Roulette how It Works


Above is a roulette wheel and table used in the UK. The wheel has 36 numbers and a single zero. You place bets on the numbers.
You win as follows:
A 35-1 on a single number, B 17-1 on two numbers, C 11-1 three numbers, D 8-1 four numbers, E 8-1 first four numbers, F 5-1 six numbers, G 2-1 12 numbers (a column), H 2-1 12 numbers (a dozen).
That's it, now see how you lose.

How  You Lose 

  Zero! The casino has added an extra place for the ball to land, you can bet and win on zero but this but makes no difference, zero distorts the odds in the casino’s favour, zero gives the casino a percentage of 2.7%.
It is tempting to cover the table with chips. If you cover 35 numbers on the table, zero and the number that you have not covered gives the casino 2 in 37 = 1 in 18 chance of taking your money.

Roulette systems are a good way to lose money. The maximum on bets, makes certain all systems fail:
Martingale (Doubling Up), for each losing bet the next bet is doubled. Giving eventual win of 1 chip? I have seen 14 reds in a row, that means that the final winning bet on black would be 4096 to win 1 chip. If the maximum bet is 2000 you will never place that bet!
D'Alembert: (Rising Stakes) for each losing bet the next bet is raised by 1. For each winning bet the next bet is lowered by 1. When you are in profit, start again? Same as the Martingale but it takes longer.
To sum up: The Roulette wheel depending on the quality of the engineering is a near perfect random number generator, second only to national lottery machines. The results that you receive will form a distribution, how long you play depends on how much money you have, the casino makes money because it always pays out less a percentage distorted by zero.