For newcomers to the game of Roulette who haven’t yet heard of the different ways to play the game a brief over view of your choices may help you to understand the game more and, who knows, perhaps increase your chances of a win. The vast majority of unfocussed players will inevitably use the gut feeling and lucky object approach. Many more experienced players will be at the other end of the spectrum and have studied systems and mathematical approaches to the problem of finding a winning way of playing.
So for many that come to play roulette online there will be a temptation to select lucky rabbits foot or other ‘lucky’ object and watch the table and hope for an intuitive gut feeling before placing a bet on the table, this will probably be followed by a period of holding their breath until the result is known. The outcome is unpredictable and a small percentage of the time there will be a win but for the large percentage of the time there will be a loss.
The players that have studied roulette systems will have spent hours (possibly days) reading and planning their approach to the game and will, if emotion doesn’t take over, stick to the formula until either they reach a pre-determined loss or pre-determined winning level. At this point they will stop and retire to play another day. This type of play requires an iron will and the ability to control the emotions that want to take over the plan and act on instinct. If the player gives way to this behaviour almost certainly there will be a losing streak and tears before bedtime.
So the general advice for new comers must be to firstly find out how to play roulette, this is an absolute must. You wouldn’t try and drive a car without being taught how to control it would you? Then you must find a way to be at peace with the numbers, most systems or playing strategies will involve simple number calculations to determine how much to bet and on what and when. Once you have settled into this way of thinking you need to set your limits. By this I mean that you need to know in advance how much you are prepared to lose and surprisingly how much you want to win. The most difficult part of playing is to stick to these numbers. If you have decided that once you have won £100 you will stop, then stop at £100. It is the professional way to play. Leaving the table ‘up’ is a win no matter how much you have ‘won’ most people don’t leave ‘up’ and by committing to this way of playing you put yourself in the top percentage of those that play and play successfully.
As with all gambling only pay with what you can afford to lose and always monitor your mood, whilst you are enjoying yourself and are within your budget for the session continue, once you start to feel edgy or upset retire and live to play another day.