There is a great deal of disagreement on this issue, and in addition to the debate about the “real” risk of roulette and whether it would have been worth trying it for the first time had I not known it was possible (it would only be possible for people who are experienced at gambling or for someone who has been playing it for a long time, so I don’t buy the argument that a novice would gamble it if they knew it existed and it wouldn’t cost them an arm and a leg to win big). The theory that the ball can be controlled by a dealer who can predict where it is due to their own past experience is a myth: the dealer who sees the number being played on the video monitor doesn’t actually control it for the player because he sees that number by looking at the video monitor, whereas the player would observe the number and predict where it would land on the video monitor through their own knowledge. The dealer who sees the number is the one who holds any control over that number. Furthermore, players do not play roulette against themselves. So it is not possible for the dealer to play roulette against him/herself. So the answer is that roulette cannot be controlled by a dealer, who simply sees the number. Roulette balls can be seen by a dealer through the video screen (it’s not a coincidence the number “A” is on top) so the problem is that this is not a problem of the video screen – the real problem is the dealer being able to control what happens on the video screen (but not the actual game). It is an entirely different question as to how the video monitor and the roulette wheel are connected in order to allow for the dealer’s prediction of where the ball should land to create the effects.
Does a roulette ball have to be used? There seems to be a general consensus that a roulette ball must be used! While it’s not as much of a problem to be stuck with a lousy machine, it does give a lot of flexibility. In an alternate universe, it is possible to play the machine without playing the ball! Or, since it’s a roulette, a player may buy a roulette machine with a roulette ball and then use the machine once to throw the roulette. In some universes, there is no roulette ball! There are no winners or losers on the video screen in such an alternate universe; every player just has to guess what the number is. However, this kind of machine may have a problem: the way