The object of Roulette is to lose less than you would normally. Think about it. There is no real system, strategy or method to playing this game. As well, there’s no real pattern to follow, and it’s more like subtracting five from four in terms of consistency which ultimately will wind up in the negative.
Roulette players generally accept this philosophy and play anyway, banking on those inevitable winning streaks that makes the game both addictive and exciting. With two or three well-placed bets, it can put a player ahead by thousands of dollars and these streaks are known to happen all the time. The real key to overcoming the complete chance aspects of the game is to have a bankroll that will stretch over the long haul in order to wait for that streak to kick in. After you get your wins, you should quit and not keep playing even though the temptation may be strong. Stretching the bankroll is an art form, and playing the European wheel is great way to stretch, because there isn’t a double-zero which cuts the house edge by half. That equals a whopping 2.63%, which in Roulette circles can mean the difference between winning and losing.
You do not even need to visit Monte Carlo to get a crack at the European wheel, because nowadays many American casinos have them. With the European wheel, there is a higher table minimum than the double-zero model which is sitting just a few feet away. If you want to risk more money, but do not like to pay for higher stakes, all you need to do is just get a lower house edge.
On the American wheel, you will find a five-number bet (zero, double-zero, one, two & three) with the house edge at a very high 7.89% which is a bad bet, unless you truly have a vision about one of those numbers. In other words, don’t bet on it unless your feelings are strong. If you must do it, then bet it straight up or street or split bet. In this way, you will cut the house edge by 2% plus, which will return somewhere between two and six times more than you would get with a five-number bet.