Am I the Only One Who Finds Online Roulette Boring?

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RNG roulette was not as fun as I was anticipating it to be.

Yesterday, I played online roulette for the first time. Like trying blackjack for the first time, roulette is another one of those games that I’d never played before, but that I was very interested in experiencing.

To me, roulette is like a martini: It’s a classic that I have to try at least once. Turns out, however, that unlike a martini which I enjoyed the first time I had one, online roulette left a lot to be desired. In fact, I found the experience flat out boring. I’m not sorry I tried it, but I’m not eager to play it again.

Online Roulette - Matrini and roulette wheel - MGJ

Why did I find online roulette so boring? I’ll share my experience and explain my reason below.

I followed first-time player online roulette tips.

Since it was my first time playing, I decided that I’d try an RNG (Random Number Generator) software-run game. I typically like these games, especially to start and when I’m learning, because it gives me all the time in the world to think about how I’d like to bet without the added pressure of time.

To be clear, these are great tips and had nothing to do with me finding my online roulette experience underwhelming. 😂

I played European Roulette Pro online

Where I currently play, I had a few European Roulette Pro RNG-based options and they were all from the same provider, GVG.

Online roulette screenshot of RNG European Roulette games at PlayOJO Ontario - MGJ
Screenshot of European Roulette games available at PlayOJO Ontario

As you can see from the screenshot above, there were only “Pro” options available to me. From my understanding, I think the only difference between European Roulette Pro and European Roulette is that in the pro version you can make special bets that aren’t available in the standard variant…but don’t quote me on that.😁

I decided to play European Roulette Pro $1 – $100

Online Roulette - European Roulette Pro - GVG - Screenshot - MGJ
Screenshot of GVG’s European Roulette Pro $1 – $100

I like card and table games that have a very low bet option, so this one was perfect for me, as I only wanted to place $1 bets. In case you’re wondering, this particular game by GVG has an RTP of 97.30%.

Before playing, I had a brief look at the rules as well as the “Special Bets” and the “Statistics”. The special bets simply tell you (and show you on the table) the different bets you can make, such as “4 Red Splits” shown in the screenshot below. Meanwhile, the statistics inform you about how often certain numbers or bets come up, such as Hot and Cold numbers (remember, these are the numbers not to rely on because Roulette is totally random with no winning number guarantees).  

Online Roulette - European Roulette Pro - GVG - Screenshot - Special Bets & Statistics - MGJ
Screenshots of GVG’s European Roulette Pro $1 – $100

Once the game was loaded, a friendly female voice (or you can change it to a friendly male voice) says “Place your bets”. For my first bet, I placed a single $1 Even bet. I clicked the play button and friendly lady said, “No more bets” and the wheel spun until it landed on 5 Red. I lost.

Online Roulette - European Roulette Pro - GVG - Screenshot - First Bet - MGJ

No biggie, so I played again. This time, I bet $1 on Red and $1 on Odd. After the wheel spun, it landed again on 5 Red, and this time I won both bets, getting a sweet $4.

Online Roulette - European Roulette Pro - GVG - Screenshot - First Bet - MGJ

For my third game I bet $1 on 1 to12, $1 on Black, and $1 on Odd. This turned out to be a total bust as the ball landed on Red 34. It was about at this point that I started to feel a little bored from playing. Honestly, it wasn’t the fact that I’d lost twice (losing is a part of gambling) I was just failing to find playing online roulette fun. I was feeling zero thrill factor watching and waiting for that digi ball to land in a random pocket on the digi wheel.

Online Roulette - European Roulette Pro - GVG - Screenshot - Third Bet - MGJ

Still, I didn’t want to throw in the towel yet, so I decided to play a couple more games. On the fourth game, I bet $1 on Even, $1 on Red, and $1 on 3rd 12. The ball landed on 7 Red, which won me back my red bet for $2.00. I won…but still wasn’t feeling any sort of buzz.🤣

Online Roulette - European Roulette Pro - GVG - Screenshot - Bet Four - MGJ

I played one final game for that playing session and decided I’d just randomly bet on two numbers to see if this upped my interest or excitement. So, I bet $1 on 18 Red and $1 on 17 Black. The ball landed on 36 Red, and I lost. While I certainly wasn’t surprised by the loss, placing this bet didn’t improve my opinion of online roulette, either. So, I called it quits.

Online Roulette - European Roulette Pro - GVG - Screenshot - Bet Five - MGJ

The next time I play online roulette I’ll play it live

Now that it’s been several hours and one full sleep later since I played online roulette, I can say with confidence that the reason why I found it so not thrilling was the fact that it was RNG-based. I don’t think it’s the actual game or its graphics that disappointed me. GVG did a fine job with its appearance and the sound effects. I think the issue for me is that part of the thrill and draw of playing roulette is the live and social atmosphere.

For this reason, I think I’ll stick to playing demo versions of RNG-based online roulette for learning the ropes and trying strategies and play live roulette to enjoy the real money experience. Here’s to hoping that when I play live roulette for the first time, I’ll find it more entertaining LOL!

What are your thoughts about RNG online roulette? Do you like it? Is there a game you would recommend?

Until next time, good luck and have fun!

Mia 👩‍💻

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