Roulette Strategy Myths Answered

Debunking the top 15 Roulette strategy myths

What are Roulette Myths?

Roulette, at its core, is a game of chance with the results being determined by where the ball lands at the end of the spin. Over the years, however, myths, superstitions, and strategies have spread around of ways to improve the chances and consistency of winning at the Roulette table. Rumours such as hot and cold numbers, past results dictating future results, and different games having alternating wins streaks spread about as players found new ways to maximise their time at the table.

When online Roulette hit the scene, even more secret strategies and superstitions were born for both online and live variants of the popular game. Some of these myths are based on player beliefs while others are credited as legitimate strategies that have a tangible impact on the results and the likelihood of winning.

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Top 15 Roulette Strategy Myths Answered

#1- Numbers have hot and cold streaks

Online Roulette works on a system of RNG (random-number generator) which means the results of every spin are entirely random. Each inside bet number has the same chance of appearing on any spin and possesses the same payout ratio of 1:1. Live Roulette does not utilise RNG but has a similar system of randomness that means no numbers are favoured over others.

#2- Putting bets on multiple numbers increases the chances of winning

While putting multiple bets on different numbers isn't a bad strategy to help maximise your chances of having a winning number, be careful. Putting too many high single number bets could mean losing more than the value of the win. Also, keep in mind, that there is no guarantee that any of your selected numbers will win so plan accordingly and split your bets across a variety of inside and outside bets to maximise your chances of success and minimise your potential losses.

#3- Some bet types never win

All bets have a chance to win on any given spin. Some bets have more chances of winnings based on their payout ratio but every bet has a chance of being successful depending on the final result. Have a look at the different bet types and their payout ratios for a better idea of the likelihood of bets being successful.

#4- Past results will help predict future results

Not true, unfortunately. While seeing result history is useful for some players, it does not have any impact on the future results as the system of Roulette is based on random chance. Just because it was red for the last 5 games, doesn’t necessarily mean a black result is coming up.

#5- Live Roulette results depend on who’s spinning

Regardless of who is hosting a live Roulette game, they have no effect on how the ball is spun or the final results of the game. There is no discernable way that a dealer can manipulate the ball to land in a certain space as the results are completely random.

#6- Roulette dealers limit how many times you win

Dealers have no control over the results as they are random meaning there is no limit to your number of wins whenever you hit the table.

#7- All Roulette types are the same

There are actually several variations of Roulette with different rulesets. American, European, and French Roulette are all popular in both land casinos and online and have slightly different rules and house edges. American Roulette is different as it adds a second 0 to the wheel making the odds of winning on a single number 37:1 as opposed to the 35:1 present in the other versions.

#8- Roulette has lucky numbers that win more often

Regardless of the numbers you find lucky, all numbers have an equal chance of winning on any given spin. Each number has the same payout ratio of 1:1 and none have any inherent advantage over others.

#9- Having a strategy can help your Roulette play

While Roulette is based on a system of chance, having a good understanding of the basic strategy of the game will help you make wise bets and maximise your chances of winning. Keep a note of the probability of bets to win and strategise your bets for the best results.

#10- Setting limits can help maximise your Roulette play

Setting limits is important to keeping your Roulette games fun. It is an important strategy for knowing when to call it quits and walk away from the table. If you want more help with setting limits on your spending then please visit our range of Safer Gambling Tools to set flexible limits.

#11- Martingale strategy works

The Martingale strategy is one of the most commonly used Roulette strategies and dictates that on every loss, you should double your money for the following round. The logic behind this is that when you win on the double bet, you will recover the lost bet value from the previous round. This is not true as there is no guarantee that your next bet will be successful and could lead to a string of potentially pricey losses. If you find you are consistently losing, try changing your betting behaviour and get your footing with other bet types.

#12- You can beat Roulette with the optimal strategy

Unfortunately, regardless of how solid your strategy is, Roulette results are still based on chance. Having a solid strategy is good to help maximise your Roulette play but none are 100% guaranteed to win.

#13- Playing with Autoplay has a lower chance of winning

Whether you play manually or with Autoplay, the results of the spin are both determined by the same level of random chance. Autoplay is an excellent feature to use if you want to automate some of your betting behaviour or don’t want to feel pressured by the timed bet stages of live table casino games.

#14- Online Roulette games are fairer than live Roulette games

Both online and live Roulette games follow the same system meaning results are entirely random on every spin. Neither version has any inherent advantages so it is just about finding the version that you find the most enjoyable.

#15- Walking away from the table after multiple losses is a good strategy

This is an important aspect as chasing wins could mean you end up spending more time and money than you are comfortable with. If you find you are losing consecutively and getting frustrated, consider taking a break and coming back later. If you need help setting session limits or just need a break from your account, check out our range of Safer Gambling Tools for more information.

Online Roulette games to test your skills

Now that you have all of the knowledge that separates the myth from the strategy, you are ready to hit the Roulette table. Here is a selection of top online Roulette games that you can play today on MrQ and flex your table casino muscles.

20p Roulette97.29%Classic Roulette action with all of the iconic inside and outside bets. The big feature with this one is that you can place any single number bets for as little as 20p per bet. This is a perfect game to get you started on your Roulette adventure.
Lightning Roulette97.30%Lightning Roulette adds to the excitement with special Lucky Numbers that adds win multipliers to up to 5 single numbers on the table. Multipliers can be up to 500x your bet meaning you can leave the table with electrifying prizes.
Immersive Roulette97.30%Immersive Roulette brings live table action with a whole new twist. The game features a range of HD-image cameras that let you see the action from a variety of angles. You can even replay your winning results in slow-mo to properly flex your win.
Space Invaders Roulette97.30%Bring the arcade classic to life in this Roulette variation of the hit video game. This Roulette game features pesky Space Invaders that, when destroyed, will land special win multipliers on random single number bets including up to 250x your bet.

Where can I play Roulette games online?

You can play all of the top Roulette games, including a wide selection of live table games from Evolution, right here at MrQ. Sign up today and play over 900 slots and live casino games with all winnings paid in real cash prizes.


Do Roulette numbers have hot and cold streaks?

Roulette is a game of chance and does not favour certain numbers on any individual spin. All numbers on the board have the same payout of 35:1 meaning no single number bet has an inherent advantage over others.

Does having multiple numbers increase my chances of winning?

Having multiple bets on different numbers does increase your chances of having a winning number. However, spreading yourself too thin and making too many single-number bets could mean losing more than would be gained from a winning number.

Can I play live Roulette online?

As well as the extensive selection of online Roulette games, MrQ also has a wide range of live Roulette games from Evolution. Spin for as little as 20p and bag real cash on all winnings.

Can I win real cash playing Roulette on MrQ?

All of the table casino games on MrQ are real money games where all winnings are paid to your account in real cash prizes.

Can I play Roulette on mobile?

Hop on the Roulette table whenever you want as all of the Roulette games on MrQ are fully compatible on all mobile devices. Sign up to MrQ today and play over 900 real money slots and casino games including all of the top table casino classics.

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