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Playing Roulette Online

The only drawback is that not all of us live near a decent casino, so our games are limited to special trips and holidays. There is only one casino near me and to be honest it’s a pretty seedy place, I like my casinos with a certain glamour! The onset of online casinos has helped but unfortunately most of them are computerised, and as such are controlled by a computer program and an artificial random number generator. I never bet against machines as to be honest they always seem to win.

Times are changing now, and many casinos have identified the problems with computer generated games and are allowing us to play their tables through screencasting software and video uploads. There are already a few online casinos which allow this and it makes for a much fairer game in my opinion.

So How to play roulette online?

Well if you use one of the live online casinos, it’s actually very simple, the game is identical to that played in the casino itself. The only caveat you have is to ensure that they are using a European wheel which basically has one less zero than an American Roulette wheel. It mind sound a minor difference but it can have a significant effect on the house ‘edge’ or their built in advantage. In a bricks and mortar casino you often have no choice but online is a different matter, don’t play on the American style tables.

When you’ve found an online roulette game which looks good, make sure you first try out their free games, this will give you a chance to get a feel of the wheel and check out any different bets that are available. Although the interfaces of most live online roulette games are relatively easy to use, it’s always a smart move to have a practice in the free areas first. If you don’t feel comfortable with the betting interface then you should probably move on these things should be pretty intuitive to use.

One thing I’d like to warn people against is the dangers of so called “guaranteed’ winning betting strategies, just remember there is no such thing. There are good and bad tactics and indeed strategies to play online roulette some can often make a great deal of profit but nothing is ever guaranteed. In a fair game nobody can predict where that little silver ball is going to land, and if you can’t do that then you can’t guarantee success. Never buy any of these betting strategies either, save your money they are all available on the internet for free I can assure you. This is not too say you should never use these strategies, just be sensible and use them cautiously.

So there you go, a couple of things to remember when playing online – never play computer controlled roulette, always find a European wheel to play on and don’t believe any guaranteed strategies. If you play within your limits and just enjoy the game, online roulette can be a great way to spend a few hours.