The Classic Game of Roulette

Online Roulette is one of those big games everyone must have a shot at, at least once, to enjoy this classic game. Multiple styles of this popular game exist, the most famous of which are American and European. The wheel is coloured alternatively red and black with numbers up to 36 scattered all around it with an identical pocket for each number. This game is also called the devil’s game as all the numbers up to 36 adds up to 666. However, anyone can play this game regardless of their religious belief. Roulette is a game famed for its inside and outside bets, where anyone can place a bet on where the ball will and will not go. And based on their predictions, the winner is chosen. The predictions must be based on acute calculations.

Different Versions of the game available:

The European one consists of 37 pockets numbered from 0 to 36, while the American one has a zero (0), a double zero (00) and 38 pockets from 00 to 36. There is also a game with three zeros; zero(0), double zero(00), and triple zero(000), in which all these zeros are lined up together while the rest of the numbers are scattered around on the wheel. There even once existed an early firm of American roulette game a long time ago with the numbers from only 1 to 28, a single zero, a double zero and an eagle pocket symbolizing ‘liberty’. And if the ball lands there in the pockets of either of the zeros or the eagle, the casino empties out all the betting money, except those bets placed in those pockets only.

How it is played:

Bets are made on where the ball will go or won’t go. These are called inside and outside bets based on the action of the ball. After which, everything is quiet down. The wheel is set to spin in a particular direction with a small ball dropped in the opposite direction, and the ball falls in one pocket. According to outcomes of where the ball falls and the way the bets are placed, the winners are chosen, and they can then collect their winnings.

Now that one has a general idea, here are the steps showing how it takes place:

  1. Initial bet announcement: The croupier announces that everyone is now able to place bets.
  2. People place bets: The players place bets. These can be inside or outside bets based on where the ball may land up. There are multiple types of bets that can be placed in each category.
  3. Time to spin the wheel: The croupier announces the end of betting. No more bets are allowed to be placed. Then they spin the wheel and wait for the ball to fall into one of the pockets.
  4. The ball landing: The ball falls into one of the pockets, and the croupier announces the winning numbers.
  5. Winner’s payout: The winners are paid the money they’ve just won for placing a successful bet.