What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘casino’? The majority of people would immediately imagine green braize, chips, a spin of a wheel, they think of roulette.First roulettes appeared as far back as the 17th century, but they never lost their charm. Now there are French, American, HD, Marvel roulette, and every one of them is unique and playable. But the classic is never out of fashion.So let’s take a closer look at the European or Classic roulette, the most popular roulette type in the world.
What makes a European roulette so popular? First, it comes with a low house edge. So if the house gets the low edge, you get the high one. Classic roulette has only one Zero, unlike the American one that has two.What’s more, the roulette gaming is extremely simple, but has plenty of betting variants, combinations and thus it suits for complete newbies as well as for seasoned players with a lot of experience at the table and prolific knowledge of betting strategies.
Usually online casinos offer two basic variants of the roulette: the one with classical interface and a live dealer type. Some prefer playing with a live dealer as it brings back the sociable atmosphere of real casinos.Others choose the classic variant, considering it more cozy and elegant, in tune with genuine casino atmosphere.
Both variants provide you with quite similar options. The interface has roulette and a betting table. There’s a selection with chips. The smallest chips are sometimes worth as low as £0.20 and the largest ones may have a six-digit number on it. The maximum bet on the table varies from game to game, but you may check the limits in a special menu section.
Next to the betting table there is often a racetrack layout. It allows making bets faster. You simply tap on the segment of a racetrack you are interested in and the bet will pop up on the betting table. Quite easy to use if the time for making a bet is limited.
Some online roulettes have a chat option for communicating with fellow players and the statistic section on the hot and cold numbers, numbers that won more frequently and never appeared on the table. History feature is also often available, it gathers your gambling statistics.
Now when you have acquainted yourself with the table, let’s explore how to bet in the Classic roulette.
Single number is the most popular bet on the table. Usually, every newcomer is familiar with it.Straight wager bet gives you the greatest odds of 35/1. Apart from the single number bet roulette has plenty of other bet possibilities.And you are free to combine them as your heart desires.
Red splits means you place your bet on each two neighboring red numbers on the betting mat. Black splits are the same but the numbers should be black.Both types of Splits have 17/1 possible pay out.
Voisins Du Zero is a bet on zero and its 16 neighboring numbers.
You may also place your bet on one of the three columns: 1st dozen, 2nd dozen, 3rd dozen; or one of the three rows. But their odds are not high, up to 11/1.
Tiers Du Cylindre bet is the bet on the third of the wheel, total twelve numbers, opposite the Voisins Du Zero.
Some roulettes have Orphelines sector of the racetrack. Newcomers sometimes find this sector confusing. But Les Orphelines are the two sectors on the roulette not covered by the Tier and Voisine bets.So if you bet Orphelines you put your chips on numbers 17,34,6 and 1,20,14,31, 9.
Betting odd/even or red/black seems pretty obvious, but there is one more bet novices sometimes find confusing – high/low bet. High/low bet is a bet on numbers from one to eighteen or from nineteen to thirty-six. Orphelines are sometimes called in a French manner Manque/Passe.
The vast variety of bets and combinations may scare you off at first. But roulette is intuitive and it’s the beauty of it. A bit of trial and error and a novice is starting to feel more and more confident with every single spin. So, spin on!