Roulette Odds

Written by Seth Cotterell
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Roulette is one of the most widely recognized and popular gambling games in the world. If you're not familiar with it, roulette is the game where a ball is dropped onto a spinning wheel with pockets of different colors and labeled with different numbers. A bet is placed on a color, red or black, or a specific number. If the ball lands in that space, you win.

Like all games of chance, roulette has its own unique set of odds. Roulette odds are calculated by factoring in the numbers on the roulette wheel with the distinct color possibilities. Many people are attracted to roulette because at one level, the odds are extremely simple to understand.

Roulette wheels have two primary colors, red and black. There is also a single green space on the wheel. Ignoring the odd green space, the odds of winning at any given spin in roulette are basically 50/50. A lot of people play roulette and bet only on a color. This system can lead to short term gains, but remember, over time in a simple binary system like this will balance itself out at 50 percent red and 50 percent black, leaving you even.

Get To Know Roulette to Boost Your Odds

This is of course only one way to play roulette. If you bet on specific numbers, your chances of winning on any given spin decrease, but the pay out increases. Knowing the intricacies of the game, the rules, and the dynamics of the wheel itself can help you shift the odds in your favor.


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