Roulette Feels Good
These tingle head (ASMR) videos seem to be a big hit, don’t they? I didn’t even know ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) was a thing until recently, but these videos are all over the Interwebs – and many of them are gambling-specific. Makes sense. If the point is to engage the senses and give you a mild feeling of euphoria, nobody does it better than the casinos.
Roulette, with its clicking wheel, has to be my favorite. It’s the shiniest object in the room, and I do find the sound of the wheel very pleasing. I’m also a big fan of the layout – especially when it’s European Roulette, with the extra French bets on the side. You usually have to go to Monte Carlo to play that wheel live, but Slots.lv has an online version, along with the familiar American Roulette game. All the bells and whistles are included. You even get the choice between the classic layout or a more modern design. Feels good, man.
Conveniently enough, roulette has a reasonable house edge that allows you to prolong your experience and indulge your senses for a while. That’s if you make the “even-money” bets: Odd/Even, Red/Black, and 1-18/19-36. All the standard bets have the same house edge, roughly 2.7% on the European wheel and 5.3% on the American wheel. But if you throw all your money down on 20 Black at 36/1 or 37/1 odds, chances are your roulette session will be over quickly, despite what you see in the movies.
You can also try to extend your session by using a progressive betting strategy, growing your bet size slowly in an attempt to cover your previous spins. For example, you could use the Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8…) to determine your bet size. But a greater risk of ruin comes with using these systems. If you want to maximize your time at the roulette wheel, just bet one unit. Your expected return per dollar is the same regardless.
Having said that, if you’ve got the bankroll and you prefer to make bigger bets, go for it. Roulette is for entertainment, not investing. And it’s perfectly okay to play American Roulette if you like having both the zero (0) and the double-zero (00) on the wheel. It does add some more color to the game. Maybe you’ll even get a better meridian response out of it.