Everything about roulette and online roulette

Sophia Sullivan

What is roulette? This is a gamble game. The game with a history of several centuries. Certainly, the roulette is not so ancient gamble, like craps, but the trail of the origin of the wheel of fortune goes back in the distant years. It’s unknown where roulette was invented, however there are three countries which may be birth place of the roulette game - China, France, and Italy. But it is known for certain that there is not a single documented fact about who, when and where invent roulette game. The very first documentary which mentions roulette belong to the end of the 18th century.

For a long time, roulette was as a moneymaking tool for the treasury of the royal house, French aristocracy was forced to play it, thus roulette was incredibly popular, and fashionable game (in Europe roulette game was even called as the queen of the casino) during 18th and 19th centuries. Nowadays, roulette is not so popular as it was before, but roulette game never got into the oblivion. Now roulette game attracts gamblers not only in land-based casinos, but you also can play roulette online in internet casinos.

What so magical in roulette that it remains popular attribute of any casino? I have been asking myself this question for several years, but there is no answer to it. Perhaps roulette is the only game that is associated with the casino for the most people in the world. Yet, only several people understand what French roulette is, how the American roulette wheel differs from the European roulette, what is the casino advantage in this game, how the roulette playing field is marked, and, finally, from which material roulette ball is made... but, stop any passerby on the street or ask a passenger sitting next to you in the subway: “What kind of gambling is in the casino?” and in response, you'll  be told: “Roulette!”.

What you need to know to start playing roulette

First, the goal of the game: whatever version of the roulette you’ll play, your task is to determine the cell number of the wheel where the ball will fall after rotation.

To begin with, in modern online casinos you can play several variants of online roulette, but all of them are based on three types of wheels: a single zero wheel, a double zero wheel, a zero free wheel. Depending on what type of wheel is used in the game, online roulette has several basic names:

  • French Roulette Online
  • European Roulette Online
  • American Roulette Online

Single zero roulette

In modern casinos, French roulette and European roulette are almost the same.European Roulette with 1 zero The main difference only in the way the roulette playing field is drawn. Both roulettes use the same wheels and the same types of bets. Both roulettes, classic or standard, are taken as the basis for most online roulettes. These roulettes are also known as single-zero roulettes.

  • the goal of the game: to guess in which sector of the roulette wheel ball will fall; 
  • there are 37 red and black alternating sectors on the roulette table and wheel: numbers from 1 to 36 + 1 green sector: zero sector.

Double Zero Roulette

American online roulette is significantly different from European and French online roulette.American double Zero Roulette

  • the goal of the game: to guess in which sector of the roulette wheel ball will fall;
  • There are 37 red and black alternating sectors on the roulette table and wheel: numbers from 1 to 36 + 2 green sectors: zero sector (0) and double zero sector (00) on the roulette table and wheel.

Roulette without zero

Apart from the first three roulettes there are roulette tables without zero. Roulette without a zero with numbers from 1 to 36, and one more type of zero-less roulette table (with numbers from 1 to 9) won’t give an easy win for the player, same as classic roulette tables.Zero-less roulette wheel

1st version of roulette without zero

  • the goal of the game: to guess in which sector of the roulette wheel ball will fall;
  • 36 sectors on the wheel: numbers from 1 to 36;
  • commission is taken for each spin (rotation) of the wheel.

Option 2 roulette without zero or roulette boules

  • the goal of the game: to guess in which sector of the roulette wheel ball will fall;
  • sectors on the wheel: numbers from 1 to 9;
  • a number is reserved on the roulette wheel, giving an advantage to the casino in the game.

Roulette bet types

There are three main types of bets in roulette, two of which are used in any version of roulettes, including European roulette, French roulette and American roulette in both land-based casinos and online roulette casinos.

  • Red or Black – Bet on the colour of the winning number.
  • Odd or Even – Bet on whether the winning number will be odd or even.
  • 1 to 18 or 19 to 36 – Bet on whether the winning number will be low (lower than 19) or high.

Bet types and names in Roulette

Online roulette game is often called as the Queen Of The Casino, because its some sort of symbol of the gambling and casino itself. The constantly rotating drum, the buzzing of the ball along the roulette, cheering and cries of the customers near the table - all this is an integral part of the casino, which creates a unique atmosphere in the hall and attracts numerous visitors.

Any online casino has online roulette game, because its virtual variety in great demand as well.

Roulette is an excellent choice for a beginner

Any professional in the field of gambling will confirm that online roulette game, despite the seeming complexity of the rules, is the most ideal gambling for beginners. Let's highlight the main advantages:

  • Online roulette almost does not require special knowledge and skills. Complex betting options and other nuances serve, mainly, for introducing diversity into the game process and do not help to achieve success.
  • In most roulette bets, the same theoretical return is laid, so they can be safely combined in any order.
  • There is a huge number of honest online roulette game systems that allow you to streamline the process.

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