Roulette is probably one of the best online games to play, as there is skill as well as a bit of luck involved. In the game, players will place bets on a number and then the croupier will spin the wheel in one direction while the small white ball will spin in the opposite direction. Once the wheel starts slowing down, the ball will land in one of 37 numbered pockets to determine the winning bet. Some of the main bets that you can place in roulette include:
- Single: A bet on a single number (any one number between 0 and 36)
- Split: A bet on 2 adjoining numbers, vertical or horizontal
- Street: A bet on 3 numbers in a single horizontal line
- Corner: A bet on 4 numbers in a square
There is also betting on whether the winning number will be odd or even, whether the ball will land on a red or black number, and if the number that it lands on is between 1 and 18 or 19 and 36.
There are 3 types of roulette games that you can play at an online casino in Australia, even though the basics of betting will remain the same:
- U.S.: There are 37 numbers (including the 0) on the roulette wheel, but the American version has an extra 0 (or a double 0), doubling the casino’s house edge. This is the reason why U.S. roulette is not as popular as other versions.
- French and European: 37 numbers, including the 0, which is basically your standard roulette wheel. The only difference in these 2 versions is that when you place an outside bet in French Roulette and the ball lands on 0, half your bets are returned. This is not the case with European Roulette.
Other roulette games available include the Gold Series, which is a classier version, with a slightly bigger wheel and a wood-finished table and Multi-Wheel Roulette, where you can spin up to 3 roulette wheels at the same time. Then there’s Multi-Player Roulette, giving you the opportunity to play with other online players. Most online casinos will have at least one progressive roulette table available. To win the big jackpot, you will need to correctly guess a single number 5 times in a row. Although this is not an easy feat, there is a big progressive jackpot amount up for grabs, so worth trying it out.
If you want to play roulette at an online casino, take a look to see if they at least have these versions available, and you can also check out their other games, in case you want to take a break, like blackjack, video poker and pokies.