Roulette is one of the most liked casino games that you will come across as UK players just love to try and guess where that little ball is going to stop. This game has kept people entertained for over 300 years, and it will carry on doing so for centuries to come. However, due to technology, roulette lovers can enjoy it wherever they are. British roulette fans can find a lot of different roulette options at Betiton and below we will tell you what you need to know about this much-loved casino game.
There was a time when the only way that a British casino player could satisfy their gambling urges was to get all dressed up and then pay a visit to the nearest land-based casino. It is always fun to spend a night at the casino but there will be times, especially after a long and hard day at work, where you really do not feel like going out anywhere, while still having that urge to play a bit of roulette. Thirty years ago, or so, this would have been an issue for roulette fans in the United Kingdom, but it is no longer a problem. Now you can join an online casino such as Betiton and enjoy roulette online without even having to leave your house. Roulette can also be played live at our live casino, along with live blackjack.
One other reason why roulette is really popular all over the globe, not just in the United Kingdom, is the fact that it is a simple game to play. When you are playing this game at an online casino, you will find it no harder than playing jackpot slots. Even if you have never played a game of roulette in your life, we are sure that you will be able to get a clear understanding of this game in no time. There is something very important that all roulette players need to be aware of and that is that this game has a very high house edge, depending on the variant which you are playing (more on this below). This high house edge means that you can lose a lot of money if you play for a long period of time and your luck runs out. We want our players to understand the ins and outs of this game before you start playing.
We want our British roulette players to have a great roulette experience when playing with us, which is the reason why we do our utmost to ensure that you will find all of the best roulette games here at Betiton. These games have been developed by the likes of Microgaming and Playtech, which just so happen to be two of the best software developers out there. All our games are available to play in demo mode, so you can try them out without making a deposit to see if they are your cup of tea.
We make sure to offer our roulette players some of the most popular and best games around. You can believe us when we say that we will not leave you dissatisfied with the roulette games that we offer. So, what are some of the popular roulette games on offer? Well, you can find them listed below for you:
We always look to add new and exciting games to our library, so be sure to check every now and then to see what new delights have been added.
Below we will have a closer look at some of the popular games that we offer British roulette fans:
Sapphire Roulette: This roulette game was created by Microgaming, one of the biggest software developers in the world. It is based on European Roulette, which we will take a closer look at below. There are 18 red pockets, 18 black pockets, and one green pocket. It is liked by roulette fans due to its great design, and the betting range that it has. To help you place your bets, there is a Hot and Cold indicator that can be found in the top right. This will show you the numbers that have come out frequently (hot) and those that have not (cold).
Vertical Roulette: If you want a great mobile roulette experience, then is exactly what you are looking for. It also uses a European wheel and has all the traditional roulette features that you could wish for. There is the traditional betting area as well as a racetrack. You will also find plenty of shortcuts that will give you the ability to place quick bets. Furthermore, you can flip the game around depending on whether your left or right hand is your dominant one.
Roulette Pro: This game was developed by Playtech and also makes use of a European wheel. The minimum bet that you can make while playing is £1, while the maximum wager will depend on the type of bet that you have placed. For example, if you are betting on one number, the maximum wager is £20. However, if you are betting on even bet, you can wager as much as £200. Thus, this is a game that is good for those who like to bet low and those who like to bet high.
European Roulette: Whenever you play a game of roulette outside of the United States, it is highly likely that you will be playing European Roulette. The wheel has the numbers 1-36 and 0 on it. The house edge stands at 2,70%, which is not the lowest house edge that you will find, that accolade belongs to blackjack, but it is certainly not the highest house edge either. Games such as craps and Sic Bo come with a much higher house edge.
American Roulette: The difference between American and European roulette is that the American wheel has a double zero on it. You might think that this will not make too much of a difference, but this one extra pocket pushes the house edge all the 5.26%.
French Roulette: The wheel in this version is the same as the wheel that you will find in the European version. The betting table layout is a bit different, but not too much. What makes this version of roulette different is that you will come across two rules that are not found in the European version. These are known as La Paratage and En Prison. With La Partage, if you make an even bet and the ball stops on the 0, you will receive half your wager back. However, you do not need to accept the stake back, you can leave it for the next spin, and this is the En Prison rule.
Playing online roulette is simple – it really is not any more difficult than playing online scratch cards. Below you can find the main steps that you need to take when playing roulette online:
As we briefly mentioned above, the roulette wheel will be different depending on the version that you are playing. The wheel that is used in the French and European version has 37 pockets, while the wheel in the American version has 38 pockets. In French and European Roulette, the numbers are not in any particular sequence, but on the American roulette wheel you will notice that the numbers are placed opposite those that come after. For example, opposite 24 you will have 25 and opposite 30 you will have 31.
