with someone who follows a strict regimen of rules, "If I reach my goal, I will stop. If I lose X amount of dollars, I will stop." This particular approach is recommended for players who are compulsive by nature, someone who likes action and to takes too much risk. These are the players who need structure in their lives in order to win.
The second deals with someone who knows how to maneuver large swings of winning and losing. They have an established goal set before they even think about playing, for example, 60,000.00 in 6 days. They are keen in the ability to ride a hot trend, at the same time, recognize when a trend is diminishing, either by a set of predetermined losses or a win amount that will not draw attention. These players do not crave action, rather optimizing opportunities and know when to stop.
Personally, I would ride the tide and see how far I can exceed my target, stopping at 10 times my target goal or stop when I encounter a stop loss, while on a hot trend, winning only 8 times my target, for example.
If anyone finds themselves chasing, Use the stop win / stop loss approach, better safe than sorry.
A person will know when they have reached the level of professional, especially when the skills they possess is not roulette related. Know your skills and hone them. If learning roulette skills is on your plate, know that it is 24/7.
"God helps those who help themselves," a powerful quote.
One of the things I enjoy watching are shows from the American south, shows like Swamp People. It's about alligator hunting. But, it's more than that. It's about people who are very resourceful. They call it, hillbilly ingenuity.
They have the ability to figure things out, either by self reliance, by engineering, by past experiences, or by seeking wisdom from others. They are a proud people with moral standards and treat people with respect. That is not to say that all of these people are that way. But, for the most part, the majority of people live by a "code of ethics."
It takes a certain kind of person to pursue the life of a professional roulette player, one who is self reliant, resourceful, and wise. They always have a mindset of helping themselves, and when possible, others.
There is a common factor that touches the human experience and all professions. It's starts off as a passion. Then, it turns into an obsession. Subsequently, it may become an addiction. When passion, obsession, and addiction thrives in any society, profits exist, regardless if the profession is young or old.
It is within the nature of patterns that all wheels are vulnerable to exploitation, regardless of design. The gaming commission "makes sure" that the player is not at a disadvantage, any further than the percentage that is already against the player, with the games provided by the casino, hence a "balanced wheel."
The casinos may change the physical nature of the wheel or rearrange the numbers on the wheel. This will not deter an advantage player. So, it appears the only way casinos can combat any advantage player is to refuse their patronage.
The wheel I refuse to play, just out of principle, is the Sands roulette wheel found at the Palazzo casino in Las Vegas. It has three zeros, all next to each other, 0, Sands, 00, a total of 39 numbers and pays 35 to 1. Also, I would not play on non-regulated games, usually found in social clubs.
The dealer said to me, as I stood watching the wheel, "Now you can hit the zeros more frequently because they are all next to each other." On the layout, they even have a green spot between red and black for easy betting.
I had watched a report on AI (Artificial Intelligence) on 60 minutes, recently. The show mentioned how AI can recognize patterns that most humans cannot process. A point was made on how AI can pick up patterns and sequences that most humans can only process in the subconscious mind. The patterns are subtle and described as instinctive.
When studying the art of roulette, players who practice daily, will have instinctive moments, recognizing patterns becomes second nature.
Funny, how Illusionists and professional roulette players hold secrets.
The Law of Large Numbers is ALWAYS catching up, assuming the player plays every spin. Predictions matter only when a tracking method is used during play. Predictions do not matter when random applications are implemented.
Either approach will always be influenced the law of larger numbers. It is in the belief in one's approach that gives rise to predicting numbers. Without this belief, there would be no reason to play roulette.
In terms of roulette, it is in the subconscious mind where patterns are digested and brought forth to the conscious mind and applied to the layout. This can only be achieved by understanding what type of patterns that are showing themselves, LR, HB, HR, LB; BOWTIE, HEMI, CORNERS, NUKE, 09 QUADS, etc... The patterns are endless. It is the countless hours of practice, a trained eye, and the subconscious mind that can "predict" the outcome with a high percentage of success, which suggest, you cannot win all the time, but will win most of the time.
