From the outset, we have to say that gambling is by its definition an act of luck. While there are ways to maximise your chances of coming out on top through consistent formulaic play there is no way to guarantee that you will win.
That fact however never dissuades so-called “gambling gurus” from pedalling their wares to unsuspecting, naïve, or overly optimistic gamblers.
The Stourbridge Super-Gambler
One such expert is 50-year old Balvinder Sambhi from Stourbridge in the United Kingdom. The self-proclaimed ‘super-gambler’ has a less than stellar reputation with British casinos having been banned from Broadway Casino, Five Ways Casino, Rainbow Casino, Edgbaston Casino, Grosvenor Casino and most recently from Napoleons Casino Restaurant & Bar in Manchester.
The reason for him being banned is the fact that he openly plays his roulette system, and in the case of his run-in with Napoleons Casino management was coaching two “clients” live at their tables.
In an interview with the Sunday Mercury newspaper Balvinder said:
“I have taken around £70,000 off the casino in 16 months playing a small £200 bankroll. I’ve never lost with my system over a sustained period and the casinos don’t like that. Some days I win a little and some days a lot. My biggest single daily win was just over £4,000. But the fact is I was winning consistently, and nobody has ever done that before with roulette.”
If Balvinder is to be believed in the last 320 days at the casinos he has only had 19 days where he lost his bankroll. The remaining 301 days have all seen him leave with a profit.
His Simple Formula
To his credit Balvinder certainly knows how to work the system, having used his infamy to pen and sell his ‘casino busting’ theories as a book. His insider knowledge doesn’t come cheap with Waterstones retailing “Breaking The Roulette Wheel” for a cool £100 per copy.
We will save you the expense of picking up the book, so you can rather put the money towards your next night out at your favourite online casino, by outlining his “two corner fraction betting system” for you:
- Play eight numbers by placing a single chip on two “corners”.
- Wait for 12 spins where the numbers 8, 9, 11, 12 AND 26, 27, 29, 30 do not win.
- Then bet two chips on two “corners”, ensuring a win if 8,9,11, 12 or 26, 27, 29 and 30 come up.
- Then wait for an additional 12 losing spins with no winning appearance of those numbers
- Now repeat the bet.
Balvinder claims that this process guarantees him a 4.5/1 payout and is so consistent that chooses to deliberately lose a few games so that the casinos do not flag him for cheating.
The Casinos Clap Back
While Great Britain’s Data Protection Act does not allow the casinos he speaks about to comment on his claims, they have certainly intimated that he is not as upstanding or as honest as he claims to be.
An earlier statement by a Birmingham Broadway Casino representative shone a light on Balvinders claims of consistent wins stating:
“People have been playing the roulette for 200 years. If Mr Sambhi was winning consistently, he wouldn’t be coming into a casino in Birmingham. He would be a millionaire and playing elsewhere in the world.”
It would certainly make sense for such a consistent winning formula to see Balvinder staking tens of thousands in a night rather than crowing over £1000 wins and selling his system online.