Live Roulette Online

One of the most popular casino games out there, roulette can be seen prominently in both online and offline casinos. Whether you are playing virtual roulette games or live roulette online, the results are the same: a thrilling time as you watch the wheel spin and the ball fly. Originally played in France back in the 17th century, it has spread all over the world. If you want to try it out, here are the basics.

Online roulette basics

The goal of the game is to guess where the ball will land on the wheel. In European roulette and French roulette, the wheel has 37 slots representing 36 numbers and one zero. In the US, roulette wheels have two zeros and therefore 38 slots.

To play roulette, a bet or bets are placed on numbers in the table layout or on the various section bets outside. Once the bets are set, the wheel is spun and the ball is released. The wheel spins until the ball drops into a slot. The winners are those bets that are on or around the number that comes up, they could also be on the color or number type. The payout depends on how many places that the bettor wagered on.

For example, a bet on one number only is called a straight-up bet. This pays 35 to 1. Two-number bets, called split bets pay out 17 to 1. Next is a three-number bet, which are called street bets, pay out 11 to 1.  Four-number bets pay out 8 to 1, while higher bet amounts pay only 5 to 1. A bet on the outside dozen or column will pay 2 to 1. This is the same for those who bet on even or odd and red or black.

Two special rules

There are two special rules to keep in mind, though if one is active the other one is usually not. First is the En Prison rule. When the ball lands on zero, some casinos will allow the player to either take back half their bet or leave the bet for another roulette spin. The wheel is spun again and this will be the final result. If the following spin the outcome is again zero, then the whole bet is lost.

The second special rule is the la partage rule. It happens also when the ball lands on zero. All even-money bets are instantaneously split into two then half the original bet is returned. These rules lower the house edge and are quite favorable to the player, so it would be good to check if they are available before placing your bets.

With these tips in mind, you should have an easier time playing online live roulette in the leading Bitcoin casinos with live dealer tables.