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Subj: Re: Shouldn't Roulette be completly winnable?
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 at 10:40:37 pm EST (Viewed 276 times)
Reply Subj: Shouldn't Roulette be completly winnable?
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 at 05:12:41 pm EST (Viewed 311 times)

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Assuming a fair table, with just the inherrant mathematical edge to the house.

I walk in with £2,000.

I bet £100 Red. approx 49% that red comes up. It comes up black.I lose £100.

I bet £250 on Red. It comes up Green. I'm now down £350.

I bet £500 on Red. It eventually comes up Red. I'm up £150.

The above is 2 losses to my 1 win. A dangerous game to play, but even with more losses, I should still win, as long as I have the capital to keep playing and I know when to quit.


That only works if you bet more when you know you're going to win and less when you're going to lose. If you had bet $100 on each spin in your scenario you would be down $100. Like you said, the odds favor the house, so you'll lose in the long run. If you happen to bet big and manage to win that spin, walk away a winner.


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