We’re not all built as equals when it comes to accurately predicting the outcome of events, and that true of the casino too, whether online or at online casinos UK. That doesn’t stop us thinking that we each follow the right approach to gambling though. Sometimes this outlook can lead to some useful places, and at other times comical. Take the Martingale approach for instance, most often associated with the game of roulette. The strategy, oft used within roulette, essentially involves betting on either red or black, then doubling up each time you lose until such time that you win, at which point you return to your original stake. This can ensure that you make gradual gains and avoid loses.

However, it’s not foolproof by any means. Let’s not forget that there can be incredible runs of a single colour coming up on a roulette wheel, and if you’re unfortunate enough to have bet on the other colour, a $10 bet is soon a $20 bet, a $20 a $40, $80, $160, $320 the trend goes on. In fact it only takes being wrong 18 times, to be betting $1 million+ per spin. Most would obviously lose their nerve by that point, especially when considering the original bet was to win just $10. FYI, the record for the most number of time in a row one colour has come up is a staggering 32 (way back in 1943)!

Another betting strategy that made waves is card counting, this one however has plenty going for it so is a favourite of WiserGamblers. Card counting is a blackjack strategy that was arrived at by the boffins of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and it involves a player attributing a value to and keeping a tally of certain cards. From there it’s possible to ascertain which cards are more likely to come up for the player and dealer, which tips the already slim house advantage in the direction of the player. Casinos have taken steps to curtail this activity now, but for a while those ‘in the know’ used card counting to earn many millions of dollars. It even became the stuff of movies in form of features like ’21’.

So there are certainly differences in how people approach gambling. Some opt for high risk strategies whereas others take a more shrewd outlook. Whatever strategy you use when you play casino games either online or off, make sure you enjoy yourself along the way!

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