I often wonder if it’s a positive thing but I usually get consulted on any gambling question from my circle of friends. The discussion last weekend was the assertion on what was the best casino game – online roulette was the suggestion sexy baccarat . Well I’m sorry but I have to disagree – anyone who knows me will not be surprised that roulette is by far my favourite game in any form of gambling. But I’m afraid the comparison of being in a posh casino with chandeliers, cute little waitresses and the totally unfounded feeling of being James Bond briefly, simply doesn’t compare with coming home from the bar and playing online roulette in my underwear.
First of all I had to lay down a few rules for my friends when searching for an online gambling game to play, with roulette – never, ever play on an American wheel. This roulette wheel has two zeros which roughly doubles the house edge (the advantage the house has over you) it’s bad enough when you’re stuck in a casino surrounded by American roulette wheels but online you have a choice, vote with your mouse and click away from them.
My second and very important rule to playing online roulette in a casino is don’t play when you have had too much to drink. With these days of easy credit and plastic money it’s all too easy to get carried away if you’re not thinking straight. You can drunk in a bar and make a fool of yourself but get drunk when gambling and you can do some much more lasting damage to your financial situation. Seriously it’s true, don’t drink too much if you are gambling online in any form.
My third point is also related to money, gambling should be fun – sometimes you will win and sometimes you will lose but it should always be moderated. Have a set target for winnings and losing, when you trigger either stop playing you’ll either have a nice little windfall to spend or you’ll have limited your losses. If you carry on for hour after hour gambling in an online casino there can only be one result and that’s you losing – remember the house edge it will always get you in the end.