Roulette Online – Rules of the Game

Roulette rules

Here at Spiele Online Casino we love roulette, and we hope that you will love our guide to the rules of the game…

There are very few casino games that match the thrill and rewards that you can enjoy when playing roulette online. ‘Roulette’ is a French term that means a small wheel and it has 37 to 38 small numbered pockets. The pockets are colored alternately as red and black. The pocket with number zero is colored green.

When it comes to betting, the game allows you to bet on numbers, combination of numbers, range and even on colors. If you bet and win for a single number, you can win as much as 36 times your wager. It is because of the thrill of the spinning wheel of luck and the huge rewards associated with it that make roulette online so popular a casino game.

American and European Roulette

When you sit down to play roulette online, you would usually come across two main types of variations – the American Roulette and the European Roulette. It would be wise to play on the European wheel because the American wheel has an extra number, a double zero. The European wheel gives you relatively better odds of winning. The American wheel has number pockets from 1 to 36 along with a pair of zeros, a single ‘0’ and a double zero, ’00.’ When playing American Roulette, you would get different colored chips for easier differentiation.

European Roulette or French Roulette contains numbers 1 to 36 and a single ‘0.’ In European Roulette, you would get same colored chips. It would be more tempting to play this version. It has a unique rule known as “En Prison” where you get several options. According to this rule, you would get the chance to either surrender half of your outsider wager or keep it as it is for the next game. This rule can help you reduce the house edge to as much as 1.352 compared to the house edge of 5.26 in the case of American Roulette.

There are many advantages of playing roulette online. The online mode helps in eliminating any type of distractions from other players or from the dealer. You would be able to play from the comfort of your home, an environment that you control and does not create any distractions as long as you are locked inside your room.

Types of Bets in Roulette

Even though, there are dozens of bets in roulette online, your wagers are categorized under three groups – Inside Bets, Outside Bets and Announced Bets. Inside bets would be either placed on numbers, between a pair of numbers, at the end of a line or at the meeting point of several numbers. Outside bets would be placed outside the number grid given on the Roulette table. The Announced bets involve the wagers that the player would speak out loud when placing the chips on the table. These bets are not there on the board and therefore, they need to be spoken out loudly.

There are many reasons you would want to play Roulette – it has the exciting “Wheel of luck” associated with it, it has a large number of bets to choose from, you can place multiple types of bets at one time and lots more.