2 ROULETTE The only way to win any money at Roulette is if “the player steals chipswhen the dealer isn’t looking”No other game like RouletteBuilt in blind spots, impedes the dealer’s viewPlayers naturally leaning in over layoutCan block the dealer’s view and bet lateCan act like a typical tourist or noviceNatural to always be playing with your chequesNatural to have your hands by your wager when getting paid
3 ROULETTE Common indicators, which would be noted if someone was attempting to “Past-Post” the game.Player attempting to past post wrong number by going over the top of the winning number – “Top Hat” moveDealer habit is to catch last move seenLosing bet will usually be more cheques of less valueLate and unusual hand movements across the layoutLate cash buy-insDistractions at the top of the layoutHands and cheques very close to the outside bets and columnsThe majority of the time the player will be standing, not sitting down at the gamePlayer is always playing with chequesWatch for the player at the end of the game having different color non-value cheques in his possession – Team playTwo handed play, one hand blocking with minimum wagers the other hand past posting
4 Common indicators, which would be noted if someone was attempting to make a “Bet Switch” on the game.Usually the bet is made with folded cash on an outside or column betWill grab up the losing wager with one hand and return the bet with the other hand. Player will usually be at the far end of the layoutPlayer will usually be standing, not sittingConstantly playing with chequesBet will usually come in lateHands and cheques very close to the outside and column areasWill draw attention to the dealer’s mistake very quicklyWhy do the dealer’s clear and pay the layout from theoutside in and top to bottom?This helps prevent past posting and bet capping and pinchingWhy is it important for the dealer to push tall stacks ofcheques to the back line on even money wagers beforepaying?This to will make it harder for a player to past post a bet behind the tall stacks
5 “DEALERS DUMPING GAME” Cash outs incorrect/short stackingMis-value on cheques (incorrect lammers)Dealer’s “Capping” winning wagersNot locking up losing wagersPaying losing wagersOverpaying payoffsMoving losing wager to a winning wagerStealing cheques from the game
6 Dealer setting dolly correctly with one hand capping bet with other Dealer will correctly set dolly palm upWill cap cheques(s) with other hand when verifying the number of winning chequesBe aware of a large dollyLarge base dolly can conceal cheques easierObserve dealers going directly to winning bets after clearingthe layout without clearing hands firstConcentrate on the top color of the winning numberDealer can clear that color last before touching winning numberWatch for a “Wave off” after the ball has landedDealer will appear to wave off properly, but the ball has already landedDealer will wave off game very low to the layout dropping a cheque on the winning numberDealer should never be allowed to wave off lower than 12” above layoutTwo handed wave should always be usedThe wave off is also essential for G.C.B.Sliding cheque with coat sleeve from losing to winning wagerAttempts to go to inside numbers to place bets for the nextround - play dumb
7 Watch the dealer when he is clearing the layout of losing cheques Layout should be cleared from the outside in, and bottom to topLosing cheques should be swept away from the wining numberDealer can slide a losing cheque to the corner or split of the winning number very easilyWatch the dealer when he is doing a color up for a playerDealer will count down a full stack of 20 cheques and restackDealer will palm 2 or 3 cheques adding these to the next stack counted and so on, the process will go until all stacks have been countedPlayer will end up with 10 plus extra cheques to his overall color upWatch the dealer when he puts the cheques back into he table bank, he will have to make up for the short stacks somehowCoffee cup or drink glass scamDealer will push cup or glass off to the patrons just as he finishes clearing the layoutDealer will palm cheques and deposit it in the cup or glassDealer will pick up cup or glass just after clearing the layout and put behind the discard rack for the cocktail waitress
8 Make the Big Bet up front then remove/switch if the wager loses. Small cheques on top of large cheques- Bet for dealer explains small chequesLarge cheques in front of you, as decoyLarger stacks to hide betColor from back of working stack furthest from the DealerColor roulette cheques that matches color of large wagerSmaller “Departing Wager” if you winFirst column box being the furthest betting point on the layout from the dealer – ideal for hiding chequesUsing prop, glasses/cases, drinks, bottles, etc. to hide view from the dealer
9 ROULETTE CHIP SCAM The Set Up The associate plays Roulette and buys in for a color ofcheques requesting that there value be set at usually $1.00.He will play for a short period of time making minimum wagerson the game. He will remove and hide some cheques fromplay and put them in his pocket. Once the cheques have beenremoved from the game he will depart the immediate area andmeet up with his partner. The cheques will be exchangedand now the partner will return to the same game that theassociate just left and request the same color chequeswhen buying in, but this time he requests that the cheques bemade $25.00 in value. Then he will play minimum wagers andslowly add the cheques from his pocket to his stack andproceed to cash out all cheques for $25.00 each.
