Roulette bingo? Play Two of Three Outside Bets at Once in Roulette

Gaming pundits like to pick on roulette and there are surely many good reasons to dissuade you from playing a game that is cleverly designed to emphasize high risk bets. Most of the betting options on the table are the single numbers and players tend to think in terms of betting only on single numbers when playing the inside. Continue reading “Roulette bingo? Play Two of Three Outside Bets at Once in Roulette”

Probability to win at roulette

On the surface, the best probability for the roulette player to be ahead is in one trial (spin): 48.6% to win (versus 51.4% to lose), as far as even-money betting is concerned. I don’t agree that it is the best strategy (betting all your bankroll on one spin).

Theoretically, no bankroll will put a player ahead guaranteed, IF flat-betting and playing very long consecutive sessions. There are moments, however, when the roulette player can be ahead by at least one betting unit. Even in even-money bets, the player has a good chance to be ahead by at least one unit after 5, or 10, or even 100 spins. But more than 20 spins are NOT recommended; the probability (odds) to lose go(es) above 50%! Think about it! Continue reading “Probability to win at roulette”

Roulette Systems to Avoid

SA1: Straight-Up Bet on One Favorite Roulette Number

Only the payoff is enticing in this case (35-to-1), but you are assured of losing at a rate of 5.26% of your total bets. The roulette software you get with this system (SuperRoulette) shows lengthy reports on each roulette number. The roulette wheel does not favor any number whatsoever. There is a discrepancy among numbers, but there is no strong bias towards a particular one — unless the wheel is worn out. Continue reading “Roulette Systems to Avoid”

Maths can help you win at roulette?

Albert Einstein supposedly once said: “No one can win at roulette unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn’t looking.”

Although I wouldn’t normally question Einstein, this statement isn’t true. In fact, you can use Einstein’s specialist subject, physics, to help you win. Or you can find a biased wheel that makes some numbers more likely to come up.

What Einstein actually meant was that there is no mathematical trick that can help you win at roulette. Each spin is an independent trial and, in the long run, the casino will win. This is different to a game such as Blackjack where the probabilities change as cards are dealt. Continue reading “Maths can help you win at roulette?”