Online Roulette is one of the most interesting gambling games. Roulette means a small wheel in French language. The croupier turns the roulette wheel having about 37 to 38 differently numbered pockets. A ball is placed on the wheel. The ball lands on any pocket on the roulette wheel. The wheel contains pockets which are numbered from one to thirty six alternating between the colors red and black. The number 1 is red in color. The pocket with the number 0 is colored green. In most of the roulette wheels in the US, there’s another pocket numbered 00 which is also colored green. The player has to bet on the numbers, colors, combination of numbers and colors, number ranges etc
Online Roulette is of two types, American Roulette and European Roulette. The main difference is in the roulette wheels. The American roulette wheels have two pockets numbered 0 and 00 respectively in green color. The European Roulette wheels have just one pocket numbered 0.
In online roulette the players do not compete against each other. Instead they play against the bank or house which is represented by the croupier or dealer. The players have to buy chips which are different for every player to avoid any mix-ups in the bets.
Each of the players has to place a bet. After all the players have placed their bets, the croupier spins the roulette wheel and launches the ball into the wheel. Just before the ball is about to settle in any of the pockets, the croupier announces “no more bets” After that, no player is allowed to either place a bet or to change an existing one. If the ball lands on a number, color or combination that you’ve bet on then you win. The players have to wait for the croupier to place the dolly on the winning number and clear all the bets before placing any new bets.
Luck plays an important part in a game of online roulette. Initially you can try betting on many numbers together to increase your chances of winning. But this would reduce your payout considerably. There are a number of online casinos that offer online roulette for free where you can just try you hands on the game without paying anything.