A Beginner’s Guide To Online Casinos

There are a great deal of online poker rooms and casinos showing up every single day, meaning that you should choose the right one that meets all of your standards before you actually take the step of gambling in one. Even better is the fact that you can step up your game thanks to the free money that a lot of these casinos tend to offer. These online casinos are generally open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, meaning that you can play whenever you want to.

Casino Mathematics

Before you make the decision to start gambling online, there are a few important rules that you need to keep in mind, such as the following:

  • Choose the casino carefully, paying attention to factors such as reputation, software provider, game selection, bonuses that are offered, countries that are blacklisted, and customer service.
  • Always understand the terms and conditions that are listed.
  • Personally contact the casino before you wager any real money if you aren’t satisfied with the information that has been provided by the website itself.
  • If you find yourself in a dispute with the online casino, try to first settle it with the casino manager; if you are unable to reach a settlement, get in touch with the Interaction Gaming Council.
  • Keep in mind that terms and conditions vary depending on the online casino that you deal with.

Promotions
When you’ve made a decision on the casino that you want to play with, be sure to take advantage of any current promotions that they may be offering. These can come in all sorts of different forms, such as free chips and sign-up bonuses.

A sign-up bonus is generally offered once and can come in many forms, such as the following:

  • Straight Cash Bonus, which is a fixed bonus on your overall deposit.
  • Percentage Bonus, which is a percentage on your overall bonus, but only up to a fixed amount.
  • Bonuses that online casinos offer to their players on a monthly basis, which often require you to invest more money. If you bust out before completing them, the waging requirements could be carried over to the following month.

Wager
A wager requirement involves how much you will need to wager the total of the purchase on top of the bonus before you will be able to cash in. Depending on the online casino that you decide to play with, the wager total may vary. There are some casinos in which certain games are not able to qualify for wagering requirements.

Roulette: the mathematics of the game

Roulette, like most gambling games, is a game of chance. That being said many will insist upon wasting hours trying to work out the odds of the little ball stopping on a particular color and number, instead of just having fun playing. The very nature of gambling means that you will win sometimes and lose others, and roulette is no different. People have been trying to figure out how to beat the game for centuries, all to no avail. Is it possible that using mathematics there could finally be a way to win consistently at roulette?

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Mathematics has been the basis of many systems designed to beat the odds of roulette with one particularly famous system being the Fibonacci System. While mathematics may seem the way to work out a system that lets you win consistently the truth is that predicting the result of any roulette spin comes down to probability. Each spin of the wheel is completely independent of any previous spin and so is not impacted. Where the ball stops is dependent solely on that particular spin of the wheel and no others.

European Roulette has very low odds (2.7%) of the ball stopping on any particular color or number, but the payout on a single bet is the highest possible at 35 to 1. For anyone who doesn’t like those odds they can choose to place even-money bets or their choice of black or red, or even or odd numbers. While the probability is much greater at 48.6% naturally the payout is very small at 1:1.

You are probably thinking that the probability should be 50% when you have a 50 – 50 chance of winning but you may be forgetting the green zero pocket that is typical of a European roulette table, which makes the odds that little bit lower. The zero pocket and the payout structure are what give the casino its edge at the roulette table.

In 1875 Joseph Jagger, an engineer from Britain visited the Beaux-Arts Casino in Monte Carlo and by using mathematics to predict a win managed to be successful at the roulette table, winning a large amount of money. Jagger paid 6 clerks to observe and make note of the results of 6 roulette wheels. The statistics were recorded over a significant enough time period that allowed for the findings to be used to discover that a pattern existed. On one specific wheel the ball stopped on a specific group of numbers more often than the other wheels. By using these statistics he was able to play roulette on that specific wheel and place bets on those particular numbers until he amassed a significant amount of money.

Source: Monte Carlo Casino – Wikipedia

While it seemed that Jagger had managed to figure out a system to win at roulette it turned out that the reason he could win at that particular wheel as often as he did was simply because the wheel itself was out of balance, causing the ball to stop on those numbers more often than it should have. Naturally Jagger’s supposed mathematical ‘streak of luck’ ran out when the casino fixed the roulette wheel, thereby putting paid to his mathematical theory.