Here are a selection of simple but effective tips to help you better understand the game of roulette and give you the best possible chance of winning, plus tips that apply specifically to playing in real casinos.
#1 – The house edge is always there. It doesn’t matter which roulette system you use, the odds for roulette are static in favor of the casino at 2.7% in European and 5.26% in American roulette.
#2 – Quit while you’re ahead. It’s an old saying but it is especially the case in roulette. As I’ve said, the house edge is always there so the more you play, the more likely you are to lose. But what exactly is quitting while you’re ahead? You could win $1 and walk away but I imagine very few people would have such a low profit goal. The best advice here would be to set yourself a profit goal and if you’re lucky enough to reach it, quit and walk away. Don’t be greedy.
#3 – Don’t chase losses. There will always be losing days and when that happens, quit and walk away. It’s tempting to play bigger to win back your losses but such behavior will lead to even greater losses over the long term.
#4 – Be realistic. You won’t win all the time and the chances of you becoming rich are remote. Roulette should be viewed as affordable entertainment and nothing more. The price of the entertainment is the money that you lose at the table. If you’re wanting to play as a job or to become rich then you will probably end up being disappointed.
#5 – Understand the payouts. Roulette is an easy game to learn so take the time to study the different bets and their payouts. Simple instructions and the payouts for each bet can be found in my guide on how to play.
#6 – Play European or French. American roulette has a house edge of 5.26%. European only has a house edge of 2.7% so you are much better playing this variant which won’t be a problem if you are playing online. Better yet, try and find a French game if you can which has the “en prison” or “la partage” rule which results in an even lower house edge.
#7 – Start out for free. If you want to play online, why rush into it with real money when you can try out a demo first? There are plenty of high quality demos available which are just as realistic and enjoyable to play as their real money counterparts.
#8 – Manage your bankroll. When you start playing, have a system or staking plan in mind and stick to it. There’s no telling how the game will develop but it’s likely that a pre determined staking plan will keep you at the table longer than just throwing chips all over the place.
#9 – Avoid get rich quick systems. If you are going to play online, avoid falling for the trap of the get rich quick system that claims to have cracked the online roulette code and exploit a weakness. It’s all a con I’m afraid.
#10 – Don’t chase the streak. It’s quite common for segments of the roulette table to come in streaks such as numerous reds in a row or numerous 19-36 in a row. This can trigger something in the gambler’s mind to either bet with the streak, thinking it will continue, or against the streak, thinking it will end. Each spin of the wheel is an independent event so rather than letting a streak influence your style of play, stick to your original plan.
Tips For Real Casinos Only
#1 – Keep it mellow. You share the table with other players and you wouldn’t like it if one of them was getting in your face, telling you how to bet or mocking you when you lose. Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.
#2 – Avoid too much drink. We all want to have a good time at the casino and alcohol may be involved which is fine. You don’t want to end up losing your faculties though for obvious reasons.
#3 – Roulette chips for the roulette table. If you have some chips left over from the baccarat table, you can’t just place them on the roulette table. When playing roulette, each player has their own set of chips which you purchase directly from the dealer.
#4 – More players = slower game. If you want to get through as many spins as possible, you would be better off sitting at a table with multiple empty seats. The more players in the game, the slower it will be due to the croupier having to pay more players.