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Online Roulette Game

The History of Roulette

The history of roulette is ambiguous, but many historians agree that the game was first played in a recognisable form in 17th century France. However, the game also shares some similarities with historic games dating back to even earlier periods, including Roly Poly, Biribi and Hoca. Certainly, roulette as we know it today was first played in the late 18th century, although the game has developed with new variations since then.

How to Play Online Roulette

Roulette is made up of three key components: a wheel, a ball and a table. The roulette wheel almost always contains 36 individual numbers, in addition to a 0. Some tables also have an additional number, ’00’. Players place a wager on where the ball will land, placing betting chips on the corresponding space on the roulette table. A croupier then turns the wheel, with the ball spinning around the wheel until lands on a random value.

Players can wager on a specific number, the first dozen numbers, the second dozen numbers, or the third dozen. They can also place a wager on the ball landing on any of the first 18 numbers, or the second 18. Shorter odds are offered on simpler wagers, including the ball landing on an even value, an odd value, or landing on a black or red value.

Roulette Tips and Strategy

Roulette is arguably one of the fairest ways to wager for players, with random outcomes that are impossible to determine from the outset. The best betting strategy is to simply ensure you have a large enough starting kitty and are patient enough for your betting to pay off. However, it’s worth noting that the 0 and 00 wheel values always give the casino operator an edge, allowing them to run their games at a profit.

Roulette Variations

There’s several variations on traditional roulette, including European Roulette (featuring 37 individual numbers and a single zero on the wheels), American Roulette (similar to European roulette but with the addition of a double zero) and French Roulette (which pays back half stakes on even bets that lose if the ball lands on a zero).