Right from its days of being played in a land casino, the game of Roulette continues to be a huge hit with gamblers even when played online. This classic game is one that really stands for everything that gambling is about. Roulette in French means ‘little wheel’ and the game owes its origin to this country. The game is estimated to be as old as 300 years, yet even today it’s is the number one favourite for Canadian gamblers. Online Roulette has several variations that can be played in Canada online, including American, French or European.
Playing Online Roulette
Playing Roulette online is quite similar to what you would expect the game to be like if you were playing it at a land based casino. You still need to spin the little wheel and place your wager depending on where the ball lands. In online Roulette, you can choose to bet on either specific numbers on the wheel or on sets of numbers. Once you choose the numbers, you can now begin to play applying any online Roulette systems which you excel in.
Types of bets
When you are betting on a specific number, your odds are usually 35:1, which means that if your wager is a success, you will get 35 times the amount that you wagered on it.
Other options for you to bet on at online Roulette include betting on the color of the square that the ball will land on, betting on whether the number will be odd or even, or betting on high or low numbers. High numbers are 19 – 36, while low numbers are 18 and below. These options usually have odds of 2:1, so if you guess right, you get twice your wagered amount back.
You can also choose to bet on inside bets, which include whether you want a split, which is when you choose two numbers that are side by side, like 3 and 4, or whether you want to choose a street, which is three numbers that are side by side, or a corner, which will be numbers that form the corners of the betting layout on which the chips are placed, such as 11, 12, 14 and 15, or you can choose to bet on a six line, which is two streets that lie next to each other. If you’re feeling especially lucky, you can try betting on a dozen, which is a group of 12 numbers. This is called an outside bet.
The most popularly played variants of the game in Canada are American Roulette and European Roulette. The main difference is the double zero in the American version. In French Roulette, you have just one zero, but you also have features like ‘en prison’, which is sort of like an assurance to players so that you can win your previous bet back even if you lost on a previous round.
Online Roulette is just as fun and nerve wrecking as the kind that you would play at a brick and mortar casino.