Roulette is amongst the oldest casino games on earth, and it offers payouts of up to 36 times your stake. Millionaires have been made and broken on this game.
Roulette is amongst the oldest casino games on earth, and it offers payouts of up to 36 times your stake. Millionaires have been made and broken on this game. I once personally witnessed a player in the UK turn 800 pounds into 100,000 pounds over a 2 or 3 hour lucky roulette session. There are so many different bet combinations you can take, and you can play online vs the computer random number, or online with real live casino dealers at some casinos. So roulette is definitely a casino game that you can play with your own playing style. Bet on single numbers if high risk high return is your style, or red or black, for lower risk.
Two Sorts of Roulette Wheels
There are two roulette wheel styles available in casinos. European Roulette has numbers 1-36, and a single zero. American Roulette has numbers 1-36, a single zero, and a double zero. Wherever possible, try to AVOID playing American Roulette, because it has a high house edge of 5.26% on any bet (1/38). European Roulette is much better, with a lower house edge of 2.63% on any bet (1/37).
Roulette Table Layout
Some roulette table layouts just show the main numbers layout – others have an additional “call bet” or “roulette track” layout… this allows the dealer to put neighbours bets or bets on areas of the roulette wheel onto the table easily. The odds paid are exactly the same as if you placed these bets yourself on the main roulette layout. The main roulette table layout will have 18 black numbers, 18 red numbers, and then a space for either a single zero (European Roulette) or a single zero and a double zero (American Roulette). You can bet on red or black, 1-18 (small), 19-36 (big); various dozens (1-12, 13-24, 25-36) and other combinations. Roulette is easy to play once you know how. Most online casinos have online FAQs for roulette that you can read.
Buying In To Roulette
In order to avoid arguments on live tables, every gambler at a roulette table is given a different coloured betting chip. Chips are also coded to a particular roulette table – e.g. you can’t take chips from one roulette wheel table to another – unless they are cash chips. Online this is not an issue, as you are playing as one person against the casino – and the computer tracks all of your chips and balances automatically – therefore roulette dealer error is not a consideration.
Roulette Wheel Payouts
a. Single Number: Pays 35 to 1
b. Split – 2 numbers: Pays 17 to 1
c. Quad – 4 numbers: Pays 8 to 1.
d. Street – 3 numbers: Pays 11 to 1.
e. Dozen or column – 12 numbers: Pays 2 to 1.
When the ball has been spun and the answer of the spin is known, a live casino dealer marks that number spot on the table and then pays out to the winners. In computerised online casino roulette games, the computer does this automatically.
Dave the Gambler says: “This article gives you some basic information about Roulette. It’s a fun casino game to play, as long as you don’t try to cover all the numbers all the time, and understand money management. Big winnings are possible with roulette – and all casino players like to win big – which is why roulette remains popular! Play roulette now at MoneyGaming Casino, Betfred Casino, or Dafabet Casino.”