Roulette has always been a casino cash cow. It’s a big earner for gambling establishments because of the huge number of players that want to play – including a very large amount of high rollers. This game has seen many players get rich and go bankrupt, but most often go through an alternative rollercoaster like series of ups and downs. Ultimately, like every casino game, the house has the advantage. Both the casino and roulette players can agree on one thing however, roulette is simply fun and addicting.
The problem however is that most players place a great emphasis on the winning part. They tent to trust in roulette’s nearly 50% winning odds on even-money bets that they can’t help but waste money chasing after a win. In such a way, they lose their bankroll easily, and thus the game. It is therefore no wonder that many enter the casino with a jolly demeanor, only to leave looking like broken men.
To minimize such scenarios from happening to you, here are a few tips that can help you play roulette the smart way:
1 Don’t start with a large bankroll
If you’re willing to take the bait of the money eating roulette table, bring only what extra money you have and leave the budget for the bills, kids, grocery, and other important stuff alone. Better yet, bring just enough that could sustain you for the time you’ve allotted to playing roulette or casino games as a whole. Just remember not to bring an unnecessarily large bankroll in an effort to prevent yourself from being tempted to join those super rich high rollers.
2. Save your profits
Roulette is lionized by many fans as an easy to win game, thanks to the roulette players’ ability to bet on even money bets like red and black. Winning a spin can be easy for sure, but making a consistent profit it a truly difficult task. Many people use roulette strategies and other means to achieve this but the truth is profit is just as likely to come up as a loss, although statistically, the latter is a lot more frequent due to the addictive nature of the game. Thus it is important to save your wins and simply make bets within your initial budget. This is to ensure that once your losses are recovered (if ever) you’ll be sure that you have profit.
3. Do not attempt to recover an exhausted bankroll
Speaking of recovering losses, do not even try to recover your bankroll after you’ve exhausted it. Your chances of winning are uncertain at that point, and by then, you’ll be tapping into money that’s not earmarked for roulette. Losing is a sad fact of life and it’s best to accept it for what it is.
4. Have fun
Let’s end with a little advice about what roulette really is. It’s a fun, albeit by some measures a guilty form of entertainment. Play simply for the game’s amusement value and keep the thought of making profit out of your mind. You’re effectively paying for a form of entertainment. You’ll make money if you’re lucky and you’ll lose some if the house beats you (as the house tends to always do in the long run). It’s all random and you can’t do anything about it to really improve your odds, so just have some precious fun and don’t wager money you can’t afford to lose.
Hopefully you were able to take something away from those few tips on how to play roulette the smart way. What this all boils down to is this: enjoy the game, don’t expect it to make you rich, and be prepared to lose anything you lay on the roulette table.