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When it comes to roulette, there are actually a few methods that will help you increase your chances of winning. The element of chance in roulette is much stronger than in any other casino game. Once the wheel starts spinning, no one can possibly predict what the outcome will be. We want to clear the air in the beginning — there is no sure method for winning at roulette. No statistical analysis or clever probability calculation can tell you what the next number will be.
There are, however, betting strategies that have the potential of helping you improve your game. There are quite a few roulette strategies out there, so there is a need for categorisation. We think the easiest way to approach this is to separate the methods in two groups. The first group will contain strategies based on bet progression after a round, and the second will cover the methods in which your bet stays the same.
Follow the links for detailed analysis of every strategy. Progressive strategies are created around the concept of increasing the size of your bet after witnessing the outcome of a round. One of the most famous and widely used roulette strategies — the Martingale system — is a great example of a progressive strategy. Martingale suggests that you double your bet after every loss. In the s, casinos began to flourish around the world.
By there were several hundred casinos worldwide offering roulette games. The double zero wheel is found in the U. The sum of all the numbers on the roulette wheel from 0 to 36 is , which is the " Number of the Beast ". Roulette players have a variety of betting options. Placing inside bets is either selecting the exact number of the pocket the ball will land in, or a small range of pockets based on their proximity on the layout. Players wishing to bet on the 'outside' will select bets on larger positional groupings of pockets, the pocket color, or whether the winning number is odd or even.
The roulette table usually imposes minimum and maximum bets, and these rules usually apply separately for all of a player's inside and outside bets for each spin. For inside bets at roulette tables, some casinos may use separate roulette table chips of various colors to distinguish players at the table. Players can continue to place bets as the ball spins around the wheel until the dealer announces no more bets or rien ne va plus.
When a winning number and color is determined by the roulette wheel, the dealer will place a marker, also known as a dolly, on that winning number on the roulette table layout. When the dolly is on the table, no players may place bets, collect bets, or remove any bets from the table. The dealer will then sweep away all other losing bets either by hand or rake, and determine all of the payouts to the remaining inside and outside winning bets.
When the dealer is finished making payouts, the marker is removed from the board where players collect their winnings and make new bets. The winning chips remain on the board. In , California legalized a form of roulette known as California Roulette.
In number ranges from 1 to 10 and 19 to 28, odd numbers are red and even are black. In ranges from 11 to 18 and 29 to 36, odd numbers are black and even are red.
There is a green pocket numbered 0 zero. In American roulette, there is a second green pocket marked Pocket number order on the roulette wheel adheres to the following clockwise sequence in most casinos: The cloth-covered betting area on a roulette table is known as the layout. The layout is either single-zero or double-zero. The European-style layout has a single zero, and the American style layout is usually a double-zero.
The American-style roulette table with a wheel at one end is now used in most casinos. The French style table with a wheel in the centre and a layout on either side is rarely found outside of Monte Carlo. Outside bets typically have smaller payouts with better odds at winning. Except as noted, all of these bets lose if a zero comes up.
The payout except for the special case of Top line bets , for American and European roulette, can be calculated as. The initial bet is returned in addition to the mentioned payout.
It can be easily demonstrated that this payout formula would lead to a zero expected value of profit if there were only 36 numbers. Having 37 or 38 numbers gives the casino its edge. Note also that 0 and 00 are not odd or even, or high or low. En prison rules, when used, reduce the house advantage. The house average or house edge or house advantage also called the expected value is the amount the player loses relative for any bet made, on average.
The expected value is:. The presence of the green squares on the roulette wheel and on the table is technically the only house edge. Outside bets will always lose when a single or double zero comes up. The only exceptions are the five numbers bet where the house edge is considerably higher 7.
This is commonly called the "la partage" rule, and it is considered being the main difference of European and French roulette. There is also modification of this rule, which is called " en prison " rule. These rules cut the house edge into half 1. The house edge should not be confused with the "hold".
The hold is the average percentage of the money originally brought to the table that the player loses before he leaves—the actual "win" amount for the casino. This reflects the fact that the player is churning the same money over and over again.
