When looking for roulette strategies, especially on the internet, you'll find many suggestions for what a good strategy is. The task is to figure out which of those really are the good ones. I could tell you that what I know and have made part of my website makes it one of the best sources of roulette information available, but then you would consider me to be an egomaniac. So I won't. However, the roulette strategies that I talk about really are reliable and have done nothing else but help me enjoy the game and keep most of my money, which I'm more than certain everyone would like to be able to do. I'm also positive that anyone interested in gambling is also interested in winning and my strategies and ways to approach the game can only aid you in doing so. So, what are the best roulette strategies you can use? First, let's analyze what you should look for when looking for a good game to play.
American vs. European
There are two versions of roulette - the American and the European. The origins of these should be obvious. The difference between the two is the number of zeros that are part of the wheel. The American version is exactly the same as the European except for having a double zero (00) in one of the pockets on the wheel. The two versions are often referred to as single-zero and double-zero. With that known, the game that employs the double-zero wheel has a much higher house edge (5.26%); almost twice as much as that of single-zero (2.7%). So, to make a long story short, simply avoid playing the double-zero. Although most casinos use double-zero wheels to take more of your money of course, it is not impossible to find the other version, especially when looking online.
The 'la partage' Rule
If you can find a table that offers a single-zero wheel and this golden rule, things couldn't get any better for roulette players. The reason for this is that the 'la partage' rule lowers the house edge of 2.7% to a more attractive 1.35%. What happens is that if the ball lands on zero, the players only lose half of their money on outside bets. In all, you still have the same chances of winning your bet, but the amount of money you could lose is less.
The 'en prison' Rule
This is almost like getting a second chance. If the ball lands on zero, nothing happens to your bet; it stays 'in prison' until the next time the ball is rolled. Whatever happens then is exactly the same that would happen was the bet just placed on the table. The rule eliminates the threat of losing your bet if the ball lands on a zero. Just as with the 'la partage' rule, this one also lowers the house edge to 1.35%
Knowing what to play and what rules to look for is only half of a good strategy; money management is probably the most important aspect of the game. Simply, if you have no money, you can't play. The rule of thumbs is to only bet what you can afford to lose and all good strategies will make sure to mention that. Once you've lost what you have set aside to play, walk away and don't look back. Hopefully you have enjoyed the game and come back when there are more recreation funds available.
Whatever you have read about roulette strategies and whatever you may choose as a good strategy for yourself, I would most certainly suggest to at least follow the last piece of advice; the reason being that when you're broke, there's not much more that can be done. Playing smart is the key to enjoyment and satisfaction. I have learned much in my early gambling years, and that is one thing that has held true for any casino game around the world.
The best roulette strategies are those that are simply common sense. Since
there really isn't a way to beat the system due to its randomness, there's
no sense in trying. Mathematics won't do you much good in this situation.
All you can do is to calculate the probability, which doesn't even reach
50/50 because of the zeros. In some instances, you might even have a better
chance winning the lottery.
ęCopyright Ted Knuden 2019.
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