Apr 20th 2007
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to find out what you are advised to do when playing roulette, then all you have to do is keep reading this article. In here are gathered all the pointers and all the good advice that you must keep in mind if you want to be on top of your game.
First of all remember that roulette systems do not work. Pay no attention to them or to anybody that is trying to sell you such a system. You will find plenty of people trying to convince you that they have a foolproof system. This is highly improbable because there is no sure way of beating the house no matter how you mix the bets and no matter how much money you bet. Mathematically it is impossible to beat the house. All the people trying to get you to buy a roulette system are in it for the money. If they have a foolproof system, why are they trying to sell it to you? Why don't they use it themselves and take the casinos for all they're worth.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to properly manage your bankroll. All good players use a bankroll management system. By using a good bankroll management system you are always aware of how much money you are betting, how much money you may win, how much money you may lose, and most important of all, how much money you still have in your pocket. When you are winning a proper bankroll management system will tell you when it is time to walk away. But when you are losing, it will prevent you from losing everything. Out of all the tips you can use to improve your game, bankroll management is the most important.
It is a good idea by to place multiple bets. When playing roulette you can place a wide variety of bets, so take advantage of this. By placing multiple bets you can hedge your bets. Hedging means that some of your bets will cover other bets that you have made, but not by too much. Unfortunately if you will get too carried away with hedging your bets you will prevent yourself from winning the most that you can.
Some rules increase the house advantage, while others decrease it. You should play a roulette table that uses favorable rules for the player.
Here are some examples of rules that lower the house advantage:
It is preferable to play a European wheel, rather than an American wheel. This is because American wheels have a 0 and a 00 slot, while European wheels have just 0, no 00 slot. The lack of the 00 slot means better odds for the player.
The "En Prison" rule is favorable for the player. You will find this rule when playing European wheels.
The "Surrender" option is also in favor of the player. You are advised to find a table that offers this rule. If you are playing in Atlantic City you will have an easier time finding a roulette table that offers "Surrender".
You will only be wasting your time trying to find a biased table. This may have been the case in the past, but nowadays casinos make frequent checks to prevent this. Instead you should look for patterns in the way the dealer spins the ball. Before starting to gamble take a few moments to watch the dealer or croupier. Pay special attention to when he let's go of the ball.
There may be a pattern between how the dealer spins the ball and where it stops. Sometimes the ball will stop in the same general area, depending on the position it is released. If you notice such a pattern then you should be able to approximate where the ball will stop. So wait until the dealer releases the ball and then place your bets on the numbers that you believe will come up. If you are good enough to notice such patterns it is only fair that you take advantage of them.