The Wheel of “Possible” Fortune: Roulette!
History of Roulette
Roulette is a wagering game that has been played for many years. The name roulette comes from the French word for “little wheel” and has been played in its present form since about the late 1700s in France, and then later showed up in Germany in the early 1800s with a slight difference in that instead of having a double space of zeros, it had only one giving the players an extra opportunity to beat the “house” or casino owners.
How Do You Play Roulette
Roulette is one of the simplest games to play in a casino, but it does have a variety of ways that a player can wager and potentially win.
A wheel that holds numbers between 1 and 38, has a zero and a double zero space and alternates the colors of the numbers between red and black is spun, a small ball is then spun in the opposite direction along the edge of the wheel and when it loses momentum, it falls into the spinning wheel and will land on one of the numbers on the wheel when it stops.
Players place wagers on where they think the ball will land.
The bets can be whether the ball lands on red or black, whether it lands on odds or even numbers and even whether it lands on a certain range of numbers as based on the layout of the roulette board.
The Roulette betting board is as important to the function of the game as the wheel itself is.
The Rules of Roulette
The rules of Roulette are pretty simple in that you must choose your wager BEFORE the wheel is finished rotating and the ball lands on the number it will make its final rest on.
There are a number of other rules pertaining to the timing of the bets such as what used to be called “call bets” where the player would announce his bet verbally rather than the modern way of actually placing the bet on the table prior to the wheel stopping.
Playing Roulette on Your Mobile
There are many different online casinos that now offer players the chance to wager on all the great table games that are played in the brick and mortar casinos and Roulette is no exception.
You need to simply go to the website of the online gaming professionals and download their interface and make a deposit, and you are ready to experience the action and excitement yourself.
Play Roulette Online
One of the best things about playing Roulette online as opposed to playing in a brick and mortar casino is the ability to “see” the entire board and take the time to consider your wager more fully than you get in a casino where the croupier is forced to run the hand whether you are ready or not in deference to the other players.
The intricacies of the game and the vast number of ways that you are able to wager are better understood when you have the additional time that playing online gives you.
Because you are playing alone when playing online, YOU control when the wheel is finally spun and have ample time to consider the wagers you would like to place.
One of the things that prevent players many from playing the game in a casino is the feeling of inadequacy or lack of knowledge that many players have.
By being able to play from the comfort of your own home or on your mobile, you avoid that feeling and the pressure of placing a bet before you are fully ready.
By learning and mastering the system online, you will never feel that when you do go to a brick and mortar casino to finally give it a try.