Most people say that online roulette is all about luck. Most people are wrong because they are just repeating what they have heard from other inexperienced players. Online roulette is not all about luck. Winning consistently in it is a combination of skill and knowledge. If the spins in online roulette were completely unpredictable, it would be all about luck. The truth is that they are predictable, at least predictable enough to gain a significant advantage over the casino.
There are three main types of online roulette
- RNG Roulette
RNG stands for “Random Number Generator”. With RNG roulette, the winning numbers are determined by a software algorithm, just like in slot machines. In fact, RNG Roulette is just a slot machine with a computer animation of the reels.
There are a few ways to beat RNG roulette, but the options are very limited. In most cases, it is unrealistic to beat it. This is because you can’t predict the winning numbers, at least not with better accuracy than random numbers.
- Rigged Roulette
Rigged roulette is quite rare. It is usually offered by an unauthorized online casino. This is called rigging because the players are paid based on the amount they win and lose. More specifically, there is no real physical roulette. The interface of the game may look like a random number generator. But the results of spinning the winning numbers are very different.
For example, if you bet $1,000, the player’s return may only be $950. This is not the case, and then the casino’s software forces it to be so. So while you may win in the short term, the casino software prohibits you from making a profit in the long term. It’s not that different from theft, which is why it’s usually only used by unlicensed online casinos. Therefore, all the luck in the world is not affected by using rigged roulette.
- Real Roulette
This is the only true type of roulette. It involves a real physical wheel and ball. In this case, the winning number is determined by real and measurable physical factors. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed of the wheel and the ball. So in this case, it is at least physically possible to predict the outcome of a roulette spin. In other words, you can increase your odds of winning, so your chances are better than random.
When is online roulette not good luck
If your system is not working, then your chances of winning are not better than random. Let’s put it in context: If your system places a number, then you will win on average one win every 37 spins on the European wheel. This is because there are 37 pockets on the European wheel. In this case, the result of your system depends entirely on luck.
If your system is working, then your win rate will be higher than that of a random bet. I will use the example above again. If your system bets a number, you will probably win in 30 spins. This is despite the fact that there are 37 numbers on the European wheel. In this case, the increase in the chance of winning is not just luck. It is due to systematic knowledge and skillful application.
How luck works
No matter how effective your system is, anything can happen in a short period of time. For example, consider roulette computers. In some cases, they can achieve an advantage of over 150%. This means that if you bet 15 numbers, you will win over 90% of the spins.
Keep in mind that casinos have a long-term advantage over the average player. Occasionally, however, the casino will suffer losses during the night. This may be because a particular player is very lucky. Even so, the casino knows they still have a long term advantage and will make up for the losses.
But casinos don’t call it bad luck or good luck. They just call it variance. Variance is the correct term to describe how often things happen as expected. There is always some slight variance in the expected outcome. The average player would call this luck. But it’s almost always the same.
The Illusion of Random Betting Luck
Lastly, I have tested thousands of systems over the years. It’s not uncommon to lose the system’s profits on even hundreds of thousands of spins. This is usually because they use betting progress.
Betting progress is where you increase the size of your bet after a loss. It allows you to make a profit over a period of time. But betting progress is like a loan that must eventually be repaid, with interest.
Therefore, all it takes to win hundreds of thousands of spins is luck and the progress of the adventure. But this is no better than risky random bets. You may not think so, you are only thinking about the final money. But there are some strange anomalies that suggest that luck may be measurable and not completely unpredictable.