There are few casino games that provide the same thrill for me as when I play roulette live online. However, some people may be interested to learn a little more about the game before they play. You may not have known these quick facts before. While they are not going to make you an instant winner, they may just get you a free drink the next time you play pub trivia.
Some basic facts
Did you know that: Roulette means “small wheel” in French, this is where the game actually gets its name.
Did you know that: Most online casinos report that roulette is the third most popular game that they offer. The only two games that players would rather play in a casino are craps and slots.
Did you know that: The reason that roulette’s nickname is the “the devils game”? Because all the numbers of the wheel combined add up to 666. Go on try it 1+2+3 +4 etc all the way up to +36 = 666.
Even Einstein said so
Unfortunately, there is no one betting system that is going to always make you a winner when you play roulette. While it is true that certain strategies can increase your odds of winning and almost remove the house advantage, one of the smartest men of all time, Albert Einstein, even said that it was not possible to guarantee winning money with roulette unless you decided to rob the casino!
Try to avoid these numbers next time
The worst odds of any roulette bet possible? That distinction belongs to the American roulette table. The numbers ’00’, ‘0’, ‘1’, ‘2’ and ‘3’ provide the house with a massive 7.89% advantage over the player. So let’s try to avoid those shall we?
Don’t take chances like Ashley Revell
In what has arguably become one of the most famous bets of all-time, Englishman Ashley Revell sold whatever he owned and played everything he had on a single spin of the roulette wheel. While he may have won $135,300, it was a gamble that not many people would care to recreate.
If you have the option – what do you play?
Before you play roulette live online it is important that you see what table you are playing on. No, this does not have anything to do with being patriotic, it has to do with the fact that the house advantage on a European roulette table stands at 2.7% while it stands at 5.26% on an American roulette table. If you want the best chances of winning, you would be smart to play the European roulette table exclusively when provided an option in your online casino.
The difference between the two tables? American roulette table has 38 slots whereas the European variant has 37. The American roulette table has two zeros – the zero (0) and the double zero (00) – while the European version only has one zero.