The 38 sectors of the roulette wheel are marked with the numbers 1 – 36, 0 and 00. There are 18 black and 18 red sections from 1 – 36; this section is shaded green, as are sections 00 and 01.

To place a bet on a specific number or group of numbers, you must place your chips in the relevant parts of the betting layout.

The casino employee spins the wheel, after which the ball is spun in the opposite direction around the wheel. The ball hits one of the 38 sections, the winning section of the game. Those who placed a bet on the winning segment will receive their winnings. In other words, a winning bet on the number 17 returns 35:1. “Flat money” is the term used to describe a successful bet with red sections.

What happens to a roulette player who plays the game repeatedly?

The “average rule” shows that in a repetitive game, red is displayed an average of 18 times per 38 rounds, as the probability of a winning zone being red is 18:38. On average, the number 17 appears once during 38 spins. The average return on a $ 1 red bet is 18 wins and 20 losses for every 38 odds, with a net loss of $ 2 over 38 rounds ($ 2 divided by 38), which equates to $ 0.053 (5.3 cents) per bet. Similarly, the law of averages shows that in a repetitive game, the number 17 appears once every 38 spins, because the chance is one in 38. In other words, if you place a $ 1 bet on the 17th number every 38th round, you may expect to win once and lose 37 times out of those 38 bets,

If a player bets this way, he loses 5.3 percent of the money he bets and the casino wins 5.3 percent.


House rules apply to every casino game. This limit can be exceeded if you are unlucky and unable to recoup your losses.

Most people have a point where they can’t go any further. If you are unlucky, you may not be able to cover your losses if you exceed this limit.

In the strange case that red doesn’t appear 15 times in a row, you have to bet $ 32,768 on the 16th bet to win $ 1. Almost no casino accepts these types of bets.

As it turns out, the doubling method, while attractive, is just like any other roulette bet: The gambler still loses $ 0.053 per dollar in the long run.

Double-Downers are instructed to surrender as soon as they can win. Why do people give up? Is it true that you never return when you win a dollar at a roulette table? Do you go out for a drink or start over? For most of them, the latter means it. The sad truth is that if you stopped gambling altogether, you would no longer be a gambler.