We spend most of our time playing roulette online, of course (well, we are called OnlineRoulette.org.uk). But that doesn't mean that we don't enjoy a flutter on the wheel on a night out at a casino like the Hippodrome Casino in London or Aspers in Stratford.
And one of the things we can appreciate is the beauty of the modern day roulette wheel. Think about it- roulette wheels are marvels of engineering. The game owes it's entire existence to a guy called Blaise Pascal who was trying to invent a perpetual motion machine.
So who makes the best roulette wheels?
Cammegh Roulette Wheels
Our first port of call to answer this question would be a company called Cammegh, who claim to make the "finest roulette wheel" in the world. They are the company behind Spreadbet Roulette. And they might very well be right. They have customers all around the world including Grosvenor Casinos in the UK, the Crown Casino in Macau, the Gran Casino in Barcelona and Caesars in Atlantic City. They have also been selected as the exclusive roulette and display supplier to the Aspers group, a 5 year deal that follows on from a successful installation of Mercury 360 roulette wheels at the Aspers Milton Keynes casino. And if you are playing roulette live online, you might also spot a Cammegh in the studio!
The Cammegh Halo Roulette Wheel
The Mercury 360 is the latest addition to Cammegh’s Mercury Series with in-rim sensors. It's literally a roulette computer designed to minimise amy risk of fraudulent activity going on at the table.
The wheel has four 4 in-rim sensors for instant winning number recognition. As soon as the ball pops into a pocket, this intelligent roulette wheel knows about it! (That gets us thinking, by the way, what if people start hacking into this data? There have got to be some criminal minds working on this scam).
This wheel is high tech in every way. It monitors the rotor status, the wheel level and ball characteristics throughout the session, protecting casino against biased roulette wheels. The casinos can then plug this in to Cammegh’s Wheel Manager Application, and all the data can be exported via a network cable (Ethernet) to a PC or network for analysis and diagnostics. Ultra High Tech!
In terms of classic design, we love the Connoisseur: it comes with a Garnite™ ball-track and looks the business. Garnite has been developed by Cammegh, again to protest casinos against wheel bias. It's properties are pretty stable if the temperature and humidity varies. The Connoisseur comes in single or double zero roulette variants.
The other high tech wheel, that automatically releases the ball and protects against dealer signature is the Slingshot 2, which Cammegh claim is the most reliable automatic roulette wheel anywhere in the world. With a 100% random rotor and ball speed launch, coupled with their ARC System (Active Rotor Control) system which changes the rotor to a new random speed after "no more bets" has been called. Another insurance policy against fraudsters looking to game the casinos using a bit of technology and roulette physics or chaos theory.
The roulette ball is pushed out into the wheel by a puff of air, and it is met by random puffs of air from hidden air jets positioned in the ball track. All bad news for players looking to game the casino by looking out for wheel bias or dealer signature. Even players playing the best roulette strategy in the world for biased wheels are going to struggle to get an edge against the casinos if the wheels are this perfect.