Apr 22nd 2007
You would not believe how many roulette systems are for sale out there. And all of them promise to offer you a way of consistently winning at roulette. Can they really? Let's have a closer look at this.
Roulette systems claim to be able to predict what number will come up by analyzing previous spins.
Apparently these systems are able to predict what number will come up next. And they can do this by analyzing previous spins.
Roulette is a game of pure luck. Every spin is completely random and independent from previous spins. All the numbers have the same chances of coming up for every spin, so every time the ball is spun there is no way of prediction what number will come up.
Roulette systems claim to be able to predict the odds of success. 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 there is no such data. Every spin is totally random and independent from the previous one. Analyzing the last spin will offer no conclusive result, no useful data. Without any data we cannot have a mathematical system.
How about the odds in the game of Roulette...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.
And the Roulette money management systems...The most common money management system is the Martingale system. It is widely spread on the internet and very popular. At a first glance this system seems to make sense. It advises you to double your bet after every losing round. The Martingale system is based on the assumption that you will eventually win. Of course, no losing streak can last forever. But if you reach the table maximum you will lose your money. You must win before reaching this limit and since roulette is a game of pure luck you are never sure of being able to do so. Every spin is totally random and there is nothing that you can do to ensure you will win. The only way the Martingale system could work is if you had a very large bankroll and if the table had no maximum limits.
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.
Are you in it for the money, or to have fun? Are you in it for the entertainment value? If all you want is to have a little fun, then you will absolutely love roulette. It is a game of pure luck, exciting and captivating. There's no bigger adrenaline rush than watching the little ball spin and hoping it stops on your number.
Are you in it for the money? If you want to make a profit by gambling and you do not care much about having fun, then we do not recommend playing roulette. You are advised to try other games, games like blackjack or poker. Roulette is a game of pure luck, while blackjack and poker are mainly games of skill. You can actually influence the outcome of the game and increase your odds. You will not have as much fun as playing roulette, but you do not care about that anyway. Instead you have better odds of making a profit.