Fortunes have been won and lost at roulette. But is there any limit to how much you can win? Absolutely, but there are many variables that I’ll discuss in this article.
Normal Table Limits
The two main types of bets in roulette are inside and outside bets. Inside bets include individual numbers, splits, and so on. Outside bets include dozens, colors, odds and evens, etc.
The payouts for inside bets are much higher, because the odds of winning a much lower. So the maximum amount you can bet on insides is much lower.
Normally casinos have a variety of different roulette tables, with different betting limits. A typical betting limit is a maximum bet of $100 for inside bets, and $1000 for outside bets. However, it varies considerably depending on what the casino management is comfortable with.
For example, there are betting tables in Europe with a maximum of $500 for inside bets, a $50,000 for outside bets – on the same table. It’s important to note that betting limits don’t increase your chances of winning. The casino knows that you can take betting progression strategies between different tables, with different betting limits. So you might start beating with your strategy using $1 units. And after many losses, you may need to migrate to tables with higher betting limits. This won’t help you win. It only increases the amount you risk. And the chances are if your strategy doesn’t increase the accuracy of predictions (to be better than random), you’ll eventually lose big.
Custom Table Limits
If you’re a high-roller, you can request custom table limits. These are entirely at the discretion of the casino manager. It’s not uncommon for high-rollers to request maximum bets of up to $1 million. If you’re a multi-billionaire, this might still be play money for you. But either way you look at it, it’s still a lot of money, and your bets will still make the casino nervous.
Large wins from highrollers, and tables with custom limits, aren’t likely to raise suspicion of casino staff. I’m referring to the problem of avoiding detection. If you are familiar with my articles, you’d understand that is not difficult to beat roulette. The real difficulty is avoiding detection. You can theoretically win millions of dollars in a day. The problem is the casino just won’t tolerate it.
You can theoretically win millions every day. But the casino just wont tolerate it.
However, one of my favorite techniques to avoid detection is to use high-rollers as a cover. There have been many cases where high-rollers approach me, wanting to be part of my teams. Typically they explain that they are notorious and well-known in their local casino. This means they can more easily get away with a large wins.
For example, in one case the player was famous for losing several hundred thousand dollars in one night. He’s a very wealthy person, but it still stung him to lose so much money. The result is he joined one of our teams, and comfortably made large bets without drawing negative attention. He made back his losses, and more for the whole team. And as far as the casino was concerned, it was just luck.
The only downside of this approach is you can’t do it night after night, or it becomes too obvious. This is just one example of how we have maximized winnings.
Online Casino Table Limits
Generally the betting limits at online casinos are significantly lower. This is a general rule, and there are of course exceptions. Online roulette can be played at Fruity King and there are numerous casinos to choose from, but give preference to live dealer roulette, if you intend to play professionally.
How You Won Determines The Casino’s Reaction
If you win a small amount, the casino will pay your winnings, and you’ll be on your way. But if you win a larger amount, the casino has various obligations to report the win. For starters, wins over a specific threshold require you to provide photo identification. This is mostly to avoid tax evasion and money-laundering. However, the reality is such crimes occur often in the top levels of management. And at that level of management, there is often collusion, with aspects like video cameras conveniently having technical issues at certain times. It has happened before, even in casinos which supposedly have a good reputation. It only takes one corrupt person in power.
So let’s say for example you have a big win, and take your chips to the cashier. If your winnings are only just above the threshold, you won’t have any problems getting your money.
But if your winnings are substantial, like tens of thousands of dollars, things become more complicated. You may be asked to sit and wait for a while, and offered free drinks. The casino may say they are organizing your payment. After all, larger payments are usually provided in check form. Large cash payments are almost never provided by casinos, as a legal requirement.
So while you are waiting, the casino surveillance staff may be reviewing recorded video of your wins. This is to determine how you won. Specifically they look for tell-tale signs that indicate you are a professional roulette player. Unless they find you may have been cheating, you will still be paid, even if they suspect you are a professional player. Exactly what they look for is a matter for another article.
Even if they don’t suspect you of being a professional player, they will still record your identification, and add you to a database. Such a database is usually shared between other casinos. So if you win big in one casino, then win big in another casino, it raises red flags. And it may prompt close to review of your style of play, and how you may be winning.
Maximum Wins Possible
There is no set maximum. The table limit can be $1 million maximum bet, if you are a high-roller casino player as discussed above. But if you are un-usually lucky, and appear to be winning too much, the casino could just close the table on you. This effectively ends your winning streak, and has been done to many of our players before. That’s usually a good sign that the team hasn’t done what they needed to avoid detection.
Another possibility is they let you continue to play, with the hope you eventually lose. Although this strategy is only used if you are winning with outside bets. This is because it’s nearly impossible to consistently beat roulette with outside bets. Almost every advantage play technique, used by professional casino players, involves inside bets.
As a general rule, the average casino will allow you to win around $10,000, before they start to more carefully review your behavior. This is to determine how you are probably winning, and ultimately if you are a serious threat.
Although a particular team may win millions in their lifetime, the average wins per session are usually no more than $10,000. So a team may win about $10,000 before moving to a different casino, or returning to the same casino a week or so later.
Again the conditions vary, and there are many variables, so I can only give a general outline of what is achieved with a winning strategy.