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Roulette is a famous casino game which is easy to play and has a lot of glamour. It has simple rules and its strategies are common sense.

Roulette Strategies

There are many betting options which may make you think it is better to put your bets on everything. This is not a good idea when you play roulette since you end up canceling any wins with lost bets.

Choosing the type of game to play between the European and the American versions is an important matter of strategy. The American roulette has two zero pockets, a single zero and a double zero pockets. The European version has only a single zero pocket. The European roulette is more advantageous since it has on slot less than the American. In probability the chances of picking the correct bet reduces with increasing sample size and increases with reducing sample size. In the case of the two roulette versions, the probability of picking a right choice is 1 out 37 for the European but reduces to 1 out 38 for the American. The house advantage for the European is only 2.7% while the house advantage in the American case is 5.26%. It is therefore a matter of good strategy to choose a game with a single zero pocket.

The rule of en prison, or surrender on even money bets only may be strategic to a player. To play roulette under this rule implies that if the ball rests on a zero, your bet is captured and goes to the next spin which is a different case from if the rule did not apply in which case you would have lost your money. If you win in the next spin you are not paid any prize but you get your original bet back meaning you only loose half your bet. This in real terms reduces the house edge to only 1.35%.

Bets in Roulette

There are mainly two types of bets depending on whether it is made on particular numbers or not. Bets made on particular numbers are called inside bets while bets made on other criteria are called outside bets.

Single or straight bet is a case where you bet on a single number. If the ball rests on the selected number then you are paid in the ratio of 35 to 1. But this is the most difficult bet to win in roulette. The probability of winning increases with an increase in the numbers betted on but the pay out ratio reduces inversely. For example, a split bet, i.e. a bet on two numbers increases your chances of winning from 1 out 37 to 2 out 37. But the payout ratio reduces from 35 to 1 to 17 to 1.

Outside bets offer greater probability of winning but with the lowest payout ratios ranging from 2 to 1 to 1 to 1.

Roulette Game Advantages

Well, if you have Internet connection, you can play roulette game anywhere, either it is a quiet corner in a cafe in the middle of nowhere or a crowdy lounge room in a huge airport. No matter where you are, what matters is your desire.

Where to Play

Online casinos may be accessed from anywhere all over the world and many people play casinos licensed outside the jurisdiction of their states. Just make sure, that casino allows money transaction from your country or state.


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