Roulette has become immensely popular across the world. However, in spite of its wide popularity, many people still have some questions or doubts about this classic casino game. Following are some of the most commonly asked roulette questions and their answers:
What is online roulette?
Online roulette is the same as gambling done in brick-and-mortar casinos. The only difference is that it allows you to gamble through the Internet without visiting any land-based casino. Here, it is the software that automatically takes bets and spins the wheel, and thus, there is no chance of dealer mistakes. To play roulette in an online casino, you need to download software from the gambling website. In online roulette, you can also deposit and withdraw money through different payment options available.
Is online roulette safe? Is it completely random?
Many people are skeptical about online gambling in general and do not wish to give their banking or any other personal information on the Internet due to the risk of cyber-crimes, such as identity theft. You should know that most online roulette websites are absolutely safe to play at and use the same security software that is used by the major banks. If you feel comfortable with shopping and banking online, playing online roulette will not be much of a problem for you.
As for whether roulette game spins are random, the answer to this is the random number generator or RNG used to determine the winning number the ball lands on. The RNG in play in online roulette simulates the real Roulette wheel.
Do roulette betting systems work?
Fortunately, we answered this question in this article. With the popularity of the Martingale system, you would think it’s a given that roulette systems are proven to guarantee you will win money, but in reality, every spin of the Roulette wheel is random and independent of previous spins. There is no way to predict what numbers or colors will come up next. So even though red numbers have come up 10 times in a row, it is no guarantee the next spin will see the ball land on a black number.
Why are the roulette chips different?
Different casino chips are given to roulette players in brick-and-mortar casinos. Dealers do this because they want every player to have different colored chips, so bets can be tracked much easier. Then at the end of the roulette session, the dealer will exchange them for the equivalent value in regular casino chips.
Can I play roulette in a browser without downloading any software?
Although it is more common to come across download-based roulette games online, you can find websites offering instant play roulette games, which offer the game instantly in any compatible browser. You can also play roulette on mobile devices (smartphones/tablets).
Can I play roulette online for free?
Yes! That’s one of the huge advantages of playing roulette on the web. You can play free roulette games in practice mode if you want to learn the basics of the game and sharpen your roulette skills. When you feel that you are ready to move to real money play and win real money, you can do so when you feel ready!
What is the En Prison rule?
The “En Prison” rule is found in French Roulette games. It gives players the opportunity to recover an even money wager (red/black, etc) when the ball lands on zero. The losing bet is imprisoned, hence the name, and held over for the next spin. If that bet wins, the original bet is returned to the player less the winnings of that bet.
Why are some bets referred to as “inside bets” while others are called “outside bets”?
The Roulette table features a numbered grid containing all the numbers you can bet on. All bets placed on this grid are inside bets. Outside bets allow you to place bets on a group of numbers, such as 1-18, 19-36, red/black, odds/evens, etc. These bets are placed on the outer rim of the table.
What is the minimum bet allowed in Roulette?
In most roulette games, there will be a different minimum betting limit for inside and outside bets. For example, a $1 min bet for inside bets, and a $5 min bet that can be placed on outside bets. It will be clearly stated in the instructions on the roulette table alongside the maximum table limits.
Does playing on a double-zero Roulette wheel affect the house edge?
Yes! Playing American Roulette (with a ‘0’ and ‘00’) increases the house edge due to the presence of the double-zero. There are now 38 numbers instead of 37. This extra numbered slot decreases the chances your number will come up, and also slightly affects your winning chances on even money bets.