10 ROULETTE CHIP SCAM Indicators Of The Scam Asking for a color that has cheques missingThe color may be one that is not right in front of dealerMinimum wagers being made combined with short playHands and cheques going off the gamePlayer may scatter his cheques on the layout so casino staff/surveillance can not determine how many cheques there areKeep one hand covering his cheques from viewPlacing a bottled beverage in front of his cheques to block the Dealer’s view
11 ROULETTE CHIP SCAM Casino Protection Procedures Retire any color that is missing 20 or more cheques from playRequested color that is missing cheques can only be valued at $1.00Casino par of 280 cheques is maintained between the table bank and chipper champ – This will vary from Casino to Casino
12 ADVANTAGE PLAY Bias wheel play Individual number and section bias Visual wheel trackingDealer’s signatureWheel signatureCan the dealer control the ball?
13 Ball Track Bias (BTB)A wheel showing a “Ball Track Bias” must be used. BTB is defined as a point on the ball track where the ball falls off most of the time.A clock-able rotor speed must exist. Slower is better but the most important element is a predictable, consistent speed from the dealer.The ball should bounce, consistently, forward and less than 16 pockets from its drop point.
14 Casino Scam Takes On New Spin Using a laser scanner hidden in a mobile phone and linkedto a microcomputer.“On a wheel with a definite bias and a manageable scatter, a predictiondevice of this nature, when operated by a ‘skilled’ roulette player,could obtain an advantage when used in a casino.”Used a laser in a mobile phone to scan the speed of the ball as it spun around its track along the circumference of the roulette wheel.The information was transmitted to a microcomputer, programmed to calculate the ‘decay’ speed of a ball dropping towards the spinning numbers.The microcomputer would not be able to specify precisely which slot the ball would fall into, but it would be able to calculate that quadrant of the roulette wheel in which the ball would land. This information could be transmitted to the men’s mobile phones and bets placed on numbers in the quadrant – greatly increasing the chances of big winnings.Regularly pointing mobile telephone at the spinning ball and two friends glancing at the screens of their cell phones before placing bets.Made easier by the layouts having the ovals on them, the cheats don’t have to set up so many wagers in a short period of time
15 SHORT SERVICE 2 TIMES WEEKLY, MONDAY & FRIDAY Clean dust & felt from wheel head (especially the ball track) & pockets.Clean any foreign matter from laminate, number ring & pockets.Check spin of wheel.Roulette wheel ¼ turn.Clean plastic shroud on table.Play few games to check roulette display.Level wheel
16 INTERMEDIATE SERVICE 1 TIME WEEKLY USUALLY WEDNESDAY Clean dust & felt from wheel head (especially the ball track) & pockets.Clean any foreign matter from laminate, number ring & pockets.Remove turret & turret base, place a few drops of oil on pilot bearing, replace turret.Check canoes & frets for tightnessCheck bottom of pockets for tightness (bounce test)Clean plastic shroud around wheel.Play a few games to check roulette display.Level wheel.Rotate wheel ¼ turn
17 FULL SERVICE COMPLETED AT 3 TO 4 WEEK INTERVALS, UNLESS A NEW LAYOUT WAS INSTALLED, THEN IT WILL BE SERVICED WITHIN 10 DAYS, AND AGAIN AT 20 DAYS. AFTER THE 20 DAY SERVICE, THE SCHEDULE WILL RETURN TO NORMAL.Clean any foreign matter from wheel head (especially the ball track) & pockets .Clean any foreign matter from laminate, number ring & pockets.Remove wheel cylinder from bowl.Remove turret, turret base & ring.Remove height adjuster from cylinder.Clean & inspect pilot bearing (replace if necessary).Inspect top bearing, if dirty remove & clean (replace if necessary).Remove housing plate & inspect bottom bearing if dirty remove an clean (replace if necessary).Inspect bearing seats and clean.Re-oil bottom bearing & replaceInspect gaming seals on bottom of cylinder (verify they’re not broken).Verify serial #’s on all parts of the wheel match.Re-oil top bearing and re-install, install the height adjuster.Clean bowl & liner.Clean main spindle & inspect for wear, re-lube spindle.Re-install wheel head & adjust the ride height.Test spin for length of time & consistency.Clean plastic shroud around wheel.Play a few games to test display.Rotate wheel ¼ turn.Level wheel.