Online Roulette is played exactly like roulette in land based casinos. The only major difference: game speed. With online roulette, you don’t have to wait for the dealer to clear the chips of multiple players, nor do you have to wait for the dealer to payout a number of different bets. Game play is fast and overall, you’ll get more spins per hour compared to any casino in Vegas.
Additionally, playing roulette online affords you the opportunity to play either American Roulette, with 0 and 00, or European Roulette with just one 0. Although playing European roulette may seem like the obvious choice for a higher payoff, remember that the house pays less per winning bet compared to American Roulette. This may not seem like much in the short run, but in the long run, you probably won’t walk away with a ton of money.
Roulette is a game of pure chance, except when there are noticable flaws in the wheel which can be exploited by skilled players. Also, a skilled player can detect the method by which the dealer spins the ball and at what intervals, which in turn can allow a savvy player the chance to make more money by making better informed bets.
With online roulette, however, there are technically no irregularities, unless there is a glitch in the gaming software. In this case, you may be at the mercy of the online casino, who generally has the right to decline winning payouts that came from faulty gaming software.
The following is the payout schedule for American Roulette
|Type of Bet||Numbers Covered||Payout|
|Black Bet||18 numbers||1 to 1|
|Column Bet||12 numbers||2 to 1|
|Corner Bet||4 numbers||8 to 1|
|Dozen Bet||12 numbers||2 to 1|
|Even Bet||18 numbers||1 to 1|
|Five Bet||5 numbers||6 to 1|
|High Bet||18 numbers||1 to 1|
|Line Bet||6 numbers||5 to 1|
|Low Bet||18 numbers||1 to 1|
|Odd Bet||18 numbers||1 to 1|
|Red Bet||18 numbers||1 to 1|
|Split Bet||2 numbers||17 to 1|
|Straight Up Bet||1 number||35 to 1|
|Trio Bet||3 numbers||11 to 1|