Hi,

I play at Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, on a recent visit

I found they added a few new roulette ariball machines. The new machines

are VEGAS STAR by Shuffle Master. I played the other day and constantly

move from roulette table to table using a strategy I cam up with. I chart all

my spins and totals, well I was having a frustating day losing more sessions

then I generally do, but just chalked it up to bad luck. I was lucky and ended

up winning a few bucks for the day. I was curious and did a Google search on

Vegas Star Roulette Games. I came across the below article which I found very

interesting. These so called “random” machines may really be one armed bandits

for real. It’s interesting reading and if you do play on any of these machines I

really think it’s worth the few minutes to read it. I saw some strange stuff the

other day while playing on these machines and after checking my notes from

that day I seriously believe these machines do “interact” with players bets and

do go through cycles of non-pay!!! Louie/Chingy

The Vegas Star Roulette machine is found in Australian gambling venues and other venues worldwide. It is not found online. The game does not use a real dealer, rather a RNG (Random Number Generator) is used to generate the winning numbers.

The terminal and screen should appear somewhat similiar to the photograph above. It is distributed worldwide by Shuffle Master, Inc. Further to the photograph above, a clearer image of the terminal that you use to select the numbers to play, appears in the Star Casino brochure link below.

http://www.star.com.au/sydney-casino/documents/guide/STARGAMEGUIDE_VegasStarRoulette.pdf

I am fascinated by random number generators and especially by possible flaws inherent within then. This flaw should manifest itself with the generated numbers not being statistically random in the true mathematical sense of the term at all.

Over many years of watching and analysing the numbers generated (see footnote at bottom of blog), I have noticed certain number patterns and combinations appearing more frequently than they statistically should. These patterns and trends have appeared consistently over the years. Over tens of thousands of spins they have been watched, tracked and analysed.

I am advising the below anomalies based on a sample of approx. 80,000 spins and agreed, this is a small sample to reach anything mathematically conclusive with, but these consistent trends (offered as tips and strategies) are abnormal to the extent that profits can be made if they are strategically played into.

Rather than using mathematical terms and diagrams to illustrate, I wish to express the below in normal everyday language and offer it for entertainment purposes only.

I would like you to notice the following when you watch this game in action :

1. Reverse Numbers

The numbers :

12 & 21

13 & 31

23 & 32

follow each other immediately, more than what they statistically should and what probability theory advises.

If you noticed a 12, it is more than likely that a 21 will follow next spin and vice versa.

A 13 will bring out a 31 and vice versa and a 23 will bring out a 32 and vice versa.

2. Reverse Numbers Advanced

The numbers 12, 21, 13, 31, 23 & 32 ‘flock together’,

When you see any of these 6 numbers, you will see any of the remaining numbers in the above group within 5 spins of each other much more than what they statistically should.

Runs like this for instance should be noted with more than curiosity :

0, 5, 32, 17, 23, 17, 7,28, 32, 16, 19, 21, 36, 3, 10, 21 8, 13, 31 .....

3. The 2, 4, 6 combination

2, 4 and 6 like to ‘stick around together’.

If 2 appears and 4 appears ( not straight after, but say within 5 - 10 spins of each other ) you will see a 6 within 10 - 15 spins to complete the 2, 4, 6 family more than it statistically should.

The same applies with 2 and 6 bringing out the 4 and 4 and 6 bringing out the 2.

Pay attention to the list of numbers that appeared in the last 20 games (always displayed on the screen) and you will notice a fascinating grouping of 2, 4, and 6 in the last 20 games more than what should be occuring.

4. The ‘Nearly A Triple’ Occurrence

The Vegas Star Roulette program has a statistically abnormal pattern occur whereby a double

spun in 2 consecutive spin will have the third spun number be a number next door to the double

spun number. Thus, looking at the roulette wheel below, as an example, a double 1 will see a 20

or 33 be the third number appearing, far more than statistically normal. In fact, so strong is this occurrence, that very patient players, who only play into this pattern can make consistent profits daily.

