It is a proven fact that roulette systems that rely on probability have failed to produce consistent successful results. At roulette, each spin is a new spin and the outcome is never determined by prior spins. Therefore, the probability for a possible outcome is the same for each spin of the roulette wheel and a probability advantage cannot be predicted.
After eight successive Blacks, a Black is as likely to come as a Red. The roulette wheel has no memory and it does not remember what it just did. This is what many gamblers find hard to believe. This misconception has been around for many years and will probably be around for as many more years. It is known as the notorious gambler’s fallacy.
In theory, roulette may be looked at as a game of probability and that the casino advantage of 5.26% with a double zero wheel makes the player a definite loser. In practice, as far as the player is concerned, roulette is a game of luck and the player has a chance to win.
By far the two major factors that determine how much you win or lose are your luck on that day and deciding when is the best time to quit. Therefore, for a roulette system to have a degree of success it has to be linked to luck and tell you exactly when to quit. Bearing this in mind, here are a couple of popular systems which some punters have found useful in the past.
The Red/Black system is a form of Martingale (double up on successive bets) system and is one of the better known roulette systems around. Your bets for this system are on either red or black, with your pay out 1 to 1 (i.e. double your money for a win). It is worth bearing in mind that your chances of winning each bet are just under 50/50 (remember the 0 and 00 that gives the casino its advantage).
You begin by choosing a colour and placing your bet on either red or black. Be sure to make your first bet a small one. If you win, keep your winnings and place your starting bet again. If you lose, double your stake and place a bet on the same colour again. If this bet wins, your net result after two bets is the same as if you had one you initial bet. Keep your winnings and begin with your starting stake again. If your second bet loses, double your stake again, and continue doing this until your colour does come up, at which point your net win from the string of bets will be the same as if you won your starting bet.
It doesn’t take too many losing bets in a row for your bet amount to climb to quite a big number. But keep your nerve; the key is being prepared to continue to double up until you have a win. Also be very aware of the table bet limit – if you reach this before you have a win then you stand to lose a considerable amount.
Five Number System
This strategy calls for straight-up inside bets where you get paid 35 to 1 if you win. You will place your bets on five individual numbers. Don’t forget 0 and 00 are part of the inside numbers you can wager on. Pick any five numbers, they all have the exact same chance of winning.
Find a game where the minimum bet is no more than $5 and buy forty $1 chips ($40). If you limit yourself to relatively small stakes you can’t get badly hurt. With this system you hope to get lucky two consecutive times.
Start by placing one chip on each of your five chosen numbers. Repeat this same wager until you win – you have enough chips for eight tries. When the ball comes to rest on one of your numbers, you win 35 chips. Divide the 35 chips over your five number fields, seven on each. If you hit again the pay off will be 7 x 35 = $245. No matter what the outcome, this was your last spin. Smart gamblers know when to quit.