Roulette is more than just a ball spinning around a colored wheel. At the same time, it is not one of those games that requires a complex system of bets and strategies to win, either. Roulette is a game of science and math. Science will give you the advantage you need to beat the house. Math will ensure your winnings are grand.
Understanding the Odds
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If you want a roulette win, odds are everything. To understand how odds work, we need to start with the basic setup of the game. An American roulette wheel has 38 slots: 18 red, 18 black, and 2 green. The slots alternate in color from red to black and are numbered one to 36 in a non-linear pattern. The two green slots are labeled zero and double zero and are set across from each other on the wheel. The European roulette wheel has the same basic layout, except the numbers are in different places on the wheel and there is only one green slot, which is labeled zero.
The wheel is spun in one direction and a small ball is spun along the inside rim of the wheel in the opposite direction. As the ball is spinning, bets are placed on a table with the same numbers and colors as the wheel. The object of the game is to predict where the ball will land when the revolutions slow and gravity causes the ball to drop out of its spin, bounce a few times off of the slots and come to rest on a number or color.
Understanding the number of slots with their numbers and colors is essential to understanding roulette win odds. To calculate the odds, you need to consider the number of positive outcomes from your bet, and divide that number by the total number of possible outcomes. When you do this you will understand why the difference between an American roulette wheel and the European roulette wheel is so dramatic for players.
On a simple, even-money bet that appears to be a 50/50 proposition, like betting the colors red or black or even and odd numbers the house has an advantage because of the green zeros. On a roulette wheel there are 18 black, red, even, or odd number, but 38 total outcomes on an American wheel and 37 possible on the European wheel. The odds of success on an American wheel are 47.37 percent and 48.65 percent on the European wheel. Notice that in both cases the house has more than a 50 percent chance of success.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the single number bet with has a one in 37/38 chance of hitting, but also pays out at 35 to 1. The chances of success on each spin are 2.63 percent American and 2.70 European. Since you only have to hit once every 35 times to break even (35 to 1 payout), you multiply the single spin chances of success by 35 to obtain your overall odds. This equates to 92.05 percent American and 94.5 percent European. What this means is that if you went through the 35 spin cycle 100 times, you would break even more than 90 times, but the house is still going to win 6 to 8 times and slowly whittle down your bankroll.
Science Can Change Your Odds
If you want your roulette win odds to improve, you need to do something that takes away the house’s built-in advantage. The only way to do that is to find a way to have your numbers or colors hit more often than they are supposed to…without doing anything illegal.
The secret is called physics. Roulette is a game of spinning and gravity, two of the main things that the science of physics is used to study. By using physics to calculate the spin of the wheel, the ball, the ball bounce, etc, you are able to determine if certain numbers are more likely to be hit on a wheel than others, or predict, at a dramatically increased rate, where the ball will likely land.
The ball and the wheel are constants. By tracking how many rotations the ball makes before it drops, how many revolutions the wheel makes before the ball drops, and where the ball ends up you can create a matrix that will give you a dramatic edge over the casino. Of course, it takes work, practice, and effort.
Roulette software takes much of the work out of your hands and does the calculations for you. You simply record the data, enter in the numbers, and the software gives you the predictions you need for your roulette win odds to be better than every other player at the table, unless they are using the same software. A roulette computer takes it up one more notch and increases your roulette win odds to the highest level. The only issue with the roulette computer is that they are not legal in at least half of the casinos, and even in the ones that they are not barred from, you are not allowed to openly use them.
The skinny is this: with science you can increase your roulette win odds enough to beat the wheel. With discretion and a little work, you can do this consistently and make a tremendous living playing the game that you love.