18 Dec 2020 | By Sun International

How to rock at roulette

Roulette table at Time Square Casino | Photo by Sun International

While winning at roulette largely depends on Lady Luck being on your side, there are a few ways to increase your chances of winning

Punters the world over should thank the heavens for a Frenchman named Blaise Pascal. The physicist, mathematician, and all-round gaming superhero came up with the roulette while trying to invent a perpetual motion machine in 1655. The wheel has remained the same since then, apart from the zeros being added to increase the house edge in the mid-19th century.

Today, this uncomplicated game is one of the mainstays of Sun International casinos, and the famed wheel has spun many punters to their fortunes. There is nothing quite like the often communal spectacle of watching the ball go round and round and willing it with all your might to stop on the right number. You’ll need luck to beat the house, but heed these tips, and you’ll raise your chances of a win. Here are our top roulette tips:

Understand the rules of the table. As a novice, you don’t want to approach a table without a clear understanding of how the game works and the bets available to you. At Sun International’s casinos, you can play American and double-spin roulette. We’ve compiled handy guides to them both to bring you up to speed quickly.

Check out the game first. Let the wheel spin a couple of times before placing your first bet. Watching other people at the table can be really useful in picking up a few tricks and improving your own game, as long as you maintain a respectful distance. Yes, roulette is a game of luck, but you still might get one of those punter’s hunches or even pick up a table bias.

Sit out some spins. Roulette is one of the more leisurely casino games. You want to make the biggest impact in the shortest time to beat the house. The longer you play, the less likely that will be. Feel free to sit out a spin or two if you don’t feel ready to make a decision – and don’t stress yourself out if your favourite number comes up. It’s all random, after all.

Make that bankroll last. If you’re out to have a good time and want to enjoy the game for as long as possible, go for the bets that pay even money – Black/Red, Odd/Even and Low (1-18)/High (19-36). You’ll have the best chance of winning, and while the payouts won’t be as big as when you bet on single numbers, you will have time to get to grips with the game.

Save your profits. Because there’s a lot of luck involved in coming away from the roulette table with winnings, it may be a good idea to save your profits as you go along. Try putting away half of every win. With these profits in the bag, you’re much more likely to end your gaming session ahead of the house. And that should be the aim of every discerning punter.

Join Sun MVG to play

So you feel confident about getting the ball rolling, but have you registered for the Sun MVG loyalty programme yet? If not, go ahead and do it here. You’ll need to be a member to play at Sun International casinos under COVID-19 regulations. Besides, you will be able to gain fantastic accommodation and food and drink discounts. Moving up through the tiers will see you earn a spot in our exclusive Salon Privé casinos – the pinnacle of gaming excellence and the setting for a true James Bond-style experience.

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