When you have played enough variants of roulette you will notice that table layout is pretty similar, no matter what type of roulette you happen to be playing. There is one difference and that is in American Roulette the table has an extra field for the double zero. The layout in French roulette is a tiny bit different and the bets are written in French, but it is not something that makes a huge difference. When you look at the table layout of any poker variant you will see that the main part of the table is composed of numbers 0-36 and the remaining sectors are there for players to place wagers on red or black, even or odd, dozens, columns, 1-18, and 19-36. If you bet on the numbers 0-36 then it is called an inside bet, while if you bet on one of the sectors, it is called an outside bet.
Luck plays a huge part in roulette, just like it does in online slots, but there are plenty of strategies that you can use that will help improve your odds of earning a profit. We have listed three of them below for you, and we will explain each of them for you.
Martingale: The Martingale is one of the most popular casino betting strategies, although unless used carefully it can lead to significant losses. Put simply, it works by playing against the odds. Every time you lose, increase your wager by a unit. The reasoning is that when you do land a win, you will still have made a profit. D’Alembert: If you follow this strategy, all you need to do is increase your bet by one unit when you win and reduce it by one when you lose. The theory approach to this strategy is that when you have as many wins as losses, you will still be making a profit. Fibonacci: This strategy is a progressive one. The Fibonacci sequences goes 1-1-2-3-5-6-13-21-34-55-89-144 and so on – each two previous numbers are combined to form the following number in the sequence. If you decide to use this strategy, then you place a bet that is identical to one of the numbers from the sequences. If the bet that you placed wins, you take two steps back and make that your next stake. If the bet that you placed loses, you take a step forward and that will be your new stake.
At Betiton you will be able to play roulette online for real money. However, you should bear in mind that you also have the option of playing all our roulette games for using our demos, should you want to test out and practice a new strategy. Once you believe that you have got to grips with a strategy, you can then try using it while playing for real money.
Another thing about roulette that helps to make it a very popular casino game is that there are many different things that you can place your money on. If you are playing a game where there is not a lot of betting options, you will find that things get boring rather quickly. However, you will not get bored playing roulette as you can keep changing your bet type. To add to this, every round is over in a matter of seconds, which means that you will be able to place plenty of bets during your gambling time. However, the fast nature of roulette means that you have to keep a very close eye on your budget to make sure that you do not spend more than you can afford.
Below we will have a quick look at the different types of bets that can be made while playing a game of roulette and the payouts that will come with each bet if you predict correctly:
Red or black: If the ball lands in a pocket of a colour that you predicted, then you will receive a 1:1 payout.
Odd/even: If you make a bet that the ball will stop on an odd number and you are correct, then there will be a payout of 1:1. There will be the same payout if you place your money on the ball landing on an even number, and it does.
High or low: If the ball lands on numbers 1-18 and you placed a bet on low, you will get a payout of 1:1. If the ball lands on numbers 19-36 and you placed a bet on high, you will be given a 1:1 payout.
Columns: You will find 3 different columns with 12 12 numbers on the layout. If you put your money on a column and the ball stops on one of your numbers, you will receive a 2:1 payout.
Dozens: The 36 numbers on the layout are split in 3 dozen – 1-12, 13-24, and 25-36. If you make a bet on one of the dozens and the ball lands on one of your numbers, there is a 2:1 payout to be had.
All the above are outside bets. Below we will take a look at the bets that are known as inside bets.
Straight-up: You place your money on one number only and if you guess correct, there is a 35:1 payout.
Split bet: You pick 2 numbers that are adjacent to each other and if the ball stops on one of them, there is a 17:1 payout.
Corner bet: You place a bet on 4 numbers in one group and if you guess correct, you will be given an 8:1 payout.
Street bet: You pick 3 numbers from one of the rows and if the ball stops on a number from your row, there is an 11:1 payout.
Five number bet: You can only make such a bet when you are playing American roulette. With this bet you place a wager on the ball landing on 00, 0, 1, 2, or 3. Here you will find a payout of 6:1.
Line bet: Here you will place your cash on 2 lines that are next to each other. If the ball lands on one of your 6 numbers, you will get a 5:1 payout.
Gambling online is something that has become popular all over the world, and it is no exception in the United Kingdom. Therefore, to fully accommodate out British mobile gamblers, we have made sure that our website is compatible with a wide range of mobile devices. All the roulette games that we offer, as well as our other games, will adjust to your mobile screen, meaning that you will still get a great online gambling experience.
Mobile gambling has become very popular, and we are more than aware of this fact. This is the reason why we have put in an awful lot of effort to make sure that all the games that you can play are mobile friendly. So yes, you will certainly be able to use your mobile devices to play roulette online at Betiton.
Online roulette just so happens to be one of the simplest games that you can find at a casino, which is the major reason why it has become so popular. All you need to do to play is choose the variant that piques your interest, put down your wagers, click the spin button, and then watch the wheel spin and hope that your luck is in.
You will definitely be able to play online roulette for real money at Betiton. You can also play the roulette games that we offer as a demo, so you can try out new strategies and see if you like the variant that you are playing. If you like the variant and you feel that you have got enough practice with the new strategy, you can think about playing for some real money.