Whether you’re new to online roulette or a long-time fan checking European Roulette, you may have been told about roulette strategies. These are systems for playing the game that can bring you success and profit. Numerous strategies have been crafted in a bid to help you crack the casino classic and maybe beat the house.

So, here’s the thing. Forget about all those strategies you have been told about… all of them! None of these fancy methods for defeating European Roulette work and you could end up losing a lot of money. The reason why strategies are a bust? Well, because roulette is a completely random game and no game model, however sophisticated, can change that.

That’s why the best way to get the most from playing roulette is to simple play to enjoy the game and not over-extend yourself. You can also look bonuscodes for betting, which help your games last longer by giving you additional wagers. Still, learning about roulette strategies and why they ultimately don’t work is something all casino fans should do.

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Why Roulette Strategies Fail

Most roulette strategies rely on a progressive betting model. For example, you bet on the same even money bet every spin, and each time you lose you increase the bet on the same wager. Let’s have a look at this strategy in practice.

Bet 1 chip on Black and lose

Bet 2 chips on Black and lose

Bet 4 chips on Black and lose

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And so on. The strategy suggests eventually the ball will land on the Black and the doubled bets each round will ensure you a profit. One problem with this kind of strategy is it could mean you will need an endless supply of chips (money) to wager. There is no scientific evidence to suggest the Black you need will ever arrive.

We have a habit of thinking if Red has landed the last 50 times, it is more likely Black will land on the new spin. This is simply not the case as each roulette wheel spin is completely random. It could land on Red the next 1,000 times. Do you have the money to wait for the Black?

Do Any Strategies Work?

Not really, but let’s get rid of the word strategy and replace it with system. While European Roulette strategies are usually pointless, a good roulette system can serve you well during a session.

Inside vs. Outside Bets: As a quick refresher, below are the Inside Bets:

Bet Spread Description Payout Odds
Straight Up Any single number including zero 35 to 1 36 to 1
Split Any two joint numbers (vertical and horizontal) 17 to 1 17.5 to 1
Basket 0, 1 2 or 0, 2, 3 11 to 1 11.33 to 1
Street Three horizontal numbers 11 to 1 11.33 to 1
Corner Four joined numbers in a square 8 to 1 8. 25 to 1
Six Line Any six numbers from two rows 5 to 1 5.167 to 1

And the Outside bets:

High Numbers 19 to 36 1 to 1 1.056 to 1
Low Numbers 1 to 18 1 to 1 1.056 to 1
Red All red numbers on game table 1 to 1 1.056 to 1
Black All black numbers on game table 1 to 1 1.056 to 1
First 12 Numbers 1 to 12 2 to 1 2.083 to 1
Second 12 Numbers 13 to 24 2 to 1 2.083 to 1
Third 12 Numbers 25 to 36 2 to 1 2.083 to 1
First Line Numbers 3 to 36 across the top line of table 2 to 1 2.083 to 1
Second Line Numbers 2 to 35 across the middle line of table 2 to 1 2.083 to 1
Third Line Numbers 1 to 34 across bottom line of table 2 to 1 2.083 to 1
Even All even numbers on game table 1 to 1 1.056 to 1
Odd All odd numbers on game table 1 to 1 1.056 to 1

Inside bets are the riskiest as they offer longer odds of success. However, they are also the most lucrative payers and are the only way you will ever beat the house during a session. That said, casual players and beginners are better off staying to the Outside bets as these pay out more often due to the shorter odds.

Remember, any guide or strategy offering to predict roulette numbers and deliver consistent inside bet wins is simply lying to you.

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