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#### Scarface

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##### Few Numbers are Best Bet
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:01:17 PM »
Every bet has the same 2.7% edge house edge working against them, no matter what you play.  But are some bets better than others?

I believe betting fewer numbers have an advantage over more numbers.  If you take zeros out of the equation, you should hit 1 number for every 36 numbers bet (on average)

Let's look at 2 scenerios for playing 36 numbers

1.  Bet \$18 on an even bet for 2 spins.  Total wager \$36.  Total numbers played 36

2.  Bet \$1 on 4 numbers for 9 spins.  Total wager \$36.  Total numbers played 36.

Both bets cover the same amount of numbers for the same amount of money.  BUT, if you go with #1, then your maximum amount you can win is \$36 if you win both bets.  If you go with #2, then you can win \$36 if you win 2 bets....BUT you have the maximum earning potential of \$288!

Another advantage of betting less numbers is the progressions are less painful.  Your average unit size from #1 is \$18, while #2 is only \$4

Personally, I like to start out with more and reduce to less.  Playing few numbers like 3-5, you will eventually cross that sequence hitting 3-5 numbers in one sequence and progression don't get out of control.  Of course, picking the right numbers always helps

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##### Re: Few Numbers are Best Bet
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 11:52:43 PM »
I never thought of comparing bets this way, but you are right.

With the 2nd scenario you have the chance to win multiple times within a cycle.

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#### Scarface

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##### Re: Few Numbers are Best Bet
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 12:44:01 AM »
I like to use low number wagers on recent repeaters, usually 4 numbers.  It's not to often all 4 numbers go cold as soon as you start playing them.  Usually, at least 1 or 2 will keep hitting...the ones that don't I'll switch out with new ones.

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