Introduction to Roulette

INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE ROULETTE

This week at Pink Casino HQ, we've been thinking about one of our favourite online casino games. Popular all around the world and inescapably iconic, it’s impossible to think about classic casino games without including roulette in the fold! But how did the classic wheel-based game grow to be so popular, what made it the global phenomenon that it is today? Well, strap yourselves in Pink Players, we're about to find out! Keep reading to discover everything you may wish to ever know about the infamous game of Roulette!

THE ORIGINS OF ROULETTE

Originating in 18th century France, the exact origins of Roulette remains a mystery, with a whole myriad of myths, legends and rumours surrounding the online casino game’s exact backstory. Some say that scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal invented the game, whilst another claims that it was a bored French monk who wanted something to help deal with the blandness of monastery! But arguably, the most credible story lies with French Dominican monks, that supposedly created the game based loosely on an old Tibetan game, which would see 37 animal statuettes arranged to make the magic number 666, but since the method of play was lost, Roulette was the result of the monks attempting to recreate the game! Whatever the origin, we're just glad it exists here at Pink Casino!

THE EVOLUTION OF ROULETTE

The classic game of Roulette first began to appear across land-based casinos in the 18th century, where certain features were tweaked and amended as it exploded in popularity in Europe and across America. The infamous Roulette wheel was first developed by the Blanc Brothers, to feature a single Zero Wheel, or what is more commonly known as the European Wheel. The Brothers then took the Wheel to Monte Carlo as the game grew in popularity, where the Double Zero wheel was mastered, which is correctly known as the American variation of Roulette.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN ROULETTE

European Roulette only has a single 0 square, whereas American Roulette has a 00 square as well as a 0 square. While this may not seem like a huge difference, the 00 square doubles the house edge, making it more likely that the house will win (because it's another square exempt from most bets). Many people favour European Roulette because of this, however, American Roulette is extremely popular and some people far prefer it, but at the end of the day - it’s a matter of Pink Players’ preferences. Whichever you prefer, the classic European Wheel or the double edge of American Roulette, we’ve got both variants and much more here in our online casino!

HOW TO PLAY ONLINE ROULETTE

Sound good so far? Then the last question to answer is how do our Pink Players enjoy a game of Roulette? Let’s get a strategy in place and go through the basics! The biggest returns in a traditional game of Roulette come from a bet on a single square (also known as a straight bet), which should give you a return of 35:1 on your bet assuming you win - this is true of both European and American Roulette. With these bets involving more than one square, numbers usually have to be adjacent on the betting table - the table is split into rows of 3, so 2, 5 and 8 would count as adjacent, for example. A split bet is essentially the same, except another square is added and the returns go down to 17:1 - but, this is still a very impressive win! A trio bet (yep, you may have already guessed it, is 3 squares) and gives returns of 11:1. A square bet covers 4 numbers with a 8:1 payout, and numbers bet must make a square on the betting table (for example, 23, 24, 26 and 27). 6 numbers is a Six Line bet and takes up 2 rows on the betting table. These are commonly referred to as inside bets.

The next set of bets are outside bets, which usually cover large segments of the wheel and offer lower payouts but a far greater chance of successfully walking away with winnings. Even bets offer 1:1 on all even numbers on the wheel (except for 0, which is excluded) whereas odd bets offers the same even odds but for odd numbers. Red bets and black bets work the same offering 1:1 odds for landing on the colour that you bet on. Low bets are the same (again, 0 is excluded) but they offer 1:1 for numbers 1-18, and highs cover 19-36 at the same rate. Dozens are sets of 12 in the normal order (this is represented by the allocated chunks of 4 rows on the betting table) with 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36 being the three dozens you can pick. A win on a dozens bet will net you 2:1 on your stake. Columns bets offer the same stakes, but for an entire column on a betting table (for example, 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34)

That’s it, classic Roulette in a nutshell. So, why don’t you give it a go here at Pink Casino? Few other online casino games come close to capturing the anticipation of this high octane game, so we recommend giving one of our variations of Roulette a spin. After all, the ball’s on your wheel! Keep reading to discover all the variations of Roulette we offer to our online casino players here at Pink Casino!

ROULETTE IN THE AGE OF ONLINE CASINO

As you may have already guessed by now, Roulette is one of the world's most popular games, and here at Pink Casino, we aim to provide our online casino players with a whole variety of Roulette games to suit all types of Pink Casino players! We have plenty of different variations and editions of Roulette, from a wide variety of online casino providers, so you can be sure you will find a Roulette experience to suit your own preferences!

For the newer casino players amongst us, who aren’t familiar with Roulette, don’t worry! Pink Casino can guide you through the whole casino experience, simply start out with a few recommended games to see what works best for you. For new Pink Players, we would recommend our Player’s Suite Roulette, which is a sophisticated version of European Roulette, the most popular variation of the classic casino game. This Roulette experience remains simplistic as possible, whilst providing all the excitement of the hugely popular casino experience.

After getting to grips with Roulette and familiarising yourself with the Roulette process, why not try some of our other Roulette games, with modern twists and top elements designed to enhance the Roulette gameplay? Take a look at our Key Bet Roulette, which follows the same process as a traditional game of roulette, with the introduction of a Key Bet feature. The Key Bet side bets allow Pink Players to place bets alongside the traditional bet structure, but betting on the Key Bet will offer Pink Players the chance to walk away with a pot value of up of a maximum 100X stake if the Wheel lands on a Key Bet position!

LIVE ROULETTE BY AUTHENTIC GAMING

If you’re ready to take your Roulette Experience to extravagant new heights, Pink Casino plays home to some of the most gripping live casino experiences across online casinos! With a whole lobby dedicated to some of the most popular games of Live Roulette, streamed from extravagant casino floors all across the globe in Authentic Gaming’s Roulette Lobby. This Live Roulette experience lives up to its self-titled expectations, as it provides Pink Players with a truly authentic Live Roulette experience. Complete with professional dealers, real-time gameplay and premium casino hotspots - Pink Players may feel like they’ve stepped into a top-class casino experience, right from the comfort of their own homes! Upon entering the Live Roulette lobby, Pink Players will be met with a Top Games section, highlighting the most popular games of Live Roulette currently in action, simply hover over the tabs to take a look at some of the Live Roulette games in action before you choose which room of Roulette you would like to enter! Whether you want to be whisked to a casino floor, play with a professional dealer, or simply just enjoy an automated Live Roulette experience without the extra frills - the Authentic Roulette lobby has plenty of Roulette variations to keep our casino players entertained. Better yet, Pink Casino players can enjoy a spin of Authentic Gaming’s Live Roulette across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

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