Suppressing the Zero tax


Number 0 is undoubtedly the enemy of a roulette player.

This green box on the cylinder, when playing French, American, English, or Mexican roulette, can decrease and even make players lose all the profits they made.

On simple stakes in particular, number zero reduces your stake in half: this is why you talk about the Zero tax, which taps into a part of your income at roulette.

Here are some tips to master the negative impact of number zero, and even suppress it entirely.

The differential game method to suppress the Zero tax at roulette

When acting on the Zero tax, you talk about the differential game technique. It is a strategy for the game of roulette than you need to apply on two opposite simple stakes.

For example, it can be red and black.

The principle of this game is simple: you have two players intervening and managing their fictitious game while they place their bet on an opposite simple stake.

Let's have a look at a concrete illustration to have a better understanding of how the differential game works.

In our example, let's consider two players who use Wells' rising martingale (which consists in betting an extra unit in case of loss and reducing by one unit in case of victory) with an initial bet of 5 units on an opposite simple stake with black and red.

  • In the first round, player 1 bets 5 units on black, while player 2 bets 5 units on red, in a fictitious game. For the real game, it is important to consider the difference between the Black bet and the Red bet, in order to evaluate the result and the profits displayed on the layout.

The croupier announces black as the winning colour. Player 1 wins and the player 2 loses. When betting on those two players, you lose nothing.

  • In the second round, with Wells' rising martingale, player 1 bets 4 units on black and the player 2 bets 6 units on red.

The croupier announces red as the winning colour. When betting on those two players, you win 2 units.

Let's consider the hypothesis that number zero is winning in the second round of our example. Player 1 would have then lost half of their bet, i.e. 2 units. Similarly, player 2 would have lost half of their bet, i.e. 3 units. When betting on those two players, you would have lost 3+2=5 units.

With the differential game technique in real mode, you do not play in the first round, because the difference of your bet is 0. In the second round, the difference of bet between the two players is 2 (6-4). Therefore, you bet 2 units on red and win two units if red is winning (identical profit than in the fictitious game).

Let's consider the hypothesis that zero is winning in the second round with the differential game. You lose half of your bet, i.e. one unit instead of 5 without the differential game technique.