Roulette is as classic as it gets in the casino and gambling world. It is a game that has been played for centuries and it is still as fun today – maybe even more fun in an online bitcoin casino! The best thing about roulette is that the rules and game play is very simple and even a newcomer can have fun with the game without much introduction. A beginner has just as much chance to win as a an experienced roulette player and you do not really need to know much about betting systems in roulette to get going.
Roulette is basically a lottery and you just have to count on your lucky hand. However, at the same time there is also a bit of finesse to it. It is not just about placing some random bets on a number, but also about managing your money in a sensible manner. It is not really a roulette strategy but more a few roulette tips (see below).
There are stories about people who have won and lost fortunes on roulette but in fact most people leave the roulette table with a small win or a small loss. It is a game designed with quite a small house edge and unless you are having a really bad run or playing in a very high risk manner you will never lose your entire bankroll.
Online Bitcoin roulette
Roulette in an online bitcoin casino is the same as in a real casino. The house edge is very small and if you play with a small part of your bankroll can you play for hours or days without saying goodbye to your bankroll. In an online bitcoin casino the game is generally much faster than at the real casino as it only takes a moment to pay out the winnings to the players and the roulette wheel is spinning again. Paying out the winnings are normally what takes most time when you are playing at a casino and this is also why some people do not like the game as the pace can be somewhat sluggish.
Overall roulette is a great and classic casino game and if you enjoy it as much as we do you can look forward to hours of fun in a bitcoin casino.
How to play roulette
Well, it is really very simple: You just place your bet on the number you want to bet on and then see what number the little white ball lands on in the roulette. If you placed your bet on the winning number, you will win, if not you will lose your bet.
There is a bit more to it though as you can choose to bet on not only one number but a group of numbers. The most famous roulette bet is either on red or black, meaning that you are betting on either all the black numbers or all the red numbers. As you can see on the roulette wheel there are 18 red numbers and 18 black numbers, so if you, for example, bet on red and the winning number is 7 (red), you win!
So why not just bet on red or black all the time? Because your winnings are also paid out according to how many numbers you bet on. If you bet on all the red numbers you will only get your money back 2 to 1, while if you bet on only one number and win you will get your money back 36 to 1.
That all-important Green “0”
You might notice that the roulette wheel has a green number 0 on it. On some wheels you might also notice the green number 00. This number is basically designed for the house (the bitcoin casino) to have an edge in the game.
Let’s say again that you only bet on red numbers and your friend bets on the black numbers. If there would be no green 0 on the wheel you will each have 50% chance (18/36*100) of winning every time since you are betting on 18 of the 36 numbers. But with a green 0 there are now 37 numbers on the roulette and each of you only have 48.64% chance of winning (18/37*100). Although you are allowed to place a bet on 0 is it statistically not profitable in the long term but it is also statistically not profitable to only bet on red or black all the time.
The house always wins in roulette because of the green 0, but you should not be discouraged from playing because of that. Sometimes the wheel needs to spin several hundred times to end up on 0, sometimes it does it twice in a row. This is just the magic of the roulette.
The payouts of the different groups are fixed according to the possibility of hitting your number. It is good to remember these when you play:
|Name of bet||European wheel||American wheel||Payout|
|Single Number||37 to 1||36 to 1||35 to 1|
|Two Number split||18 to 1||17.5 to 1||17 to 1|
|Three Number street||11.67 to 1||11.33 to 1||11 to 1|
|Four Number square||8.5 to 1||8.25 to 1||8 to 1|
|Five Numbers||6.6 to 1||not available||6 to 1|
|Six Number line||5.33 to 1||5.17 to 1||5 to 1|
|Column||2.17 to 1||2.08 to 1||2 to 1|
|Dozen||2.17 to 1||2.08 to 1||2 to 1|
|Even||1.05 to 1||1.01 to 1||1 to 1|
|Odd||1.05 to 1||1.01 to 1||1 to 1|
|Low (1-18)||1.05 to 1||1.01 to 1||1 to 1|
|High (19-36)||1.05 to 1||1.01 to 1||1 to 1|
|Red||1.05 to 1||1.01 to 1||1 to 1|
|Black||1.05 to 1||1.01 to 1||1 to 1|
The best way to remember these are of course by playing and placing the different bets. So go ahead and try our free roulette game!
How to win in roulette
There is no certain way to beat the game of roulette and any betting strategy is as good as any other. You can choose to bet on black every time or your personal lucky numbers like your birthday or granny’s shoe size, and you will end up winning or losing the same amount over time.
However, there are a few tips to your roulette strategy we can give that will maximise your chance of leaving the table as a winner on the roulette:
Never play on the American roulette wheel. If you should ever come across a roulette wheel with two green numbers, 0 and 00 (also known as the American roulette wheel), do not start playing on it although the casino will offer you free drinks or rub your feet. With the two green numbers the house edge is 5.26%, while it is only 2.7% on a European wheel which only has one green 0. So be smart, be European!
Stick to your plan. It is tempting to raise your bets when you are on a hot or cold streak. You either want to win back your money or want an ever bigger win, but at the same time you also take a bigger risk by raising the stakes. Always remember that the real winner at the roulette wheel is the casino and you might end up losing your bankroll very fast if you are unlucky.
Enjoy the game. Yeah, it is as simple as that. Roulette is a game and is supposed to be fun so why not just enjoy it and have a laugh. Your spirit is likely to go high if you are winning but if you are on the losing side you should be careful not to let it get to your head. Either walk away from the game or accept roulette as it is – a game of chance.