- Play roulette for fun rather than for profit.
- Set yourself a budget before you start to play roulette and be prepared
to lose this amount of money, and make sure that it's an amount you can afford
to lose. Don't be tempted to When you've reached your limit give it a rest for
- If you haven't played roulette before and want to try and get used to the
rules and how to play before gambling any money, try one of the free
online roulette games offered by many of the major bookmakers and
casino websites. You can also return to these once you have reached the budget
you have set yourself if you want to continue playing without financial risk.
- Try and play
single zero roulette rather than double zero roulette. The house edge is much
lower with Single zero.
- If you are able to play with surrender rules,
it's a good choice. These lower the house edge, giving you more chance of winning.
Try to predict the outcome of the next spin of the roulette wheel based on previous
spins. If there's a streak of reds, for example, this means that black is more
likely to win on the next spin.
- Avoid bets with low odds such as single
number bets or the five numbers bet. You're better placing a bet that covers more
than one number at a time, such as a square or columns bet. Although the payout
is lower, you have more chance of winning without spending too much on chips.
Be consistent with your bets. Don't just go choosing random numbers on each spin.
However, part of the fun of roulette is that you have less control over what happens
than in other casino games such as blackjack or Caribbean stud poker, and therefore
the game is based far more than luck.
- Don't be tempted to parlay your
bet (leave it on the table along with your new bet for the next spin). If a number
has just been lucky, there is no reason to think that it will be lucky again next
time, as roulette is purely a game of luck.
- As the game is based
mainly on chance, you are better to play for a few spins each time and then move
onto something else, as the longer you play, the more likely you are to lose anything
that you have won. Any money you win, try to save it and not spend it on more
spins of the wheel.