Roulette has always been a popular casino game. This popularity has persisted in the era of online casino gaming. It has been enhanced by the advent of live casinos, a model that allows players to see the dealer through a live-stream as if they were in the physical casino.
This guide is meant to help people enjoy playing online roulette. If you have not played roulette before, do not fret; it is a game of chance that you can play even without skills.
Choosing the model to play
There are two popular versions; the American version and the French/European version. The American version has two zero segments, which raises the house edge. You should start right by picking the French version over the American model.
Types of Bets
There are two general roulette bets: inside bets and outside bets. Inside betting involves betting on specific numbers or a combination that you expect the ball to stop at. They include:
- Straight-up bets-picking the specific number (0-36) where the ball will stop
- Split Bets-predicting that either one number or its neighbor (e.g 6&& or 16&19) will occur.
- Street Bets- Betting that the ball will stop at any number on a street, which is a column on the betting table.
- Corner Bets- This is a bet on four numbers forming a square on the table.
- Six-Line Bets- Betting on streets on the table.
Outside bets do not pick numbers. Rather, they focus on items like color, odd or even, high or low, specific column or dozens. Dozen bets predict which of the 3 dozens (1-12, 13-24 or 25-36) the ball will fall on.
Some casinos offer special bets that do not fall into the above two categories. These are specific to the particular house and are announced before the game starts. They let people keep betting as the wheel spins until a dealer closes the batting.
With the above knowledge, pretty much anyone can play in an online casino. You can play for real money or go for a house that allows free play to familiarize yourself with the game. Remember, however, that roulette is a game of chance and practice will hardly improve your chances.