Breaking the Common Roulette Myths

When speaking of casino, people would think right away of roulette. The game has been around for so long that it became the face of the casino industry. And you couldn’t exactly blame the consensus because it does deserve its high status. Exciting, thrilling, fun, highly-profitable: what more a player could ask for.

Given its fame and age, roulette would inevitably draw some few stories and speculations among players. These talks behind the wheel eventually become legends and myths.

In this post, we shall do our best to discuss, and perhaps, dispel, some of the popular hearsays surrounding the game of roulette.

The Wheel Remembers

Unlike the games of baccarat or poker, the odds of winning in roulette remain exactly the same as with the ones for the previous spin. A streak of reds doesn’t mean that a black is due to come out in the next round and vice versa. Some people, however, do still believe that a certain string of unlikely events will certainly lead to something pleasant for the player. This belief is commonly referred to as the Gambler’s Fallacy. A famous example of this scenario happens at Monte Carlo Casino way back 1913. According to the accounts, a roulette game yielded 26 consecutive black numbers. Gamblers held on the notion that a red would come up but they lost millions betting against black.

Close up image of a roulette wheel

The roulette wheel, whether we’re talking about online or offline roulette, does not remember. The earlier you accept this truth, the sooner you’d get to take a better grasp of the game which is highly governed by chance.

Roulette is the Devil’s Game

Interestingly enough, if you add the numbers on the roulette wheel (the European roulette, to be exact), they add up to 666. Readers of the Christian Bible would know this right away as the “Number of the Beast.” Myths suggest that this was designed for that reason. This consequently breeds fear among gamblers who veer away from the game they believe to be a Satanic practice. But the fact of the matter is, these people who are scared with anything associated with the numbers 666 are said to be “hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic.” Yes, it’s a condition and no, the numbers of the roulette wheel has nothing to do with such religious matters. The game is meant to be played for fun, not as a form of worship.

All Roulette Wheels Perform The Same

This is actually quite far from the truth. Even if two roulette wheels are manufactured by one person on the same day, there’s still a high chance for the wheels to perform differently when used. Casual players may not notice this phenomenon but professionals, those who pay close attention to the wheel, can notice it. These apparent variances pave way for acute observers to exploit the biases that each wheel manifests.

Betting Systems Are The Key To Success

In this case, it’s a yes and no. No, because the betting system that can directly affect and lower the house edge is yet to be made. Moreover, being a game of chance, using a system or pattern when playing roulette is no different when you’re just mindlessly putting your wagers for fun. As mentioned above, the odds remains just the same for every spin and there’s no way a player can influence this fact.

Do you agree with what you read? Do the “myths” have, in some way, affected your roulette gameplay? Do you think they made sense? Sound off in the comments below.



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