BleedingChipsSlowly
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February 13th, 2014 at 10:24:58 AM permalink
Quote: scepticus

Yes.
If 2 from 3 can be reduced to 1 in 2 what is the edge.?

After factoring the zeros, the HE is 2.63% on a single-zero wheel and 5.26% on a double-zero wheel. No betting system will change that.
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scepticus
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February 13th, 2014 at 10:31:49 AM permalink
Thanks Endermike. Much appreciated.
24Bingo
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February 15th, 2014 at 4:02:50 PM permalink
Are you asking about a warped wheel? If you have a 1 in 2 chance of hitting a 2:1 bet, you've got a 50% edge. If you have an 18/37 chance, you've got a 45.9% edge. 18/38, 42.1%

In the future, you might want to use the phrase "warped wheel" so that people will know what you're talking about. A lot of people seem to be assuming that you're talking about a betting system. You might be, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

EDIT: Never mind. You are.
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Keyser
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February 15th, 2014 at 4:38:49 PM permalink
Quote: Scepticus

What is my Edge in Roulette ?
Leaving aside the zero / s for the moment.
If I bet only one column in two dozens I bet 8 numbers. This is 1/3 x 2/3 and if I win I get paid correct odds of 7 / 2.
The chance of choosing any 2 dozens from 3 is 1 in 3 , but what if I could get this down to 1 in 2 ? After factoring in the 1 zero or 2 zeros what edge do I have ?
Thanks

Why did you think this would give you an edge?

The wizardofodds.com has a great link that explains the payoff and odds of the different bets. It's a must read for all new players.
FleaStiff
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February 15th, 2014 at 5:14:19 PM permalink
Quote: scepticus

but what if I could get this down to 1 in 2 ?

You can't get it down to 1 in 2. There are three "dozens" on a roulette wheel and therefore it is 1 in 3 at all times, no matter what the wheel sounds like or the chicken entrails revealed.
scepticus
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February 16th, 2014 at 8:43:37 AM permalink
Gamblers face a disadvantage when they bet ?
WOW ! Why didn't I think of that ?
soxfan
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February 16th, 2014 at 8:58:28 AM permalink
Quote: scepticus

Gamblers face a disadvantage when they bet ?
WOW ! Why didn't I think of that ?

Not all gamblers, the evenbob-spike wins 72% of his placed bet at the roulettes tables, hey hey.
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gpac1377
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February 16th, 2014 at 9:11:42 AM permalink
Quote: scepticus

Gamblers face a disadvantage when they bet ?
WOW ! Why didn't I think of that ?

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AxiomOfChoice
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February 16th, 2014 at 1:11:57 PM permalink
Quote: soxfan

Not all gamblers, the evenbob-spike wins 72% of his placed bet at the roulettes tables, hey hey.

I've often wondered if people actually believe this nonsense, or if it's just pure trolling.
Keyser
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February 16th, 2014 at 1:24:15 PM permalink
Quote: Scepticus

Gamblers face a disadvantage when they bet ?
WOW ! Why didn't I think of that ?

Scepticus,

I sense that you believe you have a way to beat this game with a system?