Get the Edge at Roulette is a book written by Christopher Pawlicki, who used his expertise in computer science, mathematics, and physics to unravel the best methods and techniques for winning at roulette.
Christopher Pawlicki has displayed to the reader, as to how to find and play the biased roulette wheels, that is, how a gambler can utilize deep-pocket wheels that are more inclined to bias tracking. The author has shown some great wheel tracking techniques that can give any gambler, with a good eye, the edge of visually predicting where the ball is going land. Moreover, this book also depicts how gamblers can increase the precision and speed of their predictions.
Pawlicki has used a unique style of presenting his scientific approach coupled with honesty and logical facts. Yet it is quite amusing and entertaining; thanks to historical primers and anecdotes which are sprinkled throughout the book. The author has delved in a bit of statistics as well to develop realistic expectations of winnings by using a game strategy. With all the stuff available on roulette on the internet and in books, the text in this book is not based on theory, as the author has steered clear from playing any psychological games with the readers and has included a lot of practical and logical advice.
The book, without a doubt, is very well researched and all the text has been cited with references. It starts off with a short historical background of roulette and then quickly gets to the real part with the layout of the wheel and betting baize. This part explains how you can get around the wheel and has ‘sector slicing’, in order to cover most sectors with minimum number of chips. Then it continues with covering the dealer signatures and easy to understand text on quadrants of the wheel.
The discussion on mathematical playing systems and the reasons why they fall short at clarifying; due to the fact that casinos enjoy the negative edge when a roulette player makes random choices of numbers to bet; is common knowledge. Not every player has a planned strategy of winning.
The core of this book is about the physical aspects of the roulette game, which depend on a number of factors that can give a player a predictive edge of accuracy for producing non-random outcomes. The good thing is that there is not just any single technique, but a whole toolbox full of practically applicable strategies that can each be applied to different conditions, such as biased wheel play, wheel watching, dealer signatures and various others.
The author has been honest throughout the text and clearly mentioned the skill level required to pull of each of the techniques, which are based on precise assumptions for giving the edge to the player. Pawlicki has also stated a few times that casino and player psychology also plays an integral part in winning the battle.
There are many other books out there which are good, but somewhat dissatisfying as the authors try to bait the readers by providing solid, but incomplete information and then provide the reference of the gambling classes they conduct.
However, Get the Edge at Roulette has nothing like that and has something for players of every skill level, be it an aspiring professional, a recreational player, or an occasional system player. So if you want to learn practical methods for getting an edge at roulette, then this is the right book for you.