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Postby spamnon » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:29 pm

anyone here play roulette? if so, does anyone have any good betting strategies? I overheard something at work where you play the 50/50 bets (i.e. red/black or odd/even) and you keep doubling your bet everytime you lose and when you win you go back to your original wager. Ever heard of this? Any luck with it?
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Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:33 pm

well its not 50/50 because of the green 0 and 00 ;-D
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:40 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:well its not 50/50 because of the green 0 and 00 ;-D


Yeah. And if it were that easy to come up with a system to beat the game, roulette wouldn't still be offered in casinos. I play roulette and enjoy it, but the only way you're going to beat it is luck. What I like to do is make a bunch of overlapping bets: bet black, middle third, odds, and then bet all of the odd numbered blacks in the middle third (or something), and just hope for one big score fairly early.
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Postby roninmedia » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:58 pm

Doubling down is the common tactic in every game vs the house. The problem is those players don't know when to stop and so they keep playing until when they run into a stretch of bad, money goes bye-bye quickly.

Each time you win, you only win n, where n = the base wager.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:00 pm

learn to play cards. pissing away your money on coin flips will do nothing but make you want to stab the guy who spins that little white laughing marble ball.

can you tell im bitter? :~(

and if youre thinking of playing roulette online, you need to reconsider quick. way to easy to throw away money trying to break even in that crap game.

learn hold em.
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Postby fezzik » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:22 pm

spamnon wrote:anyone here play roulette? if so, does anyone have any good betting strategies? I overheard something at work where you play the 50/50 bets (i.e. red/black or odd/even) and you keep doubling your bet everytime you lose and when you win you go back to your original wager. Ever heard of this? Any luck with it?


Yes...it's called negative progression...and it can be very dangerous. However, it can be effective if you set yourself a goal (and it can't be an outrageous goal). Also, it can be used in any house game (if you know the percentage tables in BJ, it's acutally better to use there).

Like someone else noted, the key is to know when to stop. Another key is this...don't gamble with money you can't afford to lose (probably the cardinal rule of gambling).

Example: If you had a $320 bank role, I'd say that you could use the negative progression strategy to make $50 using $5 as the inintial bet. That would mean you need to lose 6 times in a row to lose all your money. Then you would need to win 10 times overall before losing 6 times in a row to make your $50.

However, given enough time the house will take your money...so if you went to the Casino every day and tried to make $50 using this method, you would lose money in the long run...because even with this method, the odds are in the houses favor...there's no way to get around it...even though the odds of you making your $50 before losing 6 times in a row is a little more than 80%, in the long run it's a bad bet...i don't feel like calculating the probabilities...but it is...I promise... ;-)
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Postby bleach168 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:55 am

I tried it with blackjack. Often, you will lose 3-4 hands in a row then get dealt a hand that pretty much demands you double-down or split. Lose this hand and you're done for the night.

Seems to happen to me at least 50% of the time.

It's better to try with roulette.

At a table with a minimum $15 bet, you could be out 15+30+60+120+240+480 = $945 in a hurry. :,-(
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Postby 3 run homer » Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:38 pm

I don't know what everyone else said, but a good way, to play is to bet like the corners of 4 squares, like where all 4 squares touch, the odds of winning are better but the pay out isn't as great.
Also you can play multiple choices like that pretty much anywhere on the table like if you put your bet at the end of and spit the two rows if a bet lands anywhere on those 2 rows you win.
another thing I'm a believer in that others wont advocate, is look to see a pattern on the numbers board, it's not sure fire, i think it helps, here's why: now a days, the wheels are at a constant the only thing that changes is the person tossing the marble and they're taught to do it in a consistant way. and always bet the zeros espeically on cheap tables.
All that being said, Play Craps instead.
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Postby RugbyD » Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:01 pm

roulette is a loser's game. I can't think of one more clearly set up to bleed you dry little by little. The only purpose it serves that I can see is to create a social atmosphere where everyone can collectively root against their common fate. I don't mind watching a group of my friends play, but the thought of sitting down myself makes me prefer banging my head against a wall.
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Postby Coppermine » Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:03 pm

RugbyD wrote:roulette is a loser's game. I can't think of one more clearly set up to bleed you dry little by little. The only purpose it serves that I can see is to create a social atmosphere where everyone can collectively root against their common fate. I don't mind watching a group of my friends play, but the thought of sitting down myself makes me prefer banging my head against a wall.


Agreed. Roulette, of all the casino games, have the least chance of winning. BlackJack is the only game where you can even come close to evening the odds, however no game is 50/50... in the end, the house always wins.
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