Playing Roulette

July 13, 2021

Rating which Roulette System is the Best

Roulette is a fascinating game. While the game itself is primarily a product of luck, there is the pseudo-science of will involved. Let’s say you play craps. It may take two seconds for the dice to be rolled. And what about blackjack? Every time you hit, it may take just a fraction of a second for the dealer to turn that card over. In roulette, however, that little silver ball may go round and round for up to 12 seconds before it slows down, hops a couple of times, and finally settles down. And you can bet that every player betting is using their mental will during those 12 seconds to will the ball into landing on red, or black, or number 7, the most popular number, and so on. But being that this is not a D.C. comic book franchise, and we aren’t Superman who is a can will the ball to land where they wish, are there other systems available to play roulette, and do they work.  

The Don’t Play System

The vast majority of professional gamblers advocate the Don’t Play System, as in, play a game with better odds. After all, the odds of playing blackjack are as low as .5 percent. The odds of playing craps, with the odds, can be as low as .85 percent. Compare this with roulette, which has a house advantage of 2.7 percent for a single zero game and 5.26 percent for a double zero game, and it’s not hard to see why they suggest simply playing a better gambling game. But to roulette lovers, there is not a more fascinating game in the casino, whether online or in a physical casino. So what are your other options?  

The Martingale System

This is perhaps the oldest system in gambling. Allegedly developed by a British Casino owner in the late 1890s named John Martingale, the story goes that to his favored and richest customers, Martingale whispered in their ear that a sure way to win roulette was to double up your bet each time you lose. Logic shows that Martingale was correct. Eventually, you must win. However, Martingale failed to mention that when that winning event occurs, unless you are fabulously rich, that you most likely will lose your entire bankroll. Let’s say you are rich like Warren Buffet and are playing roulette at $10,000 per hand. If you double up then the next bet would be $20,000 a hand, then $40,000, then $80,000, and after that $160,000. In the case of betting on red and black, keep in mind that red came up an astounding 50 times in a row in a Las Vegas Casino back in 1943. So if you were betting just 1 penny a hand (of which no casino has such low limits, by the time you got to 51 your bet would be $12,307,575,068,266, which if your math is slow, over $12 trillion dollars. Secondly, the Martingale system does not take into account table limits. Casinos, of course, know about the Martingale system and do not like to lose big money, set table limits. Typically, online casinos where Kiwis play roulette, have maximum bet limits of $1,000 to $10,000.  

The Fibonacci System

Fibonacci’s numbers were created by the mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci and provide a sequence of the previous two numbers. If that seems confusing, it will be clear if you look at the numbers 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34. Some people believe that Fibonacci numbers mirror elements of natural science, and therefore use them to play roulette as well. Most people use Fibonacci numbers to predict odd or even bets, it’s an interesting strategy but certainly doesn’t work long term.  

The Reverse Martingale System

Just like it sounds, the Reverse Martingale is the opposite of its big brother, Instead of doubling your bets when you lose, you double your bets only when you win. Probably the most newbie-friendly system out there, the advantage is that you tend to ride streaks and don’t lose a lot of money at one time. The big disadvantage is that with a single loss, you can wipe out all your profits.  

The James Bond Technique

Based on a popular Ian Fleming Novel, Casino Royale, James Bond creates a series of bets such as betting on zero (now respecting bond would play a double zero game) 13-18, and 19-36. The idea is that you cover a lot of real estate with your roulette bets and spread the best around. Does it work? Of course, it works if you are Bond, just as beautiful women fall in love with you and throw their bodies at you. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work in real life. You may win a little sometimes, and other times you will definitely lose.  

So is there any roulette system that works?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. There is just too much of a house edge to roulette to beat the system. All you can do is minimize the losses.

Playing Roulette
May 18, 2021

Can Roulette Make You Rich?

Is it possible for a Kiwi Roulette Player to win big money, buy a home in Christchurch, be surfing one day, and mountain skiing the next? Having money, as they say, may not make you happy, but it will certainly finance a heck of a lot of happy meals. So back to the question. Can roulette make you rich? Possibly. But you need to make good decisions and be darn lucky to do so, so let’s break down the game.

Roulette Has a Low Win Rate

The first thing to notice is that regarding the pay-off, whether you are a Kiwi player trying their luck at an overseas online casino, or you are entering one of New Zealand’s six physical casinos, realize that roulette is not the best game to play. The house edge on roulette, if you manage to snag a single zero game, is 2.70 per cent. And if you play a double zero game, then the house edge is 5.26 per cent. Compare that to the house edge of .5 per cent for blackjack, a house edge as low as .85 per cent with odds bets on craps, a house edge as low as 1.06 per cent for baccarat, and even a house edge as low as 2 per cent on some slot machines and roulette doesn’t look like such a good game.

