Roulette players will find everything they could possibly need in our collection of Live Roulette games. We offer all the standard versions of the game, such as French and European Roulette, as well as a number of enjoyable variants. Games such as Double Ball Roulette and Lightning Roulette bring exciting twists to the classic game and players are sure to love discovering them. We also offer a number of auto-roulette tables, which removes the need for a croupier, and there are even native tables available in languages such as German, Norwegian and Danish.
Professional croupiers who ensure the game runs smoothly at all times run the tables, while the action is streamed to you in high definition. No matter what your budget is, you are sure to find a table with suitable betting limits and high rollers are sure to love the VIP tables on offer. The games are packed with features to enhance your enjoyment. They feature regular and racetrack betting areas, so that you can place your bets quickly and easily and you can also benefit from statistics, auto play, and more. Take you seat at one of our Live Roulette tables today and you are sure to start having a great time straightaway.
How to Play Live Roulette
Don’t worry if you have never played Roulette before, the game is easy to learn and you can get started in no time at all. The word ‘roulette’ is derived from the French for ‘little wheel’ and the game is focused on the spinning wheel that you will have seen on Roulette tables. The wheel is split into numbered segments, in European and French Roulette there are 37 number segments (0 to 36) while American Roulette wheels have 38 numbered segments (an additional 00). The croupier spins the wheel and spins a ball within it and players simply bet on which segment the ball will stop.
However, the game allows you to do far more than just bet on an individual segment. The segments are coloured red or black (except for 0, which is green), and the numbers do not run in order around the wheel. Furthermore, the numbers in the betting area have a very particular layout, and this is designed to expand the betting options. Because of these features, in addition to betting on individual numbers, players can also bet on groups of numbers. There are two types of groups; groups that are formed by the layout of the betting area and groups of numbers that share characteristics, such as all the odd numbers or all the red numbers.
This means that there are many different types of bet available in Roulette and they can be used together or individually. It is vital that you fully understand the different types of bet available before playing in order to maximise your chances of winning.
Live Roulette Strategies
Roulette is a game of chance and there is no strategy that can guarantee success. However, two types of strategies have emerged to help players and the most basic of these deal with ways to manage a bankroll. Most players will want to play several rounds of the game in a session, so it is important to make sure that you manage your bankroll in a way that will allow you to do so.
The most common betting system used by Roulette players is the Martingale system. It is very simple and when it is carefully implemented, it can go a long way towards minimising losses. The basic idea of the Martingale system is that you double your bet after every loss until you win, at which point you return to your original bet. The system works best with even money bets, such as the bets on Odd or Even numbers. For example, if you started with a £1 bet on reds and then lost, you need to double your bet for the next round to £2. However, you do not need to bet on reds again, you can use any of the even money bets. If that bet loses then you double your bet again to £4, and so on. As soon as you win, you will recoup your losses from the previous bets and make a profit of £1. While the system won’t make you rich, it will ensure that you can keep playing. However, be sure to start with a very small first bet as after just 14 consecutive losing bets you will need to place a bet of £8192 when starting with £1!
There are many more Roulette betting systems such as the D’Alember and the Labouchere. They are easy to look up and all of them can help extend your playing time.
The other type of Roulette strategy deals with betting patterns. These are more complicated but can be very useful. The aim is to place bets that complement each other in order to reduce the risk. For example, if you have £10 to bet on the next spin, you could choose to bet £1 on five individual odd numbers and £5 on all the even numbers. This means that you have reduced your chance of losing to just 14 out of 37 as there are 12 odd numbers not covered and the number 0. If any of your individual numbers win then you are paid out at 35:1, meaning you would win £35 and lose £9 on the other bets. If the ball lands on an even number, you win £10 so you have broken even. This is just one of many examples and there is no reason why you can’t devise similar strategies of your own.
Live European Roulette vs Live French Roulette
These two games are very similar as they are both played with a wheel with 37 segments. However, there are a few key differences between them and it is important to be aware of them. The most obvious difference is that French Roulette makes use of French betting terms, but once you are familiar with them, you do not need to worry about learning any more French.
What really separates the games is a rule called La Partage, which is present in French Roulette but not European Roulette. The rule states that if the ball lands on the number 0 then you will receive half of any even money bets back. For example, if you had bet £6 on Odds and the ball lands on 0, then you receive £3 back.
There is another version of this rule called En Prison, but it is rarely found at online casinos. The rule states that if the ball lands on 0 then all bets remain on the table for the next round.
Roulette Bet Types
As mentioned, Roulette offers players many different types of bet and it is important to know the difference between them. The bets are split into two categories Inside Bets and Outside Bets.
- Straight bet: A bet on a single number from the 37 available – It pays 35:1
- Split bet: A bet on two numbers that are adjacent to one another on the betting area – It pays 17:1
- Street bet: A bet on three numbers that form a row on the betting area – It pays 11:1
- Corner bet: A bet on four numbers whose corners meet to form a square on the betting area – It pays 8:1
- Line bet: A bet on two streets that are next to each other on the betting area – It pays 5:1
- Column bet: A bet on one of the three columns of 12 numbers that are on the betting area – It pays 2:1
- Dozen bet: A bet on a group of 12 numbers, 1 – 12, 13 – 24 or 25 – 36. – It pays 2:1
- Red/Black bet: A bet on all of the red or all of the black numbers number – It pays 1:1
- Odd/Even bet: A bet on all the odd or even numbers – It pays 1:1
- Low/High bet: A bet on the low group of numbers, 1 – 18, or the high group, 19 – 36 – It pays 1:1
There is a second betting area known as a Racetrack and it allows you to place a number of complex betting patterns quickly and easily. These are:
- Voisins du Zero (Neighbours of Zero): This bet covers all of the numbers on the wheel between 22 and 25. This bet uses nine chips placed between as split bets, corner bets and threesomes.
- Le Tiers du Cylinder (Thirds of the Wheel): This bet covers all of the numbers opposite zero on the wheel, from 27 to 33. This bet uses six chips placed as split bets between these numbers.
- Jue Zero (Zero Game): This bet covers the six numbers either side of 0 on the wheel and the 0 itself. This bet uses three split bets and a straight up bet on 26.
- Orphelins (Orphans): This bet covers the eight numbers that are not covered by the above bets. There are two forms of the bet, the Orphelins En Cheval, which uses five chips placed as four split bets and a straight up bet on 1, and the Orphelins En Plein, which uses eight chips placed as straight up bets on each number
- Finales: These are bets on all the numbers that end in a certain digit (e.g. 3, 13, 23 and 33). The bets can be placed as either Finales En Plein (straight up bets) or Finales A Cheval (split bets). The amount of chips used depends on the chosen numbers.
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