What is live roulette?
Live roulette is an exciting online casino game that gets you into the thick of the action, whenever you want and wherever you are. Roulette live games come in a variety of different options, each of which have slightly different rules and also give you different chances of success. Playing live games gives you the opportunity to interact directly with the dealer and the other players at the table as well, so you can have a more immersive experience. You can practice a whole range of betting techniques, test your prediction skills and even make friends, all from the comfort of home.
The way the games are actually played does not differ between normal, virtual, roulette and live casino roulette. The rules are the same, though again, these will depend on the actual variant being played. However, where things do differ is how the game is monitored. In regular online roulette, it is a computer programme that determines where the ball will land. In a live game, the dealer will really spin the wheel and drop the ball, just like they would do in a land-based venue making it just that little bit more exciting, though no less safe, fair and secure.
Online roulette games are set-up in the same way as their land-based counterparts. These games each follow the rules of roulette, where the aim is to predict which pocket on the wheel the ball will land in. The wheel set-up is the same (though American and European wheels do differ – more on that later). The betting table is always found next to the wheel and it’s here that you will find all the betting options conveniently laid out for you. Unlike live blackjack, roulette actually has numerous different betting options, each of which has a slightly different set of odds and payouts attached.
Types of roulette
European roulette is the most commonly found game, and is considered to be the first version of the game. There are 37 pockets on the wheel numbered zero through to 36. These pockets are coloured alternately in black and red with the exception of the zero, which is green. Unlike poker, this is a game completely based on luck so you will need a fair amount of it if you plan on winning, and winning continuously. New Zealand players have access to this exciting roulette version, as well as the other options, which we will cover in the sections below.
American roulette is based on European roulette but has some slight differences. The main one is the fact that there’s an extra pocket. This comes in the form of a second green pocket numbered with a double zero. Having an extra pocket does push the probability that you can guess the correct outcome that little bit higher. In fact, the house edge goes up to a whopping 5.35%, which is a lot higher than the 2.7% house edge found in the European version. For years this game was also only found in the US, but thanks to technology, Kiwi players now get to play as well.
The last version is French roulette. This operates on the same wheel as the European version. However, this has the lowest house edge of all three variants, sitting at an impressively low 1.35%. This is because the French game offers a number of additional betting options the other two games don’t have. The La Partage rule comes into play when you place a bet and the ball ends up on the zero. When this happens, you’ll get half your original bet back. En Prison is similar, except that your bet will be held ‘prisoner’ for the next round of play – if your bet loses, you’ll get nothing though.
Different types of bets
- Inside bets
- Outside bets
- Neighbour bets
There are a number of different bets in roulette. What bet you choose is entirely up to you and your bankroll. Inside bets offer bigger wins, with a straight bet (betting on a single number), paying out at 35:1. However, while this does sound like a pretty good deal, you should consider the fact that the likelihood of landing these bets is relatively slim. These bets payout a lot because they’re unlikely to happen. Other inside bets include split, street, corner and even five bets. You can make as many different bets, including both inside and outside options, on one spin as time allows.
Outside bets are more popular with newer players. That’s because these bets are more easily predicted and more likely to happen. However, this does mean that the payouts are significantly smaller. Outside bets include options such as dozen or column bets, betting on which colour pocket the ball will land in, or whether the number will be odd or even. These types of bets are quite popular and generally pretty good for keeping your bankroll ticking over nicely as you play. As a general rule, if you’ve got a limited bankroll, play the outside bets as they won’t break the bank and you may still walk away in profit.
The last betting option available is the neighbour bets. Rather than looking at the paytable for these, you need to check out the wheel itself. Neighbour bets mean that you have to choose a number on the wheel. You will then look at the four numbers next to it (two to the right and two to the left). Your bet will cover all five of these numbers in one go. Generally this sits nearer to the inside betting options as it is still hard to predict this accurately, but if you do, you’ll get a nice little payout for your trouble.
Live roulette strategies
- The d’Alembert
As there aren’t any roulette bonus games, there are a number of different roulette strategies you can implement when you want to get ahead. The Martingale betting system is the most popular of these and involves doubling your bet on every loss. As soon as you win, you simply drop back to your original bet. The D’Alembert is similar to the Martingale but you can increase or decrease the increments you raise or lower your bet by to suit your bankroll. Labouchere is more complex as it involves a number cancellation system requiring you to choose how much money you’d like to win.
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Deposits and withdrawals
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Play live roulette with your mobile
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Customer support and Loyalty Club
At Betiton Casino we make it very easy for you to get in touch with us. Although we pride ourselves on offering a smooth-running platform, there are times when you will need to ask us a question. When that happens our support is open from 8am to 1am CET and manned by helpful staff. We also have a 7-tier Loyalty Club open to New Zealanders so that you can get some additional rewards when you play. Betting with real money on our games gives you loyalty points and you can use these to climb the Loyalty ladder to reach bigger and better bonuses.
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