The roulette game is, for many people, one of the more enjoyable gambling games in the casinos. There’s nothing like the rush you feel when the roulette ball hurtles down those numbers, such a tiny thing affecting the fates of those who are participating in the game. That tiny 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 only way to do this is to understand what exactly the roulette odds are.
One fact to note, though, when considering roulette odds is that the game is based strongly on luck. And although it could strike you as the type of game whereby you bet on one number and hope to strike it big, it’s not exactly all that straightforward. Most roulette gamblers, especially the experienced players, bet on a couple of numbers simultaneously instead of only one number. There are a number of strategies that they utilize to make their probability of wining much better.
First of all, many roulette players would determine whether or not the table is European or American. If they see that the game is American, then they retreat and look for another game instead. The difference between these two lies in the roulette table or, more precisely, in the odds of wining that they each offer the player.
And if it’s odds we’re talking about, it is 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.
The fact is, the American Roulette table has 38 numbers while the European roulette table has only 37. The difference lies in the tables’ zeroes. European roulette has one but the American version has two. Casinos earn money twice as fast in the American roulette compared to the European roulette. This means that you, the player, will lose your money twice as fast.
So never play at the American Roulette tables because they simply won’t cut it.
When you are playing roulette, it is usually more exciting to bet on a single number because it gives you bigger rewards, if the ball lands on your number. But if you are truly serious about winning at roulette, you should never bet 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 your calculations, and you will know that betting on one number is a pretty risky act.
So, rather than placing a bit on only one number, you can bet 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 if you’re in luck.
You can also bet on columns if you wish. Sure, this strategy somewhat decreases your chances of getting a big downpour, but on the other hand, it will allow you the ability to win at a more gradual but surer pace rather than lose everything with a single unlucky bet.