I'd be turning $20,000 into $200,000 if I was betting even money bets on the ones with the 1.35% HA on even money bets.
When I first studied roulette in the mid-90s I had the idea to track six-slot “pie slices” of the roulette wheel. I got as far as remembering the six numbers to the right of the zero slot. So one time I plunked down $100 at an empty table at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The dealer asked “would you like a cocktail?” and I felt like a high roller! I bet $1 on each of the six numbers to the right of the zero. If my memory is correct, I hit two of those numbers before 16 spins, as I recall being “lucky.” I cashed out a winner! (And I haven’t played roulette since.)
In July 1996, I stayed at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, which had opened a month earlier. One of its marketing highlights was their “European-style” single-zero roulette. Ten years later, the single-zero wheel was open only on Friday and Saturday nights (according to the American Casino Guide).
When I first studied roulette in the mid-90s I had the idea about tracking six-slot “pie slices” of the roulette wheel. I got as far as remembering the six numbers to the right of the zero slot. So one time I plunked down $100 at an empty table at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The dealer asked “would you like a cocktail?” and I felt like a high roller! I bet $1 on each of the six numbers to the right of the zero. If my memory is correct, I hit two of those numbers before 16 spins, as I recall being “lucky.” I cashed out a winner! (And I haven’t played roulette since.)
Casinos hate you for your one easy trick. (lol)
Clearly there was no real trick other than the average mathematical expectations of chance. If there was, why would he only do it once and not make a fortune by exploiting it and proving all the experts, like the Wizard wrong?
I know I’m having fun here but I’ll get back to being serious as that I truly believe if a wheel doesn’t have RRS that it can be beaten with VB if you can memorize the wheel layout and are good at staring at a wheel constantly spin and are good at watching where the ball is released at.
Kinda true. Single zero dealers in
Vegas have told me people are
leery of them because they think
the casino has more of an advantage
than with a double zero wheel.
People also enjoy betting the zeros,
the more there are the more they
bet. The think they're 'beating the
house' every time they win. Roulette
players tend to be not very bright,
all they see is the 35/1 payout.
I’ve had table managers tell me double zero is better for the player than single zero.
And I’ve also had others tell me that if I just cover the 00 with a chip than I’m negating the difference in odds between single and double zero tables
Casinos hate you for your one easy trick. (lol)
No need to click clickbait!
Speaking of which, in the clickbait ad that shows a woman playing a slot machine on the left, and a square-ish opening with a yellowish handle on the right, the picture on the right is the front opening of a pinball machine.
Here's a post from 10 years ago.
I may be completely wrong here but…Quote: ChumpChange
I can't find much in google to tell me about inside bets. I thought I read about $150 to any number.
It’s my understanding that the maximum bets on the roulette table are something like “$X to any number” using X for 1.
In other words, if it was $3,600 to a number, then you can bet $100 straight up, or $200 on the split, etc. They each pay $3,600. But you could NOT bet both since that would pay $7,200.
The maximum limit for inside bets may vary between $25.00 and $1000.00 and depends on the casino. At some places this limit may be set in the following manner – ”Maximum inside bet: $150.00 any way to the number”. What does that mean? A player is allowed to make a straight-up bet for $150.00, a split bet for $300.00, and, say, a corner bet for $600.00, while all three bets may feature the same number. In case he/she placed all three bets and the particular number turned out to be profitable, the total payoff would be $15,150.00. This result is based on a simple calculation: ($150 x 35 + $300 x 17 + $600 x 8).
The maximum limit for outside bets may vary between $1000.00 and $10,000.00, while depending on the casino and the table minimum. This limit is valid for every single outside bet. Or, a player may place the maximum bet on a particular color, while also placing another maximum bet on the 3rd Dozen.
There has recently been a practice at smaller casinos to set maximum payouts on inside bets. On their table limit signs these payouts are usually stated as ”Maximum Inside Bet Limit”. The maximum payout represents an aggregate limit and, at some casinos, may be set to $1,750.00. Or, a player can bet up to an aggregate total of $50.00 on a number ($50.00 x 35 = $1,750.00). Any amount larger than that will not be paid.
Maximum payouts are usually a matter of interest to high rollers (players making huge bets).