Roulette is one of the casino’s most popular games and features heavily in bricks and mortar casinos all over the world, as well as at online casinos and live online casinos. It’s easy to understand, packs a good punch in the glamour stakes and has a relatively small house edge, meaning that with just a little help from Lady Luck and her magic wand you could make some serious cash.
However, in order to do give yourself the best chance you need to follow a few basic principles.
Pick a Great Casino
You need to ensure the online casinos you choose to play at are trustworthy, fair and offer great bonuses with achievable rollover requirements. There is no point playing if you won’t get paid, the software freezes mid-spin or if you won’t be given a little something extra for joining!
There is No Magic System
The roulette wheel has no memory and it doesn’t care if the last four spins were red, the chances of the next spin being red remain the same: slightly less than one in two. Don’t ever forget this and don’t ever forget that Martingale is flawed and that doubling your stake when you lose is a surefire way to lose.
Play the Right Game
European roulette has just one zero whilst standard American roulette has two zeroes. Both still pay the same odds on every bet, meaning a significantly higher house edge (casino profit margin) on a double zero game. The edge with a single zero is 2.70% but choose your game badly and that shoots up to 5.26%.
Take Advantage of Bonuses and Comp Points
You wouldn’t walk into a Vegas casino and turn down the free beer or room upgrade would you? So make sure that you take advantage of the various welcome bonuses, loyalty schemes, reloads and other offers online casinos provide.
Know When to Stop
Two key rules to any gambling and life in general (we’re getting real deep and philosophical now!) are to quit whilst you’re ahead and to never chase your losses. The only way to EVER win at a casino is to quit whilst you are ahead. Set yourself a target and if you reach it, stop. Conversely, set yourself a maximum loss and, once it’s reached, accept it was a bad day, rather than turn it into a REALLY bad day by chasing.