Roulette – The ‘how to’ guide.
“Roulette is a casino game named after the French word meaning little wheel. In the game, players may choose to place bets on either a single number or a range of numbers, the colors red or black, or whether the number is odd or even.
To determine the winning number and color, a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular track running around the circumference of the wheel. The ball eventually loses momentum and falls onto the wheel and into one of 37 (in French/European roulette) or 38 (in American roulette) colored and numbered pockets on the wheel“
There are three dominant types of Roulette game available, and each one has its differences from the others. So it makes sense that people will adopt differing and diverse strategies for each type of game. But what is the ideal Roulette method for each game, and what is the best way to vary and optimize your strategies?
First of all, to develop any kind of Roulette method you need to spend time at the table and not have too many distractions so you can visualize your method. The best way to do this is to play Roulette online so you can have the table to yourself and enjoy the freedom that playing online allows.
Below, we show you just one strategy for using on an online Roulette table, and it does not take much effort to learn. This strategy has proven to be very effective and it does not require much initial outlay for it to work. This can also really improve your chances of winning at the Roulette table.
Buy a stack of chips. In this example we will assume that the chips are of $1 denomination, buy in for $20. Once you have your chips you need to break them down into 5 stacks of 4 chips each. You will then need to play five of the 6-line bets, so each stack of 4 chips you have on 5 of the 6-line bets.
It is important that you cover as many numbers as possible, so make sure that you spread them out so each bet is covering two rows on their own, and not doubling up with another bet. As you will be covering 5 out of the 6 winning possible 6-lines, you stand a high chance of winning. If you win, you will win 20 chips (4 x 5 = 20), so including your winning bet you will now have a total of 24 chips.
Step 2 is very easy. You need to break down your 24 chips in half, so you have two stacks of 12 chips. You then put one of the stacks of 12 on one of the dozens, and the other stack on another of the dozens. So you now have two out of the three dozen’s covered. If the ball lands in one of your dozens you will win 2-1 on your bet, so that will pay you 24 chips, plus the 12 from the winning bet will mean you now have a total of 36 chips.
Tip: To optimize your chances more, play European Roulette in your online casino account. This is because you have a better chance of success with even money outside bets when playing European rather than American roulette.
Now you have a total of 36 chips, and you want to break these down into 6 stacks of 6 chips (when playing online Roulette, you won’t actually be able to break the chips down into stacks, but you should just place 6 bets of 6 chips). Next you need to cover 6 corner bets with your 6 chip stacks. Make sure you spread them out as much as possible and do not double up on any numbers so you have as much of the table covered as possible.
If you hit a winner you will win 48 chips (6 x 8 = 48), then with your winning bet you will now have a total of 54 chips.
Now with your 54 chips you will need to break them down into 9 stacks of 6 chips, and then place them on any 9 of the 12 possible street bets. Again you are giving yourself a good chance of winning by covering the majority of the possibilities, with your bets. If you hit a winner your bet will pay out 66 chips (6 x 11 = 66), plus with the 6 chips you have from your winning bet you will now have a total of 72 chips.
Now with your 72 chips, you need to break them down into 14 stacks of 5 chips. The next bets you are going to cover are the splits, so place your bets on 14 different split bets and make sure that you do not double up on any numbers so you can cover as much of the table as possible. You will have 2 chips left over when you do this, so place these 2 chips straight up on any of the empty numbers as a kind of insurance.
Now if you hit a winning split bet, you will win a total of 85 chips (5 x 17 = 85), plus the 5 chips you have from the winning bet will give you a total of 90 chips.
You now have 90 chips from your initial $20 buy-in, so you are doing well. But there is one final step that can improve your winnings even more. Now we are going to bet straight up bets, the highest paying bet on the Roulette wheel. So for this you need to break your 90 chips down into 22 stacks of 4 chips (total 88 chips) and you will have 2 left over for insurance.
So now you are going to place your 22 stacks of 4 chips on any of the straight up numbers. Do not double up, make sure you just use 4 chips maximum on any number so you cover as much of the table as possible. Then with the remaining 2 chips, place them on any of the empty numbers (1 chip on each), so if you do hit one of these you can start the process again.
Now if you hit a winning number you will win a total of 140 chips (4 x 35 = 140), plus with the 4 chips you have from the winning bet you now have a total of 144 chips, so $144 in this case. This is a good return on your $20 investment! If you are looking for the best Roulette strategy to try now on your online Roulette game, give this one a go….it works very well!