Casino gambling is more than just math and methods of play. So much of what players do in a casino is based on their personalities and emotions at any given time. There are some players who are disciplined and astute about the house edges and how the house secures those edges. You might even call such players intellectual scholars of the games.
No, you can’t. Anyway that’s the answer I’d give if I were talking to you informally. However, there are a lot of if’s and but’s to this answer. Things never seem to be overly simple in the real world do they?
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Today you will meet Roulette Ralph, a part time amateur mathematician, a full time roulette fan and a man who has given the ins-and-outs of gambling a serious consideration in his over 30 years of playing in casinos.
Roulette Ralph enjoys coming up with methods of play that can keep the house edge at bay but that also give players the charge or thrill they desire. After all, players play for just such charges and thrills. If they didn’t get those I am guessing players wouldn’t play.
You have the magic finger. You can touch anyone in a casino – actually, you can touch anyone anywhere – and tell what inner thoughts they have lurking in the depths of their minds. In the casino, mixed in with thoughts of parents, children, spouses, friends, sporting events and viruses, will be thoughts of their strategies at the various games. That’s a given in a casino.
I once conceived a method of playing roulette and baccarat in such a way that I thought it would be an enjoyable process for players. First, it would save the player money, always a good thing, because it required some scouting without any play involved, but it would also be interesting and perhaps an exciting betting opportunity.
Roulette is a game of numbers with three colors thrown in; red, black and green (sometimes the color blue substitutes for green). Players can bet on one number and on as many as 37 numbers in the European game and 38 numbers in the American game. They can also bet on the propositions of red or black, high or low, odd or even.
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It can be tough trying to figure out a way to win when betting on Roulette. Game after game you watch as the Dolly Marker is placed in different areas of the betting layout. But knowing where it will be placed over subsequent games is what baffles most Roulette players.
Just about all land-based and online casino players have a favorite game or two and certainly just about all roulette players have some kind of system that they play. They might bet certain numbers that have significant meanings to them such as mom’s birthday, the date of their first date, the date of their first kiss, when they think their first kiss will actually happen and so forth. Roulette is a game that has generated many famous systems.