As the roulette wheel spins, players gather around to see if they are a winner or loser. What type of bet did you make? Did you put your money on red or black? Odd or even? Did you wager on a particular number?

Regardless of your bet, when the ball finally stops spinning around the wheel you will find out if you are a winner or loser.

As you get started with a game of roulette – online or at a casino – make sure you know if you are playing a single zero or double zero variation of the game. This could slightly alter your approach

The Basics of Casino Roulette

As a roulette player, you will bet with colored chips that are designated for this game. The dollar value of the chip is determined when you buy-into the game.

On a roulette wheel, you will see 36 numbers plus zero and double-zero. Some of the most common bets include: red or black, odd or even, 1 through 18, 19 through 36, first dozen, second dozen, and third dozen. Of course, you can choose to bet on a single number.

The payout is based on your wager and the type of bet that you make. Many people love roulette because of how simple (seemingly enough) it is to double their money. For example, a $100 bet on a “black or red” winner will lead to a $200 payout.

Online Roulette

The only difference between online roulette and the casino version is how you play. Instead of standing in a casino and watching the wheel spin you will do so on your computer.

The benefits of online roulette include:

  • The ability to easily jump from one casino to another
  • Convenience of playing at home
  • Some players believe that the odds of winning are higher online

You can make the same wagers online as you would at a local casino.

Is Roulette a Game of Luck?

By simply looking at the game of roulette and how it works it is easy to see that winning or losing is based largely on luck. There are some people who claim to have a winning roulette strategy, but for the most part you are at the mercy of the spinning wheel.

If you are the type of player who is always looking for action, you will get more than you can handle with a game of roulette.