It’s time for math class! What’s that, you don’t like math”? OK, well, the good news is that we’re really only joking about the math stuff. If you’re looking to get started in the world of online roulette, chances are good that you’re not really interested in just winning here and there. You want to do anything and everything that you can to not only play roulette online, but win big. One of the best ways to improve your chances of winning is to understand roulette odds.
Are there odds in roulette? Well, technically speaking, you should first understand that in every game of chance there are odds that you will win, and odds that you will lose. Even if you were playing something as passive as bingo, you would still need to make sure that you understand the odds you have of actually winning.
So, let’s cover roulette odds for a moment. At the center of everything is the roulette spin. Odds here refers to the way you want to place your bets on every spin you make in roulette. If you were to just look online, you would actually see that there are a lot of different systems you can employ to try to beat the odds. However, careful play comes from studying the odds themselves.
One of the biggest factors facing you is the wheel itself. Most of the time, you’re going to run into what’s referred to as a US roulette wheel. This is the one that has 38 numbers: 1 to 36, zero, and double zero.
You can start with the easier bets to win — anything on black, anything on red, any odd, and any even. These all carry a probability (odds) of about 47.37%. That’s a little less than half. Is there a house advantage? Yes, but it’s about 5.26%. If you’ve played other casino games, this might be a bit high. However, it’s easier than you think to win these simple bets.
Can you bet more complex? Of course you can — there is always betting on a single number, which is one of the most difficult things to pull off in roulette.
Overall, you should be prepared to invest some time and a little money to see what type of manipulations you can do for the odds. Why not get started today? There’s a lot of money to be won!