5. The 1, 20, 14 slice

If you refer to a roulette wheel, you will see that 1, 20 and 14 are together on a small slice of the

wheel.

Single Zero Roulette Wheel

If you notice any of these 2 numbers in 2 consecutive spins, the remaining number will appear

in the next spin more than what it statistically should. For instance, 1 and 20 in 2 spins will bring out the 14 as next number more than what should randomly be occuring, 1 and 14 will bring out the 20 more than it should as well and 20 and 14 induces a 1 in the next spin more than statistically normal.

note :

The above also occurs with 12, 28 and 35 on the wheel although not as statistically flawed as 1,20,14. What is notable with this group however is that should the numbers 28 and 12 appear in any 2 consecutive spins in that order, the number 35 is more than statistically likely to follow next spin.

What this would have done in 3 spins is hit 3 numbers on the wheel that are next door to each other in a clockwise pattern, being 28, 12 and 35. This does not occur in reverse more than statistically normal

6. The Coldest Cold Number

The Vegas Star Roulette game tracks hot and cold numbers and shows how many times these numbers have appeared in the last 250 spins to have been flagged as such. These hot and cold numbers are showed on the screen at all times.

In a roulette wheel with 37 numbers 0 and 1 - 36, using basic probability, the chances of any number ( 0 - 36 ) appearing in the next spin is 1 in 37 = 2.7% , so in 100 games any one number should appear 2.7 times and in 250 games 6.7%. So you will frequently see numbers flagged as hot because they appeared 6, 7 or 8 times - this is normal - they are not on heat ! A number appearing 12 + times is bucking the trend in the short term, but anything is possible in the short term.

I have never noticed a hot number appearing more than what it should, after being flagged as hot, to the extend that you can think there is a flaw ( long term ) in the RNG generator causing it.

However :

In the cold section you will see numbers that are shown as having only appeared 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... times in the last 250 spins and they are deemed cold. Generally it is rare to have a number with more than 5 spins in last 250 spins be flagged as cold.

In some rare instances you will see numbers that have appeared 0 ( nil ) times in the last 250 spins - the coldest of cold numbers.

If you have the patience to wait until this number ( 0 in 250 spins ) finally appears, that same number will return within the next 20 spins statistically more than it should and more than once again during this same period. The wheel has no memory they say, but there seems to be a flaw in the RNG best expressed casually as - should the RNG have screwed up to let a number get to 0 in 250 spins then once that number returns it returns again quickly to make up for the initial screw up.

If you only want to take one tip from this blog then take this one. Agreed, you need the patience of a rock to sit out and wait for a number to go to ‘0 in 250’ spins but it comes down to discipline and money management if you take gambling seriously. Consider visiting a larger venue that has more than one Vegas Star Roulette terminal to increase the chances of noting a 0 in 250 occurrence.

Do not assume if you just walk up to a terminal that a number that has ‘1 in 250’ spins flagged on the screen was once a ‘0 in 250 spins’. This strategy will only apply if a number with ‘0 in 250 spins’ suddenly wakes up and appears on the screen.

7. 7-11 ( more than a convenience store ! )

The 7 spun up will bring out the 11 in the next spin, statistically more than what it should.

The 11 however tends not to return the favour and is more than likely to go next door to the 7 on the wheel and hit 29.

8. 7, 28 & 29

The numbers 7, 28 and 29 are grouped together on the roulette wheel in this order ...29,7,28 ...

These 3 numbers ‘hang around each other’. If you note the last 20 spins recorded on the screen,

you will see that in 20 spins, all 3 have appeared to complete this set of three, should any of the 3 numbers have appeared to start this group off. This ‘combination’ trend occurs more than statistically normal.

