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Apr 25th 2007
Are there really roulette secrets? Is there anything about roulette that we do not already know? If you thing about it, a secret means something that nobody else knows. Sadly enough, there are no such things as roulette secrets. Sure, there are people out there claiming they have some roulette secret, but there isn't a thing about roulette that we do not already know. So do not get excited about finding out some new thing about roulette. You are only setting yourself up for disappointment.

Let's see what these people consider roulette secrets:

By using a mathematical system you will be able to predict what number will come up next.

Let's say that for the last 10 spins the winning number was red. You might be tempted to think that the next winning number will be black. The truth of the matter is that the next winning number has 50-50 chances of being red or black. The only one that remembers the outcome of the previous spin is you, the player. It doesn't matter if for the last 100 spins the winning number was red. The next spin is independent from the previous one. The previous spin does not influence the current spin in no way. The chances of a certain number or color coming up are the same for every spin.

If you have played in a land base casino then surely you must have heard of "sleeping numbers". These are the numbers that have not come up in a while. Players like to seek out these numbers and bet on them. Why they do that is beyond me. Every time the ball is spun all the numbers have the same chances of coming up. The fact that a number has not come up in while does not mean that its chances of coming up on the next spin are better. A number has the same chances of coming up regardless if it hasn't come up in the last 10 spins or if it just came up in the last spin.

A system must have some data to analyze in order to come up with a sure way method of beating the house and always winning at roulette. But we have already seen that there is no such data. Analyzing the last spin will offer no conclusive result, no useful data. Without any data we cannot have a mathematical system.

These systems do not work and if you buy one you are only wasting your money. In fact these systems are doomed to failure by their own nature. Just say no if someone offers to sell you a roulette system.

Roulette is based on pure luck and no money management system will allow you to lower the house advantage. The game is set up in such a way that no matter what you do the house edge remains the same. Money management systems will not increase your profits or guarantee a win.

The only way a money management system could possibly work is if you increase your bet size when the odds are in your favor, and decrease bet size when they are not. But the odds are never in you favor. The house always has the edge and there is nothing that you can do about it.

Remember that roulette money management systems do not work. Just say no to anyone trying to sell you one.

Even if there are no roulette secrets, there are a few tips that will help you increase your odds:

1. Only play European roulette, not American roulette.

There are two main types of roulette wheels: European and American wheels. The European wheels have the numbers 1 to 36 on them, plus 0. This adds up to a total of 37 numbers. American wheels have the numbers 1 to 36 on them, plus 0 and 00. This adds up to a total of 38 numbers. As you can see the main difference between American and European roulette is the 00 slot. But what you probably do not know is that one extra number is enough to double the house edge from 2.7% on European wheels to 5.6% on American wheels.

2. Always place the bets with the best odds.

Bets like Even, Odd, Low, (1 to18), High, (19 to 36), Red, or Black are even money bets that offer payouts close to the odds you are facing. Even money means that you will receive a payout of 1-to-1 when winning such a bet. You are advised to place such even money, close to their real odds bets. Your chances of winning these bets are 45%.

Most European roulette games offer the "En Prison" option. This means that your bet remains on the table, it is still active if you have made an even money bet and 0 has come up. The next spin will decide the outcome of your bet. If you lose, the house takes your money. But if you win, you get your bet back.

You are facing a house advantage of only 1.35% when using the "En Prison" option. This automatically makes it the best bet on the table. Unfortunately not many players take advantage of this bet, even if it the best bet in roulette.

This concludes our article on roulette secrets. We have found out that there is nothing we do not already know about roulette and there are no such things as roulette secrets. Even if you cannot increase your odds with the help of roulette secrets there are other ways of increasing your chances of winning. Just follow the tips that we have presented here and you will be able to effectively increase your odds. And if you think about it, these odds are pretty good for a game that is based on pure luck.

Do not get too caught up in secrets, tips and strategies. Entertainment is the main value of roulette. Remember that having fun comes first and that roulette relies on good fortune. If you care less about fun and more about making money we advise you to try a game that is based on skill, like poker or blackjack.

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