How Does Roulette Wheel Betting Work?

When it comes to betting activities in online casinos, the names of the major providers, Neteller and Skrill, probably come to mind. With Neteller, for example, players can make cash-out and deposit transactions in a variety of currencies, with limits as low as $100 per day. Many people also know that these providers offer no limits on the amount of money that can be won or lost on online gambling, which makes them popular choices for those who want to play high-stakes games. With Skrill, players can make deposits and withdrawals in hundreds of different currencies and with no daily limits, either.

But, there is more than one option for those who want to engage in wagering activities online. As it turns out, there are several different types of roulette betting methods that can be used, and which one is best depends on what you’re looking for. Below, we will discuss the various types of roulette betting methods and which one is best suited for you.

American Roulette

This type of roulette betting method was actually created in America and was first implemented when they started offering the game in the 1900s. The American version of roulette is played with a 38-spoke wheel and there are two types of betting options available: Red or Black, and even or odd. Those who want to play this type of game usually like to place their bets based on the outcome of the previous spin of the wheel. For example, if the previous spin resulted in three black balls, the player might want to place a bet on red to increase their odds of winning. Or, if the previous spin was 3 black balls and the player wanted to increase their odds of winning again, they could put down a bet on red, which is typically the opposite of what they would have done had the previous spin been three reds.

An American roulette wheel is a whole different animal from a European roulette wheel, which we’ll discuss next. With American roulette, there is no 0 or 00, but there are 12 regular numbers from 1 to 36 (inclusive) and the dealer’s numbers are also displayed on the wheel. If you’re unfamiliar, the 0 and 00 numbers are reserved for use as a decimal point and thousands separator in bank transactions in America, and so are not used to order food or to make hotel room reservations, for example.

French Roulette

If you’ve ever seen the film, The King And I, you’ll know that the most popular form of roulette in Victorian-era Paris was called French roulette. This is because the game’s origins can be traced back to France, where they first played it in the 14th century. Like American roulette, French roulette also uses a wheel with 38 spokes, but instead of betting on red or black, players in French roulette bet on numbers instead. Like in American roulette, players can bet on red, black or grey, but also place bets on certain numbers, known as ‘sélection’, which is French for ‘selection’. So, a player might bet on 2, 4, 12 or 26 because they think those numbers will correspond to two, four, twelve or twenty-six consecutive white balls, respectively. (The rule with French roulette is that if all the white balls are in when the wheel stops, you win. If not, then you lose.)

The main difference between French and American roulette is that in the former, players can only place their bets on even or odd numbers while in the latter they can also place bets on the 12 numbers between 1 and 36. Additionally, in French roulette only one zero is used as a symbol rather than two as in American roulette. (The American version of the game was first played in 1776 and the Frenchman who designed it, Pierre Menard, decided to name it after himself because he felt that his initials, PM, should be used instead of 0s and 00s when ordering food or making hotel room reservations.)

Red Or Black?

So, which type of roulette do you want to play? If you decide that you’d like to play American roulette, but you’re not sure how to begin, the first thing you should do is click on the ‘Help’ button on the casino’s website. This will bring you to a screen that will inform you of how to play the game and give you some helpful tips. Additionally, many online casinos have videos that walk you through the process step-by-step. As an alternative to clicking on ‘Help’, you could simply type in “American roulette How to play” in the search bar above and hit “Enter.”

Which One Is Best?

In the same way that one pizza is not the same as another, one type of roulette is not the same as another. The choice of which one is best for you depends on several factors, including but not limited to:

  • how much you want to spend on average per week
  • how much you want to win
  • how much you want to risk per week
  • how experienced you are in poker
  • how technologically savvy you are
  • how much you want to learn
  • how much you want to have fun

As you can see, there are several different factors that can affect which type of roulette you want to play. To figure out which one is best suited for you, you’ll have to do some research and decide which ones are the most important to you. Then, choose the type of roulette that best suits your needs and skills.