A roulette device is a small, wearable gadget that can predict where the ball will fall on the wheel. Casinos ban the use of such devices since using it falls under gadgets designed to cheat the house. The earliest account of this device was in the fifties, which was also the dawn of wearable computer.
The First Roulette Machine
Claude Shannon and Edward Thorp designed the device for the special purpose of winning against roulette. The device was able to predict which quadrant the ball would fall into after passing two marks. It gave off musical tones that signaled which quarter to place the bet. The inventors wore the homemade device by strapping it to the waist and controlled it with the tap of a shoe.
Both Thorp and Shannon consider the invention as a success despite casinos banning the use of their gadget. They have previously tested the device and discovered the 44% edge it grants to the players of roulette. Were it not for the technical problems that surfaced, they could have made some serious money when they tested it in a real casino.
The roulette computer trend bore a negative overtone because of a fraudulent deal promoted by self-proclaimed ‘king of roulette computers,’ Mark Howe. He received backlash from his competitors and the people who fell victim to his scheme. Other companies that also sell this roulette device claim that had it not been for Howe’s actions, people would get to enjoy a great product.
A roulette computer is supposed to be a miniature gadget that you can wear or hide in your pocket or sleeve. Its purpose is to gather physical values made by the ball and the wheel. If such a device were to work successfully, it should measure the velocity of the ball, which will then determine where the ball lands. An effective computer that will beat roulette should also calculate the speed of the wheel. Despite securing these exact values, you also have to consider the margin of error a computer can incur before you make a bet based on prediction.
Casino players who have tried using a roulette computer claim that it works accurately. However, the fact stands that you cannot use it freely in a casino. If a device falls under the category of banned gadgets for casino gaming, in theory, it works. Still, there is no guarantee that it will provide efficient and accurate results.
A roulette clicker is another device made to beat roulette. It works by recording the speed of both the wheel and the ball. It times the deceleration values of both objects in motion and transfers the data to a computer. The computer then predicts where the ball will fall into after securing and calculating the values.
The predictions made by the computer travel through transmission into an audio earpiece. You can store this roulette device inside a pen, shoe, jewelry, or any items that can effectively conceal it. The same goes for hiding the computer. Casino players who have tried using the device claim that it works on biased roulette wheels where the ball favors falling into certain areas.