Best Strategies: Roulette (Part 1 of 3)
by Mira Patel, News Staff Writer
November 15, 2007
There are few games in online casinos as mercurial as
the roulette wheel. This most classic of online gambling
diversions is also one of the riskiest, affording
players some of the worst house odds in the industry.
Yet, players flock to games of Roulette, because there
is just something so attractive about this timeless game
of chance. Maybe it’s the tick-tick of the ball settling
into the slots, the sound of which has been so lovingly
recreated by software designers. Perhaps it’s something
even more elusive - an alchemy all its own.
There are many losers at Roulette, many more than there
are winners at any given time, at any given internet
casino. This very real fact might influence you into
believing that there is nothing you can do to improve
your Roulette game at online casinos. However, like slots,
which we discussed recently in our “Best Strategies”
articles, there are a few things you can do to become a
better player. Although there isn't a strategy per say,
like that of the basic blackjack strategy, knowing the
right bets to make will make a difference for your
bankroll. In the case of roulette, it's more about
knowing the right roulette game to play.
American online casino players might be partial to
American-style Roulette games, solely because it is what
they are most familiar with. Savvy internet casino
players, however, will try European Roulette as well.
Unlike American-style, which has two zeros and therefore
affords the house a greater edge, European roulette
wheels have just one zero. This might not seem like so
very significant a difference, but trust us – it really
is huge! The loss of that one zero literally halves the
online casino’s house edge – and therefore, doubles your
advantage. Given the shabby odds of Roulette, you really
need all the extra advantage you can get!
Continue to part 2 here.