The Right Mindset for Playing Roulette


Roulette is one of the most overly dramatized games in movies that feature gambling. They portray the roulette wheel as this tantalizing – even hypnotic – entity that decides the fortunes of men in a single stroke. True enough, roulette has this potential. However, it’s only like that if you let it. Roulette is a highly enjoyable game.


Your Motive

First and foremost, ask yourself what you want out of the game. Are you playing because you want to become rich or are you playing because you want to have fun? If you answered the latter, then you’re on the right track. However, if you answered the former, then you might want to rethink your gambling habits a bit. Roulette is a game of chance, and no amount of strategizing can make it as foolproof as a stable office job. As such, you should bet only what you can afford – and not a cent more. The moment you start writing I.O.U’s is the moment you should stop and analyze whether you’re still playing within the bounds of rationality. It won’t do to lose your head in a game where you’re losing money, as it will only serve to make you lose more, and the only way to do this is to keep your initial motives in mind.


Your Psyche

As tempting as it is to spend like a king in a casino, never lose sight of who you really are and how much you can afford. Whether you like to bet on specific roulette numbers or on the more general odds such as red or black, you should always keep your bankroll firmly in mind. Your bankroll should consist only of what you can afford to lose. If you go beyond that, just stop and remind yourself of your life outside the gambling halls. It’s the casino’s aim to make you forget this and spend your money with them. After all, the casino is first and foremost a business. Your enjoyment is what they want – but what they want more is your money.

Think positively so that you can attract good fortune. However, don’t take it too hardly if you lose. You should have accepted the possibility of a loss even before you enter the casino, If you do lose, you should be able to shrug it off and walk away.

Roulette is pretty much the ‘wheel of fortune’ in casinos. It can easily destroy you if you let it run your life. As such, you should always keep a good mindset, making sure you’re the master of the game and the game is not your master.