Fun Facts about European Roulette

Are you fond of roulette and keep guessing every time where the tiny ball would end up? If you keep guessing, you are wasting your time! It’s because your guess is not correct always though sometime it is. Roulette is to be just enjoyed, whether you lose it or win. No one has yet found the way to beat this century-old game. Visit, a free German browser Roulette game which you can play with no download or advertising. It has interesting information about the mathematics behind European Roulette and explains Roulette betting strategies in detail. Here is some more info about roulette.

Countless number of people have tried and are trying to crack the roulette code with the help of mathematics. Some of the more renowned roulette systems are based on mathematical sequences, e.g. strategies like Fibonacci System.

In fact, math seems to be the easiest way through which you can try to beat the house but correctly predicting any result is just a matter of chance. The whole game is founded on independent events. This means that any event that takes place when the wheel spins and the ball lands doesn’t have any effect on any earlier or future spin.

In case of European roulette, the highest payout you can reach with a single bet is 35 to 1 when the ball lands into any of the 36 black and red numbers on the wheel. Therefore, obviously it’s the lowest probability, i.e. actually only 2.7%. For a better chance on an average for many players to win will just be placing an even-money bet on black or red, evens or odds, or any of the numbered groups. The chance is a massive 48.6%; however, the payout is only 1:1. The question is if the bet is quite a 50-50 chance, why is it just 48.6% and not 50%? Here you should remember that the European roulette has the green zero pocket too, which means that the probability is slightly less than 50-50. The fact is this small zero pocket is the one which gives the casino its edge, in combination with the payout structure.

British engineer Jagger managed to win a sizeable amount using math and predictability on his 1875 Monte Carlo visit. He hired 6 people to record all the results of 6 different wheels in Monaco’s Beaux-Arts Casino over a certain period of time. These records helped him to find out a pattern of a set of numbers that used to come more often than other numbers on only one of those wheels. Then he used to place his bets on that particular wheel with those numbers and could manage to win hundreds of thousands of pounds.

However Joseph Jagger hadn’t disclosed the basic error in the game itself. He just exposed that the roulette wheel had a mechanical imbalance because of which it gave a bias towards certain numbers. And this problem was discovered by the casino as well and they fixed it!