Roulette rules and odds

Roulette is based on the player guessing which of 37 (or 38 in American Roulette) numbered pockets in a spinning wheel that a ball should stop. Players make their bet on the playing field next to the wheel, and then the wheel spins counterclockwise, while the silver colored ball spins clockwise along the folded edge of the wheel. When the ball falls into the wheel, it bounces around and eventually ends up in one of the pockets.

Bet on Roulette

Roulette has two types of bets. You make outdoor bets by placing chips outside the numbered part of the board, hence the name. These bets have a great chance of making a profit, but the odds paid are lower. Inside bets make on the numbered part of the playing field. The probability of winning is less, but the winnings paid are significantly higher.

Investments on the outside of the playing field

Below we list the most common bets made outside the numbered area of ​​the playing field.

• Bet on high (19-35) or low (1-18) digits. In case of profit, 1x invested money is paid.

• Bet on even or odd numbers. In case of profit, 1x invested money is paid.

• Bet on red or black numbers. In case of profit, 1x invested money is paid.

• Bet on high (23-35), mid-range (13-22) or low (1-12) dozen. In case of profit, 2x invested money is paid.

• Bet on a column of 12 digits. In case of profit, 2x invested money is paid.

Investments on the inside of the playing field

Below we list the most common bets made outside the numbered area of ​​the playing field.

• Bet on single digits. 35x bet money is paid for profit.

• Bet on two digits at the same time. 17x bet money is paid for profit.

• Corner bet. Bet on four digits at the same time. At a profit, 8x invested money is paid.

• Bet on a three-digit line. 11x bet money is paid for profit.

• Bet on two rows next to each other. In case of profit, 5x invested money is paid.

Strategies and systems for Roulette

Mathematically, there are no strategies or systems that can increase your chances of winning in Roulette. Anyone who claims otherwise is a fraudster who wants to sell you a system its not working. However, there are some strategic choices to make, as well as systems that minimize your losses.

American Roulette has a roulette wheel with 38 pockets instead of 37. The extra pocket is a double zero, and the only thing the extra pocket means is an extra opportunity to lose your bet. The game has clearly worse odds and thus should be avoided.

A Prison rule gives you an extra chance when you make an outside bet with evenly paid odds and the ball stays at zero. You then get the chance to spin again with the same bet. If the bet goes in this time, you get back invested money and go plus minus zero. Otherwise, you lose the bet. If you find a French Roulette with En Prison rules then take the chance. The rule increases the statistical repayment of your bets on these bets from 97% to amazing 99.86%. Quite incredible odds for a turn game.

The Martingale system is the most popular system for Roulette. Every time you lose, you double the bet, and every time you win you return to your original bet. The system only works for bets that pay 2x the money. It statistically minimizes your losses. It is the only system we would recommend.

The Alembert system is based on the idea that different numbers are different “hot”, depending on the outcome of previous rounds. Statistically, all numbers should come up equally often, so it is thought that if a certain number has not come up for a long time, then it is thought that the probability increases for the number to come up to “balance” the statistical outcome. This system is based on statistical error thinking, and we recommend that you avoid it.

There are a number of other systems that do the same thing as Martingale, that is, minimize the risk of major losses. All of these systems only apply to bets with even money, and the Martingale system is both simplest and best.