There are various types of roulette games, each with its own rules which affect the game in different ways. In this blog, we take a look at the variations available to enjoy when you play online roulette at The Phone Casino.
The rules of the game
Before we get into the different types of roulette, it’s important to understand the basic rules of this casino game. Whether you play free roulette online or you play for real money, it’s a very straightforward game to play.
Gamblers place a bet on a number (or group of numbers) between 1 and 36 and hope that, when the croupier spins the wheel and drops the roulette ball (also known as a “pill”), it will come to rest on the number(s) they chose. In a nutshell, this is what the game is all about. That said, it gets more complicated when it comes to the types of bets in roulette.
The first category of bets is “outside bets,” so called because they appear on the outside of the betting table. These include:
- Red or black – A wager that the winning number will be either red or black.
- Odd or even – A wager that the winning number will be odd or even.
- 1–18 or 19–36 – A wager that the winning number will fall either between the ranges 1–18 or 19–36.
- Dozens – A wager that the winning number will fall in the first 12, second 12 or final 12 numbers.
- Columns – A wager on which column on the betting area will contain the winning number.
The second category of bets is “inside bets,” which you’ll make on the table grid containing the numbers. These include:
- Basket – A wager on the 0 (and 00 in American roulette), 1, 2 and 3.
- Corner – A wager on four numbers.
- Six line – A wager on two adjacent betting lines.
- Split – A wager on two adjacent numbers.
- Straight – A wager on a single number.
- Street/Trio – A wager on three numbers in the same row.
Now that you understand the most common wagers in roulette, we can look at the different versions of the game you’ll find at The Phone Casino.
American roulette is a very popular version of the game, despite the fact that in this version the wheel has 38 slots and a house edge of 5.26%, which is bigger than in European roulette. Apart from this major difference, the game is very similar to its European counterpart.
American roulette games at The Phone Casino
These are the American roulette games you can enjoy at The Phone Casino:
If you have a roulette strategy and wish to make the most of your bankroll, you should consider playing European roulette because this version of roulette has one major advantage over its American counterpart, namely a lower house edge.
While American roulette has both zero and double-zero green pockets on the roulette wheel, bringing the total number of slots to 38, the European version only has a single zero green pocket and the wheel only 37 slots. This means that in European roulette the house only has a 2.7% edge (1 in 37) compared to the 5.26% edge of American roulette (2 in 38).
European roulette games at The Phone Casino
These are the standard European roulette games you can enjoy at The Phone Casino:
- EU Roulette
- European Roulette Elite Edition
- Key Bet Roulette
- Roulette European Edition
- Single Zero Roulette
- The Phone Casino European Roulette
Key Bet Roulette
Key Bet Roulette is a unique version of the game which follows the standard European roulette ruleset but also has a special “Key Bet” pocket on the wheel. Players can place a regular wager as well as a wager on the Key Bet side bet. This side bet can reward the player with a multiplier for their wager, or the pot, which is essentially a jackpot win – if Lady Luck is on their side!
Live dealer roulette
For a long time, playing online roulette essentially meant playing a video-game version of the game, with luck decided by a random number generator (RNG).
However, as broadband internet access became more common, a brand-new genre of games emerged: live dealer games. This type of casino game set out to bridge the gap between online play and the casino experience by live-streaming real casino games hosted by croupiers and dealers. It also found an audience in players who preferred their luck to be “real,” as opposed to being decided by a RNG. These games are usually streamed from special live dealer studios but are also sometimes hosted at genuine brick-and-mortar casinos. Players interact with the dealer and the game using a graphical interface on their computer or mobile device.
There are many different types of live dealer games, including highly popular casino table games such as roulette, which is very well suited for the live dealer genre. And there’s no doubt that this new game genre has started to take over the online roulette scene. With multiple cameras, an engaging croupier and a real casino table, one only has to play a few games to realise how different the live dealer experience is!
Live dealer roulette games at The Phone Casino
These are the live dealer roulette games that you can play at The Phone Casino:
Live dealer speed roulette
Live Speed Roulette is almost identical to live dealer roulette, except there’s a much shorter time limit before the croupier spins the wheel and bets are no longer accepted. If you have limited time to play but want to enjoy as many spins as possible, this is the live dealer version of the game to go for.
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