Online Roulette Guide

Since its invention, Roulette has imparted glamour, mystery, and excitement to casino-goers. Because of its simple and easy to understand rules, this game of Roulette is popular in casinos world wide. It is one of the few games in which you can be as involved as you like while playing the game. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to Vegas to experience this edge of your seat excitement; almost all Australian online casinos provide a variety of Roulette games.

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Below we’ve provided details of each section of our must-read roulette guide. Through this guide we hope to make you fall in love with the game from the first spin of the wheel and provide all the in-sights of the game to make winning a proper possibility and not just a chance.

Roulette: History

Roulette is French for “little wheel” and since its invention in the 18th century, has been a wheel of excitement and hopes. Roulette, as we know it now, was reported to have been seen in Paris by 1796 and already a game for the royalty. The earlier version of roulette had numbered “pockets” from 1-36 and a 0 pocket. However, the casinos of the day did not like their odds and added a double zero for a more savory house edge.

As Roulette became more and more popular, it was impossible for software developer to miss out online roulettes. One difference that you will find in the online version, as roulette makes its next transition in history, is the pace of the game. In a traditional casino, the roulette wheel never stops spinning which makes the game very fast-paced and intimidating for a newbie. Online however, the wheel spins when you are ready.

Roulette Table

The core part of any roulette table is the wheel. The roulette wheel normally consists of 36 numbers from 1 to 36, with each alternating between black and red in colour as you move around the wheel. There will also either be a single green ‘0’ or a green ‘0’ and ’00’ depending on whether you are playing at a European or American Roulette table.

Another part of the Roulette table is the table itself where an array of numbers and betting options are displayed. Bets are placed on the table, correlating with the slots the ball can possibly land in. This table consists of 3 columns and 12 rows (also known as street) and either a ‘0’ or ‘00’ on the top.

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European Roulette with a Single Zero and 36 numbers

Types of Roulette

Single Zero (European Roulette)

This is a variation where you find thirty six numbers from 1 to 36 and a single zero totaling 37 numbers

Double Zero (American Roulette)

In this version, there are thirty 36 numbers from 1 to 26, a single zero and a double zero (00) totaling 38 numbers.

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Roulette tables – European and American

Roulette: Bets and Payouts

Roulette bets are normally divided into two categories: Inside and Outside bets

Inside Bets: Inside bets include all individual numbers and small bet groups. There is traditionally higher risk but give larger payouts since you are placing your chips on either one or up to 6 individual numbers at once. There are series of bets you can place in an Inside bet (payouts are based on European Roulette).

  • Straight up bets: Betting on one number. Payout: 35 to 1
  • Split Bets: Betting on two numbers placing chips on the border line between the two numbers. Payout: 17 to 1
  • Street bets: Betting on three numbers by placing chips at the end of the streets or the rows. Payout: 11 to 1
  • Corner bets: Betting on four numbers. The chip lies on the intersection of the 4 numbers. Payout: 8 to 1
  • Six line bets: Betting on 6 numbers by placing the chip on the edge of two adjoining streets. Payout: 5 to 1

Outside Bets: Outside bets include all the bets that are outside the area in which the individual numbers (0 or 00 to 36) are marked. When looking at the layout you can easily identify which bets are Outside bets. Outside bets have a smaller payout because they categorize a group of numbers and you have better odds of hitting them.

  • Colour bets: Bets on whether the number is Red or Black (18 numbers on each colour). Payout: 1 to 1
  • Even or Odd bets: Bets on whether the number on the wheel is even or odd (18 numbers in each category). Payout: 1 to 1
  • Column bets: Betting on one of the three columns (12 numbers in each column). Payout: 2 to 1
  • 12 number bets: Betting on one-third of the total numbers. Payout: 2 to 1
  • High or low bets: Bets on low numbers (1 to 18) or high numbers (19 – 36). Payout: 1 to 1
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Online Roulette with Inside and Outside bets

How to play Roulette

Roulette is played against the house. The house is represented by the Croupier who has the responsibility of spinning the Roulette wheel and handling the bets placed on the table. A player will be allocated a range of specific minimum and maximum amount of bets they can place. This rule varies for the inside and outside bets for each spin.

For online roulette, the navigation bar is at the bottom and players can clear bets, choose their chip denomination, place their chips on any number of bet categories they want (qithout exceeding the maximum bet amount) and then hit the spin button. If the ball lands on the number or the category of the bet you have placed, you win.

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