In the early frontier gambling saloons, the house would set the odds on roulette tables at 27 for 1. Today most casino odds are set by law, and they have to be either 34 to 1 or 35 to 1. As an example, we can examine the European roulette model, that is, roulette with only one zero. The rules of European roulette have 10 types of bets. First we can examine the 'Straight Up' bet.
For similar reasons it is simple to see that the profitability is also equal for all remaining types of bets. In reality this means that, the more bets a player makes, the more he is going to lose independent of the strategies combinations of bet types or size of bets that he employs:.
Here, the profit margin for the roulette owner is equal to approximately 2. Nevertheless, several roulette strategy systems have been developed despite the losing odds. These systems can not change the odds of the game in favor of the player.
Although most often named "call bets" technically these bets are more accurately referred to as "announced bets". The legal distinction between a "call bet" and an "announced bet" is that a "call bet" is a bet called by the player without him placing any money on the table to cover the cost of the bet. In many jurisdictions most notably the United Kingdom this is considered gambling on credit and is illegal in some jurisdictions around the world. An "announced bet" is a bet called by the player for which he immediately places enough money to cover the amount of the bet on the table, prior to the outcome of the spin or hand in progress being known.
There are different number series in roulette that have special names attached to them. Most commonly these bets are known as "the French bets" and each covers a section of the wheel. For the sake of accuracy, zero spiel, although explained below, is not a French bet, it is more accurately "the German bet".
Players at a table may bet a set amount per series or multiples of that amount. The series are based on the way certain numbers lie next to each other on the roulette wheel. Not all casinos offer these bets, and some may offer additional bets or variations on these. The series is on a single-zero wheel. Nine chips or multiples thereof are bet. Two chips are placed on the trio; one on the split; one on ; one on ; one on ; two on the corner; and one on If the MC lost that bet, he would just make the same bet again.
There was no reason to leave the mini-baccarat table after losing hands because he was already established as a high roller, contrary to how this cheating operation played out at the blackjack table. Perhaps the oldest form of cheating at poker is marking the cards. However, in the mid s, a New York optometrist and his hustling girlfriend, Dawn, came up with the best card-marking scheme of all-time.
Marking cards with a pastelike substance called daub had already been around for years. Then came contact lenses that improved these card-marking operations immensely, even if they had a hazy reddish color that sometimes bred suspicion upon looking the wearer in the eye. But when this optometrist put his mind to discovering the ultimate card marking scam with the ultimate card marking solution and equipment, the result was just that: His first invention was contact lenses that virtually had no telling tint or shade when inserted in human eyes.
But what really revolutionized the concept of marking cards with luminous solutions was the formula for his invisible solution that made all traces disappear from the cards within forty-five minutes after its application. This meant that if the cards were seized from the poker table and put under infrared light more than forty-five minutes after the solution was applied to them, there would be absolutely no traces of the solution left on the cards. In effect, this meant that any evidence against the cheaters would self-destruct as it was not really feasible that the cards would find their way under infrared light in such little time.
His girlfriend Dawn became the main card-marker. Being a woman naturally gave her feminine advantages. She already had the handbag filled with cosmetic cases and other items women routinely store inside it.
While ostensibly performing such innocuous gestures, Dawn transferred the solution to her fingertips from a sponge inside her handbag.
Then with her loaded fingertips she marked the cards as she picked them up to peek at their value. Another method they used to carry the solution, especially when the optometrist participated in marking the cards, was to pad the insides of cigarette packs with the solution, then rubbing their fingertips in it as they removed a cigarette to smoke.
Neither of them were smokers, but in the furtherance of the scam they at least had to pass themselves off as such. The card-marking couple made out like bandits, earning several million dollars over the course of five years. The second best roulette move I ever saw was performed by generations of roulette cheaters from Italy.
I ran into a third or fourth generation Italian team in Reno in the late s and then several more times over the years in different casinos around the world. In fact, one of the most humorous moments of my quarter-century cheating career was what happened when I first ran into this Italian roulette pastposting team.
