# Roulette Tricks

You’ll learn more about Roulette Tricks below. The glamor and allure of the spinning roulette wheel has prompted many players to ignore the concept of chance and formulate a multitude of roulette tricks. While there are some useful tips and methods, many roulette «strategies» are based in faulty logic.

It’s all in the zeroes. An understanding of the house advantage is crucial. When a single or double zero comes up, no outside bets can win. On inside bets the house also has a slight advantage due to the fact that a player has a 37 to 1 chance at winning on any single number, yet the payout is only 35 to 1, again due to the single and double zero spaces. If you don’t want to be burned by the zeros, bet them each time. Some only play these «green numbers» thinking they are absorbing some house advantage for themselves. Just remember that a single zero and a double zero each have a 37 to 1 chance of losing with every spin.

Avoid patterns. The betting strategy of the typical roulette player, no doubt fueled by those seemingly informative number history signs, is to wager on a number, color or grouping that the bettor feels is «due,» or expected to come up simply because it recently has not. Also called wheel tracking, this roulette trick is a classic example of something called the gambler’s fallacy. Randomness does not deviate based on past events. In other words, if the number history shows ten straight red numbers, the odds of the next spin resulting in black is are 1. 111 to 1. The odds of a red number? You guessed it, 1. 111 to 1. The same applies to odd/even bets and 1-18/19-36 bets. Ignore the number history sign. Its only purpose should be guiding the bettor to the wheel.

## Set a limit.

Whether measured in minutes of play or spins of the wheel, understand that less play typically results in fewer losses and more winnings. That is because roulette is not a game of probability. Regular roulette players have seen this played out time and again. One bettor has been playing for an hour, not breaking even, and watches as someone else makes one or two bets and walks away a hundred dollars happier. It’s really the only way to control the speed of play in any wagering game. The casinos keep their wheels, cards and dice moving as fast as possible, because–based on the law of averages and the house edge–the longer you play, the more they win. If you find yourself having a good day, just stop, realize it was all chance and little skill…then cash in your chips. The whole idea of roulette is quitting when you’re ahead. This is the greatest of all roulette tricks or methods.

Bigger bets should only follow a win. Another betting strategy is to double the wager after each loss, the plan being to recover the previous losses and repeating this process until one has doubled the money. Many gamblers have reaped rewards with this system, but the longer one wagers in this fashion, the higher the statistical probability of a total loss. Again, whether the bettor has previously won or lost on the last spin, or last dozen spins, has no effect on what number comes up next. In true randomness, no pattern can be found. A better tip is to increase your bet each time you win, and decrease it after each loss. This strategy is less glamorous, but much more beneficial.

Finally, consider exactly who controls what. Nobody controls the fall of the ball on a fair roulette wheel. But casinos depend on the player’s greed, lack of self discipline, and the influence of «spirited» beverages. The player, however, controls exactly when and where they will place a bet, the amounts, and when to cash in. The latter being the most important of all roulette tricks.