Roulette myths: truth or fiction?

Roulette is one of the most popular games among a huge variety of gambling entertainments. It demands no special skills and training does not matter a lot, but it is still of a great success among gamblers all over the world.

It is widely recognized that roulette is a game of luck and considering the fact that all the play performance is held in a mysterious surrounding of luxury casino halls with bright lightening interchanging with twilight areas, it is not surprising that there are a colossal amount of most incredible and sometimes nonsensical roulette myths and legends.

During the time that roulette game exists gamblers from different parts of the Earth have elaborated a sophisticated system of various rituals and grand ceremonies grounded on roulette myths and fairy tales. Most of them have no logical or mathematical explanation but even nowadays a lot of reasonable people who use rather rational roulette tools (like calculators and analyzers) when going gambling still prefer not to break the established code of roulette myths.

Let us describe some of them and try to analyze whether they have any rational base or not.

Myth 1: All roulette wheels are identical

This is a complete untrue and it is very easy to prove this. It is enough to compare wheels for American and European roulette and you can easily observe that they have different quantity of pockets. American roulette wheel is designed so it has 38 slots while European one has only 37 slots. This distinction leads to diverse roulette house edges and, consequently, different payout odds in American and European versions.

And it is simply stupid to choose playing American roulette which offers lower payoffs than European one because of nonsense roulette myths.

Myth 2: Roulette wheel's spins are not random

This myth is also rather common for gamblers and has no sense at the same time. The fact is that roulette wheel has no memory and cannot track its previous spinning results, which means that for each round of the game the probabilities of hitting one or another number are the same. These probabilities depend only on the number of pockets that wheel has: in American version it is 1/38 and in European one 1/37.

Still, a lot of players develop their strategies based on these roulette myths and believe that 'sleeping numbers' (which are the numbers that were not hit for a long time) have more chances to become winning numbers than other positions. For sure, such beliefs cannot be confirmed in any way.

Myth 3: There exists a mathematical system which is able to beat the House

There were a lot of attempts to create such a system but all they appeared to be powerless in roulette gaming word. It becomes clear that there is no sense to apply such systems playing roulette if you recall that it is a game of luck. Roulette ball's spins are completely random and there is no method for dealer to cheat when turning a wheel.

Thus, the only thing that could help you to play roulette effectively is your own patience, sense of moderation and, of course, perfect rules knowledge, but there is no place for roulette myths if you want to achieve a success.