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Old January 19th, 2010, 05:28 AM
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What is your roulette strategy to win big bucks? Do you play slow or , use maximum bets? Would love to hear from people.
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Roulette doesn’t have a strategy, since it is one of the easiest games to play and understand in the casino. Once you place your bet, you don’t have to make any decisions. The easier a game is to understand the greater the house edge, and roulette is no exception. On all bets except the 5 number bet, the house edge is 5.26%. (The 5 number bet is worse.) The house take is much larger than it is at craps or blackjack.
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I am sorry but I don't have much knowledge about roulette. I read basic articles about the game rules and seems interesting to me.
All I can say , it is a luck oriented game.(as per my knowledge till now)
But I did not get why 5 number bet is worst? Please elaborate?

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There are 38 slots on the wheel: red and black numbers 1 thru 36, and the green 0 and 00. ( Some casinos have wheels with 37 slots and only one 0, but not on cruise ships.) The payoff is based on the number 36. If you bet on N numbers, the payoff is:

36/N – 1

For instance: betting on 18 numbers pays 1 to 1 (even money) , while betting on one number pays 35 to 1.

You can bet on 1,2,3,4,5,6,12, or 18 numbers. All of these divide evenly into 36 EXCEPT 5.

36/5 – 1 = 6.2

Therefore, in theory the 5 number bet should pay 6.2 to 1. However, the casino will round down and pay only 6 to 1. That is why the 5 number bet should be avoided.
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I prefer the martingale, or whatever they call it when you double your bet if you lose. But it can get expensive, so I set a limit of x dollars, and just hope I am lucky up to that limit.
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The martingale system is an upside down lottery. In the typical lottery you have a small chance of a large gain and a large chance of a small loss. With martingale, you have a large chance of a small gain, and a small chance of a large loss. Martingale fails when you reach either the end of your bankroll, or the casino’s betting limit.
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The martingale system is so easy on paper. My buddy saw that black had come up four times in a row. He used the martingale system and $1,200 later he cried. No joke, I was there.

Really, nothing to gain and a lot to lose.

Gamble for fun and enjoy when you do win. Don't allow the losses to hurt.
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I have heard from people in casinos about martingale system working for them. Bankroll must be big enough for this system to work for you as well as your luck.
Can anyone tell me for a starting single straight bet of $1, how big of a bankroll you need to beat the wheel?
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Don't forget, the table has a maximum bet limit. The system will work most of the time for a tiny profit and then boom.
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Roulette doesn’t have a strategy, since it is one of the easiest games to play and understand in the casino. Once you place your bet, you don’t have to make any decisions. The easier a game is to understand the greater the house edge, and roulette is no exception. On all bets except the 5 number bet, the house edge is 5.26%. (The 5 number bet is worse.) The house take is much larger than it is at craps or blackjack.


Thanks for the explanation.
Read about the martingale system, it works best for the short term. I was looking for roulette strategies on youtube and came across an interesting video YouTube - Roulette Strategy - How to Win an Online Roulette Game .
I would like to hear what do you think?
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Don't forget, the table has a maximum bet limit. The system will work most of the time for a tiny profit and then boom.
Exactly. The system SEEMS to work most of the time, but eventually that horrible day comes when you double up to your whole bankroll and are wiped out.
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Read about the martingale system, it works best for the short term. I was looking for roulette strategies on youtube and came across an interesting video YouTube - Roulette Strategy - How to Win an Online Roulette Game .
I would like to hear what do you think?

Roulette cannot be beaten, period. All so called 'systems', are scams. Each spin of the wheel is independent of whatever happened up to that time.
To quote Jimmy the Greek: Nothing is as certain as death, taxes, and the house percentage.
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Roulette doesn’t have a strategy, since it is one of the easiest games to play and understand in the casino. Once you place your bet, you don’t have to make any decisions. The easier a game is to understand the greater the house edge, and roulette is no exception. On all bets except the 5 number bet, the house edge is 5.26%. (The 5 number bet is worse.) The house take is much larger than it is at craps or blackjack.

Well that explains why we should not greed too much and why no system works in the long term for roulette.
Anything else anyone would like to add about roulette.
Thanks people for all your replies.
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>>What is your roulette strategy to win big bucks?

There is only one possibility to win big bucks - to set on black/red
all money you've had , nearly 50 % (less of course) probability you would win.

If you play 5 USD pro play you would never win a lot of money..

So , sell your house take all your money and set it on Black or Red 1 Time !

There is no system in Casino - the only one is that they win , because they have more chances.

So bet only 1 time . if God want he’ll let you win.
But the main problem is that there is no God, so for sure you would lose.
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If you add all the numbers on the wheel it comes up to 666
That should be enough of a warning about this game
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Default My roulette strategy is simple

Don't play it. It's one of the worst table games in the casino you can play. Learn how to play craps or blackjack. Those are the only games that have reasonably low house advantages.

You might as well stick to the slot machines if you are going to play roulette.
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Default Single zero only

The single zero games will give you a shot at losing your money more slowly. I have not seen one on a ship and there are only a few in Vegas--mostly in the high limit rooms (and I heard that the station casinos have them.)

Don't use the "double up to catch up" method-- it is the mantra of the dealers because it is a winner for the house. The house rule is the longer you play the more time they have to take advantage of their built in advantage. Doubling up will result in you chasing a five dollar loss with 10-20-40-80-160-320. And you will bump against the max bet still looking for the five dollars. Don't think the wheel will go red 7 or more times in a row? Watch for a while and you'll see it.

I don't play much roulette but I often look at the poles at some tables that record the past spins-it is not uncommon to see long list of all black or all red. There is a reason they post this information-- novice players think the wheel has a memory that will have an effect on the next spin.
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