6 Reasons Why Roulette Isn’t the Best Game for You

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Roulette is a staple at casinos. Personally, I rarely play roulette anymore, but I used to play quite a bit. From what I see when I visit casinos, this must be the case for many gamblers because the roulette tables aren’t getting much use.

In this article, you’re going to learn six reasons why roulette might not be the best game for you. You’re also going to learn the best way to play roulette if you enjoy the game.

Roulette is always going to be available at online and mobile casinos, but I’m afraid that it might disappear from land-based casino. Find out the reason why below.

1 – You Don’t Like Table Games

Most gamblers stick with one type of game. They tend to either be machine gamblers or table game gamblers. When you play table games, you’re interacting with dealers and often with other gamblers.

When you play slots or video poker, you’re not interacting with casino personnel or other gamblers most of the time. But how much you have to deal with other people isn’t the only consideration when it comes to deciding whether to play casino table games or casino machine games.

Many slots players chase a big progressive jackpot, and roulette games don’t have big pay out possibilities. The highest paying wager only pays 35 to 1. This isn’t the case with the other main machine based game in casinos either. Most video poker machines pay 4,000 coins for the top prize.

No matter why you prefer machine-based gambling games, roulette isn’t going to satisfy your needs as a gambler. Roulette is a slow game and many machine gamblers get bored quickly at the table. Other table games also play faster, like baccarat and blackjack.

Roulette is a gambling game that’s in decline. Many casinos don’t even offer a roulette table, but they all seem to have slot machines.

2 – You Want to Use Strategy When You Gamble

I’m a gambling strategy junkie. I enjoy learning how to use strategy to get a better return, and I rarely play any casino games where I can’t use strategy.

Using strategy when you can is the best way to maximize your return when you gamble. The problem with roulette is that there’s only one strategy that you can use. This is better than some games, like the slots, that don’t have any strategy that you can use.

But it’s not as good as games that let you use more advanced strategy, like blackjack and video poker. Using the best strategy when you play blackjack and video poker can get you a return of 99% or higher. Using the best strategy when you play roulette tops out at 98.65% return.

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Here’s the only strategy when you play roulette that you can use. You need to find a table that uses the in prison, or en prison, rule set. These tables are usually called French rules tables. This rule only works on bets that pay even money.

When you bet on an even money space and lose, your bet is put in prison, and you get it back if you win the next even money wager.

3 – Roulette Isn’t Exciting Enough

I’ve played every casino game that I know of, and some of them are more exciting than others. Roulette is one of the most boring games you can play. This is true for live casino roulette, and it’s even worse when you play in mobile and online casinos.

If you’re looking for an exciting casino game consider playing slot machines, craps, or poker. It’s also quite exciting to bet on horse races and watch the action and root for your horse or horses.

Some roulette gamblers try to make the game more exciting by changing up their wagers and bet sizes. But you just learned in the last section that every time you change your bet option or bet more, you’re going to make your return lower.

I’ve also seen many roulette gamblers use betting systems to make the game more exciting. But this is also a mistake that lowers your return numbers. You can learn more about roulette gambling systems in the next section.

I don’t play roulette much anymore, but when I do, I usually take a book with me or listen to music to break up the boring gameplay.

4 – You Believe That Gambling Systems Work

Roulette is the favored game for gamblers who use gambling systems. It’s not the only game you can play using a system, but it’s the best choice for many systems because of the wagers that pay even money.

I’m going to tell you something that can save you a great deal of money. And I can tell you this based on personal experience.

Roulette gambling systems don’t work. They just end up costing you more money than if you simply stick with low cost straight wagers.

The reason why I can say that I’m telling you from personal experience is because I’ve used every roulette system that I’m aware of. I went through a period of time where I found as many systems for roulette as I could and developed a few systems of my own.

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I tested all of these systems and found that they’re all bad. I did have some success with a few systems for a short time. But I always lost in the long run, and you’re going to lose in the long run as well.

If you believe gambling systems work, you’re in trouble. Save your money and time by ignoring roulette gambling systems.

5 – You’re Looking for Better Odds

Even though roulette tables that use French rules can offer a return of 98.65%, there are games in casinos that offer better odds and returns. You’re not going to find any roulette games that can do better, but games like baccarat, blackjack, and some video poker machines have a higher return.

It’s easy to get confused when trying to look at the odds for different casino games. It’s fairly easy to determine the odds when you play roulette, but other games are more complicated.

If you’re betting on red or any of the other even money return wagers at the roulette table and are playing on a table with 37 numbered spaces, your odds of winning on any spin are 18 out of 37, or 18 wins and 19 losses.

How do you determine the odds when you play blackjack? You can run the odds for every hand you can get, but there’s an easy way to skip all of this hard work.

When you’re looking for the casino games that offer the best odds, simply look for the games that have the highest return to player numbers.

6 – The Best Roulette Tables Aren’t Available Where You Gamble

In the strategy section you read earlier, you learned why roulette tables that have French rules are the best. And you also learned that playing at one of these tables is the only strategy you can use when you play roulette.

The problem with this is that most casinos don’t offer roulette tables that use French rules. And if the casino does have one of these tables, it’s usually hidden in the high limits area, so you can’t afford to play on it.

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The best option for most roulette gamblers is to find a good online or mobile casino that offers a French rules table. This way, you don’t have to bet more than you want just to play at a table with a high rate of return.

Make sure you read the rules for the table before you start playing. I’ve seen a few roulette tables that are called French Roulette that don’t use the in prison rule. Don’t get fooled by the name.


Roulette has been in casinos for longer than anyone has been alive, but the tables don’t get as much use as they did in the past. Many different factors have contributed to the decline of roulette, and you need to be aware of them so you can decide if it’s the right game for you.

Roulette is one of the least exciting games in the casino, and there’s not much you can do to change things up. There isn’t much strategy you can use when you play roulette. If you stick with the best strategy, you can’t even really switch up your wagers to add a little excitement.

You can find better odds at other table games, and the best roulette tables are hard to find. All of these things might make you want to find a better game the next time you’re in a casino.