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Roulette Forum => Questions and Answers => Topic started by: Kynge_Rycharde on April 21, 2017, 04:27:21 PM

Is anyone aware of, or has noticed the following.
Let's say there are two players. Let's call them Smith and Jones. Both will bet the same amount ( two chips), and both will bet on the same numbers (16 double street).
Smith chooses to place his two chips as a line bet. Jones chooses to place one chip on the 13 street, and one chip on the 46 street.
Number 4 appears, so both players win. Smith gets back (5 * 2) + 2 or twelve chips. Jones gets back (11*1)+1 or twelve chips, but loses the one chip wagered on the 13 street for a total of eleven chips returned.
Another way to look at it is that both players start off with ten chips; both make a two chip wager, so now both have eight chips left. Smith receives twelve chips, and now has twenty (8+12). Jones receives eleven chips and now has nineteen (8+11).
I'm sure that somehow I'm missing something here, because from what I have read, no matter what variation of a bet that you make, the payoff is supposed to be the same. And yet, from the above example, it would appear that it is better to make one twochip wager, rather than two onechip wagers.
Comments and guidance would be appreciated.
Regards,
Kynge

You have misunderstood the payouts, KR
Both bet 2 chips and both receive 12 chips on a win . Both have a profit of 10 chips on their bets.

The statistical chance of both men winning their bet on 6 numbers is 0.1621%, or 1 in 6.167 attempts. The casino has to match this with equal payouts.
Consequently both receive 12 units back from the casino standing on a BR of 20 units, each of them having doubled their original BR with this single bet.

Jones gets back (11*1)+1 or twelve chips, but loses the one chip wagered on the 13 street for a total of eleven chips returned.
The fact that he loses the one bet doesn't change the fact that he gets (11*1)+1 = 12 chips. So both get 12 chips back.

I think the problem is you have counted a winning chip as a loss and with that corrected, both players get 12 chips. ;)
HTH! :D
In all seriousness though, its an easy mistake to make; I have made it many times among other such mistakes and so just like with programming, I have learned to "check everything" because I am bound to make a mistake.