Roulette has always been considered the flagship game of casinos, with its beautiful wooden spinning wheel and the plush green betting grid, it oozes class and style together with entertainment and winning opportunities. Roulette is a sleek game to play and watch and even if you are not betting to win you can’t help but be drawn into the fascination motion of the wheel with the spinning ball and be excited as the ball comes to land and you try to guess where it will come to land.
When working out how to win at Roulette the most important step that you must undertake is to understand the betting grid that is before you and which version of Roulette you are playing. There are two main versions of Roulette which are played on different wheels. The European wheel has 37 pockets made up of red and black numbers and a single zero pocket. The American wheel has 38 pockets made up of numbers 1-36 and two zero pockets, a single zero and a double zero. Both of these games offer positive and negative aspects for the players and the casino. It is thought that the European wheel offers better odds because there are less pockets but it has also been statistically proven that the American wheel has more chances with more pockets, the decision which game to play is totally yours. Once you have chosen which game you want to play it is important to familiarize yourself with the betting grid for that game.
The betting grid is a plush green chart which appears at the side of the wheel on screen. It holds separate numbers in squares in the inner or inside bet section and groups of numbers in the outer area known as the outside bets. Inside bets offer higher odds and are made up of single number bets, bets on two numbers together, three numbers or a grid of four numbers which are all adjacent, also known as a corner bet. These bets always pay out higher odds but of course are harder to achieve. It is recommended to place a bet on one of these options and also on an outside group of numbers. The outside bets are on groups of numbers such as odd or even numbers, all red or all black numbers, the first dozen numbers and so on. These bets all pay lower odds but of course you have more chance of winning with one of these bets. In other words the best way to win at Roulette when you are playing a basic game is to place both inside and outside bets to cover all your options.
Some Roulette games offer additional extra rules which can be of benefit to you. The La Partage Rule and the En Prison Rule will give you additional chances when the ball lands in the zero pocket. There are even progressive Roulette games where you can win enormous jackpots if the ball lands on a certain number three times in a row. If you choose to play any of these options or the standard Roulette games it is most important to always make sure that you have enough money to cover a few spins of the wheel i.e. a few games and a few betting rounds to get the momentum going. Remember Roulette is a game of luck and chance but by placing sensible bets and covering your options you have more chances of winning and of course enjoying the game more.