Roulette itself is a relatively easy game to play but if you are a newcomer to the game then it pays to understand a bit about online Roulette rules.
European vs American roulette
One of the first things you need to appreciate is the difference between European and American Roulette games. The European Roulette wheel has only 37 slots in comparison to the American version that has an extra 00 slot bringing its total number of slots to 38.
How to play
The Roulette game itself is quite short, as each spin of the wheel constitutes a single game. To play you simply place your bets on a Roulette คาสิโนออนไลน์ that allows you to bet on single numbers, groups of numbers or either black or red, or odd or even numbers. When the spin is completed the croupier pays out the money you have won, but if you leave your winnings where they are the croupier will automatically assume you are letting your bet “ride” which means it will carry over to the next spin of the wheel.
Orphans and High Prison
Two terms you should be familiar with if you are playing by online Roulette rules are “orphans” and “en prison”. An orphan indicates placing a bet on three numbers that are in a row on the Roulette wheel, but not placed side by side on the betting board. “En prison” refers to the practice of allowing the player to leave the table with part of his/her wager intact.
High Bet and Low Bet
You may also come across the terms “high bet” and “low bet” as you are playing by online Roulette rules. A high bet is where you place your money on any number between 19 and 36, while a low bet is where money is placed on any number between 1 and 18. Both of these types of bets pay out even money if you win.
Some online Roulette rules allow for what is known as “called” bets. These are bets that are based on the distribution of numbers on the wheel rather than the layout of the betting board. We have already mentioned the term “orphans” above which is a form of called bet; a few of the others you should know are the “Neighbors of Zero”, “The Third” and “xx and the Neighbors”. The Neighbors of Zero relates to the numbers that sit between numbers 22 and 25 on the wheel with the punter placing 9 chips (or multiples of 9 chips) on the different numbers in the series to receive an optimum return.
The Third relates to the numbers that are on the opposite side of the wheel to the Neighbors of Zero (above) and include the numbers 27 and 33 and all numbers on the wheel between those two scores. Punters usually bet in multiples of 6 chips for this run, placing single chips on the splits 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30, and 33/36. If you are feeling really lucky you can increase the chip count to ten by placing an additional chip on numbers 5, 8, 10 and 11.
If playing the xx and Neighbors you are placing a bet on any number on the wheel as well as the two numbers on either side of that number. Remember this is the numbers on the wheel, not the betting board. You would generally use 5 chips for this layout, placing one chip on each of the numbers specified.
The key thing to remember about online Roulette rules is that they will differ slightly depending on the site you are playing on. It is really important that you take the time to read over the terms and conditions when you sign up for a new site, and that you familiarize yourself with the game by playing for free wherever possible.