The Odds of Roulette

Have you ever wondered if there are really some good and effective strategies out there that can enable you to play a better game of roulette? As a matter of fact, most would say that one cannot simply make use of mathematical calculations in order to know all the outcomes of spins in a roulette game, nor is it possible to guarantee wins based on certain money management routines. However, there are indeed some ways to have an edge over the house and put the betting odds in one's favor!

In a game of roulette, every spin that is made is totally independent of the previous spin. It is, after all, a game of chance. Some players will tend to bet on numbers that have not been picked yet, these numbers are called "sleeping numbers". While other players like to observe certain color sequences and place wagers based on what they have observed. At the end of the day, both the payouts and odds serve in favor of the casino and not the player due to the set-up and rules of the game. Because of the house's inbred advantage in this game of chance, no one person can ever manipulate or change that fact.

So what can a player do in order to strengthen his chances of winning? Well, as discussed earlier, the European roulette game has a much smaller advantage to the house as compared to American roulette, so why not play the European version of the game instead? Certainly, it would be the wiser option!

Another way of improving one's odds of winning is by placing wagers that would mirror the payouts. This would include placing wagers on Low, High, Even, Odd, Red, or Black. These are known as "even money" wagers.

One can also try to reduce the house edge to its lowest level as a means to heighten one's odds of winning the game and leave the house edge with as low as 1.35 percent on a bet. This may be done by finding the roulette wheel that provides the "en prison" rule, wherein if a player makes an "even money" wager, if the ball should stop on a zero, he will not lose the amount that he has wagered. In observing the rule, the player's wager is taken prisoner and is then put forward to the succeeding spin. Should one have a winning bit, he may then take it back.

There are many ways of increasing one's chances of winning at a game of roulette. However, at the end of the day, it is still a game of chance and no sure way is available to guarantee a win. One can only observe certain techniques to increase his winning potential, and hope for the best!