Things You Should Know About Roulette

Things You Should Know About Roulette Would you like to know how to play roulette? This is one of the most popular games you are going to find in a casino. Indeed, this has also happened online and a lot of players make bets on roulette every day. The rules are relatively simple and you can play even without a difficult strategy in mind. But, before you start playing and making your first bet, here are some times you should know about roulette.

Some Players Say There are Safe Bets

First of all, we should point out and remind you that roulette is a betting game. You are gambling with real money online or if you are in a casino. Therefore, there is no such thing as a safe bet when you play this game. You are always going to have the opportunity to lose money with every bet you make. Indeed, you want to win. But, this is something that you have to be prepared for. So, when we talk about ‘safe bets’, this is a figure of speech.

But, there are some roulette bets that are classed as ‘safer’ than others. The reason they gain this nickname is that you can have a 50 percent chance of winning with the bet. For example, this happens with an odds or even bet, as well as red or black and high or low. Thus, you have the best opportunity to win. For example, you can try this with a lightning roulette game.

There is American and European Roulette

If you are new to roulette, you might not realise that there are different variations of this popular game. It is important you know the difference before you play. Namely, you are going to come across American roulette and European roulette. These are the most common that you will find in casinos and online.

In American roulette, you are going to find 38 numbers, a 0 and a double 0. When it comes to European roulette, there are 37 numbers and a 0. Thus, there is no double 00 on the table for you to use. People prefer to play European roulette since the American roulette table offers a house advantage.

Avoid Lucky Numbers

Of course, you want to have fun when you are playing roulette. That is the point of the game and you want to enjoy yourself when you are gambling. But, one thing that a lot of novice players do is choose lucky numbers. This is something that means you need luck in order to win.

It is always best to have a strategy when it comes to roulette. It is better to diversify your bets and avoid just choosing lucky numbers that mean something to you. You have to play with your head and not your heart when it comes to gambling. If you do lose money on roulette, remember to never chase your losses. In other words, do not play with more money in order to recover what you have lost. This is something that never works and it can actually mean that you lose more money.

Gregg Fisher – Update from the Road

An update from casino chip record holder, Gregg Fisher:

“I spent the month of August traveling in Mexico. As a local in Las Vegas, you need to escape the heat of summer. I visited a half dozen casinos, only, to obtain 2 chips. There’s one benefit of being the Guinness world records holder, I had to show my certificate to get the chips.

The casinos I visited were in Acapulco and Mexico City. They have very limited space, and fewer tables. You must obtain a player’s card prior to playing, either slots or table games. They do not readily sell chips, they closely monitor the action.
On the plus side, I have 2 more chips to add to my next attempt. This was the hardest I’ve had to work to obtain chips.
The first picture is from Acapulco, second from Mexico City.”
Gregg Fisher - Update from the Road
Emotion casino, Acapulco
Gregg Fisher - Update from the Road
Toreo casino, Mexico City

Casino Collectibles Association Convention 2021

In a year in which any event taking place is a bit of a miracle, it pays to celebrate both achievement and community. In the casino world there can have been no better example of that than this year’s  Casino Collectibles Association Convention, held in Las Vegas (where else!). Despite no-one from the UK or Canada being able to attend this year the convention drew in an impressive 1800 people. The decision to even go ahead was initially delayed due to the pandemic and so it’s heartening to know that the spirit of those who still showed up could not be dampened. As the ‘world’s largest casino chip and collectibles show’ it was bound to draw in the crowds.

You may have already heard of the convention via the now several posts on the site pertaining to Gregg Fischer and his casino chip world record . His World Record Collection took pride of place at the event and his delight at being on show was evident to all. As reminder to the uninitiated, the Casino Collectibles Association tasks itself with preserving gaming history. Their website at http://www.ccgtcc.com states that they “have created a resource for information and history on gaming memorabilia – chips, tokens, dice, slot cards, playing cards etc”.  Its subsidiary is the Museum of Gaming History. Photos of the convention below provide a flavour of the occasion.

 

Photo 1 – President Jerry receiving $5 donation from every signed book sold by the poker pros Jan Fisher (l) and Linda Johnson.

Photo 2 – Gregg Fisher with his Guinness World Record collection on display

Photo 3 – The Show Floor

Photo 4 – Mark Hall-Patton (The beard of knowledge – of Pawn Stars fame) signing autographs and talking with attendees

 

Casino Collectibles Association Convention  2021

Casino Collectibles Association Convention  2021

Casino Collectibles Association Convention  2021

Casino Collectibles Association Convention  2021

Of note, also is that Gregg Fischer is going to attempt to soon triple his chip collection record to 2222 casino chips and tokens. This has been a detailed, time consuming authentication and documentation effort because nothing less is accepted by Guinness (who reject 40% of record efforts due to imperfect documentation). All being the collection will be on display at Spinettis Gaming Supplies in Las Vegas on Septmember 30th. If approved the collection will also be on display at the Casino Collectibles Association’s (CCA) 29th annual show, held on June 16th-18th, 2022, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.” Fingers crossed for Gregg!

 

Guinness World Record Holder Gregg Fisher Interview

A conversation about being a Guinness World Record Holder, and more besides. It’s so great to hear Gregg talk after so many glimpses into his life as a collector. We could all benefit from being so keyed into the idea or indeed reality of having a passion that we see through to the nth degree.

Being a record breaker is a far more meticulous process than many would consider. From Gregg’s insights we can see why it would be daunting for some to go through it, but then of course that’s what it takes to hold a world record. It has to meet a high standard of proof in terms of both authenticity and beyond. Not just a numbers game (in terms of chips, or anything!). No doubt that rules some people out to begin with, because there is a level of seriousness, documentation and professionalism that has to be adhered to.