roulette is one of the oldest gambling games.The game is based on chance, but strict probabilities are at the center of the wheel.The game is structured to give the house an edge and there are ways to play the game wisely.It's important to be cautious about strategies that make unrealistic guarantees.If you're making bets, remember to gamble with care, and have fun with it.
Step 1: Before placing bets, you should play at a free table.
If the casino has a free table, purchase one to play at home, or play on one online to get a feel for the game.You will learn about the various bets involved in roulette.The roulette table has a 3-column chart that shows the 36 numbers on the wheel.The types of wagers are grouped into two categories.If you bet $1 on a number and the ball lands on that number, you win 35:1, plus your original $1 bet.You can split your bet between the numbers that are next to each other.Even/odd and red/black are lower risk and the payouts are 2:1 or 1:1.There are different bets on the table outside of the chart of numbers.This is the reason why they're called outside bets.
Step 2: Bets outside for a better chance of success.
If you make the table minimum for each bet, you can make multiple outside bets to increase your odds.If the ball lands on black 10 and you break even, you will win a $2Payout.Wagering that the ball will land on 1 through 18 or 19 through 36 is one of the outside bets.The ball will land on 1 through 12.ThePayout is 2:1ThePayout is 2:1 if you bet the ball will land on a number within one of the table's 3 columns.
Step 3: Bet on the inside to increase your payouts.
Straight bets on a single number are risky.European wheels have a better chance of landing on the exact number you chose than American wheels.You can divide the odds between multiple numbers if you make a straight bet on a single number.The more numbers you split, the lower the payouts.A straight bet yields 35:1, while a 6 line bet pays 5:1.When you split your wager, the numbers must be next to each other on the roulette board.The exception is a 4 corners bet, in which you bet on the corner numbers of one of the blocks.
Step 4: Look for trends and observe the wheel.
If you want to observe other people's bets, watch the casino roulette worker spin the wheel and release the ball.Check for wheel biases, numbers or sections where the ball lands.If you spin the wheel yourself, you can get a feel for how fast it moves.
Step 5: You should stick to your profit goal and loss limit.
You should only bet an amount that you can afford to lose in roulette and other gambling games.Don't bet any more if you decide how much money you're willing to lose.A game that goes so fast can cause things to get out of hand.Don't try to make a lot of money off of a roulette table.5% of your total wagers is a low profit goal.If you want to avoid temptation, limit the amount of alcohol you consume, write your maximum acceptable losses on a piece of paper, and ask a friend to keep an eye on you.
Step 6: If you want to protect your profits, decrease your bets over time.
If you bet $100 and end up with $150, you should withdraw your profit instead of adding it to the next wager.You can limit your maximum loss to $50 by playing with the same amount of money.It is more likely that you will break even if you win and withdraw your money a lot.
Step 7: The house has an advantage.
The house always has an edge since the maximumPayout is 35:1 instead of 37:1.European wheels have a 0 pocket and an extra00 pocket on American wheels.If you pick a red/black or high/low bet, you still have less than a 50% chance of winning, since 0 and00 are green and don't count as low.If you bet $1 on the same number on a European wheel, you will get 37 different results.You will lose 36 times and land on that number once.Your net gain is -1 because you will only make $35 in winnings.This gives you a house edge of 2.5%.Since there are 36 numbers and a 0 pocket on a European wheel, you have a 51.35% chance of losing if you bet on black.If you bet $1 on black for 37 spins, you will win $18 and lose $19.You have a profit ratio of between -1 and 37.This means that, no matter which type of bet you place, you're more likely to end up losing money to the house because of how the game is structured.
Step 8: When possible, play on European wheels.
There is an extra slot on the American Roulette wheel.The impact on probability is drastic if you have one pocket.You could lose more money on an American wheel than you would on a European one.On a European wheel, the house edge is 2.7%.If you bet $1 on the same number for 37 spins, you will end up with a net profit of -1, which is $35 in winnings and $36 in losses.If you bet $1 on the same number for 38 spins, you will end up with $35 in winnings and $37 in losses, or a net profit of -2.That gives you a house edge of -5.26%, which is twice the European wheel's edge.
