Playing online roulette is a brilliant way to have a bit of fun and thanks to mobile casinos you can even play when you’re out and about. With most online casinos and roulette sites offering new and existing customers amazing bonuses and reloads there is a very real opportunity to make some money, but in order to do so you need to know what the best bet is and that’s exactly what we’re looking at here.
The Worst Bet
Okay, we said we’d tell you the best roulette bets to make but let’s start with the worst. Never, ever, ever play standard US roulette with two zeroes. The extra zero almost doubles the casino’s advantage and so always play single zero, European roulette.
The Worst Bet Just Got Worse
If you decide to ignore our advice or perhaps find yourself playing in an online or real casino that only offers American roulette, there is one bet that has even worse odds than every other. The five-number bet on 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 has a house edge of 7.9%, even higher than the standard US roulette edge of 5.3%, and backing these five numbers quite simply has a payout that is far too low considering the chances of hitting a win.
All Bets in Roulette are the Same!
Aside from the example mentioned above EVERY bet in roulette has the same house edge, so if you were playing for an infinite length of time it really wouldn’t matter what you bet on – your overall return would be the same.
However, we know of some very serious roulette players and even they don’t play until the clock strikes infinity. The “best bet” in roulette, therefore, depends on what you are trying to achieve as a player.
If you are looking to win big money in a short time and can accept losing big too then the single number bets are the way to go as whilst these pay out at huge odds, there is a decent chance you may not hit one during the session.
On the other hand, if you want to play for longer the even money bets (for example, red or black) are the way to go as this will give you plenty of game time for little risk.
The choice is yours – just don’t choose American roulette!