Roulette Online

Online Roulette

Roulette is one of the most played of all of the table games amongst the online casino games. It has adapted beautifully to the online world and the magic of the roulette wheel has been transferred brilliantly to the online casino screens. Many of the online casinos offer two main types of online roulette; American roulette and European roulette. These online casino games are both very similar with the American roulette wheel having 38 pockets and the European wheel having 37 pockets. The pockets are made up of numbers from 1 to 36 in black and red and the addition of a single "zero" pocket and double "zero" pockets in the case of American roulette.

How to Place Bets

Next to the wheel in the online game of roulette is the betting grid. The betting grid is divided up into two types of bets which are defined as inside and outside bets. The inside bets are bets on single numbers, two numbers together, three numbers or four numbers grouped together. Because the chance of landing any of these numbers is lower than the other bets, the odds for these types of bets are much higher than the outside bets. Outside bets are bets on larger groups of numbers, such as all of the odd numbers, all of the even numbers, all red numbers and all black numbers and so on. These are the basic rules of the roulette game that apply to all games, and once players have placed their bets, a small white ball is sent into the spinning wheel and players wait in anticipation to see where the ball will come to rest and if their chosen number has won.

Roulette Variations

Amongst the online casino games there are always different variations and online roulette is no exception. At some casinos, players can find French roulette that offers the addition of the La Partage or En Prison rule where players can hold on to half of their bet for the next spin if it lands on the zero. This game is played on the European wheel. Some casinos offer multi roulette games where players can place a bet or bets that carry across up to 8 different wheels that are set spinning at the same time, the winnings are also split according to the eight different wheels. Some casinos also offer live dealer roulette games where a live dealer communicates with all players through a live video feed and players can interact with the other players. Many of the roulette games can be played for fun before players place real money bets giving them a chance to understand the betting grid and workings of the game before committing real money to the game.