Debates have raged about Roulette since the game’s inception. Whether math is involved, whether the results can be predicted, whether the game is purely luck based or not. While these debates are still discussed to this day, largely it is agreed that roulette is a purely luck based game.
No. The biggest mistake gamblers make is to look for patterns in Roulette. Humans are programmed to look for patterns. And while this programming has served us well sometimes, at other points it has led us astray. One of the example where it has not served us well, is during Roulette games, where gamblers often make the mistake of looking for patterns, and end up losing a ton of cash.
Yes. French, or sometimes called European Roulette is a game in which the wheel consists of 37 different tiles. 18 of them are red. 18 of them are black. The last one is green and numbered 0. In American Roulette, however, there are 38 tiles. 18 of them are black, 18 are red, and two are green. The two green ones are numbered 0 and 00.
Simply put, French Roulette has much better odds. In the European variant, the house advantage of roulette is 2.7%. In the American variant it is almost double, at 5.26%. So, if you are new to the game, our recommendation would be to check out the European variant first, and then maybe move on to the American variant.
Famously (and most likely apocryphally), Albert Einstein said that the only way to win at Roulette is by stealing the money from the table when the croupier isn’t looking. Whether Einstein said this or not, what the quote is referring to is that there are no ways to win at Roulette using any mathematical method. The only way to win the Roulette wheel is if Lady Luck fancies you that night.
We already said the house advantage in French Roulette is 2.7%. But how was this number arrived at? Simple, there is a formula to it. In French Roulette, a single number wins on a 1/37 and loses on 36/37. At that point, it is a simple formula that goes like this: -1 * 36/37 + 35 * 1/37 = -0.0270 From the final number, we get the house advantage in French Roulette. -0.0270 = 2.70%.
The formula is in many ways similar to French Roulette. Except a few things are different. Since there are 38 tiles in American Roulette, the probability to win is 1 in 38 and the probability to lose is 37 in 38. From then, this formula is derived: -1 * 37/38 + 35 * 1/38 = -0.0526 From this final number, we can then derive the house advantage of American Roulette. -0.0526 = 5.26%.
The most popular strategies in Roulette are the Fibonacci system of betting and the Martingale system of betting.
The Martingale system is very simple to understand and even simpler to put into practice. The way it works is simple. At the Roulette table, you place a starting bet, which you then double until you make a win. After you win, you go back to the starting bet. This is done to ensure that you get any money you’ve lost back. Let’s look at an example. Let’s say you start betting with $5. $5 - $10 - $20 - $40 - $80 … As you can see, every bet after the initial one is doubled. The sequence continues until you get a payout. At which point you return to the initial $5 bet.
If you have not heard of the Fibonacci sequence, it is a popular mathematical sequence, in which every subsequent number is a sum of the previous two. For example: 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34 So, how is this translated to gambling? Well, it is quite simple. Whenever you lose on a bet, you place a bet that is the sum of the last two bet you’ve placed. That way, you get your money back, and then win some extra cash. Let’s give an example with a $5 bet. $5 - $5 - $10 - $15 - $25 - $40