roulette strategy?

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yanks21x PM yanks21x
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Posted: 3/7/2013 7:36:50 PM
I like to play european roulette with one zero, I came up with a chase method of playing the 1-18 and 19-36. I watch a number come out and then play that set for next spin, so if it comes out 7 i play for 1-18 next spin. if it loses i switch and double down on 19-36. I am going to do 1-2-4-8-16-32-64 or 5-10-20-40-80, did this for a little bit last time i was in atlantic city, going to try it for a longer time though the end of march. thoughts or any other strategies you like?
hyvong PM hyvong
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Posted: 3/8/2013 1:55:19 AM
you might win some but lose more. Chasing is never work in roulette or craps. Let make it short. When you chase, you win only 1. But when a long chase come, you are broke. 
sports_Network PM sports_Network
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Posted: 3/8/2013 6:48:16 AM

I will not go into a long drawn out explanation, only what you requested by "thoughts" hyvong's commentary is on target. their are no guarantees in gambling except one, chase, and double down on anything, whether it be roulette, craps, or sports betting, your bankroll will be deleted, that is a guarantee. your method of description on the roulette table will last 20 minutes before your funds are exhausted...regardless of any formula initiated; except one>

play red or black, odd or even, [once] if you win, simply walk away, if you lose, walk away and absorb your loss- (the longer you sit, the more you lose, that's how roulette works, doubling down on a roulette table is the highest risk of MM offered to gambling, roulette is about the "law of averages" designed for  mindless gamblers-

canovsp PM canovsp
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Posted: 3/8/2013 10:53:28 AM
I go to the casinos in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and play roulette frequently. Theoretically, if you have an infinite amount of money, chase systems should always work. There are some problems though.

#1: Casinos set maximum bet amounts. I've noticed the casinos I go to are $5000 on Outside Bets ($2000 on inside numbers). Eventually if you keep missing and chasing you'll be at that limit. Now, I'm not enough of a high roller to have ever gotten to that limit, so I can't imagine what my stomach would be doing if I ever did it. If you can afford to lose $5K a few times a month/year then go for it. You can read about this and other roulette myths on-line.

#2: What hyvong and sports network previously said is dead on. Chase systems will drain your bankroll. Depending on the amount you are wagering/winning/losing it might take 5 to 10 winning nights to make up for one losing night.

#3: I mentioned above that theoretically a chase system in roulette should work but I've lost more than once. When I first started playing roulette I used the "coin flip philosophy." Meaning if you flip a coin 5 times chances are it will land on heads/tails at least once. So if you bet on that coin landing on heads at least once in five flips, using a chase system, you will hit more than miss. But there will be times when all five flips will land on tails

The same principle occurs in Roulette. You may think black won't hit 5 times in a row, even 10 times in a row, but it can and will eventually if you play long enough.

If you want to use the 5-10-20-40-80 strategy be sure you can afford to lose that amount. If you just sat down and missed all 5 spins in a row that would be $155 (taking the numbers you listed literally). Just like in any other casino game you should have a walk away amount. If you're losing amount is $150 you're winning/walk away amount should be 1/4, 1/3 or 1/2 of that. That's what I do. If I start out with $100 I walk away up $40 or $50. If I start out with $500 I walk away up $100 (1/5th of my original).

It's boring but you will net more if you do it that way. If you are feeling lucky once you walk away up 1/4 or 1/2 go the the casino next door and do the same thing. If you lose call it a night.
canovsp PM canovsp
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Posted: 3/8/2013 11:15:45 AM
I remember the first time I lost using a chase system. I started out with $500 and was using the 5-10-20... chase system. I was shocked driving home wondering if the casino rigged the roulette wheel. The first thing I did when I got home was go online and google "do casinos rig roulette wheels." There are numerous stories about things casinos could do. I was hoping to find an article where a former casino employee said "we did this to the wheel and we did that to the wheel" but I didn't find any. You would think if a casino ever rigged a roulette wheel at least one person would have dropped the dime. After playing roulette long enough, and losing on occasion, I've come to the conclusion that there will be nights when I'm unlucky.
Danrules24 PM Danrules24
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Posted: 3/8/2013 11:23:11 AM

Roulette is not a winnable game in the long run. My advice is just stay away or if you are going to play do what canovsp suggested and set a walk away limit - up and down.


coolspot PM coolspot
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Posted: 3/8/2013 12:25:27 PM
I play roulette and have many different betting variations all of witch are losers in the long run. if you want o make money do sports betting and stay away from casino games.
LVOptiontrader PM LVOptiontrader
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Posted: 3/9/2013 7:35:26 PM
This is a ridiculous strategy, as others have mentioned in responses. There is only a handful of single 0, games in LV and they all have $500+ minimums. Yes, minimums. When I was a pit boss at Palms my roulette table would make $5k profit for the house nightly. The main reason was the lighted tree which showed previous spin results! Anyway, find a double deck 21 game and learn a simple plus minus system.
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DHass22 PM DHass22
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Posted: 3/15/2013 12:59:19 AM
LVOptionTrader, plz accept my friend request, got a few questions about your previous post. 
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