The roulette game is, in my opinion, one of the more enjoyable gambling games in the world. There is nothing that can replace the rush you experience when that little ball hurtles down those numbers, such a tiny thing shaping the fates of those who are participating in the game. That small ball can make or break a man, there’s no question about it. But, of course, nobody wants to be the one to be broken. So they try to tip the odds towards them in whatever ever way they can, and the one way to do this is to understand what exactly the roulette odds are.
One thing to note, though, when considering roulette odds is that the game is reliant strongly on chance. And although it could seem to you as the type of game wherein you bet on one number and hope to strike it big, it’s not exactly all that straightforward. Most roulette gamers, especially the seasoned gamers, bet on a couple of numbers simultaneously instead of just one number. There are a variety of strategies that they employ to make their odds of wining much better.
For a start, the majority of roulette players would check out whether or not the table is European or American. When they realize that the game is American, then they walk off and look for another game instead. The difference between these two lies in the roulette table or, to be more precise, in the odds of wining that they respectively bestow the player.
And if it’s odds we’re talking about, it’s blatantly obvious that you’re better off playing European roulette. If you desire to strike it rich, then you can’t afford to be too patriotic.
You see, the American Roulette table has 38 numbers while the European roulette table has only 37. The discrepency lies in the tables’ zeroes. European roulette has one while the American version has two. Casinos earn money twice as fast in the American roulette as they do with the European roulette. The implications is that you, the player, will lose your money twice as fast.
So shun the American Roulette tables because it just doesn’t make sense for you.
When you are playing roulette, it’s usually more exciting to bet on a single number because it gives you bigger rewards, if the ball lands on your number. Nonetheless if you are absolutely serious about winning at roulette, you should not be betting on a single number. That would give you an odd of about 2.7%, which means that there’s a 97.3 chance that you will lose. Do the math, and you’ll find that betting on one number is a pretty risky action.
So, instead of placing your whole bet on just one number, you can place bets on odds or evens or red or black. It gives you a decent 50% chance of winning, lower actually because of the zero in the table but good enough to give you a profit whenever luck is on your side.
You may also bet on columns if you desire. Sure, this approach greatly decreases your chances of getting a big downpour, but at least, it allows you more opportunity to win at a more gradual but surer pace rather than risk everything with a single haphazard decision.