If you are a reader of gambling tips then its possible you read tips from a variety of sources. Sometimes it pays to closely examine the tips as they are not always tips to your benefit. I came across one article recently that attempted to describe roulette odds and how to capitalise on what the writer described as ‘a roulette anomaly that you can exploit”. Like a lot of so called tips they did not back them up with actual examples. Just a little misguided theory.
There so called roulette anomaly went like this. I have highlighted the so called anomaly in bold.
Single bet (straight up) – 35 to 1
Split bet (two numbers) – 17 to 1 – Equivalent to 34 to 1
Trio bet – 11 to 1 – Equivalent to 33 to 1
Corner bet (four numbers) – 8 to 1 – Equivalent to 32 to 1
Line bet (six numbers) – 5 to 1 – Equivalent to 30 to 1
There argument was that as you took multiple numbers you started to lose money and that you were far better off betting on each number individually. As I mentioned earlier, they did not back this up with actual betting examples.
So let’s look at one example. Take the trio bet at 11 to 1.
Bet 10 units on each number at 35 to 1 – A win would return 350 units plus the 10 unit stake
Bet 30 units on a Trio at 11 to 1 – A win would 330 units plus the 30 unit stake
It seems to me from those figures that either way, you would spend 30 units for a return of 360 units. The same can be said for all the other inside bets.
The bottom line is, when it comes to betting tips, can the tipster back up their rationale with actual numbers or are they just trying to confuse you with statistics and number anomalies. It also pays to sit down and work through a couple of examples yourself.
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