Taking some time off from your favourite game of Blackjack can have so many benefits. It can prevent you from getting stuck in a rut with Blackjack, using the same tactics over and over again instead of exploring new routes to success. It can teach you new techniques, immerse you in a new social milieu, and perhaps even hook you up with a new casino game that you will love.
Why choose roulette?
Roulette is a great option if you are seeking an alternative game to play whilst you take a ‘holiday’ from Blackjack. Roulette is sufficiently similar to Roulette to enable you to transfer the skills that you learn at the Roulette wheel onto the Blackjack table, and yet the games are sufficiently different to leave you feeling refreshed. If you play roulette well, moreover, you can augment your bankroll so that when you do return to playing Blackjack you will have much more money at your disposal. Live dealer roulette is the best way to experience this game, as it has a thrilling immediacy to it that you simply cannot obtain with the more impersonal computer generated versions of the game.
What does a live dealer bring to the roulette wheel?
The charisma, skill and knowledge of a live dealer makes the game much more exciting. Roulette dealers will also be highly experiences at making hairsbreadth decisions when the outcome of a spin of the wheel is uncertain. Their welcoming presence helps newcomers to the table to feel more at home, and their knowledge of the game means that they can explain what is happening to all players at all times. Live casino games tend to have a real feel of community to them, and it is the dealer who brings that community together. You might make the best friends of your gambling career playing live dealer roulette – perhaps you will also be able to tempt them over to the Blackjack tables when you return to playing your original game of choice. Often live dealers will be dressed up to the nines, and many online casinos adopt themes which are enthusiastically embodied by the dealer. A James Bond themed casino might feature a dealer dressed as 007 himself, for instance, or as a Bond villain.
Tips for roulette success
Live dealer roulette is much more enjoyable when you are playing well and have some chance of winning. Depending which casino you select and which group of players you choose to play with, you can play either for peanuts as a hobby or for huge sums of cash. Here are three tips for developing a strong roulette strategy:
1. Choose your casino carefully
Different casinos have different house edges. Do a little online research and select a casino that offers gamblers (as opposed to the house) the most favourable possible odds. When playing European style roulette, try and play at casinos that offer ‘La Partage’ or ‘In Prison’ rules as by their very nature these forms of the game offer a better chance for gamblers to succeed.
2. Know when to increase and decrease bets
A handy, simple rule to follow is to increase the value of your bets when you are on a winning streak and to decrease the value when you are losing. Do not be tempted to chase your losses. In addition, do not plug your winnings back into the table. Set them aside and consider them ‘dead money’ that you cannot use to gamble with. After all, it’s such a great feeling when you can take those winnings away from the table and spend them on something concrete – such as a dinner for two, a great new book, or just a delicious coffee and cake at your favourite cafe – rather than on yet more gambling.
3. Decide on your budget and stick to it
Before you hit the roulette table, decide how much you are willing to spend overall and never go above that amount. If it’s helpful, you can always tell a friend or your partner to check in on you, and remind you to stop playing once you have used up your budget. Planning ahead like this will stop you making an emotion-driven decision at the table.
Now you’re ready to go!
Swap Blackjack for Roulette and you’re sure to have fun. Good luck!