The secret to its success lies perhaps in its simplicity. One big wooden wheel with 36 squares that are either red or black on it and depending on whether you’re playing the regular/European version or the American version, one or two zeros on it. Players have time in between spins to place their chips on different squares across a board offering numerous betting choices before the Croupier calls ‘no more bets’ and drops the little ball on the revolving wheel.
The most basic bet is to put your chip(s) on a single number and if it comes up, you’re paid 36x your bet. Players can go for what is ‘almost’ a 50/50 chance by betting red/black, odd/even or 1-18/19/36.
Why is it not exactly 50/50? Because the ball landing on the zero or double zero makes all bets losers other than those actually placed on the zero. Meaning those so-called ‘coin toss’ bets are actually just short of 50% chances.
Players can also bet on two numbers at a time, four numbers at a time or several other combinations where payouts are directly proportional to the chances of them happening.
There are many theories and strategies around the game and how to win it but so far, unsurprisingly none of them have proved to be foolproof. That’s up to you to find one that works for you.
Live Roulette is a great way to replicate the Roulette experience but from the comfort of your home, without having to dress up and in a quiet environment where you can calmly weigh up your next move.