Winning Odds in Roulette
Roulette game consists of many different bets. All betting options have a different probability. Some of them give an advantage to you, and some of them raise the edge of the casino. A skilled gambler should have information about these possibilities before practicing roulette tactics. Do not try to make calculations by using pen and paper, we did that for you. These are the bets with the highest winning possibilities: Red / Black, 1 to 18, 19 to 36, and Odd / Even. The probability of one of these options coming up each time is 47.37%. In other betting options, this ratio drops to almost 2.36%. Therefore, whatever tactic you practice, you should definitely not deposit a bet other than these four options.
So, is it possible to guess the result in roulette game? The answer to this question is no. All you can do is raise your chances of winning, a little. Apart from that, there is no way to predict the final result. Roulette is based on luck and the casino is always more advantageous than you. Every gambler will lose in the long run. Throughout history, countless efforts have been made to predict where the ball will land on the wheel, but none have succeeded. There’s no way to predict the result without cheating. Yes, we said “cheating,” and we are sure that you are all ears right now.
Is It Possible to Cheat on Roulette?
The short answer to this question is “it used to be possible, but not anymore”. Until the beginning of the 20th century, roulette wheels were not fabricated. In other words, there were various mistakes on every wheel, even within millimeters. For example, if the walls separating the sections on the wheel were thinner by a millimeter, the ball was likely to fall into the next section.
Gamblers who have discovered this obscurity have been able to earn incredible figures for nearly 10 years. Want an example? A gambler named Charles Wells entered the famous Monte Carlo Casino in 1891 and bankrupted the entire casino by playing roulette. Monte Carlo could not pay any customers that night. Today, however, roulette wheels are manufactured with fabrication, and they are standardized. Which means they do not contain such faults. For this reason, it is not physically possible to cheat on roulette, and it is already contrary to the law.
Although, in some special games, known as organic roulette, it is possible to place a bet until 5 seconds after the ball starts spinning. In these special games, there are people who claim to have followed the wheel and the ball for 5 seconds, betting at the last possible second, and guessing the end result, but nobody has been able to prove this yet. Therefore, we can easily say that it is not possible at all to predict the net result. But with some tactics, it is possible to increase your chances of winning. But there is one very important thing you should not forget: You need to know when to stop. Remember, in the long run, the casino always wins. Target a small, but regular and constant profit. Do not draw attention to yourself by placing large bets. Choose online roulette games because the Martingale method we will explain below apply to these types of games more easily. You can even take notes freely, and nobody will interfere with you.
What Is the Martingale Strategy?
The Martingale method is probably the most-known strategy of all. This is because it is very simple and requires almost no effort. Martingale is a progression system and requires to double up the entry bet each time until you score a win. Let’s explain by giving an example:
- You start the game with £5. Bet only one of the 4 options we mentioned above.
- If you don’t win, your next bet will be £10. (double up)
- Still no win? Then place £20. 40 – 80 – 160… Always double your bet, until you win.
- Once you win, return to your entry bet and start the whole doubling up thing all over.
The Martingale Method: Place a Bet and Double Up
Yes, it is that simple, and yes, it sounds stupid at first. This is because it is still stupid at the second and third look too. You can lose a fortune in a very short amount of time, and this is the most important fault of the system. Martingale method assumes that you will win sooner or later if you insist. Place your bet on the red colour, even the result is not red for a couple of times, it will appear sooner or later, right? And when that happens, you will win big. Because you just kept increasing your bet like an eager monkey and hoped for the best.
The problem is, the real world doesn’t work like that.
Does Martingale Method Work?
No, it doesn’t. There is even a “Big Martingale” method and surprise, it doesn’t work too. (In Big Martingale, you change your bet every time, i.e. switch between red and black colours.) The fact that a particular result does not appear for a long time does not mean that the probability of that result increased. Theoretically, there is justification: Indeed, you will see what you expect to see in the end. However, the wait time can be much, much longer than you might think. You can go bankrupt very quickly because you have to double up your bet every time while waiting.
The Martingale method has never been seen to work. No player has succeeded in winning with this strategy. But thanks to Martingale, you can find many bankrupt players! Martingale is a very old system and is based on psychological principles rather than a mathematical basis. It is not a tactic that can be used, and it is likely to cause serious damage to your wallet. For this reason, we highly recommend you stay away. There are other tactics and strategies that you can use.