Online Casinos use Table Limits

Another important element to getting rich is how much can you win at one time. Those new to online gambling may not understand that both online and physical casinos have table limits on roulette bets. For example, many online casinos have an inside bet limit of around $150 or less. Let’s say for example that it’s your 7th wedding anniversary, and you were married on the 7th month (July) and the 7th day. So you are 100 convinced that the number 7 will come up on the 7th roll when you sit at the tables. You’re at an online casino with a table limit of $150 for inside bets. That means, at a payout of 35 to 1, you can win $5,250. And while most of us wouldn’t sneeze at a $5,000 win, it will hardly buy you a new Snowmobile, let alone a yacht or a house. So why do casinos, who have a significant house edge on roulette, set house limits anyway? It’s because of the famed Martingale manoeuvre. Created by a British Casino owner, John Martingale, who whispered to certain high-roller casino players that he had a sure-fire way for them to win money. Just double down your bet each time you lose. Eventually, you’ll wind up winning. Of course, Martingale, as an experienced casino operator, knew that the vast majority of gamblers would lose their entire stake long before the system paid off.  After all, sometimes red comes up 50 times in a row… true story. And it’s not unheard of for a single number, although the odds are high, to show up 6 times in a row. In case you didn’t know, casinos don’t like to take chances. The entire system is built in the casinos long term favour. But to avoid short-term anomalies like this, casinos all set table limits, particularly for roulette.

Roulette winning odds

Slot Machines Pay High

Now, let’s compare this with playing a single dollar on a slot machine. Most online slot machines payout a minimum of 7,500 coins to upwards of 10,000. And if you are playing a progressive slot, that could be much higher. In fact, in New Zealand in 2016, a Kentucky Fried Chicken Employee named Rawiri Pow managed to win over 10 million dollars playing a slot machine and managed to place himself on the Kiwi rich list. The best that we are aware of in roulette, by comparison, is an anonymous Kiwi roulette player, also in 2016, who in a few hours managed to turn a $1,000 stake into $100,000. Not bad, but certainly more rare, and even $100,000 will not turn you into a rich Kiwi.

Roulette Winning Odds are Greater than Blackjack

You frequently hear of professional blackjack players and professional poker players, but you rarely hear about professional roulette players. Why? Because the less skilful the gambling game, the greater the odds. A blackjack player, for example, can bring the odds down to as low as one-half a per cent, and have a decent chance of making money. This is not true with roulette players. In roulette, the player never touches the ball or the wheel. The game is completely hands-off and subject to the long objects of chance. You can be assured that though they might take notice, no bean counters are sitting at their calculator, a computer spreadsheet at their side, keeping track of each win or losses. Rather, they know over the long haul they will profit 2.7 to 5.26 depending upon how many zeros are on the wheel. Casinos win consistently on roulette as well as every other gambling game. But with roulette, while it possible a few rare players will become wealthy, on average, plenty will lose.

Playing Roulette
February 6, 2020

Top 6 tips for playing roulette efficiently

Roulette is the most loved game among all of the other gambling games. It is nothing but a small wheel which has segmentations up to number 36, which are coloured in Red and Black. There are a couple of dices which decide the game as all in. The player must decide on the number. The wheel is turned, and a ball is passed on which tends to go and sit into spaces or ridges which are either red or black. There is a single slot consisting of the number zero, which is highlighted in white. There are some tricks and tips to learn before jumping into the game.


Use a known and efficient approach before playing roulette. These strategies involve the most excellent strategy like The Martingale strategy, which depicts to double the bet amount after losing every set and win big on the last bet if there is a possibility. Betting a smaller amount helps out.


Dos and Don’ts

Never place a wager with more than three or five digits as the certainty of the same number might not come and is very hard to predict. This has the highest amount of failure rates among all the other bets like two digits and three digits. Even has the worst odds.

Elaborate the process

The first tip in roulette is to win big and lose small. The best way of doing this is to shorten the chip amount and have whatever it takes to increase the number of chips which enhance the longevity of the game and increases the survival chances for a beginner. It even has some pros to it, like increasing the chances of the player to get a massive sum in return and if he loses, he loses a negligible amount of money.

Profit Accumulation

Rather than going all out and becoming bankrupt as fast as possible, it is more comfortable and good to store some extra cash as leverage, in the end, this can be procured with the help of the profit money which is an extra bonus. Save half of the profit money, as in case of losses, repaying the amount wouldn’t be a burden.

Profit Accumulation

Resistible Losses

Losses must not exceed the total net worth of a person, as roulette is strong enough to bring down a whole roof of a person’s house with, it and the person must lose a fortune. Instead, invest the dead investments lying about in these games and hope to win big.

Play wholeheartedly

The central part of playing roulette is not about the money but the experience it gives the players in the first place. It is fascinating, and a person can learn a lot from it. Enjoying the game with less money is the way to go about when playing roulette.


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