Zoo, I am glad someone responded to rhis post. I need to come up with a strategy for
my next trip to Macau. I had never played roulette before and it cleaned me out. To
my surprise, there are though strategies in roulette. I would very much like to try
them and wonder if anyone here has already experimented with them. Most if not all
depend on betting on Red/Black since your chances are the best: almost 50/50.
For example, there is the Martingale stratey:
'Originally, martingale referred to a class of betting strategies popular in 18th
century France. The simplest of these strategies was designed for a game in which
the gambler wins his stake if a coin comes up heads and loses it if the coin comes
up tails. The strategy had the gambler double his bet after every loss, so that the
first win would recover all previous losses plus win a profit equal to the original
stake. Since a gambler with infinite wealth will with probability 1 eventually flip
heads, the Martingale betting strategy was seen as a sure thing by those who
advocated it.' (Wiki)
So all i have to do is to double the bet until i win! Easy money! has anyone ever tried this?
At least in the 1930s, some professional gamblers were able to consistently gain an edge in roulette by seeking out rigged wheels (not difficult to find at that time) and betting opposite the largest bets.
Thomas Bass, in his book The Eudaemonic Pie 1991 (published as The Newtonian Casino in Britain), has claimed to be able to predict wheel performance in real time. The book describes the exploits of a group of computer hackers, who called themselves the Eudaemons, who in the late 1970s used computers in their shoes to win at roulette by predicting where the ball would fall.
In the early 1990s, Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo believed that casino roulette wheels were not perfectly random, and that by recording the results and analysing them with a computer, he could gain an edge on the house by predicting that certain numbers were more likely to occur next than the 1-in-36 odds offered by the house suggested. This he did at the Casino de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, winning 600,000 euros in a single day, and one million euros in total. Legal action against him by the casino was unsuccessful, it being ruled that the casino should fix its wheel. ." (wiki)
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