A roulette wheel could be considered the ultimate in random resulting winning numbers.
Each number is evenly spaced from another and considering the speed of the wheel and the ball it would seem every number has an equal chance of landing.
Mathematically this is both true and untrue.
Although mathematically the law of odds would suggest each number has as much chance as another of winning, statistically more numbers can be drawn more than others.
In some cases, many more times than others.
This happens so often in so many areas that it even has its own strategy called the Andrucci Strategy.
The Andrucci Strategy is a roulette statistical method that works by recording a large set of results, and then betting on the historical sequence.
We tried and tested the Andrucci Strategy and made an 8% return.
By watching and recording the sequence of wins, and which numbers appear, it is argued the sequence will statistically continue.
Considering statistics are a branch of mathematics, it’s why each number having an equal chance of success is both true and untrue – as per our statement earlier.
In this article we will test the Andrucci strategy and whether betting based on the historical wins of the same roulette table, using the same dealer, statistically can be leveraged to produce more wins and learn which are the best numbers to play on the roulette wheel.
What is the Andrucci Strategy
The Andrucci Strategy has no known acknowledged creator credited with its creation.
Considering we as humans have built into our nature a tendency to look for patterns in numbers, shapes, and faces, its hardly surprising this strategy exists.
The strategy is to watch and study winning spins on a roulette table. As many as possible.
The idea is to then look at all the results and work out which number landed more than the others, and then continue to bet on that numbers at odds of 35/1 and hope the number lands again before spin number 36.
If it does then the player has made a profit, if not then the player has made a loss.
This is of course as long as every bet is made with equal value.
How can one roulette number win more than others?
Why though would a number, that seems to have as much chance as a number, win more?
There isn’t a decisive answer to this question.
There are many laws that can potentially explain what is happening, but as this isn’t a science paper, we won’t delve too much into the laws and scientific basis too much here.
It could simply be do with unconscious influence of the dealer, as well as the pattern and movement of the wheel and the board.
If this feels unlikely go and check the number of times each lottery ball has appeared in the National Lottery.
You’ll be surprised to see that the highest drawn ball appears many more times than the lowest drawn ball.
In fact, a few years ago I tried this strategy on the lottery. I looked at which six numbers had been drawn the most and decided to play those numbers every week.
A few months later, checking the lottery results in the Sunday newspaper, I noticed a set of very familiar numbers staring back at me.
I had matched 5 out of the 6 winning lottery balls!
These 5 numbers were still within the highest drawn 10 numbers in the lottery to date.
Unfortunately, I was one away from landing the jackpot, and the missing number didn’t draw as a bonus ball either.
Coincidence perhaps, but there have been countless examples of similar unexplained scenarios – hence why there is even a roulette strategy covering the phenomenon.
What is the Best Roulette Number to Play?
The strategy is clear that the conditions should remain the same during the analysis stage and the real stage, therefore the best numbers to play will be based on the historic numbers won on the roulette wheel being watched.
To illustrate the point, and test the strategy, we went ahead and watched 70 consecutive spins.
The first 35 spins were intended to be to see which number landed more than the others, and the subsequent 35 spins were going to be our bets.
We put in a stake of $350, with $10 being spent per spin.
Number 11 won more times than any other number in the first 35 spins. In fact, it was drawn a surprising 4 times. Out of 35, or 11% of the time.
It’s surprising because the law of odds would suggest it should only appear once, but it appeared 300% more times that it mathematically, by law of averages, should.
Unfortunately, it appeared just once in the next 35 spins, and this was on spin 34.
We won £350 but it cost £340 in stake to do so. We were though still in profit, albeit just.
That said, if we had played the first 35 spins using number 11, we would have collected £1,400 from our £350 stake, which would have been a 400% profit.
Using Other Roulette Options
One overlooked application of this strategy is to use streets, double streets, high numbers, low numbers and columns that contain a series of the highest numbers drawn.
Let’s say, for example, that 11, 20, 27, 34 and 35 were the five highest landed numbers in our analysis.
Three out of the five numbers here appear in column 2, which are 11, 20 and 35.
At odds of 2/1 it may prove advantageous to spread the bet across a series of numbers, which also includes the highest landing numbers so far.
Considering a bet of £10 would return £30, which includes our stake, the average odds plus a leverage using the highest landing numbers could yield a good result.
We tried this ourselves.
The five highest drawn numbers in the first 35 spins were 0, 11, 20, 21 and 28.
For this example, column 2 gives us the greatest chances of success as two of the numbers appear here.
We bet £10 per spin over 35 spins, each time on column 2, with a total stake of £350.
We won 11 times from the 35 spins, and our return was £330 – representing a £20 (or 5.7%) loss.
We were limited slightly with 0 being one of the highest drawn numbers, as this does not fall within a column or betting group.
If we had replaced 0 with 1, the next highest drawn number, our continued bet would have been on column 1 and our return would have been £360 instead of £350.
Best Roulette Number – In Conclusion
Regardless of whether the bet was based on a single number, or group of numbers such as a column, our profit and loss represented about 5% each way.
Our tests did not achieve massive returns, but the idea of a roulette strategy is for small consecutive wins over longer periods of time.
We tried and tested all the main betting strategies to find the best and our results showed only one strategy produced a loss, with another breaking even.
The other seven strategies produced a return of between 8% and 160%.
Choosing a statistical strategy which has been tried and tested over the centuries usually brings a better and more consistent results than randomly choosing roulette numbers and crossing your fingers.