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Roulette is one of the most popular games in the modern history of gambling. It's elegant and complex game-play is appreciated the world over with millions of players having fun with roulette both online as well as in classic land-based casinos.
The roulette wheel determines winners and their share of the profits based on their bets, allowing a good time for all types of players, from the safer betting ones to the more daring.
A Look into the History of Roulette
As the name would suggest, Roulette was invented in France. A crude form of roulette was used by Blaise Pascal sometime around the 17th century, not for gambling purposes, but for his mathematical studies of perpetual motion. The first documented use of Roulette as a game is still in France, but a full century later. The term ‘roulette’ actually means little wheel. While the name remained unchanged all this time, the game suffered some small changes. The basic gameplay was set in stone in France’s capital city, Paris, back in 1796 while the green colored numbers, also known as the house numbers were introduced sometime in the 1800s in order to eliminate any possible confusion and make the game easier to understand. The single ‘zero’ pocket was created in 1843 in Germany and is the preferred form of roulette in Europe while the ‘double zero’ wheel is used mainly in the United States.
Understanding the Basic Principles of Roulette
Learning how to play online roulette is quite a simple endeavor, with even complete amateurs learning the basic rules in a couple of minutes. Roulette can be split in two main games: the American Roulette version and the European Roulette. The American version is unique due to its two green pockets ‘0’ and ‘00’, while the European version only has one green pocket with the ‘0’ number.
For both versions, the remaining markings are numbers ranging from 1 to 36 which have alternating coloring, red and black. Classic roulette in brick-and-mortar casinos is played by spinning the roulette wheel and with the croupier throwing a white ball that spins in the opposite direction. As the wheel loses inertia, the white ball will drop randomly into one of the numbered pockets. In online casinos, the random process of the spinning wheel and ball is done automatically, with an animation replacing it for realism and show-factor.
The game also has the roulette table where players can bet by putting the desired amount of money on a certain location. Among possible bets players can choose from betting on a single number, the color of a number, an odd/even number, or on a group of numbers. Each bet has corresponding odds, which determine the payout in case the player wins.
Tips and Tricks
When it comes to the game of roulette players need to understand the importance of the house advantage also known as the house edge. It is determined by the green pockets which aren’t used for calculating the winner’s payout. This places the house with and advantage of 5.26% for American Roulette and 2.70% for European Roulette on a single spin.
One of the most popular strategies that have to do with playing roulette is the martingale strategy. This can be applied because of roulette’s even-money wagers. The strategy says that players should double their bets every time they lose a round so that when they win, their bet will cover all past loses and put them ahead.
Another interesting strategy that some players employ is to divide their entire bankroll into 35 bets, and place each bet on the same number each round. Odds are that that the online casino game will hit your number before it’s over, thus allowing you to win.