I know Palestis will create an interesting discussion out of this thread but if that was the aim then I would have simply emailed him and had a decent one on one discussion.

Does anyone have other ideas of how best to select a few numbers to play besides what I have proposed.?

I have been working on a system playing very few numbers, and I have posted it in the past.

I am looking for a number to repeat within 12 spins (that's arbitrary, but it seems to bring the best results).

Then I bet the repeated number to repeat for the 3rd and final time, for about 35 spins.

And I do the same with another twice repeated number. Playing 2 or more repeated numbers simultaneously, abandoning the number that wins or does not show up in the 35 spins.

During long time tests I find that it wins much more often than it loses.

And when it loses the damage is not that big.

Easily recoverable in the next round, starting with a higher starting chip.

We have to realize that sufficient B/R is needed to play this system, as well as all other systems.

You can't pay roulette if the B/R is not strong enough to withstand a session loss.

What I have noticed is that although a number might not appear for the 3rd time in the next 35 spins, the ones that appear much earlier, provide early profit, to counter the future loss from a number that will not show up.

In that case you abandon when you have a profit ( no matter how small), and restart from one number again.

I find that betting up to 4 numbers is the best strategy. Maybe max 5 numbers.