If you have ever watched a James Bond film you understand the appeal of roulette. The spinning wheel, the bouncing ball, and the sense of anticipation to see whether you have won or lost is mouth watering.
Online casinos offer a similar experience to their real world counterpart. The same anticipation is felt, and you can play it from the palm of your hand on a mobile device.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at a way you can maximise your profit from when you play online roulette to make the experience even more rewarding.
Like most online casino games, to win you have to have a strategy.
Understand Roulette Odds
Roulette has a unique betting system whereby you can win a large amount by betting on one number, or a small amount betting on a range of numbers. It is possible to split your bet to include several numbers on the board, a column, a row, or red or black.
It is important to understand how much you can expect to win from different types of bets to put together a winning strategy.
It is important to approach online roulette as you would a real world one and that is to have a budget and stick to it. The difference between professional players and amateur players is that the pros never chase losses. They have a fixed amount and once that is gone they walk away. You should do the same.
Never bet more than you can afford.
A few online searches reveal hundreds of betting systems such as the Martindale system. You may want to give some of these a try especially if they seem mathematically sound. Bear in mind, that no strategy has been proven to work and some are fairly useless. Nonetheless, you may want to research a few betting systems to see if there are any that you might want to try.
Another factor that often hampers profits is alcohol. Yes, it may make play more fun after a few drinks but your judgement will be impaired and you could soon find you’re burning through cash with little or no chance of a win.
Have the drink after you finish a night’s play.
There is more than one type of roulette wheel. The European version has 37 numbers rather than 38 as it has no double zero. Although this is better odds for you in theory the payouts tend to be less. Before you play, understand what you can win and pay close attention to how the odds work. Your strategy could depend on certain odds being in play for certain bets. If they’re not, find another game.
Roulette is Cruel…
It is not only roulette that is cruel, but all casino games. Hence, Lady Luck is a cruel mistress. If you’re not having any luck all night and losing cash, don’t think that soon your stars will shine. That’s not how it works. If you’re losing consistently night after night, you need a better more workable strategy.
No Biased Wheel Online
In live casinos, there are a few ways where the wheel becomes slightly skewered. As the ball travels across the wheel it can cause micro dents and over time this can slightly influence where the ball will land.
Another way the wheel can give a bias is if it isn’t perfectly straight. Both of these are very rare but they have happened, and it is possible that they will happen again. If you were a player and aware of this bias you could in theory use it to your advantage.
Online roulette has no biases at all and is based on random chance. Don’t waste time trying to spot a bias as it will do you no favours.
The House Edge
All casinos have a house edge. It is a simple fact and this is why there are far more losers than winners. This doesn’t mean that the house wins every spin of the wheel. There are consistent big winners who walk away with thousands after a night’s play.
The fact that the house does have an edge should always be at the back of your mind, especially if you increase betting amounts on a particular night.
Another way to refine your game is to go to a live casino every now and then and see how well you do. The social element is much stronger in a live game, and you’ll be able to see the different play styles of the other players. Seeing other play styles may enhance your own game.
The live game goes a lot slower than its online counterpart, so be prepared for that.
Playing online roulette with a good strategy will help you keep turning a profit. Just focus, stick to your plan and enjoy the spins.