Roulette Systems

Roulette systems come in many shapes and forms, some are free, while others cost thousands of dollars. Each is an attempt to develop a method of play that will beat the casino, over the course of a large number of wheel spins (in other words, over the long run). But roulette is widely known as a negative expectation game, so how can a system be developed to overcome mathematics which are against us in the long run?

This is the straight hard question roulette systems are supposed to be able to answer, but few do. The majority of roulette systems produces will present you with a semi random, seemingly structured way to place your bets, making things more convoluted than clear (the game of roulette is a pretty understandable, clear game, unlike it's cousin craps). Any system that is not intuitive is likely not helpful. Hedging bets in roulette is a common method of trying to get around the edge, and a large part of many roulette systems. Mathematically however, hedging does not change the long term effects of the house edge. You can have a bet down on every single piece of the roulette table, so that any number which comes up will surly win you something, but you will always notice that the money you put down to make that bet is a little more than you won back from it. 5.26% more to be exact, on an American wheel.

Your best bet is to find systems that don't purport to win over the long run, but rather try to chase small wins, and teach you to walk away if you're lucky enough to win some money. These can more accurately be described as strategies, as they are not necessarily a systematic approach, but they can be highly effective, and often much more effective than expensive roulette systems.