Roulette is a game of chance named after the French term “small wheel”. It has been played since the 18th century and is considered the best-known game of chance in the casino.
There is no sophisticated strategy in roulette that can beat the house in the long run. In fact, it can even be mathematically proven that a fair game of roulette can never be beaten in the long run regardless of any betting strategy one employs.
Nevertheless, many players rely on a wide variety of roulette betting strategies, sequences and permanents to help their luck at the table. From a mathematical and statistical point of view, these systems are all mumbo jumbo without effect, but many players still enjoy giving the game of roulette a little scientific touch with systems.
7 Tips and Tricks for Roulette
Play only with La Partage (En Prison)
La Partage or En Prison both mean the same thing. In casinos that offer this game, only half of the bet is lost when 0 falls. The other half is returned to the player. This applies to simple bets. This rule reduces the house advantage to 1.35 per cent instead of the usual 2.70 per cent in European play. This makes a lot of difference in the long run.
Play only roulette with a zero, if possible.
This is not a difficult decision. If you have the choice of playing a wheel with a single zero (French or European roulette), do so. There you play against a house edge of 2.7%. In American roulette with the additional double zero, it is 5.3%.
Take your time
Roulette is a leisurely game, so play it in a leisurely manner. Don’t rush to place bets, especially if you are the only one playing.
Don’t mourn numbers not drawn
Imagine you have consistently bet on 19, spin after spin after spin. And it never worked out. No number even came close. Maybe there was an invisible sign above the field, who knows? So, you didn’t place the bet on the 10th spin and just at that moment that very 19 fell. Never mind! The game is random and not “fate”. Some square has to be hit and it was this one. The ball did not think: “Let me annoy the guy by landing on 19”.
Play within the limits of your bankroll
The player next to you is betting hundreds of dollars on single numbers. He bets more in a few spins than you earn in a year. This player belongs to the royal family and you are just an insignificant wretch. Nonsense! You must only ever bet what you can afford. Casinos are certainly not impressed by gamblers who bet thousands of dollars. For casinos, these people are just particularly good customers who leave extra money.
Always expect losses
Expect that you will probably lose. Of course, you can always be lucky, but you have to understand that the odds are against you.
Understand the probabilities
Think about how often your bets are likely to win. If you place a bet on a single number, statistically you will win once every 37 spins, which may be too infrequent for fun evening entertainment. You may be better off with outside bets such as red and black.