All About Roulette on the Internet

The roulette wheel has long been considered the archetypical symbol of sophisticated casino gambling, and now it is considered the symbol of sophisticated Internet casino gambling as well. Roulette is a game of elegance, chance, and suspense, and all of the excitement of traditional roulette has been perfectly captured in the Internet roulette games at First Web.

A Luck-Based Casino Game

Roulette is a luck-based casino game with roots in France. (Roulette means “small wheel” in French). Roulette eschews cards and dice and, instead, uses the unique and highly recognizable roulette wheel. The dealer (also known as the croupier) spins the wheel and then throws a ball into the spinning wheel. Where the balls lands — in which numbered and coloured pocket — determines the outcome and the winners. The pockets are numbered from 1 to 36 and alternate between red and black; there is also a green pocket numbered 0. In most roulette wheels in the U.S. (but not in Europe), there is a second zero compartment marked 00, also coloured green.

Land-based roulette is considered a relaxing, slow-paced game, relative to other more frenetic casino games. The slow pace of roulette in land-based casinos is due to the time it takes for the players to place their bets and, of course, the movement of the spinning wheel. When you play roulette on the Internet, things move at a much faster clip, but Internet roulette still has an air of quality and elegance, unrivaled in Internet casinos games. Roulette’s illustrious reputation has not been tarnished at all by the transition to the Internet.

Internet Roulette Games at First Web Casino

First Web offers a variety of Internet roulette games. American Roulette has the extra double-zero pocket. European Roulette has only the single-zero, which actually improves your odds of winning. French Roulette has the advantageous La Partage rule to improve your odds even more. The Gold Series roulette games have enhanced graphics to create a more realistic simulation of the roulette casino. Premier Roulette has a variety of special features for your enjoyment. Multi-Wheel Roulette allows you to spin 8 roulette wheels at once for 8 chances to win and 8 times the excitement. And Roulette Royale has a progressive jackpot that can award you more than a hundred thousand dollars, Euros, pounds, or kroner if you get lucky enough. In short, there is a lot of outstanding roulette to choose from at First Web Internet Casino.

How to Play Roulette

When a round of roulette begins, the dealer will say, “Place your bets,” and that’s what players must do. There are a variety of bets in Internet roulette, divided between “inside” and “outside” bets. In fact, there are more betting options in roulette than in any other Internet casino game. The inside bets are made up of specific numbers or combinations of numbers within the inner numbered table layout. The outside bets on a roulette board are simply the bets that lie outside the main playing area and include bets on larger combinations of twelve or eighteen numbers like black or red or odd or even. You can place more than one kind of bet in each round of roulette and you can take your time doing so.

At some point — after the wheel starts spinning and the ball is dropped in — the dealer will say “No more bets,” and luck and chance take over in online roulette where hunches and guesses left off. This is when the real roulette excitement starts. The wheel spins around, and the little ball rolls around inside the wheel until it eventually settles into one of the pockets. That pocket is the winning number, and if bet correctly and luck was with you, it could make you an Internet roulette winner!