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How to play Roulette

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Arguably, Roulette is one of the most famous casino games of all time. After the primitive version of the wheel was created, by accident, in 1655, the wheel continued to spin through centuries – truly standing the test of time.

Not only is the game of chance a staple at any gambling venue, but casino online Roulette has really revolutionised the way we play.

With this in mind, join us as we take a look at exactly how to play Roulette, whether you decide to visit a land-based or online casino…

Picking the best variation

There are two main different types of Roulette wheels: American and European.

These make up the basis for most games of Roulette, so picking the variation that’s best suited to your style of gameplay is essential.

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  • European Roulette

European Roulette features a total of 37 pockets, including a single green zero. The numbers are randomly displayed, alternating between odd, even, high and low, on red and black backgrounds.

  • American Roulette

The main difference between the two wheels, is that the American one features 38 pockets, with the addition of a green double zero pocket. This means the house edge is 5.26% – significantly higher than the 2.70% house edge of European Roulette.

You should pick the variation you play based on the size of your bankroll and the duration you may wish to play for. Generally, the European Roulette wheel is the most popular, but in America, these are rarer to come by as American Roulette is the casino’s preference. 

Placing your bet

Once you’ve taken your place at the Roulette table it’s time to place your wager. There are a variety of bets you can place in Roulette, each with different winning odds and payout percentages.

For a beginner, it’s recommended to place even-money outside bets such as odd/even, high/low and red/black, as these have just under a 50% chance of winning. Despite this, they do have the lowest payout.

There are also inside bets, which involve the options to place your wager on more specific numbers, such as Columns or a Straight Up number.

Wherever you decide to place your bets, make sure to always check the table’s minimum and maximum wagering requirements. Never bet more than you can afford to lose, and make educated predictions based on the size of your bankroll, and the potential winning odds of each bet.

The big reveal

Once the betting window is closed, the dealer will proceed to spin the wheel, placing a small ball (also known as a pill) inside, so it spins in the opposite direction.

When the wheel comes to a halt, the ball will settle in one of the pockets. This will indicate which bets need to be rewarded the corresponding payout.

If the outcome doesn’t match your prediction, you’ll lose your wager. It really is as simple as that!

You never know what could happen when the wheel is set in motion, so with your newfound knowledge, do you think you’ll be trying your chances at Roulette anytime soon?

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