How to choose the right betting limit
Understanding table minimums and maximums
In an ideal world, we would all have tons of money that we could easily throw on the roulette table as bets so that we could win even more. In our wildest dreams we, yes, beat the house, and go home with a massive check. Unfortunately, however, this remains a dream for most players. While it is entirely possible to win a lot of money, the betting limits at casinos ensure that the casino will always be able to deal with the loss without going bankrupt.
Most casinos regulate the cash flow per table so that you aren’t tempted to bet extremely high at one table. If your balance is limited, then you can choose the low-stake tables, where you generally can’t bet more than 10, 20, or 50 euros. Of course, with a few clicks, however, you can also be at the high stake table, where the betting limits are much higher. Even so, the casino tries to help you control your betting pattern by setting certain limits.
Every casino varies in its betting limits, which often differ per table as well as per game. Casinos typically split types of roulette into two categories for this reason: normal tables and Hi Roulette tables. High-limit Roulette tables have separate rules from the normal tables: generally, there is a minimum bet of 5 euros, with a maximum bet of 250 euros. While this might not sound like much, you could theoretically win 8,750 euros. Unfortunately, however, most casinos place a table limit at 5,000 euros, so be careful with your bet! At normal tables, the table limit is usually 1,000 euros, with a maximum bet of 100 euros per spin.
Other than the table limits, casinos also limit players’ bets on certain betting combinations so that you don’t exceed the maximum payout limits. Thus, you might only be able to bet 50 euros on one number but can bet 1,000 euros on black or red. This is due to the payout ratios: winning with a single number pays you 35 times your bet, whereas black or red only grants you double your bet.
Betting limits and their significance
While this may seem a bit controlling, this doesn’t only provide benefits for the casino, but also for the player. For the casino, it’s important not to have to pay out too much that they go bankrupt and can’t actually pay the players, so they’re ensuring that they will be able to pay out the player. For the player, it is essential that you will indeed get paid out, so these rules merely conform to making sure that you do. These limits can also be seen as giving you the possibility of winning a lot, without losing too much to betting.
High Roller Tables
Players that go through their chips too fast may choose these tables to enjoy the experience, without betting too much in one go. Some casinos may also offer High Roller tables, where they may allow you to bet 10,000 euros per spin, though this is limited to only extremely flush players.
It’s always a good idea to be well-informed about the table limits before you start playing. This way, you’ll avoid any surprises on a winning streak. The betting limits are usually portrayed on the featured image of the table, and otherwise in the live casino screen itself. If you need any clarification, you can often chat with the table dealer, who will inform you of the table limits. If this is not the case, you can ask the live chat of the online casino itself for more information.