The word ‘roulette’ has a French origins and it means ‘small wheel’ and the game is one of the most played games in the casino. origin of the game is unclear. However, some people claim that the game was born in France in the early 1700s.
In the early 1800s, roulette was played by the Royal Court. The Queen would choose a number and the Prince Consort, by paying a stake of 10 patins, would spin the wheel and if the Queen’s number came up, he would win 2 patins. However, the Prince Consort was not always successful in his gambling games. He lost his first game when the Queen of England’s number came up.
Casino roulette tables have chips laid out on the table for people to bet on. A player can place any bet on the table, as long as there is money. A bet is only a limited amount, and a player can choose any number.
The dealer spins the wheel in one direction and a ball in the opposite direction. The ball drops in the ball slot and the dealer will place a marker on the winning number. If the number that the ball dropped on was the correct one, then the player would win: a $10 profit. However, the player would lose his stake if the ball drops on the pocket 5 instead. In this situation, the player can neither win nor lose.
Roulette is a game very easy to play, but mastering it like a professional would require an effort of years. For one to have an idea about the possibilities, practice and experience are essential. Mastering the game could only be done by discovering facts and figures regarding the game.
An integral part of the game is the wheel. The roulette table is designed with pockets, which are the places where the ball can be placed. The pockets are supervisors with the ball.
In European roulette, there are 37 pockets. In American roulette, there are 38 pockets in the wheel. Difference between the two is only one extra pocket in American roulette. However, despite of its similarity, the values of the pockets are meaningless. In French roulette, there are five pockets and in American roulette, there are six.
The table of the roulette wheel is laid out in three horizontal lines and 18 vertical pockets. People can place bets on any of the pockets, including the ones in the center. This is called in American roulette a ‘straight bet’. The other two pockets are called the ‘split bet’ and the ‘lonelot’. In straight bets, the player bets on one number only. In split bets, the player bets on two numbers.
The ‘house edge’ in this game is the 5.26% that the dewapoker impose on all the bets. That is, the casino is able to expect a profit of $5.26 on every $100 bet. However, this value is rounded down in casinos, which give more profit to the players.
In European roulette, the online game has been compared favorably to the ‘real’ game. The choice of betting options is more or less the same, the numbers are not split as they are in the ‘real’ game, and the bets can be placed on one of the three horizontal lines or on odd or even numbers only.
However, the odds in European online roulette are better than those in the ‘real’ game. For example, in order to win $1 in European online roulette, you would have to bet on the number 2870 times. However, in American roulette, the odds are 1 in 38, multiplied by $100 bets. Therefore, the player has a higher chance to win money in the online version of the game.
The three different versions of online roulette have been)* Classic Live Roulette (one can play with software, not mobile phones)* Web-based Live Roulette (no software required)* Mobile Live Roulette applications.