Step 9: There is no short-term guarantees when it comes to probability.
The best way to play roulette is to get lucky and then quit.The chance of landing in a pocket is 1 in 37 for European and 38 for American.The longer you play, the more likely you are to fall into the structure of roulette.There is no guarantee that the next spin will be red or black.The ball could land on a black pocket 5 times in a row, despite the fact that it has a 50:50 chance of landing on red or black.Try flipping a coin.If you flip it 3 times, you can land on heads in a row.It is more likely that you will flip heads and tails around 50 times each.
Step 10: Try to guess the ball's bounce.
Notice when the ball moves past a fixed point, such as the wheel's 0 pocket, when it spins around the rim.Guess when the ball will slow down, fall from the rim, and start bouncing off of the deflectors that divide the wheel's pockets.You may be able to guess which section of the wheel the ball will land in with practice.You can bet on the section of the wheel where you think the ball will land if you can guess before the casino worker.If the wheel is tilted, it is easier to predict where the ball will land.The ball is more likely to land on the other side if there is a slight tilt.
Step 11: On a European wheel you can take advantage of La Partage and En Prison rules.
European wheels are where La Partage and En Prison are usually played.You and the house split your bet if the ball lands on 0 in La Partage.You bet $10 on black.The house will give you $5 if the ball lands on zero.It's better than losing the entire $10 bet.It works the same way as En Prison.If you bet $10 on black, the ball will land on 0.The house keeps your money.You will get your $10 back if the ball lands on black.You don't lose your money.
Step 12: The Fibonacci System is a low-risk, low reward strategy.
In this system, you only place wagers on the roughly 50/50 bets, and you base your wagers upon the numbers.Make your next wager if you lose in the first round.When you win, go back 2 numbers in the sequence.The numbers in the sequence are equal to the numbers before them.The first part of the sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, and 89.Add the last two numbers in the sequence to figure out what's next.You will lose 4 times in a row if you start with a $1 wager.You have lost a total of $7 so far.You get the original $5 bet back when you wager $5.You would wager $2 in the next round if you counted back 2 steps from 5.When you win, lower your wager to protect your profits.Low risk means low profits for the Fibonacci strategy.The house always has an edge of 2.7% for a European wheel or 5.3% for an American wheel, and no mathematical system or betting strategy can defeat that.
Step 13: The James Bond Strategy can only be used once or twice.
The system involves dividing your wager between high numbers and a 6 line bet.If you bet $200 total, you would wager on the high numbers 19-36, $50 on 13-18, and $10 on zero.Spreading out your bets increases your chance of winning.If you're making a wager other than $200, keep your proportions in mind.Divide a $20 bet by the number of wagers.If you bet $40 total, divide it into divided wagers of $28, $10, and $2, so you get 40 divided bets.If the number is between 13 and 18 you will have a $100 profit, if it's between 19 and 36 you'll have an $80 profit.There is no perfect strategy.The house has an edge since odds tend to even out over time.You are more likely to lose money if you place bets on half the board.There is no guarantee that the ball won't land on a number between 1 and 12 multiple times.That can happen for the first 5 spins.You lost a lot of money if you wagered $200 per spin.
Step 14: The high-risk Martingale Strategy is not something to steer clear of.
You need to wager the table minimum on a 50/50 outside bet for this strategy to work.You bet until you lose.When that happens, you double your bet and keep doubling it until you win.It is an extremely risky strategy to double your bet.You lost if you bet $10 on red.If you win, you would make up for your $10 loss in the previous round.A losing streak could leave you bankrupt.Even if the odds are roughly equal, there is no guarantee that the ball will land on both red and black.The ball could land on black if you bet on red 4 spins in a row.If you bet $10 and lose 4 times in a row, you can double your bets to $20, $40, and $80.If you only have $150 to spend, you won't have a chance to recover your losses.