Can Online Roulette Be Beaten?
Unfortunately for those of you looking to find a gem of information on how to beat online roulette, I can't offer anything to help you. So instead, I will lay down a few facts about how the roulette wheel works, and why it can't be beaten. Hopefully this will save you from ever buying any “winning roulette system” in the future, which should help make up for your disappointment after reading the title of this article.
There are a handful of offline strategies to help you predict where the ball will land in live casinos, but there is not much you can do to help you when playing online. The best you can hope for is a glitch in the system, which you can be sure is going to be an incredibly rare occurrence.
For those of you interested in the offline strategies, there is a pretty interesting book on them called Get the Edge at Roulette: How to Predict Where the Ball Will Land! By James McArthur.
There Is No Online Roulette Strategy
The best thing you can do when playing roulette is to forget about trying to 'beat the system', and just enjoy yourself whilst you play.
You can spend a lot of time searching around the web for some new killer strategy that is guaranteed to win you thousands, but you will only end up wasting your time and your money. So let me save you the hassle and tell yourself to forget about them. Sorry to disappoint anyone expecting for some killer winning tips!
Roulette Wheel Odds
Basically, online roulette has the same odds as any land roulette wheel, and so the odds are always going to be in favour of the house. In European roulette for example, the house has a 2.7% edge. So for every $100 you wager, you will end up losing $2.7 on average, no matter of where you place your bets or how you size them. It's just the way it's going to be.
The other popular form of roulette is American roulette, which has an extra '00' number on the wheel, but with the same payout odds as the European game. As you should know from the American roulette or European roulette article, the odds are further out of the player's favour, with the house having a bigger 5.26% edge. So if you want to 'beat' the casino in some way, ignore the American table and play at the European one only.
Spinning The Roulette Wheel
Online roulette uses a Random Number Generator (RNG) to randomly pick where the ball is going to land. There's no physics to rely on in this software to keep everything random, so the software has to take advantage of the RNG. This means that there will be no traits or trends in the way number come out, as everything will be perfectly random from a mathematical point of view.
If anything, the presence of this RNG makes online roulette wheels almost too perfect. Whilst in some live casinos there may be the chance that a wheel has a mechanical imperfection , or a dealer gets into a rhythm when spinning the ball and wheel to allow for some sections of the wheel to show up more than others, there is no chance of this taking place online.
So unfortunately, your Martingale, Fibonacci, d'Alembert or any other betting system you intend on using isn't going to hold up against an online roulette wheel.