How Does Big Number Trick Work When Playing Roulette?

How does Big Number trick work when playing Roulette?
How Does Big Number Trick Work When Playing Roulette?

Roulette gamers often use the big number trick as one of the roulette strategies to win the game at casinos. This is a straight number strategy where you bet directly on the chosen number or numbers.

If you look at any roulette scoreboard, those that usually show the last 20 numbers that hit, you see some numbers or numbers have repeated which is usual in any random game of which roulette is one. Numbers do tend to repeat even in such short lengths as 20 spins.

What is a Big Number Trick

The Big Number roulette trick or tips to play is to take whichever number has been a repeater and bet that number. If there is more than one number you then bet on each of those numbers.

Whatever your normal bet is then that is the bet you make on that one number. If there is more than one number then you bet your minimum bet on all the repeaters. 

How to Play

It is rare indeed that there will be three repeating numbers. If you are a player who bets more than the table minimum, then try to apportion your betting amounts so that you are not betting more than what is usually a single bet if you are betting multiple Big Numbers. A $50 player might want to break up his bet of $25/$25 on two Big Numbers.

how long to bet a big number

In the Big Number roulette trick, you are betting with the scoreboard. Once a number disappears from the scoreboard you stop betting on that number. If no number repeats you do not bet until a repeater shows. Not betting does take a modicum of discipline on the part of players but not betting on certain rounds does save you some money.

Big Number is a great betting trick

That is not something to be dismissed. No bet is not susceptible to the house edge naturally. The Big Number is a positive betting trick, going with the scoreboard’s numbers and not against them, and it is far simpler than the negative category which requires the player to keep track of the numbers that have not hit (if they are not on the scoreboard) which might require a notebook and pen and how many of these numbers that have not hit or repeated do you wager on.

If a certain number is repeated once but another is repeated twice and some players might want to bet more on the number that is repeated more than once then such larger bets can be dangerous to your bankroll. Just go with one bet on the repeating numbers.

Big Number is a great betting trick
Big Number is a great betting trick

You are not enhancing your chances of winning when you bet more money. You are merely increasing the overall amount you are expected to lose over time. True, if a number with more money on it hits, you certainly make more money but that does not mean the house will win less over time when you wager this way. The more money you wager the more money the house edge will grind away at.

38 chance of hitting your number

You must always keep in mind that whatever betting trick or system you are using cannot change the fundamental mathematics of roulette. In the American double-zero wheel, you have a one in 38 chance of your number hitting and in the European single-zero wheel you have a one in 37 chance. Those probabilities do not change based on your betting methods.

Players do not have to bet straight up on the numbers. After all, with a one in 38 chance of winning on the American double-zero wheels, there can be long waits for a number to hit (yes, true, the number could hit right away) and this could be discouraging to many players.

If you use the American double-zero wheels, you can postulate other ways to play the Big Number. You can use the same exact technique for the European wheel so for those of you lucky enough to play the European single-zero wheel, The European single-zero wheel is almost twice as good as the American double-zero wheel. The house edge is 2.7 per cent while on the American double-zero wheel the house edge is 5.26 per cent. So whenever given the option think in terms of playing the single-zero wheels.

Avoid making the five-number bet

If you wish to avoid straight-up bets, then you could make outside bets on one, two or a few of the outside proposition bets such as the red/black, odd/even, high/low, 1st Dozen, 2nd Dozen, or 3rd Dozen. By doing this you reduce possibly long waiting times between decisions. Many players prefer more frequent hits; to them, this makes the game more enjoyable.

I suppose on the scoreboard 10 has repeated. That number is a black one, it is an even number, and it is also a low number (low numbers are 1-18, high numbers are 19-36). Also, 10 is one of the inside dozen numbers. On all the outside bets a hit on the 0 or 00 loses the bet. Yes, the 0 and 00 can also be the Big Number but that would mean a straight-up bet on that number. Avoid making the five-number bet at the top of the layout as the house edge is 7.89 per cent.

Now you have some choices to make if 10 is the repeater. Here they are:

  • Make a black bet which has a one-to-one payout
  • Make an even bet which has a one-to-one payout
  • Make a low-number bet which has a one-to-one payout
  • Make an inside dozen bet which has a two-to-one payout

You can also make any combination of the above bets, or all of them! The truly aggressive player might decide to also plop down a straight-up bet on the number. Such an aggressive player would be making five bets.

Note that :

  • If you have two Big Numbers of different colours then you obviously do not bet red or black. 
  • If you have two Big Numbers and one is high and one is low, you do not bet that proposition.
  • If you have two Big Numbers and they are on two different dozen lines you bet one or the other.
  • There are other combinations on the inside numbers to spread out your betting. These you can create for yourself.

Do not make too many bets at once. The more money you bet the greater the chance that bad luck can knock you out. Go slow. You worked hard to earn your money.

Don’t recoup losses

Do not increase your bets to make up for previous losses. This is often called “going on tilt” and it has hurt many a player. Going on tilt is a sure way to get destroyed on bad sessions. If you are feeling rotten, quit for that session and do something else. The games will always be there. In fact, there are probably more casinos in the world today than there was yesterday.

Make sure you have enough money in your bankroll not to get upset should you lose. Use the large bankroll to small bet equation. The larger your bankroll, the less a loss will hurt you at casinos.

Have a separate bank account

Have a separate bank account for your gambling money. Never mix your daily-living money with your play money. You can make deposits in your gambling account so that it grows. Put your wins in it too!

Recognize that all casino games have a built-in advantage for the casinos. Casinos are in the business of making money. They have structured their games mathematically to beat the players. The casino’s math will defeat the player’s luck over time. Players ultimately need good luck to win; casinos just need the math; luck does not play a part on the casino end of things. (with inputs from Frank Scoblete the casino specialist)

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