Everyone knows roulette or at least they think they do! How can we help? Simple, understanding Roulette is more about knowing what aspects of the game can help you obtain a better outcome.
- Play for fun, not profit: When you play for fun, you are relaxed and are likely to make good judgments, whereas if you are playing under the stress of needing to make a profit, you may find that you make foolish mistakes. No gambling game should be done purely for profit ... unless you are a pro!
- Make smart bets: The single-number bets have some of the best odds of all the casino games but are appropriately unlikely to come in. By selecting one number, you are up against another 35 numbers plus one or more zero's on the wheel. The safer bets are the one that pay as close to even money as possible, e.g. red/black. It depends on you, do you enjoy the high risk high reward approach or do you prefer a more sedate low risk, low rewardstrategy?
- The organised player makes a series of predetermined bets rather than betting "all over the table"; we recommend a consistent approach to your betting system. Try to build your bankroll for those special long shot gut-feeling flurries!
- As there are many different versions of Roulette, we recommend you try out a few different games to see what suits you best. For example, European Roulette has just one zero whereas American Roulette has two zeros. Each has it's own merits and the details can be found under each game by clicking the "more information" links.
- Always know your limits: play within your means and that means sensible betting with the funds you have available.
We wanted to offer an example strategy for Roulette that you could review, and so we thought we would ask our resident roulette enthusiast Aidan some strategic questions, some that our Players have queried before:
Question: Which outcome has a higher probability after eight successive black numbers, black again or red?
Aidan : After eight successive blacks, a black is as likely to come up as a red. The roulette wheel has no memory and it does not keep record of previous results to influence the next result. Many players, even hardened pro's find this hard to believe but it is 100% true. This misconception has been around for many years and will probably be around for as many more years but the truth is that the games are independently audited and verified to test their "randomness".
Question: Should I always place an inside bet for a better chance of winning?
Aidan : Inside bets are those placed on the 36 numbers and zero(s). It's harder to win but the rewards are appropriately much higher than the outside bets like odd/even (those place outside the number layout). If this is a strategy that works for you, go for it - a blend of inside and outside bets acheives the best of both worlds.
Question : Should I be influenced by previous results?
Aidan : It is especially popular in roulette to look at previous results as a guide to what might happen in the next round. But I'm afraid what has happened in the past has no influence on what will happen in the future. Remember this fact as part of your Roulette strategy when you think that you should bet on a certain number or a colour, because that particular bet has not won for a while. It may or may not win, if it feels like a good idea and you're prepared to take the risk then go for it by all means. But whether it wins or loses is down to luck and not down to the fact that it was due to win.
Question : I think I have a better chance of winning if I cover plenty of numbers in the hope that one will be lucky, am I right?
Aidan : As you scatter your chips on the numbers, remember that only one number can win, and so you have to weigh up your odds, do I wager big by covering the lot and calculate my possible profit should I win, as opposed to wagering on a select few. Covering fewer numbers can increase your profit, and reduce your possible loss. You could also consider covering multiple numbers per bet, e.g. split bets (two numbers) and corner bets (four numbers).