THE “CLUMPING” OR “BUNCHING UP” EFFECT

The “clumping” or “bunching up” effect happens regularly with all of the possible betting ways (i.e. even money chances, dozens and columns, etc…) Nowhere, however, is it more dramatic or more exciting than when it happens to “straight-up” number bets.

For example, here is an actual run of numbers from March 18, 1999 from a single zero wheel at the Grand Casino in Gulfport, Mississippi.

16, 13, 0, 18, 30, 19, 34, 22, 15, 16, 16, 13, 4, 30, 8, 16, 20, 10, 23, 34, 19, 18, 26, 20, 5, 16, 8, 12, 31, 13, 19, 2, 4, 21, 26, 19, 11, 26, 6, 18, 23, 14, 19, 5, 14, 27, 2, 15, 24, 30, 36, 34, 35

As you can see, the number 16 first came up twice within 10 spins and five times total for the run. A $10 bet was made on the 16 (right after its second appearance within 10 spins) and it happened to hit the very next spin for a $350 payoff. $10 bets were made on the next four spins which were losers. Then 16 hit again for another $350 gain (running total + $670.) The next eight spins were losers then the 16 hit again on the ninth spin. 670-80=570 + 350 = $920). The 16 failed to hit again during the next 10 spins so $100 was fed back. Net profit $820.

You can actually have more than one number (or section) “qualified” at a time for following. This is not too complicated and you will have plenty of time to bet if you are practiced.

Did you happen to notice what was happening with 19 during the same run? Here it is again with 19 in red to make it easier to follow the action.

16, 13, 0, 18, 30, 19, 34, 22, 15, 16, 16, 13, 4, 30, 8, 16, 20, 10, 23, 34, 19, 18, 26, 20, 5, 16, 8, 12, 31, 13, 19, 2, 4, 21, 26, 19, 11, 26, 6, 18, 23, 14, 19, 5, 14, 27, 2, 15, 24, 30, 36, 34, 35

You can and should ignore the first 19 as it has no real bearing. Do note, however, what the second, third and fourth time the 19 came up it happened within the 16 spins. (Well within the 20 spins called for.) A bet was then made on 19. Seven spins later the 19 came up again for the profit of $290. 350-60=290.

The 19 did not come up again during the next 10 spins so the bet was taken down. Even with the 10 losing spins at the very end, there was still a net profit of $190 from 19. Added to the $820 win from before that makes a $1,010 profit (all done with flat bets).

IF YOU HAVEN’T SPENT MUCH TIME OBSERVING AND CHARTING ROULETTE WHEELS, YOU MAY THINK THIS WAS AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE. OR, YOU MAY BE THINKING THAT THE WHEEL WAS BIASED. ACTUALLY, THIS PARTICULAR WHEEL WAS NOT NOTICABLY BIASED AND A RUN LIKE THIS IS NOT AT ALL UNUSUAL.

Fact is… If you step up to any double zero roulette wheel at anytime, anywhere in the world and begin to record the numbers, you will see at least one number hit four or more times within 38 spins about 40 percent of the time. On a single wheel, of course, you need only be concerned with 37 spins (as there are only 37 pockets) and it will happen slightly more often.

As you might well imagine, with a 35 to 1 payoff on straight-up numbers, you can afford to miss a few bets here and there. Even if a “qualified” number fails to repeat within 10 spins, all you are out (with $10 bets) is $100. If you get a good run, however, you can continue to make flat bets until you are well ahead - then “parlay” your bets (more on this later) and rack up some very substantial profits.

LET’S LOOK AT TWO MORE EXAMBLES OF THE “CLUMPING” OR “BUNCHING UP” EFFECT

This time we will be watching strips of three numbers. Remember the selection criteria for a strip of three numbers: If it hits TWICE in a row or TWICE within FOUR spins, play it next spin. If it hits THREE times within SEVEN spins, follow it FOUR times. Continue to follow it if it re-hits until you get four losers in a row, then drop off. (Hitting a strip of three gives you a 11 to 1 payoff).

This is a very simple example from an actually session in Wiesbaden, West Germany: 23, 28, 1, 1, 24, 7, 8, 9, 6, 28, 36, 17

In the example above the 7 and 8 hit back to back (in other words, the 7, 8, 9 three-strip hit twice in a row). A bet (let’s say $10) was called for and made on that strip. That strip hit again (9) for a $110 payoff (gain). According to criteria, you would follow the strip for four more spins hoping for a repeat which, in this case, did not happen. $110 minus the four losers makes a net profit of $70.

Here is another example from the same session: 11, 34, 12, 4, 25, 22, 34, 25, 26, 29, 27, 26, 21, 7, 23, 14

The 25 hits, then it pops up again three spins later (twice within four spins) so one bet is called for and made on the three-strip 24, 26, 27. On the next spin, the strip hits (via 26) for a $110 win. Note that the strip has now also hit THREE times within SEVEN and selection criteria directs you to follow the strip FOUR more times until you get four losers.

The next spin is 29 and you lose $10. On the next two spins however, you got 27 and 26 (both are winning hits) and you collect $110 profit from each hit. What to do next? The selection criteria stipulate four more bets on the three strips. As the next four spins fail to produce a winner you drop off. Total for the winning bets was $330. Losses totaled $50 so you got $280 profit (all with FLAT BETTING).

Usual runs? Not at all (These two happened within 20 minutes of each other.) Sections repeat and/or hit within close proximity all the time. Complicated? Maybe at first glance. If you practice (combining the mental process of reading with the mechanical process of doing) it will quickly become second nature to you.

If you get a night where straight up numbers and/or strips of three are not hitting all that often (it will happen) look at other numbers and/or sections of the board. Patterns are always occurring and reoccurring on a roulette wheel. You just have to look for them, recognize what is going on in front of you and bet accordingly.

Note: Although we only give a few examples (with red/black, strips of three and straight up numbers) the clumping or bunching up effect can and does occur with all other combinations and sections too (as you will soon discover while practicing).

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