The first thing you
should realize is that every roulette spin
is a new and unique spin. Therefore, the
outcome of each spin is not predetermined
by or based on the outcome of prior spins.
This means that the probability of every
possible roulette outcome is exactly the
same with each spin. The same way any
given player’s luck has the same
probability of being up or down on any
given spin. The game of roulette is a game
of chance, and there is no roulette
strategies that
can overcome the builtin advantage of the
house.
Many roulette
players, though, do have a method to their
play that verges more on superstition than
on strategy. A lot of roulette players
base their strategies on the digital
display that all online and most offline
casinos use to track the previous 12 or 18
numbers that have been called. Some
players place wagers on numbers that fall
most often, called “hot numbers.”
Other bettors put their money on numbers
that haven’t come up frequently, with
the hopes that they are due. Another
player strategy is to play as many numbers
as possible in order to increase the
chance of picking the winner, but this
does considerably decrease the payout.
Some players play
only the number that came up on the
previous spin, hoping that it will come up
twice in a row. Another roulette strategy in a
landbased casino is to copy the bets of
other players, who have been winning at
the table, thinking they have discovered a
bias or that they are just lucky.
The bottom line is
that any of these methods are as good as
another and are just as likely to pay off
as if you play your birthday, anniversary,
or favorite number.
Some fervent
landbased roulette players do study
things at their favorite casinos looking
for common dealer moves or wheel
handicaps. For example, once in a while
longtime dealers, after time, will
release the ball at the exact angle every
time with the exact same velocity on every
spin. Some players are able to see the
numbers that pass when the dealer lets go
of the ball; therefore, they can predict
the approximate place the ball will fall.
Another example is the thought that a
wheel can be spotted that may show a bias.
For instance, a wheel may be off balance
or perhaps the ball has worn a track on
the wood that leads to the numbers.
Sometimes the frets between numbers, which
are made of metal, have been worn to have
different heights. While most casinos
check wheels very carefully on a frequent
basis, it can happen. All of these
instances would have to be checked by
tracking thousands of spins. Just because
a number comes up three times in six spins
does not mean that you have caught a bias.
There are some
roulette strategy systems and methods, in
addition to money management systems that
many avid online roulette players study and
implement, but no method is proven. If
studying roulette theories and odds is
intriguing to you, you are not alone. By
all means, enjoy yourself learning and
using these interesting systems. It is
likely that luck will be on your side at
least half the time!
