Roulette prediction, wheel clocking, VB....all the same thing. Dealer signature can be added to this category of advantage play methods as well. All of these methods revolve around the same princilples, with a slight exception in the way of dealer signature strategies.
When attempting to predict the outcome of a spin, we are essentially trying to predict ball drop, and then adding scatter. In order to predict the ball drop, you must understand the various factors which determine it. Two of the most important and influential factors affecting ball drop are the wheel and ball speeds for each individual spin.
For those who do not understand the principles of roulette predition, try to use this example: A car is traveling down a road, at a certain speed, say 50MPH. The road in question is rugged and imperfect..as most roads are. Now, once the driver reaches 50 MPH, they will let off of the gas, and let the car coast until it stops on its own. So how can you figure out where the car will stop? Simple, you can watch the car as it runs this experiment one time through, and measure the rate at which it descelerates once the driver lets off the gas, then you can measure the amount of distance it covers before stopping. Next time that same car is traveling down the same imperfect road, and begins to slow after reaching a speed of 50MPH, then you will be able to predict the stopping point. This is because you now understand all of the factors affecting the experiment, and the resulting stopping point. Now, this will be different depending on the car, the road, and the speed at which the driver lets off the gas.
Now, Imagine that the imperfect road is the roulette wheel ball track, and the car is the ball. In this example, the amount of time it takes the car to come to a stop would be the number of ball revolutions before the ball loses momentum, and the final stopping point of the car would be the ball drop. The driver is the dealer, and the speed at which the car begins to decelerate is the speed at which the ball is initially spun. So how can we put all of these elements together and figure out ball drop? Well, there are many ways to do this. Traditionally, you would devise a way of measuring the speed in which the wheel is traveling, and the speed in which the ball is traveling, and then using any of a variety of methods, using these figures to determine where the ball will drop into the wheel. Next, you would determine how many pockets the ball would scatter based upon a scatter analysis done prior to playing.
The thing which people search for endlessly on forums such as this, is the paticular method which can be used to translate this data into accurate predictions. Like I said earlier, there are many of them, but they all are based on the same principles. They utilize the physics of the wheel to determine ball drop. Some are better than others, and some are better for specific wheels and conditions then others.
I am a professional roulette dealer, and advantage player. I have, over the years, devised an effective method for determining ball drop, which is extrememly accurate on any wheel, and dispenses with the traditional counting and calculating of traditional wheel clocking methods. I have been using this method successfully for about 5 years now, and teaching it both locally and over the internet. My method can be adapted to suit any wheel, and any set of conditions. Two of my most powerful methods are called wheel mapping, and spin pair analysis. These methods eliminate the need for calculations of any kind, and make the entire clocking procedure automated. Addidtionally, the amount of human error involved in manual prediction is drastically reduced using these methods, as there is no mental counting of any kind involved. Simple reference points on the wheel are all you need to be aware of.
If any one is interested in learning these methods, send me an email at xxxxx. When I teach my methods, I insist on continual communication until the methods have been fully understood and perfected by the player, this takes the typical student about a week...well worth it. Once you have begun to successfully apply the methods, you can always contact me with any questions you may have, but I insist on my students being dedicated and maintaining a line of communication with me until I am confident that they are applying the methods correctly. Dedication and practice are essential, so to those who truly want to learn how to beat the wheel, good luck. ----Brian