Roulette is one of the most popular casino games in the business for two reasons, partly because it is a simple game to play and partly because it can have a very hefty win for a relatively small bet. A good way to be on your way to winning at this game is to first pay attention.
This is a game of odds, and though some people write down the numbers that have come up and bet accordingly in the long run this isn’t going to work for them, the odds equal out the same as if they were just randomly picking numbers.
This game of chance takes the probability of gaming and brings it right into players worlds so they can be a part of the action and excitement of a game that is up to nothing but odds.
The house edge
The house edge in this game should be known before going in, as with most of the simple games to play in the casino the house edge is higher in this game at a 5.25% on all but one bet and that one bet has a house edge of 7.29% and is called the five number bet.
Knowing as much about Roulette as possible can help to change that house edge.
Two simple rules
One way to make the house edge not seem so bad is to find the certain casinos that offer features in the game like Surrender and the En Prison Rule.
For example the surrender rule applies to outside bets that pay even money only, these bets include odd/even bets, red/black bets and the high/low bets. Using this rule if the ball lands on the 0 or 00 you will only be out half of the total amount you bet; which brings your losings down if you aren’t lucky enough to hit the number or numbers that you bet on.
The other rule to look for (though hard to find except for in Europe) is the En Prison Rule.
This rule applies to the even bets as well. If the ball lands on the 0 space you do not lose your bet, however you don’t get it back either it is left on the table to play through another round, if you win in that round you get the profits. This also lowers the house edge.
The two strategies above may sound simple but they are workable strategies that allow you as the player to lower the house edge thereby raising your odds of winning.
Which roulette is better?
One final tip is to look for the European Roulette Wheel if you need extra help with winning. Having 37 spaces on their wheel instead of 36 automatically lowers the house edge. The payouts are the same as the American Roulette Wheel so they aren’t just messing with your head.
Roulette can be one of the most rewarding games in the gambling industry if you follow a strategy and remember to have a great time while playing. Keep these strategies in mind and then go pick your favorite number.