Mathematical Roulette

Ever since the Roulette wheel was invented in 1765, people have searched for winning formulas and lucky charms to give them a winning edge.

We thought we would explore the Mathematical elements, with a view to identifying and sharing the results of our study.

As Roulette is the oldest casino game currently being played around the world, where better to start.

Firstly we have opted to look at a typical roulette wheel, with numbers running from 1 to 36.

Great Mathematicians such as Albert Einstein have looked at the roulette wheel and announced that “No One can Win” In the long term. He actually quoted the following “No One can win at Roulette, unless they steal the money from the roulette table when no one is looking”. An honest and I dare say accurate way of defining the mathematical equation of losing.  Of course there is always chance, a much loved probability amongst the typical gambler.

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The conclusion on Mathematical chances of winning roulette may be minimal, however there are various resources, that have highlighted ways of at the very least increasing your chances of winning.

One such resource can be found on the following Video on Youtube, of which has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times and does host some informative factual data:

Other systems such as the Martingale System are reportedly a very clever way of increasing the chances of winning. Whatever way you decide, the team here at Accessible Maths urge you to gamble responsibly, within your means.  It should be treated as a fun game, and not a money making strategy to live off.  This is our personal opinion and one that as a team we collectively agree on.