RNG, Really Nothing Good can come out of playing games that deal with computer generated numbers. So, why play it? Only if there is an edge that can be exploited, then by all means, play it. I agree.
It's like playing poker. Why would a player challenge a strong player, unless he himself is a stronger player? Is it not the goal to make money by exploiting a weaker player? If one is faced with a table full of sharks, change table.
If live roulette is available, then play live roulette.
It makes a difference to learn some stars, pies, and layout groups.
I have lesson graduates who specialize in layout principles who are very successful.
In fact, I received an email this morning regarding a layout approach playing a combination of numbers 1 3 5 7 9 20 22 24 26 and why this graduate was having great success with these combinations. This group actually belongs to a layout strategy.
Prior to taking lessons, he would play 1 3 5 7 9 as his favorite numbers and win. He figured there was something to this. He also noticed it would not come in and would lose. After the lesson, he realized that it's not the numbers that would cause him to win, it was the ability to know when to play those numbers, and other groups of numbers. This can only be achieved if you "trade in your cars regularly."
He has the ability to differentiate between the various groups and identify the patterns that are running. There are two approaches. One, the player can wait for their favorite groups to show up and bet. Or, the player can use the current spins to see what groups are "on the road" and bet accordingly.
The latter is conducive to playing live roulette as the player have to play every spin.
When numbers are generated randomly, the numbers only appear to be random, because each individual has a set of rational groups they rely on to make sense of the numbers. We know each number has a characteristic, R B O E L H etc. It's always ideal when the numbers behave in groups that these characteristics exhibit. But, what happens when these seemingly easy number characteristics display erratic streaks and groupings?
These non-classified numbers are now considered random. But, what if more groups or characteristics are created? Our reference points become greater. All of a sudden, what appears to be random becomes highly recognizable, no longer random.
It's not about following laws or disobeying decision theory. It's about creating order in an otherwise seemingly chaotic random number paradigm.
I can say this. Every number belongs to some kind of categorization whether it is wheel base or layout. Ball movement is a discipline in itself subject to the same categorization as wheel base and layout base.
The easiest example would be if the ball moves from on section to another. Does the ball move from one neighbor to another in a CW or CCW motion? From the layout perspective, does the ball move from one dozen to another, column to another, double street to another, street to another, corner to another, split to another. The possibilities are endless and not subject to a closed system.
The possibilities are only limited to ones imagination, or lack thereof. If you look hard enough, you will find a strategy I had posted on one of the forums that I consider one the best strategies in my arsenal. However, few, in none, know its potential, not even some of my graduate students.
The philosophy behind a balanced wheel or unbalanced wheel comes from the idea that both can be tracked. If it is balanced, then the distribution should be equal around the wheel. Hence, we use the Global Star approach. If the wheel is unbalanced, then the wheel should show signs of being biased. So, now we use Global Pie Methods. Either way, we can achieve a positive result.
I have been a strong advocate of using one's brain when memorizing strategies and pattern trends. Tracking number groups and identifying trends is the key to GPM player's success. The edge will always present itself, no matter the circumstances.
I believe for every move there is a counter move. The casino business is always on the look out to counter any advantage play within their legal boundaries. There are so paranoid they do not allow any phones near the roulette table. Devices are vulnerable to detection and subject to arrest or banning.
Players with an advantage of winning can also be banned. You don't have to have a system or method. If you win consistently, they may refuse your patronage and charge you with trespassing.
GPM is a strategy that requires a strong foundation, which includes memorization of the number sequences on the wheel head, it's section and stars, the correlation and relationship to the layout. It is a map. It is a language, a philosophy, and a tool. Without it you may lose your way.
Ask yourself, "How serious are you, when it comes to roulette?"
Absolutely, it does take mental preparation to be in the game. Without mental stamina, the player is doomed. Pursing any endeavor without mental preparation may hinder or slow down the process of achieving one's goal, even failure.
