Roulette instead of poker?
Roulette is a good alternative if you get tired of playing Internet poker. It’s not a very challenging game, but it’s a lot of fun, and there are actually a few things you can do to improve your chances of winning (and minimize your losses), no matter if you’re playing at a live high stakes casino or at no deposit casinos online.
1. Systems Don’t Work
Systems like the Martingale System, where you double your bet every time you lose, don’t work because the house is a controlled environment. In the first place, the online site has a nearly unlimited ability to book your bets, whereas you are limited by your bankroll. Secondly, the site will place a cap on betting maximums to protect themselves in case you do have an effectively unlimited bankroll. Let’s say you bet $25 on red and lose. You then bet $50 on red and lose again. You bet $150 on red to try to get even and black comes up a third time. Confident that black could not possibly come up four times in a row, you bet another $225 to get even. Black again. Black would only have to come up ten times in a row for you to be down thousands. Could this happen? Easily. Although given enough time the number of blacks and reds will even out, in the short term there could be streaks of 10, 20, even 100 blacks or reds in a row, no matter how unlikely that may seem. Since there is often a $500 limit on how much you can place on any one bet, a bad streak will quickly outstrip your ability to double yourself back even.
2. European Roulette Wheels Are Better
Finding a European wheel is the best roulette strategy. There are 36 numbers on a roulette wheel and a winning number pays off at 35-to-1. Since those are the odds of any one number out of 36 actually coming up, the game seems like a push. However, those odds do not account for the presence of zeroes on the wheel, which is where the house gets its edge. European wheels have one zero. American wheels have a 0 and 00. Twice the zeroes means (roughly) twice the edge. Stick to wheels with one zero.
3. Look for Surrender Rules
On an American wheel with surrender, half your even money bet (black/red, odd/even) is returned to you if the ball lands in a zero space. On a European wheel with “En Prison,” your even money bet is imprisoned on a zero spin, and is returned to you if you win on the following spin.