If you play enough roulette you may come across the term charting a
table. This is an expression used by more experienced players and it can
pertain to one of two things.
In either case, you are attempting to glean information from the table
about its active trends, so that data flow path can be analysed and acted
upon. Notation, however, can also be useful for an expanded evaluation
after the session.
But what's the point of doing this if every table result is an independent
event? The future is an unknown at any table, right? True. But most tables
tend to incline in a certain direction, and that trend can hang on for
quite some time.
It comes down to this : you can be oblivious to the table trend, or you
can customise your play around it. The former is gambling. The latter
is gambling to win.
As you can well imagine, I advocate the latter.
Some players cling to the belief that all tables are equal, and so it
makes no difference which table you choose.
A table that shows five zeros out of the twenty numbers on its digital
score sign is equal to one that shown none? Would you light a torch to
see the sun?
Trends happen. Gamble to win.
- Analyis of a table, based on data derived from watching a table or
from the digital roulette score sign, or
- Physical notation of the table decisions, which may take place after
the evaluation stage noted above.