Do you know the history of the casino game called roulette? It was developed in France and then in the early 1800s roulette was taken to the United States where numerous gold miners and others in the Wild West sat around leisurely to wager and play the game. This game soon became popular all across the USA especially during the Gold Rush period. During this period the game was rejected by many casino owners and the owners complained about the European single zero wheels having a very low house edge. Soon afterward the extra 00 was added to the roulette wheel and came to be known as American Roulette. This 00 considerably increased the house edge making casinos quite profitable. Well, that’s how it started.
Roulette or ‘small wheel’ like the French would call it, used to be an elite casino game and wagered by the high class gamblers at land based casinos. Nowadays, especially on the internet, roulette is played by all gamblers.
To begin playing at an online casino roulette game, you will first need to place your bets on the number or numbers that you want to bet on. The normal roulette wheel, that is, the European Roulette consists of 0-36 numbered slots. Click the ‘spin’ button to trigger the wheel. The small ball in the wheel rotates and then lands on one of the numbered slots. Winnings are paid off based on that number.
Roulette Bets: Inside bets and Outside bets
• Straight Up – betting on one particular number.
• Street bet – bets placed on 3 different numbers.
• Split bet – bets placed on two different numbers.
• Corner bet – bets raised on four adjoining numbers.
• Square bet – bets are placed in the intersection of 0 to3 numbers
• Red or Black – you can wager on either the red or black colored number slots on the roulette wheel.
• Odd or Even – bets can be placed on odd numbers or even numbers.
• Low or High – these bets range from numbers 1-18 or 19-36.
• Columns – bets raised on a particular column of numbers on the table
• Dozens – bets that are placed on the first dozen 1-12 or second dozen 13-24 or third dozen 25-36.
Roulette is considered to be a game of chance, but not only luck will make you win. The game has also got a bit of skill involved when it comes to the type of bets you need to make during the game. To minimize your potential losses it is better you stick to making group bets or even money bets such as the odd or even numbers, high or low number or red or black numbers. Betting on a single number and winning on it is definitely unlikely to happen regularly, but betting on a group of numbers and winning at least one of them is definitely a good roulette strategy, its the best way to play roulette. Online roulette can be a fun game if you understand the betting system involved to increase your chances of winning.