The game of Roulette has often been considered to be the game at 666 Norway of the rich and famous. When it first arrived on the scene back in the 17th century, it attracted the attention of the world. This is certainly due to how easy the game is to grasp and play. Playing Roulette online is almost exactly the same as playing at a table in some fancy casino; the only difference would have to be the extravagant atmosphere offered by the brick and mortar establishment, a feature that is lost in the online world.
With the evolution of technology in recent years, online casino have partnered with game developers in the hopes of attracting even more players to the game. This has been achieved by live casinos; these are basically state of the art studios that boast a real table as well as a real life dealer which certainly brings a life like feel to the online version.
This is probably the most confusing part of the game as there are numerous bets players can make. Lets discuss a few of the more prominent ones.
A straight up bet is when you place your chips on a single number and these bets will usually pay 35 to 1.
A split bet refers to you placing a bet on two different numbers and most casinos will pay 17 to 1.
A street bet is when the player places a bet on 3 separate numbers and will usually get a payout of 11 to 1.
A corner bet is when the player places their chips on the corners of the table covering 4 numbers in total; this bet will pay 8 to 1.
Players may place a chip that intersects 4 different numbers or they may place a chip so that it lies on 2 adjoining streets.
All the above mentioned bets are considered inside bets, as they are made on specific numbers within the map. Below we shall discuss outside bets which are not placed on a specific number.
There is a colour betting option which pays 1 to 1, players are also able to bet on either odd or even number which pays the same.
Column bets refer to when players place a bet on a line of 12 numbers and this will pay out 2 to 1.
High or low bets and dozen betting both pay 1 to 1.
Choosing a Table
This is an extremely important part of the game that is all too often overlooked by novice players; by taking some time to check out the different tables, players will give themselves an idea as to which tables are doing what. This refers to factors such as, does the ball keep landing in the same number area consistently, does the croupier drop the ball in the same place all the time or even how quickly he drops the ball onto the wheel. These may not seem important but these observations can make the difference between going home emptied or staying for another couple hours of fun.
When you are just starting out it is a good idea to start with the minimum bet in order to get a feel of the table, some casinos will only take half your bet should you place an even money bet, so try it out. Another amazing tip is not to bet on the number 5, for some reason the house edge on this number sits at a staggering 7.86%.
Roulette is a game of chance and there is no proven way to beat the system, so go out there to have fun.