In Vegas the roulette table, is one of the most magnificent sights, on a night out, but the online roulette game has developed a cult following on the web too. The combination of cool betting options, strategic gaming and sheer instant, graphically rich playability makes it a hard one to beat in terms of all-round appeal. However, the key to online roulette is thinking about the range of odds and the probability and chance of them winning.
The famous roulette bets
Odd, Even, Red, Black, 1-18, 19-36: 1 to 1
1 to 12, 13-24, 25-36: 2 to 1 6 numbers: 5 to 1
0, 00, 1, 2, 3 combos: 6 to 1
4 number combs: 8 to 1
3 number combos: 11 to 1
2 number combos: 17 to 1
1 number: 35 to 1
Now, many online roulette gamers attempt to place strategic bets by looking for patterns and betting ‘with’ or alternatively ‘against’ the table’s flow.
Take a look at a few examples:
With the flow:
> Bet on the same colour on the next spin after two consecutive red/black spins> Bet on the low dozen section after 2 winning low sections
> Bet on even numbers after 3 in a row
Against the flow:
> Bet the other color after 3 spins of the same colour> Bet on the high section after 5 spins without it winning
> Bet on evens after a run of odd numbers
The main question is either of these approaches is right one? Well, primarily the odds of every potential outcome do not change after each spin; for example, even after a run of 4 winning reds, its statistical chance do not change (meaning in theory there is no edge in betting with or against the table). However, logically you can argue against this ‘fact’ – because patterns do seem to emerge in online roulette. The ‘best bet’ (pardon the pun) is to start playing the game, experiment and monitor the results.