Because of the zero and double zero on the wheel, the house will always have at lease a 5.23 % advantage over you. This percentage only applies to bets made on the red or black, the odd or even, or the low numbers (1-18) and high numbers (19-36) . The odds on the other bets available can go as high as thirty five to one.
You will only play the bets that give the house its least advantage. Most professionals would call any bet that gives the house a 5% advantage, "a sucker bet". Don't worry about it. The Star System will normally handle a 5% disadvantage with ease.
The only thing that may cause you a problem is that long consecutive losing streak. You may as well face the facts. Sooner or later it is going to happen to everybody. When it does, owing to its unique recovery design, the Star System will recover probably 98% of the time.
You now have the option of playing either or both sides. As a result, you can almost eliminate ever having to play recoveries via the insurance bet. I said almost because, a zero or double zero will cause you to lose both sides.
Review the chapter on Baccarat to learn how and why to play the insurance bet. I do not recommend switching sides, as I did in Baccarat, because of the following reason. The spin of the wheel, like the toss of the dice, guarantees the next number to be the result of a 100% random chance. There is no chance (as in Baccarat or Blackjack), that the composition of the remaining deck is going to affect your coming hands.
If you compare it to playing the don't pass line in Craps, there is one thing that you will have in your favor. You should win your first bet of the set a lot more often. According to the laws of probability, in Roulette you should get an automatic loser (0 or 00), two times in thirty eight. When playing the don't pass line in Craps you should get an automatic loser (7 or 11), eight times in thirty eight. Once you get to the second bet of the set, your wins should come about 4% less frequent.