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Posted: 11/20/2012 9:48:19 AM EST
So I'm going down to the tampa hard rock in 2 days for thanksgiving and they just got in a roulette table or two and I would like to try it. And since floridas casinos don't have any big setups like Vegas or atlantic city or even Louisiana or missippi I was wondering if any of you guys might have any helpful websites that I can learn the mathematics and simple strategies of roulette. I've learned blackjack and have somehow maintained a more money won then money lost streak.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:51:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By andrewbp:
So I'm going down to the tampa hard rock in 2 days for thanksgiving and they just got in a roulette table or two and I would like to try it. And since floridas casinos don't have any big setups like Vegas or atlantic city or even Louisiana or missippi I was wondering if any of you guys might have any helpful websites that I can learn the mathematics and simple strategies of roulette. I've learned blackjack and have somehow maintained a more money won then money lost streak.


The more you play the more you lose.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:51:48 AM EST
The first and last time I gambled at a casino I played slots and roulette.

Lost 8 dollars at slots.

Decided to throw down 15 on black and call it a night.


I made my money back plus enough for dinner.




Roulette is the ONLY thing I would play if I went back.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:54:51 AM EST
I have played roultette before,usually when the black jack tables are full and I am too drunk to make rational decisions but still have the ability to distinguish between the colors black and red and read numbers.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:55:32 AM EST
Always bet on black.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:55:57 AM EST
Yes and it was the fastest $100 I have ever spent.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:02:25 AM EST
The only table game I'd play is BJ. If you spend 20 minutes looking at a blackjack table, you'll be somewhat close to 50% odds.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:08:28 AM EST
You can bet so your money can last a bit, or you can play to get the payout and lose it all in one bet.


I like to play just to give me something to do for a bit so I spread my money out over the table.
Play corners, lines, and groups

8,9,11,12 corner
2nd 12
0, 00 line
23,24 line

if the minimum bet is $10 you will get $1 chips to spread out however you want
all $10 on a single number, or a few here and there

Expect to lose, but be happy if you can break even or win

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:08:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By andrewbp:
So I'm going down to the tampa hard rock in 2 days for thanksgiving and they just got in a roulette table or two and I would like to try it. And since floridas casinos don't have any big setups like Vegas or atlantic city or even Louisiana or missippi I was wondering if any of you guys might have any helpful websites that I can learn the mathematics and simple strategies of roulette. I've learned blackjack and have somehow maintained a more money won then money lost streak.


Roulette is pretty simple. There's really no such thing as a "strategy" which can improve your odds in the same way that there is for Blackjack. The odds are fixed and only question is how you affect your volatility over the course of the night so that you have a decent chance of your money lasting.

The lowest volatility bet in Roulette is betting on Red/Black or Even/Odd and with the minimum bet should make your money last the longest. The house edge is 5.3% so figure that you are spending $0.053 for every dollar wagered and every spin of the wheel. If the minimum bet is $5 then you are spending about $0.265 per spin when you bet $5 on either red or black. If the wheel spins 60 times per our (once every 60 seconds) then you'll be on track to lose about $15.90 per hour. That's your cost of entertainment and things could go better, could go worse, but over the long run that's pretty much how it's going to work out.

Think about casino gambling as paying an hour rate for all you can drink service with hopefully good company and a parlor game in front of you to keep you interested because that's pretty much what it is. I love to drink and gamble with friends but I go to SPEND money and have a good time, not to make money.

Don't worry about making money gambling long term because you won't. Only do it if you enjoy the action. If it's about the money, then you shouldn't gamble.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:10:03 AM EST
i find it quicker and less frustrating to just go in, throw my money in the trash, and leave.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:19:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
i find it quicker and less frustrating to just go in, throw my money in the trash, and leave.


If you don't want it, send it to me and I'll gamble it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:40:33 AM EST
We view gambling like a night on the town....An expense.....

We each get X amount of money to lose and we play til we lose it, get tired of it or on rare occasion win enough that you know its time to leave. For us there is no rushing to the ATM to get more cash the night is simply over...we had fun and paid the fee.

Now as far as Roulette IMHO you can get some of the best odds in the house if you play the numbers right. Somewhere just north of 60% chance of wining on a table with a 0 and double 00 with the right bets.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:58:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By vm1970:
I have played roultette before,usually when the black jack tables are full and I am too drunk to make rational decisions but still have the ability to distinguish between the colors black and red and read numbers.


LOL, that is the same plan I follow.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:02:32 PM EST
I played in Vegas and it was a lot of fun but if you actually want to win stick to red/black or odd/even. The odds are so bad on everything else it's easy to lose a lot of money. Ask me how I know? I had fun though.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:03:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 12:06:38 PM EST by speedracer422]
You want to learn the "math" behind roulette?

American roulette has a very high house edge compared to most table games (5.26%); it sucks, stay away.
You know when you see wealthy people playing Roulette in movies, winning big stacks of colored chips and you think "that's badass, I want to play that", well, you'll have to go to Europe to play that sort of roulette.

European Roulette has different rules: No double zero and the ability to "press your luck" if you do hit a zero. It's actually a pretty good game. American versions do not, and as such, the odds are in the casino's favor moreso than other table games...

Educate yourself, then go play craps like the adults
http://wizardofodds.com/games/


Speed
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:04:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mugbug:
We view gambling like a night on the town....An expense.....

We each get X amount of money to lose and we play til we lose it, get tired of it or on rare occasion win enough that you know its time to leave. For us there is no rushing to the ATM to get more cash the night is simply over...we had fun and paid the fee.

Now as far as Roulette IMHO you can get some of the best odds in the house if you play the numbers right. Somewhere just north of 60% chance of wining on a table with a 0 and double 00 with the right bets.



Sure, if you bet on 23 of the 38 possible numbers...

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:07:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 12:07:34 PM EST by speedracer422]

Originally Posted By woodsie:
Originally Posted By Mugbug:
We view gambling like a night on the town....An expense.....

We each get X amount of money to lose and we play til we lose it, get tired of it or on rare occasion win enough that you know its time to leave. For us there is no rushing to the ATM to get more cash the night is simply over...we had fun and paid the fee.

Now as far as Roulette IMHO you can get some of the best odds in the house if you play the numbers right. Somewhere just north of 60% chance of wining on a table with a 0 and double 00 with the right bets.



Sure, if you bet on 23 of the 38 possible numbers...


American Roulette sucks.

Red 1 47.37% 5.26%
Black 1 47.37% 5.26%
Odd 1 47.37% 5.26%
Even 1 47.37% 5.26%
1 to 18 1 47.37% 5.26%
19 to 36 1 47.37% 5.26%
1 to 12 2 31.58% 5.26%
13 to 24 2 31.58% 5.26%
25 to 36 2 31.58% 5.26%
Sixline (6 numbers) 5 15.79% 5.26%
First five (5 numbers) 6 13.16% 7.89%
Corner (4 numbers) 8 10.53% 5.26%
Street (3 numbers) 11 7.89% 5.26%
Split (2 numbers) 17 5.26% 5.26%
Any one number 35 2.63% 5.26%


Speed
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:10:07 PM EST
The perfect roulette strategy is walk past the roulette table and head to the craps table.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:11:40 PM EST
I believe roulette and craps are illegal in Florida. They have electronic roulette though...
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