Have you ever walked into a land-based casino or visited an online casino and started feeling overwhelmed by some of the games? If so, one of the best games to help you transition into playing in an online casino has to be roulette. Even if you have never played before or perhaps have never even seen a roulette table, it is the type of game that does not take long to learn how to play.
The roulette wheel
The most important aspect of roulette is of course the wheel. In a traditional game of roulette, the wheel has 36 numbers, ranging from 1 to 36. As you count up, each number alternates between red and black. There is also a single zero (or 0 and 00 if you are playing an American table) that is marked in green. Each game of roulette starts out by spinning the wheel and dropping the little ball around the edge of the roulette wheel in the opposite direction of where the wheel is spinning. After a moment and both the ball and the wheel start to slow down. Eventually the little ball falls into one of the notches underneath the numbers. The results obviously determine the winner – this is a basic understanding of how to play roulette.
So how do I bet?
If you want to learn how to play roulette, you are probably doing so because you want to be able to place a wager. You have several betting options when you play roulette. Just looking at the betting area you will notice a grid. This grid has each number from 1 to 36 and the 0 (or 00 if you are playing the American table). Each number on the grid corresponds with the number on the table. It is also possible to bet on red or black, specific blocks of numbers.
What can I win?
Obviously there are different types odds when you are playing online roulette. The payout increases or decreases depending on the likelihood of your bet winning. For example, if you bet on the number 7, you will be paid much more than if you placed your money on black. When you bet 7, there are 35 other options. When you bet red or black, you have a 50-50 shot of winning. Therefore, the payout of the number is much higher (35:1) than guessing the correct color (1:1).
Once you learn how to play roulette there is a good chance that you are going to fall in love with the game. Especially online it is quick and easy to play, exciting with each spin of the wheel and best of all, it provides you with some good chances of winning.