# WINNING AT ROULETTE

Roulette is one of the few games in which the gambler has no control over the outcome of the game but can vary his bet as he likes. In poker, craps, blackjack, etc., the gambler is adding the element of skill and the odds become impossible to forecast accurately. In slot machines, you are limited to betting the amount the slot machine will accept.

Since cheating is not even worth discussing, we can only win at games where we can affect the outcome honestly. In games that require skill, it can get very expensive acquiring the skills that are needed to win. And even if we become quite good, we can always run into someone who is better.

In roulette we have the opportunity to play against the odds with no need for skill because we can't affect the turn of the wheel. Roulette, if we eliminate the bets on the numbers and reduce it to an odd or even or black or red bet, is almost an even bet game. By that I mean it is almost like a coin toss. A coin, tossed fairly, will come up heads, fifty percent of the time. It may come up tails fifteen time in a row, but over the long run, if you continue to bet on heads, you will break even.

Roulette is very similar. If we bet on black or even or red or odd, over the long term we will break even, except for one small thing. There are 36 numbers on the roulette wheel, half of which are red or black or odd or even. There are also either one or two green slots with 0 or 00, depending on the LIVE casino. Most of the casinos in the United States now have two green slots.

That means that instead of our breaking even, the house will gradually wear away our betting money by winning half the bets plus the extra two out of every thirty eight turns of the wheel. In other words, instead of it being an even bet, with a double zero wheel, the house has 5.26 percent advantage and with a single zero wheel, the house has a 2.7 percent advantage.

Another way to look at it is to visualize 10 people playing, half putting their money on red and the other half on black. No matter what number comes up, half the people will win the money bet by the other half and the casino gets nothing. But when one of those green numbers come up, the casino gets everybody's money. That is enough for them to win all of our money eventually.

There have been many people who have naively thought, I'll keep doubling my bet until I win. I have to win sooner or later. That won't work because with an average run, you'll come out almost breaking even, but with a long run of the wheel going against you, your doubling bet will soon increase to such an astronomical amount that you won't have the money to place the bet.

For example, starting with a five dollar bet, doubling it on a fifteen loss run will amount to over $150,000.

I'm going to skip describing all the erroneous roulette systems and get right to the one that works.

Since the casino has at best only a 5.26 percent advantage, our system inventor decided that the way to was to go simply increase our odds beyond that. He did so. To win with this system you don't even need to win half the spins. You will need to win 5 of 11 spins, or 10 of 26 spins or 15 of 41 spins. The formula is complicated, but you don't need to understand the formula for it to work for you. You only need to know how to use the system.

You will need a bankroll to begin your play. I would suggest a bankroll of 40 times the amount you intend to be your minimum bet. So, if you intend to start with a $5 bet, you should be holding $200 to tide you over a run of bad luck, which can always happen.

You will need a paper and a pencil to work the system.

- Start by writing down a series of 4 numbers which will control the size of your bets. You will understand this step better as we get into the system. You want the total of the first and last number in the series to equal the amount you would like to be your opening bet. For example, if you want to begin with a $5 bet, your opening series of numbers would be 1,2,3,4. The smaller the numbers, the less money you need to work with but the less you will win.

As you complete each set, your winnings will be the sum of all the numbers in your series.

The only requirement is that the sum of the first and the last numbers be at least equal to the minimum bet required at the table. Many casinos require a minimum of a $5 bet when you bet on black or red or odd or even.

You can experiment with other number series as soon as you understand this basic one.

For simplicity, we will just talk about betting on black, but the system will work with any of the so called even bets. It would work if we bet on red or odd or even.

For starters, lets use the series 1,2,3,4. What you will win is controlled by the numbers in your series. As you complete each series, you will win the total of the 4 numbers in your series.

That means we will win $10 at the end of every 1,2,3,4 series set. If we used a 5,10,15,20 series, we would win $50 at the end of every set.

Your paper will look like this when you start: 1 2 3 4

- You will always bet the sum of the first and last numbers in your series.

Therefore, the first bet will be $5 on black. If we lose we write the amount we lost at the end of our series. The paper will now look like this: 1 2 3 4 5. Following our rule, we bet the sum of the first and last numbers and place $6 on black. If we lose again we write in the last amount we lost and the list becomes: 1 2 3 4 5 6

- When we win, we cross off the first and last numbers in the series. Our next bet is $7 (the total of the first and last numbers in the list.) If we win, we cross off the first and last numbers and the list looks like: 1 2 3 4 5 6.
- Our next bet is the sum of 2 and 5 so we bet $7 again. If we lose we add the 7 to the list and the list becomes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7.
- Our next bet is the sum of 2 and 7 so we bet $9. If we win we cross off the first and last numbers from the list and it becomes 3 4 5

Our next bet would be $8, the total of the 3 and 5, the first and last numbers in the series. If we lose we add it to the list and it becomes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.

- Our next bet is $11. If we win we cross off the first and last numbers to get 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Our next bet is $9. If we win we cross off the last two numbers and our set is over. We have made our profit of $10. Now we can start a new set with a new list of numbers. If we lose we just add it to our list which becomes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7. If we win we cross out the 4 and 9 which leaves just the 5. We then bet $5. If we win, we have completed the series and won $10. If we lose, we add a 5 to the series and bet $10, and so on until the series is completed.

I hope you understand the procedure. If you lose, you add the amount of your last bet to the end of the list. If you win, you cross off the first and last numbers on your list. Your list will get to be a row of numbers with and without x's through them.

Always ignore the numbers that you have crossed out. They cease to exist for our purposes.

Notes: It is possible sometimes, because of variations in play, that you could end up with just a single number left in your list. Just bet that amount because that will be both the first and the last numbers in your list. If it is lower than the table minimum, add what is required to meet the minimum. This won't happen very often.

In case of a really bad run of luck, in which you run up against a table limit, there is a method to reduce the size of your bets.

You can split the numbers in your list in half or thirds or quarters or whatever you feel like. The smaller the increments, the longer it will take you to recover, but the smaller the bets you will have to place.

For example, if your list were: 10-20-30-40-50-60-70-80-90 you could split it into two lists that would be: 5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45 and 5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45

You would then need to clear off both lists before you turned it into a winning series.

I would advise you not to stay at any one table too long if you are winning consistently. If you take a thousand dollars off a table, go to another casino, then another. When you go back to the first, go to a different table. This is just to avoid undue attention. You are not doing anything illegal, but the casinos will not be happy about the situation and might ask you to leave.

One note here: If you have a run of bad luck, and run of cash before you finish a series, you do not have to accept that as a loss. You can go home, and return on another day or to another casino and simply continue the series where you left off. If you do that, you will win the total of the original four numbers with which you started that series, even though you interrupted the play for a period of time.

Please drop me a line and let me know how well you are doing and if you have any incidents with the casinos. I am compiling the information in a book.