American Roulette

American Roulette

Roulette often gets to stand as the symbol for all casino gaming. This game is solely based on luck which makes it very easy to play. American* roulette isn’t the most popular version of the game but thanks to online gaming it is gaining in popularity. A new player to roulette should take the time to learn about the game and bets before playing with real money. A good idea is always to use free trial versions that are offered in many great online casinos.

The Rules
American roulette includes 38 numbers which is one more than the traditional European roulette. The numbers range from 1 to 36 and then there are two zeros, one single and one double zero. All players place their bets and the big roulette wheel starts spinning. Actually it usually spins while the bets are placed and when the croupier presses the button to make it slow down no more bets can be made. In the wheel there is a small steel ball which is spun in the opposite direction of the wheel. When the wheel comes to a stop the ball will land on a number and make it clear to all who won and what.

Placing Bets
There are basically two types of bets that you can make on American roulette, inside and outside bets. The inside bets are the most common but the outside bets will pay off better if you actually win with them. The first inside bet to know is the straight bet. This is a bet on any single number. If you bet on two numbers at the same time this is called a split and it is marked by the chips standing on the line between the numbers on the table. The outside bets could concern what color will come up or you could guess that any of the last low numbers will show up again. They are a bit more risky but a lot of fun!

Winning Strategy
While it is true that roulette is a game of luck you can still influence your results by knowing some basic game strategy. The first advice you will come across is to stay away from American roulette and stick to the European and French versions. This is because of the advantage that the casino has traditionally had by the help of the double zero. If you are playing online this is not so much of an issue and there is really no reason that you can’t win nicely on the American roulette wheel. Don’t forget to use free versions of roulette before you start betting with money. This way you will know what type of bets you enjoy and how the game works.

Bonuses and Promotions
When you join a casino for their impressive welcome bonus you need to check carefully that this applies to roulette. Many casinos are very picky about what the bonus offers and promotions can be used for. A good promotion could give you many more hours of fun roulette but don’t count on it giving you more money in your player’s account to cash out.

*Note; Online Gambling is illegal in the US