Monday, August 10, 2009

Tips For Playing Cheat-Free Roulette

Roulette is a relatively easy game to play, for both beginners (since table bet minimums are fairly low and the rules of the game are pretty simple) to the experienced gambler who enjoys a classic casino game.

While Roulette’s popularity in the U.S. is waning – due to stiff competition from other more profitable and entertaining games – in Europe it is seen as one of the more popular games at casinos.

One of the reasons is the difference in the house edge (a long-term advantage to the land based or online casino). In the U.S. the house edge is much higher (at 5.25%) due to the two extra numbers on the wheel (0 and 00). European players only face a house edge of 1.4% with only the 0 on their wheel. So if you can, play the European style wheel instead!

Another good tip to know is that the house cannot be beaten. Although there are many different strategies and attempts to beat the wheel (the Fibonacci, Martingale or Cancellation strategies to name a few), none have been able to statistically overcome the casino’s advantage. This however doesn’t mean you can’t play these strategies yourself or even (hopefully) be successful at Roulette!

One sure way to have fun playing roulette is by betting on the more simple bets like red or black, odd or even or even your favourite number or your age. This tactic ensures you’re still in the game but aren’t risking a lot of your chips in one bet!