The Encyclopedia of Casino Twenty-One

"You are welcome to play any game except Roulette"

Posted by C on 6 February 2003, at 10:56 p.m., in response to 2:1 on BJ and a roulette Q?, posted by Bill on 29 November 2002, at 2:00 p.m.

 "One of the casinos here started to pay 2:1 on BJ payment. I`d like to learn what is the advantage for the player on this game?IF I count Aces and play overbetting when the sidecount is low at a reasonable place in the shoe,is it profitable?"
 Forget about "over-betting" or "side-counting". With "6D, Stand on 17, DAS, DOA, 65% pen" and the 2:1 rule, you have an edge of more than 2% just playing Basic and flat-betting throughout. What more do you want?! Just lay back, order your beers and smile.
 "One of the local player is a high-roller and playing not more than 5-6 spins, betting on more than 32 numbers on roulette and a winner in the long term. In the casino I work Just played a few spins and was told him to play another game but not roulette so he left the casino. Soon I learned that he is a player and visiting all casinos in the region,and he is known as that winner on roulette. So I know that mathematically its impossible but we know he does. How? (No cheating)"
 When you are betting on a lot of numbers each round in Roulette, you are bound to be winning a lot of rounds, but when you lose one round you are losing a lot of bets at once. Notice that when you are winning a round, your win is not anything spectacular, because you have placed a big amount of money around the table.
 For example, when placing 32 bets, and you hit the number, you win 35 bets, so you're ahead by 3 bets. Each time you hit the number, you win 3 bets. But when you miss out, you lose 35 bets! That's almost 12 winning rounds down the drain.
 Your high roller there is a sure long-term loser and not a winner. Those idiots at the casino that backed him off should be fired. (But they won't.)
 --Cyrus

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