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Wizard
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February 20th, 2018 at 12:42:02 PM permalink
The big boss asked me to write something about roulette. That is a hard game to find any new ground to break. As much as I preach that the past doesn't matter in roulette, I know it gets talked about a lot, so I decided to look at the topic in a little depth. So, please check out my new page Hot Numbers in Roulette -- Myths and Facts. As always, I welcome all questions, comments, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is how do you pick your numbers in roulette?
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
ThatDonGuy
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February 20th, 2018 at 12:57:04 PM permalink
I'd tell you, but, honestly, I have never played casino roulette in my life. The closest I have come is in a Facebook game called Casino City (long since defunct).

I always played the same number, and I got it from an episode of The Phil Silvers Show - the plot was, Bilko was tired of mess sergeant Ritzik always losing when he gambled, so Bilko suggested, "Why don't you take all of your gambling money for the year, go to Vegas, and bet on one number in roulette? That way, you don't prolong the agony!"
Ritzik's response: "What number?"
Bilko's reply: "What number? The number of your IQ - Double Zero!"

(Spoiler Alert: that's just what Ritzik does - and he turns his $50 into $1750)
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February 20th, 2018 at 1:34:58 PM permalink
No system at all. In recent years (the past couple of decades), I think the only two casinos where I have played roulette were the CNE (Canadian National Exposition) in Toronto and the branch of the Holland Casino at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. In both cases, I was just looking for a souvenir chip for my collection and wanted the easiest route to get into a game, play briefly, get my residual cashed out to include a chip to take home, and get out of the place. The specific numbers that I chose to wager had pretty much the same irrelevance as the specific numbers that anyone else chooses in roulette.
Lucca3927
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:25:46 PM permalink
Whether or not roulette can be beaten isn't so much of "hot or cold" number as it is with technology.

You can, of course, spend years trying to find a biased wheel but good luck in this day and age.

I have heard of, but never seen, an ap of some sort that, based on where the ball goes onto the wheel, can predict with some certainty the general area where the ball will fall. I've only heard about it but I also heard that it's banned so maybe there's some truth to it. Who knows?

Of course, you can always beat any hot or cold streak by using Martingale, that perfect system until the one time that it isn't and eats you alive.

Hot or cold numbers or colors- no way.
Last edited by: Lucca3927 on Feb 20, 2018
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FleaStiff
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:45:18 PM permalink
121 ??? The numbers on a roulette wheel don't go anywhere near that high.

I know I must have missed something but perhaps that is something to be corrected.
DJTeddyBear
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:51:03 PM permalink
As most of you know, I created a side bet for Roulette: http://www.Poker-For-Roulette.com

That said, I rarely make Roulette bets. Frankly, I think it’s a stupid game.

On the flipside, if I’m bored, I will occasionally bet if I see a streak of any of the even money bets. But I will bet with the streak. The way I see it is, you could bet against the streak, and if the streak loses, then you’re stuck in the Martingale. If you bet against, and streak ends, you won one unit but what do you do next? Conversely, if you bet with the streak, and it ends, big deal, you lost one unit. But if it continues, you can think about pressing the bet.

Because of that logic, even though I rarely play, I voted that I bet hot numbers (or at least hot sections).
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FleaStiff
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:53:56 PM permalink
Streaks... maybe the recent articles in the Data Genetics blog would be relevant.
FleaStiff
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:53:56 PM permalink
Streaks... maybe the recent articles in the Data Genetics blog would be relevant.
Wizard
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:54:48 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

121 ??? The numbers on a roulette wheel don't go anywhere near that high.

I know I must have missed something but perhaps that is something to be corrected.



If you're referring to the median number of wins for the most frequent number in 3,800 spins of double-zero roulette, then I must really be explaining the topic badly.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
odiousgambit
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February 20th, 2018 at 4:26:28 PM permalink
My tip of the hat for shaming 888 casino ignorance [or is it something else?]
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder

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