Roulette is a very boring game. The danger of sitting in one place for a short period of time may trigger a losing session. How does this happen? In less than 20 minutes, a player can be up 1,000.00 dollars. It's boring. So, there is a tendency that most humans cannot resist, that is to manifest excitement. A bored player does this by extending playing time, increasing table stakes, and taking bigger risk.
A seasoned professional knows this pitfall. How does he survive this kind of temptation? First, he must recognize the behavior. Secondly, he must create a diversion that does not include alcohol, drugs, or other destructive behavior.
In my case, my deflection is poker. The game is slow. Many hours may pass and it feels like 30 minutes. It's a thinking man's game which I find relaxing. Unlike roulette, the poker profits are meager by GPM standards. But, it offers a deflection and fuels the demon of boredom.
For me, to enjoy the trappings of Las Vegas, I would have to be there not to gamble, but, to enjoy the company of friends or family. We would do the tourist things, like shopping, site seeing, eating, bowling, etc., definitely no gambling.
I treat roulette gambling as a business. It's a solitary game, at least for me. I do not socialize with people in the casino environment. For one, I have a lot of cash on me. I don't trust anyone. I am always aware of people who "look out of place." I am always scanning my surroundings. Yes, you have to be mentally prepared, or this lifestyle will consume and devour you.
Out of body experience, that's how I would describe the casino environment, a place where psychological warfare is constantly waging, no pun intended. The majority of people are casualties and don't know it.
My culture dictates how I feel about tipping. At a young age, I learned from the old timer gamblers, that it is customary to give something back, when winning, or giving a cut to a friend who happens to be there when you win, usually it's lunch on me kind of gesture. What it boils down to is karma.
In the USA, there are Americans who refuse to tip. It is not required. I am not familiar with Australians being stingy tippers. I guess casino personnel can classify and profile stingy tippers based on their experience.
There was one time I was playing poker where they had a splash pot promotion. For those who are not familiar with the term splash pot, it's when the casino will put 100.00 in a pot on one hand at the table. The table that gets the splash pot is determined by a number drawn from a bingo type dispenser. The winner wins the pot and the losers get 20.00 each.
A visiting foreigner won the pot. He did not tip. The pot was about 200.00 dollars. We all received our losing 20.00. I looked at the winner dead in the eye and tipped the dealer my 20.00 dollars. Four out of the 8 losing players at the table followed my lead.
Unfortunately, the foreigner became a target. He lost everything on the table and an additional four hundred dollars out of pocket at the end of his session, karma.
That is one of the lessons I have learned in my like, that is to slip my feet into the persons' shoes and see how they view the world. If I don't know, I would politely ask.
"Please remove your shoes before entering," is non-verbal protocol in Hawaii, a sign of respect.
Yes, GPM provides "an inherent pattern in the probabilistic make up of the game, which is never affected by the speed of the rotor or the dealer's degree of release or any other kind of factors," which leads to consistency, every single time.
"Everyday I try to find something new. Still looking."
This statement applies to all aspects of life, like discovering, learning, and creating, whether it's woodworking, spreadsheet development, or just about anything.
I had introduced an idea to a friend to help him improve a process that would save time and money. He was not interested. He kept on doing the same process. About a year later, he tried the idea and found out it works much better. He often admits it takes him a long time to warm up to new ideas.
"Its amazing how sharp your mind becomes when you do this every day."
A sharp mind makes for better decisions. Better decisions leads to success.
I analyze 50 spins every morning, without fail.
Triggers are necessary in the world of gambling. Often, people use the phrase, being in the right place at the right time,” when they experience good fortune.
The human mind is always looking for a way to process information to find some reasonable explanation as to why things are happening. A trigger is used as an attempt to capture that eureka moment.
Strict triggers are the easiest to remember and require a high winning percentage, or else it would be just another trigger. Therefore, any adjustment to any situation requires a strict trigger for every scenario.
Consider this. If triggers are useless, what is next? So now, it is human nature to figure out and search for other means of playing. It's always good to find something new that works in your favor. So, the fight goes on, how to beat roulette without using triggers?
