You can find things people know and believe, and there are things people know and don't believe. It's only an issue of finding the right subject - religion, politics, your favourite football team - you have some vulnerable area the spot that the brain and heart diverge. Then we continue with the heart.
Like everyone else, roulette players went to school and heard the maths teacher say, 'a coin has no memory'. If heads arises ten times when, which doesn't affect the odds within the 11th try. It's still 50-50, remember. Plus they be aware of same pertains to the wheel.
They understand, in particular, there is this kind of thing since the 'house edge'. The European (not American) wheel has 37 numbers, that are 0-36. Looking only on the 1:1 bets, those numbers are put into Red and Black, Odd and Even, Upper Eighteen reducing Eighteen. Apart from the '0', that is, which falls into none of the groups. Stake those 1:1 chances, and also you lose your money if '0' arises. And that is the way the casino produces a profit. Devoid of the '0' they'd break even during however long it takes. Each of those 1:1 chances would turn up the same variety of times as every other. They will lose numerous bets as they won. However, you will find there's '0', and it's really planning to turn up an average of once every 37 spins. As well as to said one way, the casino could win 1/37 of all money staked throughout a year.
Turned around truth refers to the ball player. Luck exists, but only temporarily. In the long term there's only statistics. You possibly can win ten coin tosses in a row, or else you can lose ten - a variation of 0 - 100%, often done, often seen. Spanning a hundred tosses, that wouldn't happen, however , you could easily get 25% - 75%, though infrequently seen. More than a thousand the range would be even shorter, probably 45% - 55%. Since the count of tries improves the results tend increasingly closely to 50%. For the wheel, flat-betting on Red for just a year, you would end up even-steven versus Black. But not versus the casino - as the '0' steals your dollars once in 37. And that means you, the standard statistical player, lose 1/37 of that which you staked at least a year.
However, people carry on and play roulette, and a lot of them are people that call themselves 'professional gamblers', who've 'researched' the problem which enable it to copy every assertion with extraordinarily detailed extracts, sometimes detailed to begin pedantry, through the statistical bible, including the many sub-parts of the 'laws of chance'.