Lots of chips went flying! They were a four-man team. The fourth player stood by the table across from the dealer by the wheel. He did not buy in for chips. The total configuration of their bets was that Player A had two twenty-chip bets on numbers in the first dozen numbers 1 thru 12 , Player B two twenty-chip bets on numbers in the second dozen numbers 13 thru 24 , and Player C two twenty-chip bets on numbers in the third dozen numbers 25 thru Ever dream of walking into a casino, signing a marker for a hundred thousand dollars in credit, getting the chips, cashing them out and never having to worry about paying it back?
Just takes a little ingenuity, criminal genius and big balls. They were told that stable cash balances had to be maintained in bank accounts for a minimum of six months before casinos would establish credit. The Roselli brothers, already career gangsters with fat bankrolls, had plenty of cash to work with.
They opened accounts in several names and stuck fifty grand in each of them. Six months later virtually all the major casinos gave them fifty-thousand-dollar credit lines in the name of each fraudulent account they had established with the banks. They were completely comped in style for everything: Then with the same fidelity an honorable person returns his books to the library on time, the Rosellis promptly paid their outstanding markers.
This got their credit lines jacked up, since they showed tons of action and paid their markers within a few days of leaving the casinos, a gesture just loved by casino credit departments. The fifty-thousand-dollar casino credit lines soon became a hundred thousand, then two hundred thousand, then half a million, and even a million in some of the classiest casino megaresorts. And the Rosellis kept on signing, playing, signing and playing, all the while giving the impression of losing big.
Naturally their operation became complex and employed dozens of loyal associates from New Jersey, but as long as the casino bosses never caught on to the fact that each Roselli was more than one person, they would never know they were being victimized in the biggest casino credit scam in history.
It was ballsy, at times incredibly hairy, but the brothers pulled it off. They planned on beginning the new millennium with a bang. They made the rounds of casinos in which they had big credit lines in fifty names, carefully working each shift day, swing and graveyard as to avoid running into pit bosses who might address them with a name different from the one they were using at that moment to sign markers. And the real beauty of it was that neither the casinos, the FBI nor the US Secret Service realized a scam had taken place until six months later.
First the casinos sent polite reminders to the addresses real apartments in upscale neighborhoods the Rosellis had set up for the scam, asking for payment of the markers. Then when those went unanswered they turned to dunning letters demanding payment or else there would be legal action. Next came phone calls from their credit departments, but they fell upon professional answering services unwittingly picking up the phones for fraudulent businesses.
And they called again and again—more letters, too, even certified, but no one ever answered the door for the mailmen. All that took six months before the FBI was finally alerted. By that time the Roselli brothers were lying on a beach somewhere very far from American casinos. I have seen or participated in some really brazen poker scams, but nothing like this "swapping" gig: And they are darn good at it.
I first saw them ten years ago from the rail at the L. In two adjacent seats across from the dealer sat a man in a baseball cap and a woman with medium-length dark hair. T he man was to her left. Neither was dressed obtrusively; they blended in perfectly with the other players at their table. I saw the dealer sweep the pot to the eventual winner, then watched him deal out the next round.
As soon as I determined that the couple had received their cards, I put my sights on them closely. At that instant, their shoulders bobbed again. The man put in a pre-flop raise while the woman folded. I watched a pretty decent pot unfold, and when it was over the dealer slid him the chips. The third time I saw their shoulders bob told me they were cheating.
To confirm my suspicions I decided to make a pass of their table. As they were receiving their second cards, I slipped right up behind them. I froze for an instant to get a good peek, and my growing curiosity, which was rapidly turning into fascination, was not disappointed. In that split-second, and I mean split, the man and woman exchanged a card. It was one of the deftest movements I had ever seen, and, believe me, I had seen many.
With a bare minimum of shoulder and arm movement, the man using his right hand and the woman her left, each palmed one of their cards and slid it down underneath his wrist along the inside of the arm to the other. The length of their arms also served to hide the action from the dealer and everyone else at the table; it simply blocked their view. And for added protection, they used their crooked free arms to create a barrier against anyone who might have a side view.
It took me a few more episodes of this to see how truly gifted they were, but I surely enjoyed the show. I wanted to see more of it and eventually got in their game.
I now noticed that the woman was wearing dark glasses. At first I thought that was foolish, that wearing sunglasses would draw attention to her. However, upon looking around the poker room I saw at least two people at each table wearing shades.