Roulette is a popular casino game that began in 17th century France. Today roulette is played around the world including online casinos. Something interesting about online roulette games is that the American version of roulette has two zeros on the board and wheel which changes the odds considerably in favor of the house as opposed to the European version which only has one zero.
Like all other house games the casino has an automatic accommodation with roulette which ensures it makes a profit. With the solo zero table, the casino accommodation is 2.7%, while a dual zero table has a casino accommodation of 5.25%. In a traditional establishment the solo zero tables are typically located in the high betting section and the minimum wagers are larger than the dual zero tables.
The game initiates with gambler purchasing chips to participate in the game. Different colored tokens are employed to assist the worker in keeping the wagers separated and to limit cheating that would happen with gamblers putting more tokens into the game. When you are finished betting you change the colored ones for cash chips which are then presented to the establishment banker.
All players at the board put bets on spaces they feel may win, that is, the ones they believe the ball will fall on. When new bets are made the dealer twirls the wheel and spins the ball after a couple of seconds as the ball is in motion the worker stops the betting for that spin. After the betting is stopped no further wagers or alterations to current wagers can be made.
The number that the ball lands on is the winner. Once the winner is known the dealer places the dolly on the winning number and rakes off the loosing bets then the dealer pays the winners. After the winning payments are given players are allowed to place new bets for the next spin.
Players make out by wagering on the spot that the ball falls on, but you can wager on multiple numbers with one bet by stacking the wager on the edge separating the numbers. By wagering this way you win a lesser payment if any of the spots are covered but you largely grow the chances of having a winner. You can wager the edge separating the numbers or the corner between four numbers. The more spots the greater the chances of being the winner but the lesser the amount to the winner.
It might feel straight foreword to choose the winning number but it is hard. It is a lot simpler to win placing outside wagers. A good example is you may bet red or black and odd or even. These wagers have nearly fifty/fifty odds of being a winner, except that the zeros make the odds favor the establishment. You can wager the zeros by placing a wager head up to the zero or by separating the dual zeros to shift the chances more for you with outside bets.
Remember there are no known winners and although given an ever chance you can loose the bets and the majority of gamblers do loose in the end. Something interesting about online roulette games is the chance to Practice betting online with pretend cash to simulate your bets before gambling for real. By simulating your bets before gambling under real conditions you will gain an idea of what to expect when playing for real.