Basic Tips For Online Roulette


You see glamorous sequences of the roulette table in exclusive land casinos in the movies and are attracted to the game. You may think of signing up at land online casinos to play this game. Though online roulette is based only on luck and requires no skill, there are choices to be made. The best variant to go to is European Roulette. This article explains some important issues in the basic nature of online roulette.

Online roulette games are based on random number generation. Every spin of the roulette wheel is independent of what has happened in the previous spins. There are 18 red numbers, 18 black numbers and one green number on the roulette wheel. So the probability of hitting a red number in European Roulette is 18/37 and this will remain the same every spin. Modern online roulette games track past spins, show trends and predict hot numbers. All this is for show only. There is nothing lost in tracking numbers, but there is nothing to be gained either.

Every bet or combination of bets in European Roulette has the same average return to player of 97.4%. This means that for every $100 you bet you can expect to win back $97.40. Some days you will win more and some days you may win more and some days less. But in the long run all players put together will end up losing 2.6% to the online casino. This average return holds whether to bet on a single number of a block of 18 numbers or anything in between. So, the average return cannot be a criterion for choosing between different bets.

The criterion the needs to be used is the payout for the bets. A single number bet pays 35 to 1 and bet on 18 numbers pays even money. Conservative players will prefer the smaller payout bets, because they will win more often. Aggressive players are not interested in winning small amounts. They will take risks and go for the big payout bets.

The final thing that newbie online roulette players should know is to avoid ‘sure shot’ schemes that guarantee wins. There are no such schemes. The most touted of such alleged solutions is the Martingale doubling strategy. You take up an even money bet. Then double your stake at each loss till you win. The argument assumes that you will have to win sometime. The objection is that online casinos have upper limits on bets. So you can only double a limited number of times.