Best Roulette Strategy

I have not played a great deal of roulette in my many years of LIVE casino gambling. My favorite game is craps. However, in my attempts at playing roulette, I have developed a strategy that appears to work well for me during the times that I have tried it.

The theory behind it was developed from email conversations that I have had with people who work in casinos. I was told that the croupiers (dealers) at a roulette wheel sometimes practice trying to control where they land. Also, it seems that if you do the exact same thing, then it will land in the same area of the wheel. You must understand that the numbers on the wheel are not in numerical order, as they are on the table where you place your bets.

This made sense to me, when I heard it. My mind went back a number of years to when I was doing volunteer work at a carnival booth at my church. It was a tic-tac-toe booth... the nine-space layout (three in each direction) was there and people threw three baseballs underhand to land there. If they made tic-tac-toe either across or diagonally they won a prize. Well, I was there all day. Sometimes we were not busy, so I was practicing and trying to get people to come and play the game. By the end of the day, I got to where I could make it almost every time. When I got off "duty" and came back to the carnival with my wife, I played this tic-tac-toe. I won almost every time!! So, it makes sense that a croupier at a roulette wheel could do the same thing. But, that is too easy. If they can make me win, then they can also make me lose. So, we must watch for the right situation and the right croupier.

After a long day, they get tired, or lazy. They will spin the wheel the same way all of the time and it will land in the same area. Have you ever watched "Wheel of Fortune" on television? At about 12 minutes before the program ends, Alex spins the wheel himself. Have you even noticed how often he lands either on $5,000 or within one space of it on either side? Watch for that and you will see that it happens very often. Also, have you ever noticed that when the contestants spin the wheel, it frequently lands very close to where it landed before?

Three or four people in a row will land on the bankrupt spot... or close to it... did you ever notice that? I have devised a method for taking advantage of this phenomenon. You don't have to spend any money to test it. Just make up a card, like the one here. You can type it yourself or use cut and paste on your computer. I have mine laminated in plastic and reduced to business card size. People rarely even notice that I am using it.

Then, go to a casino where they have what I call a "marquis," which is a large board that displays about the last 20 or so numbers that came out on the wheel in front of you. Look at those numbers and write them down on a piece of paper (starting with the oldest one, and ending with the newest one). Then, go over them using the card that I have provided. See if it works for you. If you are not satisfied that it works, then don't play it. If you try it for a while and feel confident, then try it with real money and see what happens. If you lose... don't play it any more.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The numbers are entirely different on a "European Wheel" which has only the one zero (and no double zero) than they are on an "American Wheel." There are not very many of these wheels with only one zero available in the United States. I know of one in Binions' in Las Vegas that is a "European Wheel."

Now, let's get down to the method itself. I am betting on the two numbers on each side of the last number (total of four numbers). This means on the WHEEL and not on the table where you place your bets. I could also have bet on the number itself, but the way that I am doing it here is less complicated. Also, it seems that if the croupier is just lazy, it appears to land "around" the last number but rarely on it. If s/he is doing it intentionally, then that is a different matter. I also find that it is advisable to only play if the croupier is looking at the wheel, even if just for a glance, when s/he lets go of the ball. It may still work if they do not look at the wheel, but I like it better this way. Because of this phenomenon that I am describing, some casinos instruct the croupiers not to look at the wheel when they let go of the ball.

A further strong suggestion is that you only bet it 2 times. If you don't win after two spins, then stop. Either go to another table, or wait for a different croupier, or another win. Or all of the above. It is more than a suggestion. Think of it as a rule. If you just sit there and keep playing, you will probably lose.

I was lucky during the development of this method and won when I played by just keeping on betting. I now believe that it is much better to do it by only making two bets that lose. I made charts for this. See below.

The two charts are entirely different. Remember that the number on the left is the last number that came out on the wheel. The four numbers to the right of it (in the same box) are the 4 single numbers that you will bet. When you win, you will get paid 35 to 1 plus your bet back. Remember to remove the one unit that is your original bet. You then make the next bet by looking up that number. As long as you do not lose two in a row, you keep on betting. When you lose two in a row, then stop and requalify the wheel... or go to another one.

Roulette

0-00

0 2 9 14 28 12 8 19 25 29 25 10 12 27 29

00 1 10 13 27 13 1 00 24 36 26 9 11 28 30

1 00 13 27 36 14 0 2 23 35 27 00 1 10 25

2 0 14 28 35 15 3 22 24 34 28 0 2 9

26

3 15 24 34 36 16 4 21 23 33 29 8 10 12 25

4 16 23 33 35 17 5 20 22 32 30 7 9 11 26

5 17 22 32 34 18 6 19 21 31 31 6 8 18

19

6 18 21 31 33 19 8 12 18 31 32 5 7 17

20

7 11 20 30 32 20 7 11 17 32 33 4 6 16 21

8 12 19 29 31 21 6 16 18 33 34 3 5 15 22 9 0 26 28 30 22 5 15 17 34 35 2 4 14

23

10 00 25 27 29 23 4 14 16 35 36 1 3 13 24 11 7 20 26 30 24 3 13 15 36

Roulette single zero

0 3 15 26 32 13 6 11 27 36 26 0 3 32

35

1 14 16 20 33 14 1 9 20 31 27 6 13 34

36

2 4 17 21 25 15 0 4 19 32 28 7 12 29

35

3 0 12 26 35 16 1 5 24 33 29 7 18 22

28

4 2 15 19 21 17 2 6 25 34 30 8 11 23

36

5 10 16 23 24 18 7 9 22 29 31 9 14 20

22

6 13 17 27 34 19 4 15 21 32 32 0 15 19

26

7 12 18 28 29 20 1 14 31 33 33 1 16 20

24

8 10 11 23 30 21 2 4 19 25 34 6 17

25 27

9 14 18 22 31 22 9 18 29 31 35 3 12

26 28

10 5 8 23 24 23 5 8 10 30 36 11 13 27

30

11 8 13 30 36 24 5 10 16 33 12 3 7 28 35 25 2 17 21 34