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How to Play Roulette


How to Play Roulette

Although Roulette is a pretty simple game to play, if you want to become successful and try to make a profit you need to understand the basics first. Secondly, practice makes perfect at they say, so give it a go for fun first. Winners Casino is a good place for this as they have demo versions of their Roulette tables. Then when your confidence has built up you can play for real with real cash.

Particularly if you plan to play roulette online, you will find that many online casinos have quite a few different variations of the game. However, for simplicity here at Free Casino we are going to look at the main two variations that you will also find in land based casino clubs. These being the French (European) Roulette and American Roulette.

The French version of the game is probably what most people are familiar with and is classed as the traditional version of the game. The French roulette table and wheel includes the standard 36 numbers and a single zero (0) and it is these numbers that form the basis of play.


As for the American version, besides the fact that part of the table may be laid out differently, basically to try and speed up the game, the major difference is that there is an extra box on the table and slot on the wheel for double zero (00). This gives the house even more of an advantage over the player.

Full details of the betting options will be discussed in a separate article but basically you can bet on as many of the various options available around the table with whatever amount you want, providing of course that the amount you’re wanting to bet falls within the casinos table limits.

Therefore before the wheel is spun, players have the opportunity to place their bets. You can bet on individual numbers or virtually any combination of numbers or just stick to Red or Black or Odd and Even or even the zero itself.

The main objective for you as the player is to guess what number the ball will land on in the wheel or correctly bet if it is odd or even or the colour as previously mentioned. If you do this correctly then you will win. The amount you will win is based on the area of the table that you placed your bet.

As you get used to playing the game of roulette you will find yourself wondering if there is a good strategy for beating the system. This is something that has been worked on since the game itself was introduced to try and increase the odds of winning. The ultimate conclusion though is that as a player no matter what strategy you put in place you can only have limited contriol over the Roulette table. You simply can’t influence luck.

At Free Casino we have put together a selection of well known systems for you to study and you can read about roulette strategies here.