If you want to increase your chances of winning at Roulette you first have to make sure you play European roulette. European roulette has better odds than its more popular American counterpart due to the fact that the roulette wheel has one less zero and is therefore slightly less biased towards the casino in comparison, which means that the odds of winning at European roulette are a little more favorable. However, like many casino games, winning at roulette is largely down to luck. While previous spins have no effect on the outcome of subsequent spins, you can increase your chances of winning by avoiding the mistakes that even experienced online gamblers are prone to making.
Don’t Have Too Much Faith in Roulette Systems
Roulette systems that promise to teach you “guaranteed” ways to win at roulette are mostly scams that hope to lure in inexperienced roulette players who are desperate to see their luck change. Most roulette systems are predominantly based on progressive bets such as the Martingale system, which encourages you to double your stake with each loss. While this works well if your losing streak is not too long, it is very expensive if you keep losing and get to a point where you just don’t have any more money or you hit the casino betting limit. There is no sure-fire betting pattern that will definitely result in a win over the casino as the house edge dictates that you will always have a disadvantage in the long run.
Understand Roulette Bets
Your choice of roulette bet(s) will usually be influenced by your playing aims and your bankroll (how much money you can afford to wager in a playing session). For example, the even-money bets such as odd or even or black or red can work well if your aim is to be able to play without running out of money and exhausting your bankroll, as these bets have a greater chance of being successful. As even-money bets typically cover eighteen of the thirty-six roulette numbers, there is around a fifty per cent chance that you will at least win back your bankroll (although this is by no means guaranteed as the roulette ball could easily land on one of the other eighteen roulette numbers instead).
If you prefer to adopt a more high-risk playing strategy, you may be more interested in placing a straight bet on a specific roulette number. The odds of winning are 35 to 1.This will usually result in a bigger payout if you win due to the fact that it is less likely to be successful in comparison to even-money bets. Your probability of winning increases if you place bets on a higher proportion of roulette numbers, but the payout will be lower than if you bet on fewer numbers. As a third option, you can place multiple bets on the same roulette number such as a way of slightly increasing the chances of winning without severely compromising your potential payout.
Inside bets: As the name suggests, an inside bet involves placing a bet on one of the roulette numbers that are positioned inside the betting grid. They are considered to be a high risk strategy and are best suited to those who like to take big chances when playing roulette. Examples of inside bets include straight bets on specific roulette numbers; split bets on roulette numbers that are next to each other on the roulette table; street bets on three or more roulette numbers that are positioned in a horizontal row; corner/square bets on roulette numbers that are positioned in a square formation, and line bets on six roulette numbers that form two separate lines of three numbers.
Outside bets: An outside bet involves betting on roulette numbers that are positioned outside of the betting grid. They are lower risk than inside bets but are much less likely to result in big payouts as a result. Examples of outside bets include column bets on vertical columns of twelve numbers; dozen bets on the roulette numbers 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36; color bets on either the red or black roulette numbers; odd/even bets on either the odd or even roulette numbers, and low/high bets on the low (1-18) or high (19-36) roulette numbers.