Summary of Roulette
Roulette is a very easy to play casino game popular among professional casino players, across the world. Roulette table is easily found in almost every online and land based casino.
The objective of a Roulette game is to bet on one or more than one number which has the maximum chances of being pocketed by the spinning ball.
With a history that dates back to 17th century, Roulette is said to be found in England with the invention of a gambling wheel called Roly Poly in 1720. Roly Poly was a wheel with no numbers but black and white slots.
It was in 1796, when the first modern Roulette wheel was used in Paris.
European and American Roulette
European and American roulette are two major variants of this game which differ in the table layout. While a European roulette wheel has total 37 pockets including a single zero, the American variant has 38 pockets as it has both single and double zero pockets. Another major difference in both the roulette is that American Roulette offers higher house edge whereas the European version has a lower house edge.
Roulette game play
The game play for Roulette, irrespective of the variant, is quite simple. You make a bet on any number or numbers and place your chips on the bet you chose. Once you have placed your bet, the wheel is spun and the ball is thrown in. if the ball stops on your chosen bet number or number, you win and get paid for your bet.
Inside and Outside bet
Roulette bets are divided in two categories, inside and outside bets. The popular inside bets are Straight Up, Street Bet, Line Bet, Split Bet and Corner. Similarly, the most common outside bets are red and black, even or odd, twelve numbers column, twelve numbers dozen and low or high numbers.
En prison Rule
‘En Prison’ rule is an important roulette rule supported by some online casinos. It is even money bet rule that applies on outside bet and comes in play only when the ball stops on zero. According to this rule, when the ball stops on a zero pocket, you get half amount of your bet money back and can invest the same amount on next bet round.