A “hot number” is supposed to appear more often with each spin whereas a “cold number” appears least often. As the wheel spins one way and the ball the other, is there a chance the ball will land on your hot number? Statistically speaking, there is a one in 37 chance of this happening.
So is it instinct, luck or even logic that will fill your pocket with chips and cold hard cash? First of all, don’t rely entirely on luck. That’s like giving into the house before you even sit down at the table. According to some theories, there are numbers that hit more frequently. These hot numbers can be found by looking at a post of the last numbers to hit. If a number comes up three or more times, it’s a hot number. This could be a winning streak you want to join in on, although some would argue that your odds stay the same no matter what numbers you choose, hot or cold.
But hot and cold trends do exist and many roulette players swear by them. These small windows of opportunity offer the player a chance to win by closely following trends that encourage picking out hot and cold numbers. For example, when a number that has not come up for a while finally appears, it’s still considered a cold number. Watch this number to see if it comes up again and if it does, a trend could be forming. Whether you’re playing in a Vegas casino or online, roulette is a popular choice for players because of the relative ease with which the game is played. But it’s not really fun if you keep losing. Although there is no guarantee you will ever win a spin of roulette, there may still be some truth to picking hot and cold roulette numbers. It just takes discipline and self-control and lots of observation. Deciding how to bet will determine your outcome, whether you win or lose – so bet smart.
If a hot number comes up 5 or 6 times, the probability of it coming up again and again diminishes. And if a cold number suddenly starts coming up, there may be a probability it will come up 2 or 3 more times. But, the same can probably be said of your birthday or anniversary or the lucky numbers you always play at kino. This is where your smarts come in, this is where you decide between going forward and standing still, this is where you practice self-control and self-discipline. Ultimately, the best way to play roulette is to have fun with it while observing techniques, trends and luck.
The thrill of winning is exciting and it is addictive. That is what draws people back to gaming tables, poker or slot machines, the races, and so on. They are overwhelmed by the thought that they can win money and meanwhile most of them lose and some very heavily. In my neighbourhood there are many who are so addicted to gambling that they forget everything else. They can even forget that they left their children boiling in a hot car outside the building.
The spiritual link is sensitive and it was given to a group called the children of Israel at the start of the day of the lord. That is a period shown to me of around 4,000 years. We are at the end of it as the vision described it as a line drawn out and the middle was NOON in large capital letters and there on a cross was a man, Jesus Christ, whose presence came about some 2,000 years ago.
This figure is an invention of Constantine who established the Catholic Church in 325 AD and he is called the second beast of Revelation and 666 in chapter 13:12-18 of that part of the bible. He also put Mary, the Mother God of Babylon in it as the Mother of God and he reinforced the wall put up to hide the real God and to sever the link with the Spirit that the people of God were given.
All types of temptations were allowed to be put before them to test their loyalty and strengthen their commitment. Gambling is one such test as too are all the other false gods, including money and commerce. Constantine is the brains behind the World Order and the systems that support it.
The so-called establishment runs on commerce and industry and the making of money is more important even that survival of human life. This is the trap that is taking those not of the Spirit away for good. Those who can avoid the pit-falls and who remain true to the Spirit are part of the in-gathering taking place now. Those who have lost their link through gambling or anything else are now discarded.
Ask a simple question – how do bookies make money – and you’ll likely get a fistful of answers, the most popular being a shake of the head or a shoulder shrug. Or both. The real answer is actually rather prosaic. They make money by setting odds on an event that ensure that they maintain a profit margin regardless of the outcome. This is known as ‘margin’. This is why odds on outcomes change as more money is wagered – the bookie is mathematically manipulating the odds to preserve their advantage. This is known as keeping the book balanced.
Clearly there are other factors involved, such as an intricate understanding of the sport/event in question, but essentially that’s it. It stands to reason, therefore, that the bookie is basically trying to make money whatever the outcome and isn’t relying on luck. Take it a step further and you’ll realise that it must follow that the bookies are counting on relatively small margins, often as little as 4% or 5% and that, therefore, bookies depend on large numbers to make their money.
And there you have it – small margins and large numbers. Or put another way, little and often. Simple isn’t it?
What’s this got to do with you? Well, if the bookmaker doesn’t believe in luck and is quite happy to make a relatively small profit on a wager – (in percentage terms, remember, little and often) – then why not you? If you want to consistently profit in gambling, then you need to start betting smarter. You need to retrain your mind. Start thinking like a bookmaker.
This is not as easy as you might think, however, for the simple reason that most people gamble with one aim in mind – to get in return significantly more than they stake. Understandable but, ultimately, flawed. Even experienced bettors make this mistake. And it’s a mistake that the bookmakers cherish and encourage. Consider this: why are bookies seemingly delighted to publicise the punter who wins £10,000 from his seven horse 50 pence accumulator? Why would they be so happy to lose so much money? For the simple reason that they know it happens so infrequently. They know for every 1 winning seven horse accumulator there will be tens of thousands of others that will lose, so it’s ultimately in their interests to encourage this kind of rainbow-chasing.
So that’s the message of this article. Start retraining yourself. When people bet on football over 99% of them will wager in multiples – accumulators to you and me. A 4 team accumulator, for example, or a correct score double, typically to return at least 5/1, usually much more. Test your resolve. Try betting in singles. Try increasing your stake by much smaller margins, 60% or 80% or 110% or the like. In those three examples a £10 stake will give you a profit of £6 or £8 or £11. Instead of saying that’s hardly worth it, start the retraining by saying a £6 or £8 or £11 profit is perfectly acceptable and you’re on your way. Next time I’ll tell you how you can take your new philosophy to the next logical level.
Sports are particularly targeted by the gambling industry and bookies who make a fortune from outcomes. This has become such a problem that many can no longer tune into what used to be a nice experience. Anyone with a gambling problem has to curb their interest if they want to escape the temptations and players have also been caught rigging games in order to win a stake.
Tennis is something that most people enjoy and tournaments in their own country are great to watch. In Australia, however, constantly throughout matches there are betting suggestions flashed onto the screen. The current value of each player in the stakes draws people in. Many want to show how clever they are in picking winners and so they put their money where their mouth is.
Children are also observed taking bets from each other in school playgrounds during their own matches. The question is where does it stop. With easy access to online gambling the problem has snowballed.
Already we have many who are living on the streets because they lost their home, family, and jobs because of gambling. Others are under the care of psychiatrists and doctors to try to get away from the problem. That means they must not watch any event where the bookies are advertising if they want to heal themselves of the addiction.
While this is a free country and everyone has the right to advertise surely common sense has to be shown on the part of governments who allow this situation to continue. For people like me the interest in sports that used to be there has gone. While sporting teams are looking for public support and donations their interests are not being served by the gambling trap that surrounds their professions.