It’s no secret that casino games are built to make sure you lose. The house edge, complicated rules and intimidating croupiers, it’s difficult to march up to a table and leave victorious. However, it isn’t impossible.
Given enough time, effort and dedication, you can win this historically easy to beat game. Using basic strategy can reduce the house edge to as little as 1% – sometimes even lower.
Card counting is also another popular way that players have beaten the dealer. By keeping track of the low to high card ratio that remain in the deck, a player can determine their advantage over the house.
This was particularly popular in the 80s, however, casinos are now much more tuned in to this strategy and if you’re caught, you will be asked to leave.
Sparking what is known as Gambler’s Fallacy, you might think that roulette is a game that’ll only result in a loss – it’s not true. While playing roulette isn’t as easy to win as blackjack or poker, roulette sits in the middle when it comes to probability.
Depending on the bet you place and the strategy you use, you could be left with some money to spare. Take the Martingale Strategy for example.
This works by recouping your losses by increasing your bet each time you lose. To do this, select the lowest possible bet on the table, then pick an even bet option – 18’s, red/black or odds/evens.
Once you’ve selected your option you need to stick with that decision until you win. If you win, place the same bet again, if you lose, place a £2 bet. If you lose again, wager £4, then £8, etc.
The theory is that when you do win, then you will get back all the bets you’ve already placed and lost, making £1 profit.
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