Common Mistakes While Playing Roulette

Avoid those common errors while playing online roulette games...

Winning at online roulette takes practice, but losing comes from making these common – but easily avoidable – mistakes. 

Mistake 1 – Choosing American over European

American Roulette has 38 slots with double zeroes, while European Roulette has 37 slots and only one zero. The extra zero in American Roulette increases the house edge, decreases your chances of winning.

Mistake 2 – Forgetting that online roulette is totally random

Betting on a number because it popped up three times in a row could be costly. In spite of mathematical “systems” and betting “tips,” roulette is a game of luck and previous spins don’t affect future spins.

Mistake 3 – Playing single numbers

While the payouts are big, the chances of winning are minuscule. Instead, play money bets – including Even, Low, Odd bets – which have around 45% chances of winning.

Mistake 4 – Failing to set bankroll limits

Don’t let your gaming spiral out of control – decide how much money you’re willing to lose and stick to it.

Mistake 5 – Believing in lucky streaks

Won a hundred dollars? You could lose it all on your next bet. Consider each bet as an individual play and not part of any “winning streak.” Avoid overconfidence when you win, desperation when you lose.

Mistake 6 – Neglecting to track payment details

This seemingly minor lapse could result in a major disaster. Stay on top of all money matters.

Mistake 7 – Thinking that mathematics can beat the house

Mathematical systems are usually ineffective (and costly!) against online games designed to help casinos profit. Instead, use the money at the tables and use control and dedication to win.

Mistake 8 – Playing with too high a stake

Is your stake too big for your buy-in? With $100 to play with, your chips shouldn’t be worth more than $1, making the minimum outside bet at 10% of your buy-in.

Mistake 9 – Making the five-spot bet

Betting on the 0,00,1, 2, 3 spots on the wheel (only in American Online Roulette) means facing the biggest house edge over any other game ( about 7.89%) – almost twice the edge on other bets.

Mistake 10 – Playing the game without fully understanding it

Avoid an empty bankroll – know how the game works. When should you bet? Or not bet? Which bets don’t have a house edge attached to them? Take those free tutorials and free practice games before playing for money.