# Can simple math and bonuses help you win more at roulette?

July 12, 2017 10:22 AM
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Roulette is, for lack of a better term, straightforward. It isn’t necessarily predictable, but the mathematical odds mean it’s fairly simple to learn and understand and bet. There have been numerous so-called ‘methods’ developed over the years that advertised themselves as being the key to winning at roulette (or for the most part breaking even).

In truth, understanding the simple mathematics about roulette is important, but will it actually help you win more often? That’s often up to the player himself or herself.

When it comes to bonuses, though, that’s a different story and with the increasingly popularity of online gaming, there is more competition and better bonuses being offered for roulette, craps, poker, slots, and other popular casino games.

For the average new online gaming enthusiast, knowing where to grab the best online roulette bonuses could be key to making the most out of their bets, and taking home the highest payoff.

When you break roulette down, it’s pretty straightforward. Betting on a single number provides the longest odds, but the best payout, at 37 to 1, the odds that you will actually hit on any given turn are relatively small.

There are also bets you can place for a specific color (red, black, or green) and you can even split your bet across a couple of numbers, if you want.

The even money bets are the ones you should focus on if you want to hit, at least every once in a while. An even money bet is basically saying if you bet five dollars on black, for example, and it comes up black, you will get five dollars in winnings.

There are certain methods that people have tried to use in the past.

One of these methods, called the Martingale System, has been thoroughly debunked as a way to actually come out on top while playing roulette, but it can be effective for somebody who is looking for a way to maximize their chances of winning and at least either minimizing their losses or walking away with a few extra dollars at the end of the night.

This system basically says if you bet five dollars on an even money bet and lose, the next bet should be at the same even money bet for double the amount you had previously bet. So, for example, if you bet \$5 on black and it landed on red, the next bet should be \$10 on black. If you lose on that bet, then you should bet \$20 on black the third time around.

This is basically looking at the laws of averages and eventually the ball will land on black. However, if you have ever tossed a coin heads or tails in the past, you know full well it could land on one or the other several times in a row before it finally switches over.

People have looked at the odds for roulette wheels and have determined that it is theoretically possible to lose eight spins in a row on an even money bet. Then, you have to consider maximum bets the casinos will allow on any given table.