**Chaos Theory and Roulette**

Any system that produces random events is termed a chaotic system.

Aperiodic behavior never repeats and it continues to manifest the effects of any small perturbation; hence, any prediction of a future state in a given system that is aperiodic is impossible.

Assessing the idea of aperiodic behavior to a relevant example, one may look at human history. History is indeed aperiodic since broad patterns in the rise and fall of civilizations may be sketched; however, no events ever repeat exactly.

What is so incredible about chaos theory is that unstable aperiodic behavior can be found in mathematically simply systems. These very simple mathematical systems display behaviour so complex and unpredictable that it is acceptable to merit their descriptions as random.

An interesting question arises from many skeptics concerning why chaos has just recently been noticed. If chaotic systems are so mandatory to our everyday life, how come mathematicians have not studied chaos theory earlier? The answer can be given in one word: computers. The calculations involved in studying chaos are repetitive, boring and number in the millions. No human is stupid enough to endure the boredom; however, a computer is always up to the challenge. Computers have always been known for their excellence at mindless repetition; hence, the computer is our telescope when studying chaos. For, without a doubt, one cannot really explore chaos without a computer.

Lorenz had proved that complex, dynamical systems show order, but they never repeat. Since our world is classified as a dynamical, complex system, our lives, our weather, and our experiences will never repeat; however, they should form patterns.

The future of chaos theory is unpredictable, but if a breakthrough is made, it will be huge. However, miniature discoveries have been made in the field of chaos within the past century or so, and, as expected, they are mind boggling

The applications of chaos theory are infinite; seemingly random systems produce patterns of spooky understandable irregularity.

Understanding chaos understands life as we know it.

The first consumer product to exploit chaos theory was produced in 1993 by Goldstar Co.in the form of a revolutionary washing machine. A chaotic washing machine? The new washing machine was designed to produce cleaner and less tangled clothes

Studying random events can often reveal patterns that are similar to previous random events. With the use of computers we try to predict future patterns and if this is achievable then a measure of predictability can emerge from a random system.

Roulette sequential outcomes are random and roulette is an example of a chaotic system, however roulette differs from all other chaotic systems since roulette is a closed system with only 37 possible outcomes.( roulette wheels with a double zero will not be considered)

Roulette outcomes often form patterns and although these patterns can change the start of new patterns will often have indicators that can be used to predict some close future outcomes.

There is only one 16 number section of the roulette wheel (from 31 through zero to 4) that can be covered with 8 chips. If any of this 16 number set results then the payout is 17+1 chip which was part of the originally bet. It is of interest to follow this set. I refer to it as the zero set. I record this set as an addition to the normal 8 other different 16 number sets. I play this zero set when I feel I can predict a clustering of wins even though the results are random.

On page 113 of my book I suggest that tracking 8 sets of 16 numbers is quite easy after some practice. With 2 people it is comfortable to tract 42 different sets as shown in the photo above. This means that there are many more betting opportunities. One player of my strategy tracts 22 sets and over the last 3 months has not had a losing session. Today 17th November 2012 we played for 4 hours and won 80 chips. The largest bet was 7 chips on 4 corners.

Another player, I will refer to as Jimbo has been playing an abridged version of my strategy and plays with a bank of 60 chips. Jimbo’s target per session is 12 chips and although having an occasional loss of 60 chips has had many months with no loss at all.