# Common Fallacies Of Roulette

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The spinning of the roulette wheel always brings about  an adrenaline rush for the roulette player. With only sheer luck to rely on, players can have the ride of their lives with the high stakes, high risks and huge prizes that they could be winning.

With no skill needed, some people like to take the adrenaline rush a little bit further as some think there are other means to beat the roulette table. This resulted in a range of myths designed not to win at roulette but to give the casino some easy money.

Roulette is a fun game, but players need to think more rationally if they want to enjoy their roulette game. Here are some of the most common myths you should avoid.

All roulette wheels are the same.

Those people who say roulette wheels are all the same are in for a huge surprise. There are 2 versions of roulette wheels. You have the European Roulette wheel and the American Roulette wheel. Their primary difference is in the number of slots in the wheel. The European Roulette wheel has 37 slots number 1 through 36 and another slot is reserved for zero. The American version, on the other hand, has 38 sots numbered one through 36 and has two additional slots for zero and double zero. The difference may seem small, but it is not. The house edge will tell you why. In European roulette, the house edge is about 2.7%, while in American Roulette the house edge is 5.27%, meaning you lose more of your bankroll in American Roulette than in European Roulette in a given time.

A combination that is ‘due’ has more chances of appearing.

Another common roulette fallacy is when a number combination or a number has not yet appeared, it is said to be due and has more chances of appearing. For example, black has appeared four times in a row. The myth says that red is due and will most likely come out the next turn. This is obviously not true because the wheel simply turns, and it has no recorder of any sort to tell it that the red is due. True, there is not even one in 100 chances that the black can appear seven times in a row, but that doesn’t mean the red is due the next turn because you simply don’t measure probability of something that has already happened. The odds of getting a black in the next turn remain one in two chances.

The wheel is not completely random.

some players and even dealers think that a dealer can actually make the ball land in a specific part of the wheel by determining how the roulette wheel is turned. There is no prove for this fallacy, but there are considerations that affect the wheels turn, like wheel balance, friction, air pressure and motion, among others.