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How to Beat the House Edge at Roulette

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Roulette has offered glamour, mystery and excitement to casino-goers since the 17th century. It is a game with surprisingly high levels of depth for serious betters, and the right strategy can reap big rewards.

There are many different strategies to try, but the best way to improve your odds is to correctly guess which number or type of bet the ball will land on when the wheel stops spinning. This is easier than it sounds and there are plenty of symmetries to look for, including the fact that all low red numbers and high black numbers are on one side of the zero, and that all the numbers between 13 and 24 are in a second dozen (which can be covered with a single bet).

It is possible to beat the house edge at roulette by betting against the large bets made by other players, but this will take time and requires a very good understanding of the game. Fanciful stories claim that the game was invented by a 17th-century French mathematician, Blaise Pascal, or by the Chinese, and it is now a staple of casinos and gambling houses around the world.

The best way to improve your chances of winning at Roulette is to start with a small bankroll and gradually increase it as you gain confidence in the game. Choose a table within your budget, and play outside bets rather than inside bets because they have lower minimum bet amounts. Also avoid “strategy” bets, which require you to place chips in specific groups of numbers – they are usually less likely to win than individual number bets. When you do win, keep your winnings to a minimum and don’t dip into them for future bets.