Roulette is a traditional casino game that first appeared as far back as the seventeenth century, although its present form made its debut in Paris in 1796. It's a French name that means 'little wheel' but it's certainly become big business since then, and it certainly offers big fun to people in casinos online and in our towns and cities.
The game of roulette hasn't changed much over the centuries, despite the fact that we can now experience all the fun of roulette on our computers, tablets and smartphones, and that's part of its appeal. It's a simple game that's easy to learn, understand and play, and that's why so many people name it as their favourite casino game of them all.
It's true that roulette, like life, is a game of chance, so you should always gamble responsibly, but many people adopt their own particular tips and strategies in an attempt to tip the odds in their favour, or at least to feel more confident when that wheel starts to spin. Here's our fun guide to roulette strategy, and whilst we can't guarantee that these tips will make you rich, you may just find the strategy that's perfect for you.
Practise Makes Perfect
Ever heard the phrases 'practise makes perfect' and 'failure to prepare is preparing to fail'? These wise maxims could be applied to every aspect of life, and they certainly apply to roulette. Whilst it's a very simple yet fun game, there are lots of ways to bet: do you want to opt for a single number that will potentially bring higher returns, a split between two numbers, a row, black or red, odd or even? Practising the game allows you to find which kind of bet you like best, and which you feel works best for you, and the good news is that many online casinos allow you to play practice games of roulette for free. Take this opportunity to hone your game without risking your capital, and it could pay off when you make a real money deposit.
The Fibonacci sequence is well-known in the world of mathematics, but don't let that put you off because it's not as complex as it might sound. Put simply, the Fibonacci sequence is where any number is the result of the two numbers that came before it (for example, two, five, seven, twelve, nineteen – do you see what we mean?). Start with two random numbers and then go Fibonacci on them; there are 36 numbers on a roulette wheel (along with a green zero), so when your sequence results in a number higher than this, simply add the two digits together, meaning that 39 becomes twelve, for example.
The Martingale System
The Martingale roulette system is one of the most popular in the world, but it's not for the faint-hearted. If your number loses, double the stake and keep on doing so until you win, at which point you revert back to your original stake. That's the Martingale system in a nutshell, but we do have to provide a warning – it's important to gamble responsibly and never bet more than you can afford to lose, so you should only try this system if you're playing for small stakes.
Winning Stakes Stay On
When you get a win your first instinct is to grab your winnings, but wait – have you ever noticed that many numbers seem to come up twice in a row? It's a statistical anomaly that many roulette players swear by, which is why whilst they take their winnings they leave their original stake firmly in place. A win is great, but a double win is even better.
Stay Positive And Have Fun
These systems may work for you or not, but they do say that a positive attitude brings positive results, and so finding a favourite system can help boost your confidence. Will that boost your luck too? Only you can tell, but when playing roulette there are always two words to remember: have fun!