How to Win at the Roulette Wheel
in a casino is not an easy thing to do, because the odds are most
certainly stacked against you. This is true whether you are rolling the
dice on the craps table, playing on a low limit blackjack table or
tackling baccarat in the high rollers pit.
just because the house has the advantage, that doesn't mean there is no
chance for you to walk away from your session at the roulette wheel
without with a little more in your pocket than when you started. All you
need is a little patience and a general understanding of the types of
bets available to you when you decide to play.
easiest bet of all is the 50-50 wager you can make on one of the
"outside" parts of the layout. The dealer will spin the ball in the
roulette wheel and it will land in one of the 38 possible spots.
Approximately half of the numbers are red and half are black, and they
are evenly spread throughout the spinning wheel. There are also, on most
American wheels, two green numbers, 0 and 00. If the ball lands in one
of these two slots, a 50-50 bet will only lose half its value.
addition to betting either red or black, you can also bet on whether or
not the ball will end up in the first half, 1-18, or the second half,
19-36. Another 50-50 proposition is that of odd or even. Over the course
of the day, as long as luck is on your side, you have a better chance
at coming out ahead using this simple wager than any other one on the
players like to also place a chip or two on the 0/00 split on the table
in case one of the green numbers on the roulette wheel is hit. With a
17-to-1 payout on that wager, it can help you survive a few losses on
those outside bets.
simple wager is the "thirds" bet you can make. These bets pay off at a
2-to-1 rate, so naturally, you will not be surprised to learn that,
barring a green number, each one is expected to hit one out of three
spins. This wager can be placed on each group of dozen numbers, 1-12,
13-24 and 25-36, or alternatively on any of the three columns of twelve
numbers on the roulette table.
course, in order to win big at the roulette wheel, you need to get into
the "inside" bets. These wagers involve placing your chips on the
numbered layout. The largest of these payouts is the 35-to-1 you get for
placing a chip on an individual number. These bets are of the "all or
nothing" variety. Either they hit or they don't. That's why most people
will choose several numbers on each spin to cover with their chips,
increasing the chances of victory.
you look at the roulette wheel itself, you'll see that the numbers are
not in consecutive order. They are spread out around the wheel. However,
if you watch a dealer for a certain amount of time, you may notice they
can tend to get into stretches where they hit the same section of the
wheel over and over again. By "tracking the dealer" in this way, you can
best decide on which few numbers to place your chips to maximize your
chances of winning.
people try and get cute with a "can't lose system" where they try and
cover every single number on the table in some capacity. However, the
casino is not stupid. There is no way to cover every single number and
come out ahead on any single spin. The math simply doesn't work.
method that does work, at least theoretically, is the art of
multiplying your wager each time you lose in order to eventually turn a
profit. With an infinite bankroll, there is no way for this tactic to
fail, but in reality, such a system will ultimately fail.
one thing, most roulette wheels have a built-in maximum wager, so after
a short run of bad luck, you will no longer be able to multiply your
next bet to a level that would win you back all you've lost in one spin.
The other issue is that your bankroll is not infinite. At some point,
you simply might not have enough to continue to play after a string of
best way to maximize your chances at winning at the roulette table is
simply to bet within your means, focus on a few of the simple 50-50
wagers and a handful of numbers on the inside, and to limit your playing
time to short sessions. The longer you stay at the roulette wheel and
the more money you put on the table with each spin, the quicker you're
going to end up hitting the ATM.