online roulette

We’ve all seen films and stories about mathematical systems that can beat the casinos. Unfortunately there’s one single problem with just about all of them and it’s a bit of a show stopper. The problem is that none of these systems actually fundamentally change the odds of any roulette game. They might appear to offer an advantage to the player when you actually study them, you’ll find it’s simple not the case.

Take for example probably the most famous system of all – the Martingale casino roulette system, which has been around for many years and regularly pops up as a secret system.

It’s not a bad system, it doesn’t actually mean you’ll lose money and in fact it’s possible to win big with the martingale system. However it’s also possible to win big through blind luck by just playing on random numbers. Martingale doesn’t change the odds but it does change the risk to some extent requiring increasingly large bets to be placed in order to cancel out any losses. There are other flaws with martingale the most obvious one is that people can very easily lose the ability to double their bets, either through house limits or lack of funds.

The Martingale system is guaranteed only in a hypothetical situation, for the rest of us in the real world it’s worth avoiding.


Of course, you can win at roulette – a modicum of luck and you can go home with a barrel full of cash but nobody has ever entered a casino with a system that guarantees winning without some sort of outside influence on the wheels or game.  Which is why you should never, ever pay for such as system if you see them online.  This video explains the myth of winning roulette systems and why they simply cannot exist.

THe secret is of course, not really a secret at all – the reason you can’t guarantee to win is that the casino holds a mathematical advantage in all the table games. It’s called the House Edge and it varies depending on what game you play, European roulette has one of the smallest advantages but it’s still significant enough to finance those huge, glitzy casinos you see all over the world.

Las Vegas owes partly it’s existence to the American roulette wheel which offers double the advantage to the casino. This is because it has an extra 0 on the wheel without any modifications to payouts, simply avoid playing on these wheels – search instead for an European style roulette wheel instead.


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