Four Winning Roulette Tips To Try Today
People have tried for hundreds of years, but there’s no way around the math: Roulette cannot be beat by betting systems. Unless you find a biased wheel, or you cheat, there’s no way to turn Roulette into a “plus-EV” game. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get maximum value every time they spin the wheel. Here are five tips to help you play Roulette like a boss, either live or right here at Bodog Casino.
Make Uniform Bets
Bankroll management isn’t a sexy topic, but it might be the most important consideration when you play Roulette. Dividing your roll into units and betting the same amount with every spin will help you conserve your bankroll. How many units is up to you; try to strike a balance between how long you want to play and at what stakes.
Play European Roulette
Because the wheel has only the single zero (0) and not the additional double zero (00), European Roulette carries a lower house edge than its American cousin. You’ll be able to play about twice as long, on average, and your chances of walking away a winner from any one session will be higher. Bodog Casino offers both European and American Roulette, with your choice of modern or Classic layout.
Avoid the Top Line
If you’re playing American Roulette, every spin comes with a house edge of 5.26% – except for one. The top line (aka basket) bet is where you wager on 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 at the same time; it pays out at 6-to-1, but the chances of winning are 33-to-5, leaving the house with an edge of 7.89%. If you want to make the top line bet, do it less often and for smaller amounts than the other bets.
Go to Prison
Some casinos have a rule for European Roulette called la partage, where you get half your money back if you make an even-money bet (Red/Black, Odd/Even, High/Low) and the ball lands on the single zero. There’s a further modification to the rule called en prison, where instead of losing half the bet, you can choose to let it ride; if you win, you get your original bet back without any additional payout. Different casinos have different rules, but en prison will drive the house edge as low as 1.35% on even-money bets. These are the Roulette bets you’re looking for.