Apr 22nd 2007
Out of all the casino games roulette comes in third when it comes to popularity. Only slots and video poker are more popular than roulette. Casino roulette is entertaining, exciting and very easy to play. Combine all of these elements with roulette glamor and you have a very popular game. Who can forget James Bond playing roulette?
European Roulette offers better odds. There are two types of wheels: the American and the European wheel. The main difference between them is the 00 slot. The American wheel has it, while the European wheel doesn't. The lack of the 00 slot reduces the house advantage by half. So when you are playing a European wheel you are facing a house advantage of only 2.63%.
Know which bets are more profitable. If you are playing European roulette, have placed an even money bet and the ball stopped on 0, then you can use the "en prison" rule. This means that your bet remains on the table, it is still active. The next spin will decide the outcome of your bet. If you lose, the house takes your money. But if you win, you get your bet back. Making good use of the "en prison" rule means that you are facing a house advantage of only 1.35%. This automatically makes it the best bet on the table.
The worst bet in casino roulette is the Five number bet. This means that you are wagering on five numbers at the same time, but these numbers must be 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. The house advantage on this bet is a high 7.89%. You are well advised to not make such a bet.
As a rule of thumb you should avoid single number bets and generally place lower odds bets. Place Red-Black bets for example. Your chances of winning are 50%-2.63% (the house advantage). These bets will offer good chances of winning and will allow you to play for as long as possible. Also you may even make a profit because your odds off winning are good when placing such bets.
Stay calm. The main thing to remember is that roulette is not based on skill. It is a game of pure luck. That is why you should set up a budget in advance, spend only as much as you are comfortable losing. Only by properly managing your budget will you avoid getting emotional at the roulette table.
When playing roulette you can win very fast, but also loose all your money very fast. It is very easy to get caught up in the moment and lose everything on a spin. Remember that you are there to have fun, so do not get angry when you lose. Roulette is all about entertainment, not about winning. Winning is just an welcomed bonus.
Roulette systems do not work. Countless sites are nowadays offering a wide range of roulette systems. They would have you believe that the system is fool proof and that you cannot lose at roulette if you use such a system. And all they ask in return is a few dollars. A few questions come to mind? If the system is indeed fool proof, why sell it for such a small amount? If it indeed works, why aren't the people selling systems using them? If the system is as good as they advertise then they should be able to win millions and they wouldn't have to make a living by selling roulette systems.
Are you in it for the money, or to have fun? This tip does not apply to roulette only. It applies to all casino games and it is one question that all players must ask themselves.
Are you in it for the entertainment value? If all you want is to have a little fun, then you will absolutely love roulette. It is a game of pure luck, exciting and captivating. There's no bigger adrenaline rush than watching the little ball spin and hoping it stops on your number.
Are you in it for the money? If you want to make a profit by gambling and you do not care much about having fun, then we do not recommend playing roulette. You are advised to try other games, games like blackjack or poker. Roulette is a game of pure luck, while blackjack and poker are mainly games of skill. You can actually influence the outcome of the game and increase your odds. You will not have as much fun as playing roulette, but you do not care about that anyway. Instead you have better odds of making a profit.
Remember that roulette is a game of pure luck, it is entertaining, exciting and very easy to play. There's not much that you can do to influence your odds, but keeping these tips in mind will do the trick.