Roulette as a new hobby

Beginners often feel intimidated by the apparent complexity of Roulette. At first it looks like a sea of colors, numbers and seemingly impossible odds. Rest assured, Roulette is in fact a delightfully simple casino game once you get the hang of it. Below are a few tips and tricks to help new players.

Get to know the system

Your first step should be to familiarize yourself with the way Roulette works. In essence players can bet on a single number, or on a range of numbers. Once the wheel stops spinning the ball will drop into one of 36 numbered and colored pockets, or into a zero pocket (a double zero in the case of American Roulette).

Outside bets

Beginners could benefit from initially betting on the outside numbers, because the odds are better, making this a safer option for newbies. A popular system is to bet on either red or black. Alternatively bet on odd or even numbers. Other options include field bets (1-18 or 19-36), dozen bets (1-12, 13-24, 25-36) and column bets on one of the three available columns.

Betting Systems

Players use a variety of betting systems in an attempt to turn the odds in their favor. Below we briefly discuss two.

  • The Martingale System

This can also be described as the ‘double-up’ system. After every loss, you double the amount you bet. The idea behind this is that eventually you will be right, and you will recover all your losses and even make a small profit.

  • D’Alembert System

Perhaps one of the easiest Roulette systems, the D’Alembert is also safer than the Martingale system. It involves adding a unit to the amount you wager after every loss, and removing one unit if you win. You can learn more about different Roulette systems and pick up many tricks of the trade at

Money management

Everyone who plays Roulette, not just beginners, should have a money management. Before you start playing decide how much you are prepared to lose – and walk away when you reach that point. The same applies to winnings: once you’ve had a certain number of wins, pack up and leave: this is a casino game, and your luck will eventually run out if you push it too hard.