Playing for Hot and Cold Numbers in Roulette

A “hot number” is supposed to appear more often with each spin whereas a “cold number” appears least often. As the wheel spins one way and the ball the other, is there a chance the ball will land on your hot number? Statistically speaking, there is a one in 37 chance of this happening.

So is it instinct, luck or even logic that will fill your pocket with chips and cold hard cash? First of all, don’t rely entirely on luck. That’s like giving into the house before you even sit down at the table. According to some theories, there are numbers that hit more frequently. These hot numbers can be found by looking at a post of the last numbers to hit. If a number comes up three or more times, it’s a hot number. This could be a winning streak you want to join in on, although some would argue that your odds stay the same no matter what numbers you choose, hot or cold.

But hot and cold trends do exist and many roulette players swear by them. These small windows of opportunity offer the player a chance to win by closely following trends that encourage picking out hot and cold numbers. For example, when a number that has not come up for a while finally appears, it’s still considered a cold number. Watch this number to see if it comes up again and if it does, a trend could be forming. Whether you’re playing in a Vegas casino or online, roulette is a popular choice for players because of the relative ease with which the game is played. But it’s not really fun if you keep losing. Although there is no guarantee you will ever win a spin of roulette, there may still be some truth to picking hot and cold roulette numbers. It just takes discipline and self-control and lots of observation. Deciding how to bet will determine your outcome, whether you win or lose – so bet smart.

If a hot number comes up 5 or 6 times, the probability of it coming up again and again diminishes. And if a cold number suddenly starts coming up, there may be a probability it will come up 2 or 3 more times. But, the same can probably be said of your birthday or anniversary or the lucky numbers you always play at kino. This is where your smarts come in, this is where you decide between going forward and standing still, this is where you practice self-control and self-discipline. Ultimately, the best way to play roulette is to have fun with it while observing techniques, trends and luck.

About Casino Gambling – Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Slots & Craps

Casinos… Think of Las Vegas or Monte Carlo, bright lights, ritz, glamour, people winning money, but mostly people losing money! You may be intrigued by the idea of going to a casino but don’t really know too much about them – please read on to learn more about the fun of a night out to a casino…

According to Princeton University’s ‘Wordnet’, a casino is ‘a public building for gambling and entertainment’. Don’t be overawed if you do go, relax and enjoy. You will most likely have the chance to play slot machines or one-armed bandits as they are commonly known and perhaps other games of chance and some skill. One major thing that you do need to be aware of, is the way that a casino will look to tilt the odds in its favour, which is more commonly known as the casino’s “edge”. However, some games such as poker are played with players versus players and in this case, the casino cannot get an advantage as it is not effectively playing. In these circumstances, the casino will take a “rake” on the bets that players make against each other.

If you have ever been to Las Vegas and gone to one of the casinos there, the first thing that you will notice is the fact that they more often or not have the slot machines (otherwise known as ‘one-armed-bandits’ or ‘fruit machines’) right as you go in. This is because they really don’t require too much understanding to play and it’s not uncommon to see people playing these machines for hours on end. The slot machine will typically involve a lever on the side (the one arm!) and three reels with patterns of symbols on, located in the centre of the machine. The reels revolve as you pull the lever and the idea is to generate rows of matching symbols to win, having paid your required stake via the slot usually on the front of the machine.

There may be times when you will play on a machine which will have extra options available for you to use, often giving the illusion that you will have more control over the reels and a better chance of winning. This may be the case over the short-term, but always remember that playing in casinos is fun, but the house always has the long-term advantage. To give you a quick example…if you were to play a game where you had to bet on what number would lie face up after the roll of a die, then you would expect to see the casino pay six times the amount bet for a win, but in fact the casino would pay five times to maintain its advantage.

This system is often found in famous casino gambling games like Poker, Craps, Roulette or Blackjack.

Blackjack has always been played in casinos because players will play their chips against the House dealer with the successful gambler being paid against pre-determined odds (ie by getting a true ‘Blackjack’ which in other words is a two card combination adding up to 21, the House will pay you 3:2, or 1-1/2 times your initial wager). If you play fair, the chances are that you may end up with a profit, but more often than not, the casino will win, unless you count the cards. Card counting is a black art as far as casinos are concerned and if you are caught, you will be blacklisted worldwide! Effectively, because the playing cards are only used once and then discarded, anyone with a good memory and a highly analytical mind can determine their own odds that a certain card will or will not appear again, tilting the odds in his favour.

