Finding the Reversed House Edge at the right Roulette tables

The first thing you need to do when looking for the Reversed House Edge in roulette is to find a casino that offers the type of roulette game you are looking for: the roulette table that gives you the best odds.

On European roulette tables the house edge is 2.70%. On American roulette tables the house edge is 5.26%. The reason for this is the double zero in American roulette. Obviously you should look for casinos with European style casino tables.

Furthermore, when you find a casino to your liking with European roulette tables, you should check if the “En Prison Rule” applies. The “En Prison Rule” allow you to save the bet for the next spin if the ball lands on 0 and if you had placed an even-money bet. If you did and the ball lands on zero, the dealer places a marker next to your bet, giving you twice the winnings if you win the next round.

If you find yourself playing American roulette (in which case you are lost and should look for the exit), at least make sure the casino has the surrender rule which gives you half your bet back if the ball lands on 0 or 00.

Now you know what tables to choose. But how should you place your bets? Well, at least there is no shortage of people claiming to know exactly how, bulletproof like. Without cheating and bonuses there is no bulletproof way of winning at roulette in the long run, at least not that we know of, it’s just very unlikely. But with a good strategy, rock solid discipline and online casino bonus “exploitation” you may very well get the odds on your side.

Sitting behind a big bankroll I am a fan of doubling systems like the Martingale roulette betting strategy, where you double the bet every time you lose, and starting over whenever you win. The only problem here comes along when you run out of money or when you reach the house limit, so you should always have a healthy bankroll and be facing a large house limit when using this strategy. This is also a simple system, meaning you can take advantage of the free bar.

The Labouchere roulette system is less risky and gives more room for choice, but should only be used when sober as it is more complex.

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Roulette rules and strategies

Roulette can be a quite fun to play. There are two versions of the game. “American roulette” and “European roulette”. We recommend that you play European roulette, also called single zero roulette. This roulette only has one green stop witch increases the player’s chances of winning.

How to play roulette

An American roulette has 38 stops: 1-36, one zero and double zero. Half of the numbers are red and the other half is black – except the 0 and 00 which are green.

You can bet on a single number, a combination of numbers or a colour. As an example: If you bet $10 at red, you can win $10. If you bet $10 at a single number you can win your money back 35 times. That’s $350 for a $10 bet. It’s possible to bet in many different ways.


A chip can be wagered on any individual number, including zero (0) and double-zero (00). The chip is placed directly on the individual number.


A chip can be wagered on any two adjacent numbers, by placing the chip on the line dividing the two numbers. Note that a chip can also be placed on the line dividing zero (0) and double-zero (00), 0 and 1, 2 and 0, 00 and 2, or 00 and 3.


Street bets cover three numbers. Place the chip on the outer left boundary line of the roulette table, next to the corresponding row of three numbers. Note that street bets can also be placed on 0,1, and 2; 0,00,and 2; and 00, 2, and 3.


Corner bets cover four numbers. Place the chip on the cross where the four numbers intersect.


A five bet covers the following numbers: 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. Place the chip on the outer right boundary line of the roulette table, between 0 and 1.


A line bet covers two street bets (i.e. the six different numbers in two rows of three numbers. For example: 4,5,6 + 7,8,9). Place the chip on the closest boundary line of the roulette table, where it is intersected by the line dividing the two rows.


On the short side of the roulette table are three boxes marked "2 to 1". By placing your chip in one of these boxes, you mark all twelve numbers above it (excluding 0 and 00).


You can bet on a group of twelve numbers by placing your chip in one of the three boxes marked "1st 12", "2nd 12", or "3rd 12".

RED/BLACK, EVEN/ODD, 1 TO 18, 19 TO 36

A bet placed in one of the boxes on the left, long side of the table covers half of the roulette table numbers (excluding zero and double zero). Each box covers 18 numbers.

In the chart you can see your betting options, what you can win and the probability of winning at the actual bet.


Bet onPaysProbability
Red 1:1 47.37%
Black 1:1 47.37%
Odd 1:1 47.37%
Even 1:1 47.37%
1 to 18 1:1 47.37%
19 to 36 1:1 47.37%
1 to 12 2:1 31.58%
13 to 24 2:1 31.58%
25 to 36 2:1 31.58%
A single number 35:1 2.63%
Two number combination 17:1 5.26%
Three number combination 11:1 7.89%
Four number combination 8:1 10.53%
x number combination 5:1 15.79%
0,00,1,2,3 combination 6:1 13.16%

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Martingale roulette strategy

To begin with, the term Martingale was used to refer to a group of betting strategies. It was very popular in France in the 18th century. After each loss the bet would be doubled. So if there was a single win also, all the previous losses would be wiped out and there would be a gain too.

But unfortunately, no one would really go on betting endlessly and people would become bankrupt while using this strategy. Martingale roulette strategy is based on this strategy.

While playing roulette when you use Martingale roulette strategy you follow the ‘Doubling the bet’ strategy. The player places his bet which is a one unit bet or an ‘even money’ bet - on black or red, even or odd, high or low. If the player doesn’t win the bet then he again bets on the same choice of black or red, even or odd or high and low at double stakes. Thus the amount that he stakes goes on multiplying.

In Martingale roulette strategy the betting begins with 1 then becomes 2, then 4, then 8, and so on. If the player wins at any point of time, he collects his win and starts betting from 1 again - his winnings don’t double. In casinos there is a limit one’s losses and a player can’t go on losing endlessly. If a player doesn’t win in the set number of bets, he loses all his money.

Even today of all the roulette playing systems, the Martingale roulette strategy is the most popular and most widely used system, despite the fact that by many it is considered the worst system.