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December 7, 2010.

Top 10 Tips For Playing Roulette From English Harbour Online Casino.

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The game of roulette is a good example of how much players can improve their chances of winning by playing within some strategy on hand and good choice of the game types (and casinos as well). Of the casino games, roulette is often one of the most misunderstood, especially with its various betting options and associated odds. Hoping to shed some light on the game, we have collected some useful tips and strategies to improve your online and offline roulette experience, thanks to the English Harbour online casino.

1. Avoid an Online Casino's 5-Numbered Bets
The five-number bet in roulette is made in the hopes that the ball will land on any of 0, 00, 1, 2 or 3 (these are always the numbers used in a five- number bet). The five-number bet can only be made using an American style wheel, as European roulette wheels do not include double zero (00).

The reason that the 5-number bet should be avoided is simple math: online casinos only offer a payout of 6 to 1 for a win. As you are betting on 5 numbers, the return on a 6 to 1 bet would be 1.2 to 1, and that is only if you win. For example, if you bet $1 on each of the five numbers, and win, the casino will pay out $6 for your initial $5 wager. Based on the probabilities, all other bets are more worthwhile. Most online casino experts suggest steering clear of it.

2. Choose Online Casino Roulette with Single Zero Wheel
If at all possible, choosing European style zero wheel game at an online casino, as opposed to the American style double zero increases your chances and decreases house edge by half, because the online casino wins on a double zero outcome. Since choosing a different wheel type costs no extra money, why add that chance if you can help it?

3. Choose Online Casino Roulette Game with the Surrender Rule
Another thing to look for when choosing a casino to play roulette is whether it allows the "surrender" rule. This means that during certain bets if the ball lands on a 0, players only lose half of their bet. As this additional option costs players nothing, it should be used whenever possible, so find roulette game with "en prison"/"la partage" rule, also called French roulette.

4. Roulette Wheel Has NO Memory
A very important factor to remember when playing at an online casino is that previous results have no effect on the future outcomes. Some betting systems attempt to work the contrary, and online casino players often think of games as 'hot', 'cold', 'tight', and 'loose', but remembering to think of every spin as its own entity can help you make better decisions in the long run. See this article to learn more why all "roulette systems" fail on the long run.

6. The Casino isn't for Bad Days
As much of a pleasant distraction as online casino gambling can be, playing online roulette on a day that you are feeling depressed or has simply been 'one of those days' may not be the best idea. If you are not feeling one hundred percent, it will affect your performance and your winnings as well. Enjoy your game or stop gambling - there will be another day.

7. Make Smaller Bets when Losing
Playing at an online casino for long enough will always bring about a bad game or two. Sometimes, these can be the result of stresses that you don't realize are affecting you, such as work or relationships. This general tip that can save you money is to play with smaller bets until your luck begins to change. This will also increase the amount of time you can stay in the game, as your online casino bankroll will stretch further.

8. Don't Making Too Many Inside Bets
One of the things you want to avoid is making too many inside bets in roulette. Betting on single numbers might pay nice when you hit one, but you'll need a big bankroll to have any money left after all the losses you'll endure in between hits. The longer the odds on the bets you play, the longer it will take to be a winner. The average player does not have the bankroll to leisurely play 35:1 odds bets all night. Make most of your bets in the outside bet area of the roulette table where your odds are near even.

9. Choose The Right Betting Limits
Another mistake to avoid in roulette (and other online casino games) is playing at stakes that are too big for your buy-in. For example, if you have $100 to play with you won't want your chips to be worth any more than $1. That will put the minimum outside bet at 10% of your buy-in. You'll need five times that much to play at a table with $5 chips.

10. Collect Your Signup Bonuses
This tip is for online casino gambling only. The fierce competition urges online casinos to offer large signup bonuses to attract players. Usually, players can double their initial deposits up to a certain amount; English Harbour offers 100% deposit match bonus up to $800 free chips on your first deposit. Players from USA and other countries (excludign Canada) are accepted. But remember that you should wager your bonus a certain amount of times (20x to 35x as a rule) in order to be able to claim the withdrawal of your possible winnings - read the Terms & Conditions of the promotions.

We hope these tips will help improving your game. Good Luck!

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