Winning or losing at Roulette depends on the vagaries of dame luck. If you want to win at Roulette, you should not press your luck. Learn to quit when things are going your way.
House Edge and What It Means
Let’s say you bet $100 and the casino pays you $95 on winning. The remaining five dollars is called the house edge. To win at roulette you need to know the house edge for different bets. House edge is not necessarily fair. But then a casino is a business like any other, and businesses are meant to make money. There are 38 slots in the U.S wheel – for numbers 1-36. The other 2 slots are for 0 and 00. The house edge is 5.26% or 1/19 for all bets placed. The only exception is the combination that has 0-00-1-2-3. The house edge in this case is 7.89%. The European roulette wheel however has only 37 slots as it does not have a 00. The rules too are slightly different.
Planning a Strategy
To win at roulette you need to devise a strategy. The strategy would give you an edge but you can’t win every time. In a game of pure chance like roulette, staying ahead no matter how small the margin is an achievement. Slow and smart like the tortoise is a rule that will stand you in good stead, if you want to win at roulette. Don’t be under the mistaken impression that the outcome of a spin is in any way connected to a prior spin. You may wish that the roulette wheel has a memory and some sort of algorithm to go with it. The reality is, it doesn’t have an algorithm you can figure out.
Tips To Win At Roulette
The best tip is to place your bets on numbers with lower house edge. Another tip, if you are playing European roulette, is to use the ‘en prison’ rule. If on a particular day, you are on a winning streak, increase your bets by very low margins. Don’t get greedy. If you have won what you’ve set out to win, it is wise to quit. Increasing your bet when you are losing is not the way to win at roulette. The golden rule is never bet more money than the limit you set for yourself. That way lays disaster