Thursday 21 March 2013

Can You Really Win at Roulette?

No matter what game it is, gamblers everywhere always want to know if a game is beatable. Granted, there are scores of books and guides on the market today that will suggest that these games are ripe for the taking. The problem with those theories is simple, the games are built and designed to have house advantages. This means that no matter what strategy or tactic you employ, all you are hoping to do is to mitigate that advantage, not eliminate or reverse it.

With roulette, this question comes up a lot. Is it possible to play and make a profit, or are you just wasting your time and money. Well, the answer is…both. It really depends on you as a player, and your approach to the game. If you are undisciplined and throw good money after bad too often, then you by all measures are wasting your money. However, if you are disciplined, never get too high or too low, and walk away with certain levels of profit, then you may be one those lucky few that win at roulette.

The best way to answer this question is to take a good hard look in the mirror. Be honest with yourself about your playing style and approach to the game. Be honest about your finances, and whether or not you are playing within your means. Make sound judgments with regards to your overall discipline. Do you play too much? Do you bet too many things? Are you overextending yourself? Questions like those will help you determine whether or not are cut out to play roulette at a high level and earn a profit.

Another side of this coin is whether or not you really care that you earn a profit. If you get some joy from playing the game of roulette, then what is the intrinsic value of that enjoyment? Have you ever made a profit going to the movies? When was the last football game you went to where they paid you to attend? You do it because you enjoy it, and that is your payoff. With roulette, or any casino game, there is a chance you may actually earn a profit in addition to the fun that you had.

Of course, your downside is limited when it comes to going to the movies, and a night of gambling can get much more expensive than dinner and a movie could ever dream to be. However, this is where discipline comes in. If you know that you can’t afford the fancy French place in town, then you may have to hit the bar and grille for dinner. That is you showing monetary discipline when it comes to your dining choice. The same principles should be at work when it comes to playing roulette. Don’t play with money that you cannot afford to lose. If you do that, than it really doesn’t matter if you lose all the time if you enjoy the time you spend playing.