9. Next Door to The Cold Number

When you notice the cold numbers, you should notice that the number on either side of this cold number is hitting more than what it statistically should. For a number that has 0, 1 or 2 spins recorded in the last 250 spins, the amount of times it hits next door (to either side of this cold number ) on the wheel is very abnormal. In case you can’t wait for a ‘0 in 250’ spins to consider playing the tip in point 5, you can consider this point.

10. 2 - 22

Best said as 2 loves 22. A 2 will bring out a 22 in the next spin more than what it statistically

should.

A 2 also induces a 20 in the next spin more than statistically likely but not vice versa.

There is also a correlation of 2 going to 35 and vice versa in consecutive spins more than

statistically likely.

22 however hits 25 ( which is next door to a 2 on the roulette wheel ) more than often,

rather than returning the above pattern in reverse and going back to 2.

For this particular tip, please cover 1 - 2 numbers either side for insurance.

Thus, referring to the roulette wheel above in point 4 :

if 2 lands, cover 31, 9, 22, 18, 29 next spin and

if 22 lands cover 21, 2, 25, 17, 34 in your next bet.

11. Other patterns :

More than should be occuring statistically, over tens of thousands of spins, I have noted the below anomalies.

The term ‘brings out’ below means that in the following / next spin the number stated below

follows more than statistically likely.

PLEASE NOTE - we provide the numbers below for curiosity factor ONLY.

You are strongly recommended to consider points 1 - 10 above FIRST to give you a higher

mathematical advantage in the short term. Playing the below numbers is not recommeded

as the possible slight mathematical advantage we noticed is canceled out by the negative expectancy that exists in roulette.

1 brings out 28 and vice versa

2 brings out 22 and to a lesser degree 35 ( see point 9. )

3 brings out 36 and vice versa

4 brings out 29

5 brings out 32 and vice versa

6 brings out 9 and vice versa

7 brings out 11 ( see point 7. )

9 brings out 6 and vice versa

11 brings out 29

12 brings out 21 and vice versa ( see point 1. )

13 brings out 31 and vice versa ( see point 1. )

14 brings out 13 or 31 more than statistically likely

15 brings out 13

16 brings out 19 and vice versa

19 brings out 16 and vice versa

21 brings out 12 and vice versa ( see point 1. )

22 brings out 25

23 brings out 32 and vice versa ( see point 1. )

24 brings out 2 and 4 more than statistically likely

27 brings out 13

28 brings out 1 or 11 more than statistiscally likely

29 brings out 4

31 brings out 13 and vice versa ( see point 1. ) and 33 & 14

32 brings out 23 and vice versa and also 5 more than statistically likely

33 brings out 31 and vice versa

35 brings out 2 and vice versa

36 brings out 3 and vice versa

Lastly, I have noticed that the machine itself goes through ‘paying’ cycles.

There are times when the machine seems to be generous and other times when no matter what you do, the machine will not let you win. The latter trend can last for hours.

What concerns me is that although Vegas Star Roulette is a random game and it does play

fair as a matter of personal opinion, I will advise that the game seems to go through a ‘non payout cycle’ where for hour/s no matter what you do or what number/s you play, it will avoid those numbers and thus be ‘analysing’ and avoiding your play. Avoid this period. This is the period where you can play 36 out of 37 numbers and you will see the machine consistently hit the only number you did not cover.

I always recommend you watch other players discreetly as you approach a terminal and if

you notice players with wins in the hundreds or thousands on their terminal and they are

winning at that time ( watch 10 spins ) this is a good indication the machine is in a ‘pay out’

cycle and especially if heavy players are consistently winning with their $25 and above bets on

single numbers. The reverse is telling you the dreaded non-payout cycle may have kicked in.

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Footnote :

- I thank a certain Mr X, an elderly gentleman who it seems, having no other passion in life but to visit a gaming venue daily for the past 10 years and I mean every single day , recorded for me, as he was doing anyway, tens of thousands of spins ( 80,000 + ) on Vegas Star Roulette. I was kindly given these stats and have analysed them on a computer. Of course, I had to buy him free drinks and give him the occassional cut of my winnings Thank You.