Online Roulette

Roulette is a hugely popular casino game in which a croupier or dealer turns a wheel marked with either 37 (for European) or 38 (for American) numbered slots in which a small metal ball can land. The first 36 numbers range from 1 to 36, with a 37th number being the zero. This is usually colored green, as to differentiate it from the others which are always red and blue.

In the American version of online roulette there is another zero slot, which is marked 00 (double zero) effectively doubling the odds in favour of the casino. This is the only difference between the two versions.

Bets

Players can bet on individual numbers, which give odds at 35 to 1 (36 to 1 in American roulette). Another popular with lower odds is on a single color (2 to 1 odds), or on odd / even (again, 2 to 1 odds).

There are of course many more betting options as described in detail within our How To Play Roulette guide. Some people including myself like to make combination bets when playing online roulette. One such example would be to wager on a colour, and then a number.

Why So Popular?

Roulette is exceptionally popular because it is so incredibly simple. Anyone can walk into a casino and start betting because there is literally nothing to learn; choose and number and place your chips. There is zero skill to learn, and if you are the adventurous type then there are ways to maximise your winnings too.

One of the best ways to win more is to play European roulette, and though this can be hard in a land based casino, playing online roulette means you have a quick and easy choice between the two. In most online casinos, you’ll even find French roulette too!

Famous Roulette Players

There have been a few high profile roulette wins over the years, most notable of them all is the case of Ashley Revell from the UK. This London resident decided one day that he would sell everything he owned including his clothes and put it all on red. Luckily for him, the ball did in fact land on red and he walked away with almost £300 thousand dollars to his name.

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