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Online Roulette : History and it’s Modernization




Roulette is one of the most popular casino games across the globe. Roulette is a French word which literally translates to little wheel.

In this particular game, the players can bet on a variety of parameters involving the final outcome which is a single number ranging from 0-37 in case of French or European Roulette and 0-38 in the case of American Roulette.

The game involves a wheel and the croupier usually spins the wheel in one direction and then spins the ball in the opposite direction, the ball moves along the circular track around the wheel and after losing momentum it falls on the wheel, into one of the pockets. Since each of the number is placed in a colored pocket, the various parameters on which the players can bet involve:

• A Single Number:

Betting on a single number is the single most risky bet in the game, as the odds of achieving success are extremely low and hence, the casinos offer the most returns for successful bets too.

• The Colors being Red or Black:

Red or black are the two colors in which the numbers are placed in pockets alternatively and thus, one can bet on the color of the pocket in which the roulette ball shall land. The odds being 1/2.

• The Final Number being Odd or Even:

Players can even bet of the final number being odd or even, this too has a 50-50 chance like betting on color of the ball.

• Betting on High or Low:

The final outcome can be grouped as high or low, the numbers ranging from 1-18 are low in nature while the numbers above 19 are high.

Again since this classification has two groups and thus the odds are 50-50.

Much like the modernization of all the arcade games around us, casino games have also moved to online portals, thereby reaching a wider audience and encouraging a lot more players to play actively on a regular basis. Some of the advantages of playing Roulette online are given below:

• Convenience :

A player doesn’t need to book a flight or drive down to a casino far away, after putting in a few days of leave at the office, instead he/she can now play on their mobile phones at any given place, any given hour, without any restrictions.

• Freebies and Bonuses :

If you are a regular player the brick and mortar casino may offer you some amazing credit however, if you are not the high roller, they have higher percentages of house edges for you and online roulette portals can give you sign-up bonuses, free games and a chance to invest minimum and get maximum returns.

• Crowds :

Most of the brick and mortar casinos have to gather players around the table on weekdays and wait for them to place their bets before the croupier spins the wheel, however, the trend is quite different on weekends, when you have to wait endlessly to get a spot on the table and then to place a bet at their pace.

To avoid the disparities and most of the common issues faced by players in brick and mortar casinos, online roulette is a great opportunity for enthusiasts.