One of my favorite television series, which NBC tragically cancelled, is Las Vegas. This series is about the daily operations of the Montecito, a hotel casino. In one of its episodes, it featured a professional roulette player. This got me thinking-how do you exactly become a professional roulette player.
Famous professional roulette players like Kim Larsen and Christian Kaisan will tell you that becoming a professional roulette player takes years of practice and honing your craft. You cannot be a professional roulette player overnight. However, you can always try to be one by following the advice given below.
Learn the game inside and out. This advice is true to anyone who wants to become a professional in any field. In roulette, you have to know how the game works, the different types of bets that you can make, and etiquette when playing roulette in a casino. You should also study and practice different betting strategies, including the Labouchere System, D'Alembert System, 1st and 3rd column strategy, the dozen bet system, and the biased wheel attack.
Also read on famous roulette players and famous bets. Watch films that feature roulette players for tips on how to act like a professional roulette player. Examples are Café America, starring Humphrey Bogart, and The Sting, starring Robert Redford. In short, learn everything and anything that you can about roulette.
Know when to quit. What separates professional roulette players from problem gamblers is this: professional roulette players know when to quit, while problem gamblers do not. Professional roulette players develop their own strategy when playing. Part of that strategy is to know when to make bets, when not make bets, when to continue playing, and when to stop playing. Professional roulette players know that when they are having a losing streak, it's time to call it a night. Losing, no matter how professional you are, evokes feelings of frustration and anxiety. These are not good feelings to have when large sums of money are at stake.
Problem gamblers, on the other hand, do not know this. Instead they will continue playing, hoping their luck will change, only to go home bankrupt. You do not want to be that gambler.
Be confident in your abilities. Have you ever heard of a professional roulette player who is unsure of himself or herself in the roulette table? No. They may not be confident about other aspects of their lives. But they are confident that they can beat that roulette wheel at times. No professional roulette player comes to the table to loose money; they all come to the table with hopes that they will make a big killing this time around.
In the end, roulette is a game of chance. A professional roulette player knows that and accepts the fact that he can't beat the wheel all the time. Being a professional roulette player is more about beating yourself to find the best strategy than about beating the wheel. If your goal is to beat the roulette wheel every single time that you play, then you have no chances of becoming a professional roulette player.