Introduction To Online Roulette
This week at Pink Casino, we've been thinking about one of our favourite table games. Popular all around the world and inescapably iconic, you can't even think casino without thinking roulette. But how did it come to be so popular, what made it the global phenomenon that it is today? Well, strap yourselves in, we're about to find out!
The Origins of Roulette
Originating in 18th century France, the exact origins of Roulette are unclear, with a myriad of myths, legends and rumours surrounding this awesome online casino game. Some say that scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal invented the game on a monastic retreat, while attempting to create a perpetual motion machine. Another rumour keeps the monastery aspect, but ditches Pascal from the equation, claiming that it was a bored French monk who wanted something to help deal with the blandness of monastic life. Moreover, there's also a rumour that French Dominican monks 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 in this online casino!
The Evolution of Roulette
Roulette began to appear in casinos in the 18th century, with features being tweaked as it entered the 19th century when it had an explosion of popularity in Europe and the US. The single zero (European) wheel was developed by the Blanc brothers, who took it to Monte Cristo whereas the double zero (American) wheel was taken from France and favoured in America (unsurprisingly).
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 massive 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, so at the end of the day, it's just a matter of preference. Whatever you prefer, we provide both variants and more besides in this online casino!
Roulette in the Age of Online Casino
Roulette is one of the world's most popular games, and here at this online casino, we aim to please, right ladies! We have many different versions and editions of Roulette, so that you can have the exact experience you want. If you're new to Roulette, don't worry we’ll guide you the whole way, just try out a few types and see what works best for you - though we would recommend starting with plain Roulette before branching out, so that you get the base experience first! You can even tackle our demo version, because everyone loves a freebie, right ladies?
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How to Play Online Roulette
Right ladies, so let’s get a strategy in place. The biggest returns in traditional 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 basically the same, except another square is added and the returns go down to 17:1 - this is still a very impressive win! A trio bet (yep, you guessed it, 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 all 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 success. 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)
So why don't you give Roulette a go - it's wheel-y good! Few other games come close to capturing the thrills and excitement of this high octane online casino game, so you should give it a spin! After all, the ball's on your wheel!
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