In regards to my first e-mail which I referred to your book Spin Roulette Gold on pages 204 and 205 on number frequency. Well I play Golden Palace.com for fun money. I spun the wheel 3,800 time to see how many times 00-1-8-10-12-19-25-27-29-31 come up. These are the numbers indicated in your book.
It is based on a $1 bet to make it simple. The results are: 3,800 spins and 1,024 hits with a net loss of $1,136. I don't know how accurate this is since it is on the internet and not at a live casino table. I'm sure if you had place 10 different casino tables the results would also be different each time.
Even at a live table: The big problem of losing is that you bet every spin of the wheel and there is no way in heaven to win. There isn't much of a chance to win in the end with 3,800 spins using the same numbers. Plus when betting 10 numbers you will always lose nine bets. Another factor is to win on an individual number, the percentages is .0237% to win and the casino's percentage to beat you is 97.63%. The other factor you are betting 10 numbers against 38 numbers. The result is 73.69% in favor of the casino. All the roulette books that I read of yesteryears ago have no benefit for the player to win even though they say you can't win as the casino has the 5.263% edge. Depending how you play, the casino has all of the above mention percentages stacked in their pocket.
I love roulette. As Bob Ripley would say, "Believe it or not." Your books playing the craps games are no doubt real winners because you found ways to beat the system of casino percentages. Plus you have many followers which prove the results.
One day I will try the game. I'm waiting for the roulette tables to be installed in Pa. as I hate the drive to AC 3 1/2 hours.
Stay healthy Frank, see ya,
Thanks for your letter. Roulette is a rough game and the house percentage is big, coming in at 5.26%. But at crowded tables the game slows down and that helps preserve your bankroll. Also, there is no law that you have to bet every spin.