The clicking of the wheel, the fancy betting strategies and the many players eagerly following the ball or the point of light at the online casino. Roulette is a real experience. The only pitfalls are the roulette myths that get around and have anchored in people’s minds. Beginners and casual gamers in particular should not fall for false stories. We take a closer look at seven myths.
Myth 1: There is only one version of roulette
Most players are used to the standard version of roulette. You may also be surprised that there are other versions of the popular classic. These variations are based on the basic French / European and American roulette games. The main differences between American and French roulette are:
- The game language of American Roulette is English.
- The French roulette table is traditionally larger and requires four croupiers.
- American roulette has another double zero.
- The numbers in the boiler are arranged differently.
- The house edge in French Roulette is significantly lower.
- Series games are easier to place in American Roulette.
- In French roulette, simple chances to zero are prevented, while in American roulette, 50 percent is paid out.
French roulette is also called “European roulette”. The only difference is the language of the game: European roulette uses English terms and French roulette uses French terms. Otherwise the same rules apply.
The most important and most obvious difference between the French / European and the American variant is the double zero. There is only one zero in European roulette while there are two in American roulette. The additional double zeros in American Roulette increase the total number of fields to 38 and thus the house advantage. An abundance of roulette games and variations await you in an online casino.
Myth 2: You win with the Martingale system
Gamblers have always looked for betting strategies that guarantee a win. The Martingale system is one of these “miracle strategies”. The principle is simple: Player A bets two units. If he loses his next bet is two units +1. If he loses this round, his next bet is four units +1. In essence, the method is that you should always place a bet that will cover your losses. The extra unit ensures that you make a profit.
This theory has a number of flaws. One of the main problems is that the system requires a huge bankroll (capital) to be able to place bets. Another problem is that the system doesn’t take into account what happens if you lose multiple rounds in a row. Martingale betting systems are a myth and easier said than done to put into practice.
Myth 3: If you want to win at roulette, you have to stick to one strategy
Many players believe that they only have a chance with a single bet. However, there is no evidence that you will only win if you limit yourself to one bet. The advantage of online roulette is that players have the option of placing a number of different bets more quickly or easily. This provides variety and makes the game more exciting.