Is there an answer? Yes. For every move, there is a counter move.
"What I think is important is that you do not switch whichever method you use in a session so that the reference point is constant. "
This is an important point. It allows the player to be totally focused. There are a few who can mentally track more than one strategy. However, it you want optimum results, per session, I recommend focusing on one strategy.
Whether you use the last section or ball release point as your reference, it does not matter, because both options uses a specific parameter to gauge trend analysis. Overtime, each approach will "experience success and lack of success at various times." Lack of success does not mean failure. It means losses is are inevitable, but can be controlled by set guidelines.
Winning also has its guidelines. The optimum time to stop, when winning, is when the optimum amount reaches the top of the bell curve.
Like you, I am not inclined to share my concepts publicly. It's nice to know that there are others who share the same passion. I have learned through experience that it takes a certain kind of individual to understand new concepts, not all can grasp the ideas. Teaching who you believe may grasp the concepts, as you say, is an art. Certain criteria have to be met, not all qualify.
My new focus will be returning back to my roots and start wagering on Greyhound racing, Para-mutual betting strategies. Since the advent of watching live online greyhound racing, the opportunity to make money from greyhound racing will become lucrative. In fact, the concepts found in my roulette strategies were born from my original greyhound strategies.
But for those who don't, would you follow his advice? So, you want to figure out the puzzle. Are you willing to pay the price? If you are lucky, you may figure it out in this life time. The question you must ask yourself, is the time spent figuring out roulette worth it?
Here's are the choices: you spend your life as a working career professional or work menial jobs while trying to figure out the roulette puzzle, hoping to strike it rich when you do figure it out, only to come to the realization that you whole life has past you by, because you failed. If you are lucky, you may know enough to retire comfortably.
The way I see it is you spend 30 years of your life as a career minded professional at an average of 60,000.00 a year for 30 years equals 1,800,000.00 in earned revenue. Roulette earnings for 10 years at 500.00 a day equals, 1,825,000.00. Is it worth it?
Either way, there is a negative expectation. Become a career minded professional and you are faced with student loans and debt. Become a professional roulette player, you have to spend time and money figuring it out, if you are lucky.
To me it's a no brain er. GPM professionals have figured it out.
The transformation that takes place in one's mind is not a transformation, but an awakening. The individual is enthralled into a world few people experience. Suddenly, the core values that once guided one's existence now face the task of walking a thin line. Choose wisely.
Patience is the key to success. The GPM player already is armed with tracking skills. Follow the plan and do not deviate. GPM players know, a natural instinct will develop. Don't worry when you are faced with an unusual series of stop loss. Patience, the mother load trend will show up. It always does.
The matrix was developed to program strategies on a spreadsheet.
Also, it’s like carrying like a deck of flash cards, mainly for memorization. As you know there are so many.
I will never publish the Matrix, Sequence, or Finger Print.
Many have had a glimpse to the Matrix world, but do not fully understand it’s potential.
The most successful players have only one or two strategies mastered. The motto seems to be, once the player finds something that works for them, they don't change anything, even though they have thousand of strategies to choose from.
What would you consider to be a great method?
I have a mindset of a lazy person, although, by far, I am not close to being lazy.
Having that mindset forces me to look for easier ways of winning.
Therefore, what I consider to be a great method is having the method decide what I should bet, with little effort of thinking, as opposed to having to decide what method I should use, which involves multilevel, brain wrecking, analysis.
"Not to decide is to decide."
“Hi Kimo regarding your thoughts it sounds like you are looking for a purely mechanical system that will enable you to win because you will not need any thought other than to follow the rules.
Rather than to have to constantly analyse number groups, movement and balance / imbalance and select the right strategy at the right time.
I've been looking for that too.
Even though I know I will never find it I still keep looking.
U know I read that the world’s most successful business people actually are driven by the desire to be truly lazy. That is what they strive towards. They work hard to build a system so they don't have to work hard.”