Poker is one of the most played games in the world. Its popularity has grown massively over the past couple of years and many casinos would not offer a poker game due to the fact that they were limited to taking a rake (as discussed previously). You may be aware that poker is essentially a playing card game were players are dealt poker cards face down, and then take it in turns to place bets (represented by poker chips with a specific value) based on the strength of the cards that they hold, combined with other community cards placed face up in the middle of the poker table. The player with the strongest combination should win what’s known as the pot (the combined bets of all the players for that hand), however one of the reasons that poker is so popular is the element of ‘bluffing’ where a player may actually have a poor hand, but believes that he can make his opponents believe that he has the strongest combination by means of subtle psychology! This can be as subtle as staring one’s opponent into ‘folding’ his cards, or by moving his entire stack of poker chips into the middle of the table – what’s known as ‘going all in’.

Roulette is a classic casino game, whereby a croupier gently spins a perfectly balanced, wooden roulette wheel with either 37 or 38 recessed ‘pockets’ along the bottom edge of the roulette wheel. As the wheel begins to spin, the croupier will roll a small white ball the opposite way with the intention being for the ball to bounce of raised points on the wall and to finally come to rest in one of the numbered pockets. In European casinos, the wheel’s layout features pockets numbered 1 – 36 and alternate between red and black with the number one, coloured red and zero being coloured green. However in American casinos, you are more likely to see a second double-zero 00 pocket also coloured green.

Again the House pays out against set odds displayed on the cloth covering the roulette table. Typically this will offer 35:1 for single number bets where you bet on one number to win, 2:1 for any column of numbers, and evens for any red, any black, odds or evens.

Craps can be the most fun to play and certainly watch. It’s also the fastest game in the casino with often more than 60 bets per hour. Players will wager bets against the casino on the result of a roll of a die, or the series of rolls of two dice. The great thing about craps is that you don’t have to be rolling the dice to bet, you can bet on how lucky you (hope) the guy rolling is going to be, which is why it can be so entertaining. Essentially, the guy with the dice is called the ‘shooter’ and the basic bet in craps is called the ‘Pass Line’ bet, and by rolling a 7 or 11, the shooter will roll a pass line winner, and can play again. If he rolls 2, 3 or 12, these are known as craps and this is a pass line loss. Any other number becomes the shooter’s point and he continues. It really is a fascinating game with many more rules and options.

At the end of the day, a night out to a casino can be wonderfully entertaining, but casinos have learnt over hundreds of years how to make their games very, very addictive. They are quite happy to let you win a little here and there, but they know that in the long run, it’s you that’s going to be making them happy – do take care!

Roulette – Rules and Regulations

The most recognizable luck game played regularly in online casinos and even in game rooms is Roulette. This game has easy rules which can be memorized easily and winning here is also easy as you bet on one number. This game is named after a French word “roulette” which means a small wheel.

This game roulette is related to Blaire Pascal the famous mathematician and the history of this game started with the ancient Romans. It has been divided in to two types or even called with two names in UK; such as even odd and the other game are called roll it.

Basically the roulette table is green in color and contains fields, numbers field and even more fields. All the number fields are divided in to rows and columns. The numbers start from one to thirty-six. All the numbers are divided so as to form three columns and many rows, with each row containing three numbers. The first row has numbers from one to three, and the second row has numbers from four to six, and so on. All the fields are colored and have different colors like red and black.

Here the goal of the bank is to win as much of money as can from the player. The main purpose of the player should be to remain with non-refundable amount o money through out the game.

Here in casinos, the croupier is the representative from the bank, while chips are being used by all the other players or betters, which in turn represents owned money. Changing money is possible and that to for free. Randomly, the players keep their respective checks on the fields of the table. See the place and keep a record of the place where you place the check. Only after everyone places their checks the croupier spins the wheel. There is a disk on a huge wooden plate, which whirls. The croupier tosses a ball on to the plate after turning round the disk.

The particular number wins where the ball stops. If some one wins the action, then the croupier give the money from the bank or other wise the player has to pay to the bank.

Only when the player runs out of the chips he looses, and the next way he can play is when he borrows some money. If the bank runs out of the money then the players break the bank up so by defeating it. As this game is purely based on luck, winning chances of the players are far too less than the winning chances of the bank.

Now a days this game has been very easier to play only due to internet. If you like playing this roulette then just look up on to the casinos which matches up to your desire and then click on them and then enter the site and start playing. Choosing from the varied websites is your option. Even then you are unable to decide to choose a particular website then there are many guides regarding gambling and by going through them you can pretty well make a decision.

Play Live Roulette at Anytime – Day Or Night

Roulette is the one of the most dynamic and active games you can play at internet casinos, because technology has advanced and internet access speed increased you can now play live roulette at anytime you want, in the middle of the day or even in the middle of the night.

