Even the most successful and talented gamblers might often be misled by the idea that live dealer roulette games are not games of pure luck. A lot of theories and systems of beating the house have been derived, which turned into myths and misconceptions. Within this article we would like to clear things up and break any confusion you might encounter.
Myth nr.1 – “Betting on half of the numbers gives you a 50% chance of winning”. WRONG! Basically, this would mean that if you bet on half of the numbers on the wheel, you have a chance out of two to win, which might be true, but which will certainly not bring you any good. The average profit one can make out of such winnings is way lower than the cost of the losses, which means that, unless you win every round you play, you will very soon see your bankroll sink below 0.
Myth nr.2 – “Numbers will be due the next rounds, if they haven’t been hit before.” Again – wrong assumption! Roulette is a game of randomness and the ball does NOT have any “obligations” to give every number and colour a chance. Past hits do not influence the game flow and the odds of 1 out of 37 cannot be increased in any way.
Myth nr.3 – “The outcome can be predicted if the roulette wheel is slightly unbalanced.” Not even close to right! There is no casino that will allow a dysfunction of their systems, which moreover will give you a higher chance of winning. The wheels are calibrated, checked and repaired frequently and thoroughly, so no irregularities have the time or chance to develop.
Roulette is a game mainly designed to bring profit to the house, and despite the myths and misconceptions, there are certain strategies and systems that can make you a winner. One of those is the Martingale system, which is one of the oldest betting systems in the world. There is a simple principle that needs to be followed to succeed: as long as you keep winning, you wager the same amount of money as you did in the beginning and once you lose, you need to make a double bet for the next hand. When you win the next time, even after a series of lost bets, your net win will still be equal to the amount of money you wagered in the beginning.
For instance, you place a bet of $5. First round is won, so you wager $5 again. You’re not this lucky this time and you lose, so you bet $10. Another losing round – your bet grows to $20. But the fortune smiles at you and you win the next game. Basically, this turns into 0 dollars lost and $5 won, which is pretty impressive, given the fact that it was not your lucky night. The only bad news about this is that you cannot keep doubling your bet constantly (if you start by betting $5 and lose 13 times in a row, you will need to wager $40,960 the next time). Therefore, remember that the Martingale system only works for a short period of time.
There are some other tips and tricks that you can use while playing roulette without having to apply a strategy system.
Before starting to place actual bets at live roulette games, find an online platform that will allow you to play for free in the beginning. Get comfortable with the game and experiment with different types of games and bets. That way, you will know your strong and weak areas and will therefore make fewer mistakes.If you are to choose between European and American Roulette, choose the first one. This is the wheel of better odds and a lower house edge.Before you start playing, learn everything about the game: odds, types of bets, variations. The more informed you are, the higher the chances of taking a right decision are.For the start, limit yourself to even money bets, like high/low or red/black bets. These are bets of 1:1 odds, which is a good way of starting and staying in the game for a long time. Once you get more experienced and familiar with the system, you can start placing bets of higher stakes and odds.
Remember that roulette is a game of chance. Relax and enjoy your time spent playing, make sure you wager only the amount of money you would accept to lose, and play wisely.