Roulette remains to be one of the most popular casino games in the world. And, it has also made its way into being one of the most played games in online casinos.
Thanks to ever-advancing technology, you can now enjoy the game in the comforts of your home! So, if you have already started getting into it or you’re interested in joining the fun in hopes of making a fortune, you might be asking yourself: can I beat it?
Understanding Online Roulette
Before we could answer this question, it’s best to understand the difference of online roulette to the actual casino game. Online roulette is similar to slots and it uses RNG or a random number generator. Meaning, it uses a complex algorithm to generate a sequence of (almost) random numbers.
We say almost because even the most advanced RNGs are not capable of producing a sequence of completely random numbers. However, they do come extremely close.
Unlike in playing roulette in an actual casino, you won’t be able to see where your ball lands. Instead, the RNG will pull out the next winning number from its seed sequence. And, from the moment you have put in your bet and press “Spin”, the winning number has already been selected.
So, what you see on the screen is merely a visual representation. There is no ball dropped and it’s certainly not spinning around a wheel. It is only made to make the experience more enjoyable and exciting.
With this in mind, online roulette is different from an actual game in the casino as there is no physical wheel and ball involved. Thus, you can’t use the speed of wheel rotation, how the ball spins, and physics to predict where the ball will land – which some people are capable of using to possibly beat the game.
Can You Beat Online Roulette?
Playing roulette guarantees that the casino or site you are playing on has an advantage. When playing for a long time, you will certainly lose money. This is how it has been from the beginning and this is how it’s been built into the game. And, it doesn’t matter whether you are playing live or playing online.
Since casinos will always have an advantage, there’s no way of beating a game of roulette other than through cheating… or the use of roulette software programs that can analyze and predict the outcome. However, we must warn against this as RNGs have a multi-tiered number generation.
Thus, unless you are familiar with the algorithm and seed, the code will be too complex to be predicted. Another thing, even if you successfully crack the system, developers will simply add another tier, making your software useless. So ultimately, you can’t predict the outcome of an online game of roulette.
But, there are some ways to make sure you won’t lose all your money. And they are:
- Know your odds before placing your bet: Instead of just dropping your money on one number, it is easier to win if you bet on multiple numbers.
- Choose European (Single 0) whenever possible: The casino has more edge on an American wheel with both single and double 0 pockets.
- Find legitimate online casinos that you can trust: It doesn’t matter what tactic you use, you will never win against a fraudulent site!
- Steer clear of the “Gambler’s Fallacy”: Since you’ve already lost a couple of spins in a row, you’re bound to win big soon, right? False. No fairy godmother will bless you just because you lost a big amount of money.