Roulette might look difficult, but it really isn’t.
In fact, it is one of the easiest casino games
to understand. Roulette is a game of chance where
the object is to predict which number the ball
will land on when the roulette wheel is spun.
Since roulette is based completely on chance,
no system for helping you predict the number can
really work. There is always the same chance that
any particular number will come up for each spin.
However, some bets in roulette have better odds
than others, so you can improve your chances of
winning by knowing which bets to place and which
ones to avoid.
Playing European roulette rather than American
roulette can also increase your chances of success.
European roulette has one less space on the wheel
than American roulette, so there is a slightly
higher chance of having the number that you are
betting on come up.
When you are playing roulette, you should always
decide ahead of time how much money you are willing
to risk. Play only the amount you had planned
to play, and then leave. Don’t allow yourself
to become so emotionally caught up in the game
that you are unable to break yourself away from
it. You will only end up losing more money. You
might even want to leave the rest of your money
at home, and only bring the amount you have decided
to gamble with.
You should also set a limit on the amount you
will allow yourself to win in one visit to the
casino. This might sound counterproductive, but
if you keep on playing, eventually the casino
will always come out ahead. You need to have a
certain goal in mind, and leave when you reach
it. Otherwise, you are likely to end up giving
it all back to the casino.
When placing your bets in roulette, you should
always try to stick with the bets that offer the
best odds. These are the even-money bets, where
you are betting on half of the numbers. You can
bet on the even numbers, odd numbers, red spaces,
black spaces, the lowest half or the highest half.
Any of these bets have a slightly lower than 50-50
chance of winning. For either American or European
roulette, these are the best bets available.
If you are playing European roulette, the even
money bets described above may have even better
odds. This is due to a rule called ‘en prison.’
This rule gives you a second chance to redeem
your bet if the zero space comes up on an even
money bet. In this case, your bet is held until
the next spin. If you win the second spin, you’ll
get your money back but not receive a payout.
Be sure to check before you play, because this
rule is not offered at all casinos.