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January 4, 2005.
Cheating At Roulette Tables - Can You Do It? Stephen Todd Explains The Truth..If you are searching on the net, you will find many authors who claim "cheating at roulette" is possible and by doing it you can win consistent profits. The bad news is "cheating at roulette" is not possible. However, you can put the odds in your favour as much as possible without cheating or paying anyone for the knowledge!
Here are two common cheating at roulette myths:
Myth 1. You Can Use a Mathematical System to Predict Future Spins. This is the most common misconception about roulette and has no basis in fact.
Roulette is a game of pure chance and each single spin is unrelated to any previous spins. For example, if the ball falls on red 10 times in a row, players feel that black has a higher chance of coming up next - this is not true. Many players also like to look for, and bet on, 'sleeping numbers' - numbers that have not been hit for a long time.
Just because a number has been, 'sleeping', does not make it more likely that the number picked will come up on the next spin. Mathematical systems can't work by their very nature. Why? Quite simply, mathematical systems require data, and with roulette, there is no past data that can be analysed.
In mathematics, you know exactly what is going to happen next, in a game of chance like roulette you never know what is going to happen next! That means the roulette wheel has no memory! Roulette is a game of pure chance, and a system that claims to make money consistently from such a game is a contradiction in terms.
Myth 2. You Can Use Money Management to Gain an Edge. Money management cannot affect the house advantage on any bet, nor guarantee that you will win more money. For money management to work, you need to increase your bet size when the odds are in your favour, and decrease bet size when they are not. The problem is course; the odds and payouts are set in the casino's favour, and never change, and roulette is a game of pure chance.
The house always has an advantage in roulette due to the amount paid out per bet; you cannot change it, or manage it. Cheating At Roulette Is Not Possible but the Good News Is that you can get the odds as much in your favour as possible with some simple steps:
1. Play European Roulette
There are two roulette wheels, American and European. The wheel to play is the European wheel, as it reduces the casino advantage to 2.63%.
2. Place Bets that Mirror their Payouts
Place bets whose odds almost mirror their payouts - these "even money" bets include, betting on Even, Odd, Low (numbers 1 through 18), High (numbers 19 through 36), Red, or Black. All these pay out at 1 to 1.
3. Reducing the House Edge to the Lowest Level
Look for a wheel that offers the rule 'en prison.' If you make an even money bet and the ball lands on zero, you don't lose your wager. Instead, your bet is 'imprisoned' i.e. held hostage, and you let it go forward to the next spin. If your bet wins, you can remove it from the table. The house edge is just 1.35% on this bet.
Roulette is a game of chance, and there is no way of cheating at roulette to increase the odds in your favour. They are fixed. The three tips above however, will help you maximize the odds in your favour.
To find out more on roulette systems and analysis of odds here. The original article by Stephen Todd can be found here - how to play roulette and win.
1. Avoid These 4 Common Myths and Play Roulette Like A Pro (14/03/2004)
2. Roulette Systems And Odds Of Success By Sacha Tarkovsky (20/02/2006)
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