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Apr 24th 2007
If you use a search engine and search roulette cheating you will discover that there are lots of people out there claiming that roulette cheating is possible. The truth is that you cannot cheat at roulette. The only thing that you can do is increase your odds.

Common myths about cheating at roulette:

  • 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.

  • Money management systems will give you an edge

  • 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 also.

Remember that roulette money management systems do not work. Just say no to anyone trying to sell you one. The only way to beat roulette is to follow these simple steps 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%.

3. Look for European roulette games that offer the "En Prison" option.

You must know that usually European roulette offers the "en prison" option. You should find European games that offer this option. If you have placed an even money bet and the ball stopped on 0 you can use the "en prison" option. This means that your chips remain on the table and the next spin will determine if you lose your bet or get your money back. If you win you will net receive a payout, but you will get you bet back, which is better than losing it. The house advantage is a low 1.35%, the lowest in roulette.

What should you remember from this article? First of all there is no possible way of cheating at roulette. But if you keep in mind the tips that we have presented above you will increase your odds and have better chances of winning.

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