If you have found yourself with a bit of extra time on your hands thanks to the coronavirus, you are not alone.

Like millions of others, you may be looking for pastimes that are fun and could possibly net you some extra cash as well. Today, let’s look at how to play and actually win!

Step 1. Choose A Trustworthy Outlet

It doesn’t matter how much you win if you don’t get paid when you request your money to be cashed out. BetOnline has fantastic roulette tables and they have been top-rated for years.

The beauty of a full casino and sportsbook is you are not limited to roulette. You can take advantage of fun fantasy sports type proposition bets, spreads (handicaps) on football, basketball, baseball, cricket, Aussie Rules, and more. Plus, BOL has some of the best online slots and poker rooms on the net.

Step 2. Opt for European Roulette

The reason you should be playing a European wheel is that it has 37 numbers instead of 38, like ‘American’ roulette. This improves your odds and probability by around 2% for even-money and column bets. An even-money bet on an American wheel is 46.37% chance of hitting. On a European wheel, it’s 48.6%. This may not seem like much, but it’s significant over dozens or even hundreds of spins.

Another factor is if the ball lands on the zero on an even-money bet, your wager goes to jail (placed in prison) or rolls over to your next spin. This only happens with European roulette which is an added little chance against the probability gods.

Step 3. Learn Basic Roulette Strategies

There are various betting strategies related to managing your bankroll. A few of the most popular are:

  • The D’Alembert Roulette Strategy
  • The Fibonacci Roulette Strategy
  • The Martingale Betting Strategy
  • The Reverse Martingale Betting Strategy
  • The Grand Martingale Betting Strategy

The Martingale strategy is probably the most famous. The idea is to start small and double your bets when you lose. It plays off the idea that you must eventually win, even while on a bad run. What you need with this strategy to (almost) guarantee that you win is a table with low minimum and high maximum bets. The way people lose big with this strategy is when they go on such a bad run that they lose once more once the maximum bet amount is reached.

Another popular strategy is D’Alembert. Instead of doubling your wager on losses, you increase by 1. So, if you started with a $2 bet and lost, the next bet would be $3. If you lose again, the next is $4. And so on. It is better at reducing overall risk, but you don’t immediately return all of your losses on the first recovery win.

It should also be noted, that all of these strategies should only be played with even-money bet types such as red or black, odd or even 1-18, 19-36, etc. If you try these types of strategies with placing bets with lower probabilities, then you are likely to lose a lot of money.

Step 4. Spend Some Time Playing Free

It’s a good idea to start out playing on the free roulette tables for a while. This gives you an opportunity to get a handle on the software and game itself if you are new to roulette. There is nothing worse than losing money or missing out on a big payout just because you didn’t have the platform dialed in and you clicked the wrong thing.

Step 5. Be Disciplined

It’s really easy to lose all of your money by mismanaging your bankroll. If you are on a roll, don’t suddenly jump up to big bets. Create a strategy or unit amount beforehand and stick to your guns. I speak from experience that Murphey’s Law dictates that the second you place a large bet after building your bankroll, you’ll go on a bad run.

If you follow these five basic steps, you will be well on your way to winning while playing roulette at online casinos.