Although the European variation of Roulette comes with a 2.7% house edge and its American counterpart has an even higher 5.26%, many punters have walked away from the table in profit. In good profit.
Roulette has been around for a couple of centuries now and continues to be among the most popular casino games, both online and land-based. It’s easy to play nature and the opportunity to win up to 35x your stake make it an attractive proposition to regular and casual punters alike.
How do you win at Roulette? It’s not straightforward but it’s certainly possible – hence the many that have done so and will continue to do so over time. So here’s a look at how you could walk away a winner from the Roulette table:
Choose the Right Game
There are two forms of roulette that exist – European and American. Well, there are lots of other variations but they aren’t as popular nor mainstream so let’s concentrate on these two.
The European-style version includes a single zero slot on the wheel. This is green. This is what gives the house is edge as it is not covered in any of your bets such as odds or even, red or black, but only if you place your chip on the zero itself.
The Americans got greedy when they designed their game and added a double zero to go along with the zero. This putting the odds even more in the favour of the casino.
With the advances in technology it is advised that you stay away from the American version at all costs as it puts you at a bigger risk of losing. Both versions of the game can be played online for free or real money at an online casino such as Betfair.
Make the Right Bets
There are more than a dozen bets available on the standard Roulette mat. It’s recommended that you understand how likely each bet will come in and what their pay offs are. Here they are:
Any single number: 35 to 1
- Row: 17 to 1
- Split: 17 to 1
- Street: 11 to 1
- Corner: 8 to 1
- Top line or Basket: 8 to 1
- Six line: 5 to 1
- Column: 2 to 1
- Dozen: 2 to 1
- Odd/Even: 1 to 1
- Red/Black: 1 to 1
Those who employ the Martingale will only touch the bets that pay out 1 to 1. That’s because they only need one winning spin to be in profit.
At the end of the game Roulette is a game of chance. No studying of the wheel nor previous outcomes can help you predict which number is going to come up next.
So whether you’re betting on outcomes that pay out of 1 to 1 or 35 to 1 you’re going to need some luck along the way if you’re to walk out a winner, and even more luck if you’re going to walk away with a life-changing sum of cash.