Playing live dealer roulette is really no different than playing the game in any other form. What makes the game so fun for new casino players is the fact that there isn’t much in the way of strategy taking place. Ultimately, it comes down to picking numbers and hoping the wheel lands on one that will pay you. There are a few things to consider, however, so let’s review those now. First, you will need to pick a live dealer table at which to play. The main decision you will have to make here is between European Roulette and American Roulette. The European game is played with the numbers 1-36 and features a 0, while the American version uses the same numbers but adds a 00 to the mix, bringing the total to 38 numbers on the wheel. While many people don’t care which game they play, we always recommend the European version unless there is some promotion on to entice you to play American.
Once you have chosen a game, you then need to select a stakes level. In live dealer roulette, you will find the minimum stakes will be a little higher than the RNG version, as there are more costs involved. There will also likely be a VIP game which will have an even higher minimum. We always that if you are going to betting, to play within your means. Don’t worry; even at a smaller-stakes table, you are still going to have the chance to spread around a significant amount of chips. When you sit down at the table with you chips, you then have to make a wager. There are many choices in live dealer roulette – let’s quickly go over what you can bet:
Pick a number – pay 35 to 1
Pick a split between two numbers – pays 17 to 1
Pick a corner of 4 numbers – pay 8 to 1
Pick a row of 3 numbers – pays 12 to 1
Pick one-third of the numbers in order – pays 3 to 1
Pick one-third of the numbers by column – pays 3 to 1
Pick red or black – pays 2 to 1
As you can see, the more numbers you select, the better chance you will walk away a winner, but of course, you payout drops as well. We don’t think any strategy works better than another – you should bet based on how long you want to stay at the table and how comfortable you feel with the risk. Some players follow patterns and either follow the trend or try to buck it. However, with every spin of the wheel being an independent event, the odds do not change even if the last twelve spins resulted in a red number.