The common myths about roulette

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With Roulette being one of the most popular casino games around, it’s no surprise that players around the world have formed their own myths and legends around the iconic game. Whether you choose to play live casino games of Roulette, or down at your local casino, you’ll be sure to hear the mumbles and murmurs of these myths along the way.

Whilst these made-up stories might provide a bit of comfort or playing confidence, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Read on to make sure you’re not being sucked in by these myths, or placing your bets in the wrong direction.

  1. There’s only one way to play

If you know anything about Roulette, you’ll know that there are multiple different versions to choose from. The main two that you’ll recognise are European and American Roulette. European Roulette has just one zero present on the wheels, therefore giving the game a lower house edge, playing out more in the favour of the player. American Roulette features both a single zero and a double zero, and is understandably the most popular version of the game when it comes to Las Vegas casinos.

Away from these two most-played versions, you may also come across French Roulette on your travels. It’s thought that the French edition may actually be the first ever casino game to exist. You should expect to find just one zero, much like European Roulette. However, you’ll also find at the French version of the game offers out far less betting options, which may be why it’s ultimately less common in other parts of the world.

  • The Gambler’s Fallacy

The Gambler’s Fallacy refers to the belief that the prior outcomes of the Roulette game will influence the future outcomes. But this is not true, although it can sometimes give players comfort of belief in this old wives’ tale.

For example, if the last three spins have ended up on red, and you’ve backed black each of those rounds, you may think that by the fourth spin black is bound to come up. Whilst it’s possible, it’s not a guaranteed outcome, and you shouldn’t keep playing just because of this chance. Every spin on the roulette wheel is an isolated action and completely random – so believing that a certain number or colour is due is only going to end in disaster!

  • There’s a code to crack to win

Much like the above myth, some players think that there’s a specific way to spin that wheel that will guarantee them a win. This is unfortunately not the case. Every number has the same likelihood of having that little white ball settle in its pocket. It’s also worth noting that all games will have a certain house edge which ensures that you’ll never win too much, to protect the casino. Because of this, there’s no proven way to “beat” the casino and no new combination of bets is going to change that.

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