Roulette as a game, has been around for over 400 years. Roulette is a casino game named after the French word meaning little wheel.
It is a very successful and profitable casino table game and serious players know how to make money from every spin of the wheel
If you have been to a casino or watched movies or television, Roulette is the game where a large wheel spins around a small silver ball is dropped in. The wheel has numbers, usually 0 to 36, and where the ball stops is the winning number. Anyone who has bet on that number will win their bet x 36 (depending on the type of roulette been played).
How to play Roulette
In the game, players may choose to place bets on a single number, various groupings of numbers, the colors red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high (19–36) or low (1–18).
Once you have placed your bets and the dealer calls no more bets, the ball is dropped into the wheel. At this point, you may not touch the table. When the ball comes to a stop, the croupier will place a marker on the winning number and do the payout accordingly.
The rules are easy. You simply place bets on numbers where you think the ball might land. You spread your bets so that you’re getting the best odds. What’s nice is that you can see the last 10 hands that were played and this allows you to “avoid” those numbers, thereby increasing your odds.
The two main types of Roulette tables are the American Roulette and European Roulette. The European roulette table has a higher edge for the player as it only has 1 zero. The American Roulette table has a “0” and an “00” (zero and double zero). This means a better house edge for the casino. It’s important to know this as there are different strategies for each type.
In American Roulette, the casino has a higher house edge than with European Roulette. After a big demand, casinos in Vegas have started putting European Roulette tables on the floors. So, if you are ever in a casino, look for a roulette wheel with 1 zero and you will know it is an European Roulette wheel and your edge on the casino increases.
Different ways to bet on roulette:
1. Column Bet
It is a 2 to 1 payout bet. It means if you bet $5, you would get $10 in addition to your original bet on winning. The columns 2 to 1 in black color on the top right to bottom right. Chips are placed on that column. It is a 12 number bet which means you are going to win if ball falls on number of the column you have place chip.
Payout: 2 to 1
2. Even Money
See the roulette Layout. Winner is declared if player scores Red/Black, Even/Odd, 1-18, 19-36
Payout: 1 to 1
It is a one numbered game. You can bet one a number. What makes this bet most attractive is its payout. It would give you 35 times the money of your original bet plus your original bet. Numbers are from 1 to 36, including 0 and 00 in American standard casino.
Payout: 35 to 1
1st 12, 2nd 12, 3rd12 fall into this category. It has a payout of 2 to 1 and a 12 numbered bet. You can bet on dozens between1-12, 13-24, 25-36.
Payout: 2 to 1
If any of the three numbers are hit in a row like a set of (1, 2, 3), (22, 23, 24),etc. as shown a layout
Payout: 11 to 1
It is a two numbered game. If any of the two numbers hit, you would receive a payout of 17 to 1
Payout: 17 to 1
This one is not common. It is a six numbered bet and would win a payout of 5 to 1. The box G covers the number 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33
Payout: 5 to 1
It is a 5 numbered bet and you would win if any of the following numbers hit. These numbers are 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3.
Payout: 6 to 1
Corner is scored if any of the four numbers is scored. As shown in the layout strike I shows corner of 2, 3, 5 and 6.
Payout: 8 to 1
Types Of Roulette
The most common forms of Roulette are American Roulette and European Roulette
1. European Roulette
2. American Roulette
3. Rapid Roulette
Rapid Roulette is a combination of Live Dealer and computer screens. Punters place their bets on a screen and a dealer spins the wheel as per normal. Wins are paid directly to a chipped card or player’s machine. Benefit here is that each player has their own screen, therefore their own table and that hands are dealt really quickly. This means more action for players.
4. Live Dealers Online Roulette
Over the years, gaming studios have introduced Live Dealer software. This means you can play pretty much any table game at home, but with the benefit of a real person shuffling and dealing or spinning the roulette wheel.
Almost all online casinos have Live Dealer games and some have up to 3 studios delivering real life gambling action. The best news is that it is available on mobile devices such as phones, tablets and iPads.
The reason players prefer Live Dealers is because there is little chance of the game been rigged. Some superstitious players think that the computerised version of these casino table games are rigged and so, they switch to Live Dealers where they can see all the action.
Here is a list of all the gaming studios that provide online casinos with live dealer solutions:
- Authentic Gaming
- Evolution Gaming
- Extreme Live Gaming
- Global Gaming Labs
- Ho Gaming
- MediaLive Casino
- Microgaming Live Dealer
- NetPlay TV
- Opus Gaming
- Portomaso Gaming
- Visionary iGaming
- Vivo Gaming
- Xpro Gaming
So, the next time you wish to play roulette on your desktop or mobile, then remember to try the Live Dealers. The girls and guys are attractive and fun to chat with. Plus, you won’t have to wait to get a seat as there are loads of tables available.
If Roulette is not the game for you, then visit our Blackjack page that shows you how Blackjack works and how to play it.
Playing online table games and slots is fun, but always remember to gamble responsibly. Set a budget and stick to it. Gambling is always meant to be entertaining. If it isn’t, then look at other hobbies to spend your time and money on.
There are many different strategies used when playing roulette please visit our Roulette Strategies page to find out more.