Here are some current observations on live play and I hope these findings may assist / encourage you to win more consistently.
Roulette can be beaten. Know this and live this. Be confident. One day you may then become a confidant. There are many ways to do this and of course any strategy has to be suited to your own unique personality and needs, although there are some principles that may be of universal application.
As a rule of thumb I play with 100 -200 units max for any unit size.
I find $2 or $2.50 units almost too small these days as I know and am confident that win cycle streaks can be harnessed. The capital gains of accruing these smaller sums are useful but may fall short of tipping point momentum net gains for income allowing for expenses. By this I mean a RB of say 2 x $200 may enable gains of $100 or more per session, but such winnings can easily be eroded.
Yesterday was an exceptional live play day for me and I achieved a gain of +$1200 on a RB of $400 playing $2 units - this was quite an achievement and even the pit boss congratulated me. I had to persist in a longer than usual session to break through corrective short cycles and eventually emerged with several consecutive winning bets, but never outlaying any more than 100 units on the table. This is the key point -leverage. I quit after three consecutive wins, but used a few final chips to test a fourth application ( but low risk) and sure enough the cycle moved on, so was a small final loss. But what I do is convert winning black chips ( $100) into winning pink chips ( $500) and never cash those till the cashier. This reinforces the winning mindset.
However my preferred strategy is short and fast using $5 units on rapid roulette.
Buy in at $300 with a second $300 if necessary and the goal is to achieve a winning bet to take the account balance over $900. This can be achieved with a successful picture bet ( +103 units) and street bet loading when the traget zone/ number on the table is in focus.
Recall there are techniques for the wheel and neighbours; also for the table and neighbours - I use both through cluster analysis methods and also MB16 cycles.
A winning session in $5 units can quickly materialise and last night I did it in one live spin up to about 12 live spins. The risk exposure I set at $600 but the gains can be fast accrual of $300 to $700 gains or more. In a busy casino I can move from wheel to wheel to find suitable qualifying cycles ( and dealers). I do associate significant wins with some dealers.
Finally, the caveat.
Never become complacent or over-confident.
Limit the cash you carry or to which you have card access to a daily/ session limit.
This amount is subject to your choice. Good choices have good results, while poor choices have consequences which may escalate in order for you to learn lessons that need to be learned. This varies with every individual.