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Online Roulette

The beginnings of the game of roulette are shrouded in some myth and it made its first appearance in the 17th century. As it is such an alluring game, the myth makes it even more attractive to play. It has translated into an online casino game well, and lovers of games of chance enjoy playing this game online as much as they enjoy playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo.

There are two versions of roulette, one is the European (also English and French) version in which the odds are better for the player and the other is the American version where the house has a slightly stronger foothold. It makes sense if you are going to be playing roulette online or in any other setting; that you play the European version and diminish the house edge.

Why anyone would want to play American roulette is beyond understanding. The odds are no better for winning, and with an extra "00" number pocket in the wheel the odds for the house are doubled from 2.7% to 5.26%. Regardless of this, the game can still be played online and you know the Americans, they seem to be of the opinion that every change they make to any innovation should be for the better – in this instance it is better; but only for the house. But get this, there is also a Mexican version and they have behaved in typical Spanish fashion by taking the American roulette wheel and adding a "000" pocket.

The lesson to be learned from this is, if you honeymoon in Acapulco, do not play roulette!! ;)

Online roulette is an absolutely random game, just like its land-based counterpart, the only skill lies in knowing what the best wagers are for your money. The wheel spins, a ball is spun into the wheel in an inverse direction in and there is no possible way to influence the outcome. Although with complicated set of equipment, two Serbian men and two Rumanian women gave a London casino a run for their money; by being able to calculate what the next possible winning number would be. When they were caught the judge deemed they had done nothing against the law as they had not influenced the ball or the wheel. You might not be that lucky, plus it takes all the "chance" out of the game and that is the fun part for sure.

Once the wheel is spinning there is a certain amount of time to place wagers and then the betting stops. The player either wagers on a number, set of numbers, the colours red or black or a combination of both – very simple! The wider the betting range, the better the odds of winning are, so if the online roulette player, placed a wager on number #1 and won they would receive odds of 35:1. If they placed a wager on Black or Red, or Odds or Evens the odds are 1:1. Of course there are many wagers on the roulette table, these are just the top and bottom examples.

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