Conventional roulette as you would play in a real casino situation is not exactly similar to Internet roulette. The convenience given by internet roulette is a noticeable difference and the fact you can play live roulette 24/7 offers much more flexibility for those with a busy lifestyle. Internet roulette also provides the players with different variations to pick from such as the American or European wheel version of the game. Live dealer games are mostly powered by PlayTech. They are a well known company that runs several online casinos and you can easily find a casino with this software.

Live roulette works with a high-tech camera which is situated in the casino and aimed at the roulette wheel so that once you have logged into the site you and can access this video feed and watch the wheel. Every player buys differently coloured chips each to avoid them mixing up their chips. The dealer or croupier will use these chips to distinguish each player by their colour. To play this roulette game as a player you place your bet on any of the numbers on that are on the table’s layout or even the outside. As a player you can make as many bets as you wish. After bets have been played the game starts with the croupier tossing the ball into the spinning wheel. The wheel has numerous numbers around its edge, with a ridge or wedge between the numbers. The numbers are marked black or red, representing even or odd numbers. While the wheel is spinning, the metal ball pops and hops around the wheel till it stops. The ball also stops between two wedges on a particular number. When you play live roulette you are betting on your personal prediction to where the ball may land.

Choosing a casino which operates in your time zone to play live roulette with is no longer essential as most offer these amazing games each and every day for the full 24 hours. So even if it’s first thing in the morning, middle of the afternoon or late at night and your at home in your pajamas you can enjoy roulette with out even leaving the house.

The Fabulous Four Roulette Strategy

Let’s talk today about another method that my wife loves playing (yes… she’s a roulette freak too!). You’ll probably either love it… or hate it, depending on whether you’re winning or losing.

It’s simple and easy to learn and can be a consistent winner, but it does require a session bankroll of around $200 or more, depending on the minimum chip value of the table you play.

I’ll present it here as I learnt it, then I’ll elaborate and tell you how I adapted it to be a more consistent winner.

As you know (or should!) the roulette table layout bears no resemblance to the layout of the wheel. It’s the roulette wheel layout we are interested in for this method.

For this method, we choose 4 numbers on the wheel that are side by side. Numbers 13,14,15,16 might be together on the table, but they certainly aren’t on the wheel! It’s amazing how many times you hear the comment; “Just missed by one!” from someone who has their chips on 16 when 17 comes up!

Referring again to the wheel layout, let’s pick 4 numbers. It doesn’t matter which 4 you choose, so for the purpose of this exercise, let’s choose 14, 31, 9, 22. Of course, as always, we are working with the European (single zero) wheel. ALWAYS seek out the single zero wheel.

The staking sequence goes like this:-

1 Chip on each for 6 spins

2 Chips on each for 5 spins

3 Chips on each for 4 spins

4 Chips on each for 3 spins

5 Chips on each for 2 spins

TOTAL – 20 Games – 200 Chips

To illustrate, I’ve downloaded an online casino software package and fired up their ‘Play for Fun’ European Wheel. Always play the European wheel. I’ve put 1 chip on 14,31,9,22. I’m using $10 chips. (Easy when it’s Play Money!) Six spins with 1 chip on each.

First spin number 16 – a loss

Second spin number 1 – a loss

Third spin number 32 – a loss

Fourth spin number 31 – a win

$160 out – $360 back – Won $200

Now I can tell you bluntly, that it doesn’t always go that easy. The guy I learnt this method from, recommends that when you have a win, that you double the amount of chips for another spin, hoping of course, for a repeat or a spin in the neighbourhood. Then, if that won, to double up once more! But if the first double-up didn’t win, revert back to the original one chip for 6 spins, re-starting the whole sequence.

I don’t know about you, but that’s just a little too deadly for my blood. Anyone that knows me, knows I prefer to take little drinks from the well… regularly. So I would have stopped with the $200 win and restarted… with different numbers. That’s how I play… conservatively. Maybe that’s why I’ve been successful for the past 25 years or so!

Now what my wife actually does, is watch several spins to get a ‘feel for the wheel’. With experience, you can pick up on what the dealer is doing. She will look for a repeating spin in a certain area and then choose 4 numbers in that area. Hit – win – rinse and repeat.

Alternatively, you can ‘cover’ a larger area of the wheel, by leaving one number out. For example, bet 14, 31, leave 9 out and bet 22, 18.

Another alternative I’ve seen is bet every second number… like 14, 9, 18, 7. That leaves a few gaps though.

As always, never bet with real money until you have practised and practised. Then never bet with money you can’t afford to lose.