Is it True That Nobody Can Beat the Casino House Edge in a Roulette Game?

In early 20th century, Albert Einstein has made series of challenges on the completeness of Quantum Theory that presented by physicist Max Planck in 1900. The challenge has prompted to his famous comments, “God does not play dice.” He believed that, everything in universe has it law and order, and it does not build on probability as per described in Quantum Theory.

Hence, when come to the roulette game with casino’s ‘House Edge’ advantage, he had actually misled the whole world of gambling by making a statement that, “Nobody can beat roulette system unless they steal the money when the croupier isn’t looking at it.” Is it truth that neither anyone nor the system can beat the casino’s ‘house edge’?

In the new century, getting more and more mathematicians and gamblers had discovered the incompleteness of Albert Einstein’s statement that they believe Albert Einstein himself knew it and does not want the whole world to find out.

They discovered that, “You can’t change the advantage of the house edge in a single spin or bet of the roulette games, but you can slowly reduce and eliminate the house edge advantage in series of spins”. Don’t get this wrong, it’s not the common progression method that they talking about.

In the ordinary progression method proposed by many gurus, you can easily end up with more than $1,000,000 bet after you doubling up the bet amount up to 13 times with the initial bet of $25. Most of the progression method failed is not only because of the huge accumulated bet amount required but also the progression breakdown when the house edge number (0 and or 00) hit.

Recently I have read a roulette betting strategy book that claimed the roulette system can be beaten in 3 simple steps.1-Reverse the casino house edge to player; 2-Delaying the bet; 3-Multiplying betting platform.

I notice that, this strategy has actually overcoming the fundamental weakness of the ordinary progression method by delaying player’s 1st bet to after 6 similar hits occurring continuously. At the same time, the strategy has reduced the waiting period by playing many roulette tables at the same time. Another thing that I like about this strategy is the author has actually making a combination bet which also includes the house edge number (0 and or 00) as well. It directly reverses the house edge advantage 5.26% to player.

We may not agree that the author has successfully beaten the house-edge but we can’t deny that in certain extend the house-edge threat has been reduce significantly.

Roulette Odds – A Crusade Against High House Edge

Roulette is quite an interesting game. In fact, it is among the most followed games in gambling casinos. There is a reason behind it. Unlike other games, Roulette is largely marked by luck and you do not need much talent for fathoming the game. Well! This also means that the house has a larger edge in this game (games of greater luck quotient generally provide the gambling houses with a higher edge).

Today, we have beautifully ushered into the domain of online gambling. Online casinos hold various games and among them Blackjack, Backgammon, Poker, Roulette and Flush are the most followed. There is something about the Roulette which simply separates it from others. Perhaps, Roulette Wheel is symbolic of the wheel of fortune and this attracts people towards it.

Single Zero European Roulette Tables have 37 digits. Double Zero Roulette tables have 38 digits. This includes two zeroes. Obviously, the American Roulette or the double zero tables offer a more difficult probability of winning money. In Roulette, players have to put money on a number and they get exponential returns on picking the correct number.

While placing the roulette bets, you shall know about the roulette odds and house edge. If you put your bet on all the even numbers on an American roulette then your chances of winning or the winning probability will be 47.37 percent and the house edge will be 5.26 percent. Let’s explain- American roulette has 2 zeroes. This means that it has 18 even numbers among 38 numbers. So chances of the ball falling on the even numbers is (18×100)/ 38 or 47.37 percent.

This means that the house edge is 100- (47.37+47.37) or 5.26 percent. This is a huge house edge which cannot be discounted. European roulette is better for players. While placing a similar bet on them, your winning probability will be (18×100) /37 or 48.65. House edge is cut down to 2.7 percent. That’s nearly half the house edge in comparison to what the US roulette sucks from us.

Different theories have been formulated by players and mathematical theorists over the ages. A few believe in the theory of sticking to the same number till it finally hits. Even if you get lucky after 30 odd attempts, you will be making money. It is found out that this theory does not overcome the house edge and misreads the risk of ruin.

Another theory suggests exponential (Martingale) betting. This means that you shall bet 1 unit, 2 units, 4 units, 8 units, 16 units and so on till you finally win. On winning, you will be able to wash off previous losses and will still have something to show. While this is a smart thought yet it would need quite a fortune to keep playing exponentially after 20 continuous defeats. A simple calculation shows that you will have to play 517288 units on your 20th bet if you continue playing in this method. So if your 1 unit bet was 10 USD, 20th bet shall be more than 5 million USD; any Warren Buffet or Richard Branson here? Even if you had that money, no casino would accept the bet.