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Are There Professional Roulette Players?

It’s no secret that there are plenty of people out there who play poker for a living. As a game that is played for money and one that requires quite a bit of skill to be any good at it, poker is similar to esports as a game that can be played professionally. 

But what about roulette? Here we have a game that is almost entirely based on chance with the only real skill being based around how to bet to maximize your chances at winning – the actual game part is out of your hands completely. And no, there is no real way to game the system, either. So with that in mind, are there any actual professional roulette players out there? And, for that matter, is there any way to actually play roulette professionally?

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Why or Why Not?

Unsurprisingly, no, there isn’t any real way to play roulette professionally and there are virtually no professional roulette players. “Virtually”, because there are always people out there who are willing to try anything to make money. To be honest, though, “professional roulette players” are basically just unemployed gambling addicts. There are certainly no major roulette tournaments or professional associations to join.

And it’s not hard to understand why.

Professional poker players are those who have mastered the art of reading others and bluffing; professional blackjack players are those who have mastered card counting and using statistics to their advantage; professional esports players are, of course, excellent at their video game of choice. With roulette, there is fundamentally zero difference between a “professional” roulette player and any random person off the street who happens to know the basics of roulette betting. 

This isn’t to say that roulette can’t be a lot of fun – it’s incredibly popular for a reason – but if you wish to make real money in the long-term by playing a game, there are many much better options out there. Few would be worse, in fact.

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