Debunking betting systems or their uselessness

"Betting system" is an important notion of the gambling terminology. There is a range of classical roulette betting systems. Also there are some betting strategies which are connected with gamblers' superstitions.

Yes, most of the roulette gamblers believe in the efficacy of this or that betting system. They can choose one and apply it while gambling.

Uselessness of betting systems

Albert Einstein once said that it is impossible to win a roulette unless the player steals money when the croupier is not looking.

Besides the group of gamblers who are supporters of the betting systems, there is another group which states they are useless and that it is actually it is impossible to beat casino games which have a high house edge. Roulette game is a pure game of chance. The roulette wheel has no memory and every spin is independent.

Speaking about the debunking of betting systems it is necessary to mention the gambler fallacy. The main idea of this notion is the belief that fact which hasn't happened recently has all the chances to occur in the nearest future. A lot of roulette players apply the gambler's fallacy while gambling. They place the bets which are opposite to the current outcomes, for example red-black.


In order to prove the uselessness of betting systems, different experiments were carried out. In most cases they prove that nothing can be done with the existing of house advantage.

Online sellers

Nowadays it is impossible to imagine our life without Internet. Internet has spread into every sphere of people's life. And casino games are not the exception. It is possible to meet a lot of betting systems sellers online. Actually the betting systems (which are sold online) are faked. They can't guarantee the profit. Such online sellers have the only goal - to obtain from the gamblers as more money as possible.


Michael Shackleford is a well-known person in the world of gambling. He is an owner of gaming consultancy business and adjunct professor of Casino Math course.

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