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One of the most widely played casino games across the globe, roulette (named after the French word meaning little wheel ) has been a staple of many casinos since the 18th century, so it’s no surprise that you can play it from the comfort of your own home, at The Hippodrome Online casino.
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How to play Roulette online
Roulette is a game dictated by chance, and its widespread appeal derives from its simplicity. The aim of the game is straightforward – the wheel is set in motion and players have to accurately predict the pocket in which the roulette ball will land. There are a number of different bets to choose from before the wheel is spun, which include number, colour and odd/even numbers.
Players can place inside bets, which essentially are bets that predict the exact number of the pocket the ball will land in, or a range of pockets based on proximity. Players can also place outside bets which deal with larger groups of pockets based on position, colour, and whether the winning number is odd or even. Winnings are then paid out depending on the result of the ball position.
These fundamental rules apply to all versions of land-based and online roulette.
Among all the different variations of land-based and online roulette, European roulette is arguably the most authentic version, and the most popular. The reason for this is that it offers the player a greater chance to win, due to the design of the roulette wheel itself, which omits the 00 pocket, unlike its American counterpart, narrowing the range of pockets in which the ball can land in.
European roulette wheels range from 0 to 36 pockets, 1 to 36 alternating in colour (black and red), with the 0 pocket coloured in green.
Therefore, European roulette has 37 pockets in total.
The American version of roulette, in contrast to the European variant, has a total of 38 divisions, numbered from 1 to 36, alternating between black and red. The wheel also has a 0 pocket, as well as a 00 pocket, both coloured green.
All pockets are identical in size and spacing, thus allowing for equal probability for the roulette ball to land in.
How to win at Online Roulette
Casino enthusiasts have played roulette for hundreds of years around the world, making the iconic wheel one of the oldest gambling games present in casinos.
While the game is primarily based on chance, at the core of the game are strict probabilities. Over the years, players have tried and tested many strategies to gain an edge on the house, and while there are ways to play the game wisely to minimise losses, it’s important to remember that there are no guarantees.
Always remember to gamble responsibly – have fun trying your luck on the wheel, but only wager what you can afford lose. If you’re not an experienced player, bet low at first to get a feel for the game and build up confidence, before raising the stakes.
Online roulette strategies
So, how do you to predict which pocket the ball will land in? Of course, the outcome of where the ball will land is random, but that doesn't mean you can’t develop a roulette strategy to improve your chances.
When playing roulette, European or otherwise, the key is in your betting strategy. There are a variety of different approache which have been tried and tested throughout the years, including popular methods such as the Martingale Strategy, the reverse Martingale strategy and the Fibonacci sequence, which we’ll detail below.
Whichever of these strategies you choose to adopt, remember that there are no guaranteed wins in roulette, as it’s all still based on chance.
Martingale Betting System
The concept is simple; you cover your losses and increase your bet after each consecutive loss. You do this until you win, at which point you go back to betting the original amount you started on.
The Martingale betting system is among the most popular when it comes to roulette strategies, as it’s undoubtably one of the simplest. To play with this strategy, players essentially increase their bet after each loss, until they eventually land a win. Players with this strategy will win their losses back once they land that win, at which point, they go back to betting the original lower amount again to start over.
The progression that you may use could be:
1 – 2 – 4 – 8 – 16 – 32 – 64 – 128 – 256 – 512 – 1024 – 2048 – 4096 – 8192
This method is fairly logical, but players have to be prepared to increase their bets until they land a win, otherwise the strategy fails, leaving the player with potentially large sums losses. With this method, the strategy is essentially bet big to win small.
The most effective way to use this strategy is to bet on red or black and odd or even options, as there is almost a 50% chance of winning. We say almost, as the 0 and 00 pockets fall into their own category.
One factor to consider with this method is that different roulette tables and game variants can have differing bet limits. Hitting a table’s bet limit during a losing streak before you land a win is a possibility, meaning no way of doubling down to recover lost money.
Remember to check the table’s bet limit before you start with this method.
Reverse Martingale Betting System
While the Martingale betting method in online roulette is based on a negative progression system, the Reverse Martingale betting method dictates the complete opposite – increasing your bet after each win, rather than each loss.
So, if you bet 1 and lose, your next bet will also be 1. Keep betting the same amount until you land a win, at which point you will double your bet for the next round.
This idea behind this strategy is that you will maximise your winning streaks while minimising your losses.
Again, it’s important to remember that no roulette strategy guarantees a win.
Another method to incorporate into your strategy could be the Fibonacci system, named after the 13th century mathematician.
In the context of mathematics, the Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers that are equal to the sum of the previous two.
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610…
In roulette, this sequence of numbers is used to exclusively bet on even-money options like odd or even and red or black.
Much like with the Martingale method, players must increase their bet with each loss. Move through the sequence until you land a win, at which point you move back two numbers and bet that number.
This method can take some time, but it’s considered one of the safest.
Remember, no roulette strategy is immune to losing streaks.
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