Gambling has probably existed as long as humanity. And there are two core things every person adores; money and having fun. So people decided to put these two together and create games where the best outcome is money.
From East to West, gambling played an important role. China invented so many dice games, while Romans and Greeks invented betting on animal fighting. And many of these methods still exist nowadays (animal fighting less and less, thankfully). Fast forward to today, and most of the modern countries consider gambling completely legal, and often even desirable. It arguably helped the economy of most of the countries and people adore it, which makes it a perfect leisure activity.
When Did the Roulette Appear?
Somewhere in the 18th century. It was brought to Europe by two Frenchmen, and it made all the Europeans want to try it instantly. Ever since then, it never really changed much, although there are three different types of roulette nowadays; French, European, and American. Most of the people will advise you to play either the French or the European version, as they only have one zero slot. Whenever a ball lands on a zero, it means the house gets all the bets. However, an American roulette wheel has two, a 0 and a 00, which means that the chances of you losing are much higher.
And just like the entire world changed once the Internet crawled into all the households, so did gambling. Many casino owners decided to move online or at least make online versions of their ground-based casinos to attract a wider audience. A modern person likes things done from the comfort of their sofa. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that; imagine how happy a gambler from the 70s would have been if they had the opportunity to play poker against other people without ever having to set foot into a casino.
With online casinos came online roulettes, and although online betting can be so much fun, it has its own dark side. Rogue online casinos started to appear, and with them came players familiar with the casino software and the ways to trick it. This raised a lot of legal issues, and legislative bodies had to find a way to deal with all of it.
Is There Really a Way to Cheat an Online Roulette?
Yes, there is, and it is illegal. Firstly, it is important that you realize how thin the line is here. There is absolutely nothing wrong with trying to find out how roulette works and if there is a pattern hiding behind it. Sometimes, there is one, and sometimes, it is sheer luck. Either way, there is absolutely nothing stopping you from giving it a try. Now, if you’re wondering if there is a program that would make an online roulette work in your favor; yes there is. However, if you’ve thought of obtaining such a program in order to cheat, I strongly advise against it. I can guarantee you would be legally prosecuted, and you probably don’t want to find yourself on the other side of the law; I’ve heard that it’s not a nice place to be at. If you don’t believe me, you can always do some Internet research and find out just how many people ended up in jail due to cheating while gambling.
Are There People Who Have Successfully Cheated Roulettes?
Definitely! In times before roulette became virtual, there were so many ways to cheat and make all the winning bets. The first time anyone pulled this off was by creating a biased wheel. This meant a person would put magnets under the roulette table so the ball could fall into the slot with the winning number. This worked directly against the house edge and people using this method of cheating were caught very quickly.
There was also a case of manipulating the wheel and ball using electronic devices. The infamous Monique Laurent had a roulette ball that she controlled using a remote from her pack of cigarettes. By doing this, she made sure she never had a losing bet, which automatically raised suspicion. Eventually, she was caught and imprisoned.
Is Cheating a Roulette Necessarily Illegal?
It doesn’t have to be. A lot of roulette players have created strategies in order to win. They even used ideas developed by famous mathematicians. Although they don’t really work, here’s a couple of strategies players still adore testing:
- The Martingale
- The Labouchere
- The Fibonacci
These methods are completely legal, so you don’t need to make yourself a criminal in order to try them out. You’re just a witty player. And the best thing is that they can be applied to both online and land-based casinos, so you don’t necessarily need to go to one to test any of them.
Trying to Cheat Can Backfire
Now that you’ve found out there might be a program out there that could tamper with the software of online casinos, why not buy it? In case the fact you might end up in jail is not enough for you and if you need more convincing, here it is: the program could destroy you. And by that, I don’t mean it could install a virus on your computer and cause it to overheat — It could do much worse than that.
RNG Algorithm Is Getting Better Each Day
Random Number Generator (RNG) is the driving force behind online roulette games. It generates random numbers that appear on the screen, so as to keep betting as fair as possible. Although RNG has been hacked in the past, this is barely the case nowadays. Software companies are making sure to keep RNG safe by making it very difficult for hackers to meddle with it. So even if you do somehow find a program that could hack some casino software, it probably won’t be able to in a matter of days. It would be immediately detected and you would end up getting sued.
How Do Online Casinos Protect Themselves?
Any casino is aware that cheating could cost millions in revenue loss. Therefore, licensing bodies were established; and if an online casino wants to be receive a license, it will need to go through monthly RNG and RTP percentage (Return to Player) tests. More importantly, legal casino games are protected by encryptions that keep all the data found inside safe.
Keeping Fairplay Alive
Cheating is illegal and always will be. It doesn’t make a difference whether it’s online or not, it is still considered a criminal act. Also, try to remember that none of these strategies will increase your chances of winning, but you can always try them out and see if you get lucky. However, try not to rely on them too much.
So don’t cheat; you will be banned by most of the online casinos, and the consequences could follow you for quite some time. Instead, try to enjoy all that gambling has to offer and remember to always spend your money responsibly. Good luck!