Different Roulette Games Different Roulette Variations

Roulette gamesYou might think you know all there is to know about roulette games. Place your bet, spin the wheel, and be done with it, right? There are actually several variations of this game being played today. The most popular form of roulette games being played in casinos in Australia, like most of the world, is European Roulette and American Roulette, which are much the same game with a different number of betting options.

Computerised versions of this game have also made their way into casinos, as well as games that allow players to play on an actual table, but with a virtual dealer and an automatic wheel. Some variants of French Roulette are also being played, but the majority of games in Australian casinos are European and American.

Basic Roulette Rules

Roulette games rulesWhile all of these games have different rules, the rules are structured in somewhat of the same way. European Roulette is one of the easiest variations to play. There is a single green 0 at the top of the board, which makes it easy to identify as well. Alongside the board are areas to bet on only black, only red, evens, odds, and number one to twelve, thirteen to twenty-four, and twenty-five to thirty-six. To play, the player must place their bet on the square they desire. The croupier, which is the name of the “dealer” for this game, spins the wheel one way and the ball the other. Wherever the ball lands is the winning number and colour.

The pay-outs for the game are dependent upon the odds of the bet. For example, the odds of winning a bet placed on 0 in the European game are 36 to 1. The pay-out is slightly less at 35 to 1. American Roulette is played much the same, except there is an extra 00 at the top of the board alongside the 0.

The rules are the same, which means that American Roulette has slightly lower odds of pay-out (37 to 1) than European Roulette, but the amount of the pay-out is still 35 to 1. A variation that is much the same as European Roulette is French. Only the layout of this board is different, with evens, odds, blacks, and reds straddling the sides of the board instead of being on the left or right.

Online Roulette Games

online roulette gamesIn many ways, playing online roulette games has become much easier in Australia than going to the casino to play. For one, driving to the casino can be a hassle. Many of the games offered in casinos now are computerised and virtualised anyway, so why make the trip? Playing online also opens the doors to several other variations of the game to play as well, including themed games as well as the classics known so well from physical casinos.

And just to set your minds at ease, online gambling in Australia is legal. While the Interactive Gambling Act (IGA) of 2001 proposed by the Howard-Government put limits on online casinos, it did nothing of the sort to individuals who wanted to try their luck at online roulette.