Online Roulette at Betway Casino
The whirl of the wheel. The blurring of red and black. The bouncing ball coming to a stop. Online Roulette is one of the most entertaining, dramatic games players can hope to engage in. And at Betway, you can play multiple versions of Online Roulette, in an environment that equals the experience of any bricks and mortar casino around the world.
Bask in the glamour of our Online Roulette studios, as you plot your options around the grid, before our Live Dealer sets your bet in motion. We have dozens of highly-trained, hospitable croupiers available for you to play with, as well as many versions of Online Roulette for you to enjoy, from Classic Roulette to cutting-edge iterations like Lightning Roulette and Blaze Roulette. At Betway, the choice is yours.
All our variations of Roulette are as unique as they are entertaining. If you’re an experienced player, you’ll enjoy the freshness of games such as Cricket Hollywood and Bollywood Roulette, while the novices among us may wish to try out Classic Roulette first, before experimenting with the latest and greatest innovations.
Our selection of Online Roulette games is as suitable for experts as it is for beginners. Just visit our catalogue, flick through your options, and decide which version you’d like to play first. Of course, we’ll be discussing these options below, but first, let’s take a look at the rich history of roulette.
History of roulette
From Casablanca to Diamonds are Forever, Roulette is a fixture of popular culture that’s been immortalised in movies throughout the decades. But just how did this game become so iconic? To understand Online Roulette’s contemporary global appeal, we have to start at the beginning of its tale.
Innovation has always been intrinsic to Roulette’s appeal. And while most games have their roots in folk tradition, Roulette was invented by mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal – partially as a game, and partially as an attempt to create a perpetual motion machine. After many years of French debate around the rules of the game, a codified version of Roulette as we know it came to be later in the 1700s, in the gambling houses of Quebec and the royal palaces of Paris.
As Roulette became a feature of elegant Monte Carlo, its popularity exploded all over Europe, before reaching the United States. And while those games found in the New Frontier were often rugged affairs, the twentieth century saw the refinement of Monte Carlo grow into the roulette contests that took place in America.
Online Roulette first became available in the 1990s, and today, you can play Online Roulette live at Betway in all its glorious incarnations.
The Aim of the Game
By its very essence, roulette is a game dictated by chance. Its widespread appeal lies in its simplicity – to accurately predict the pocket in which the roulette ball will land. Before the wheel is spun, bets are made regarding number, colour or odd/even numbers.
The wheel is then spun and winnings are paid out depending on the results. The rules of roulette apply to every version of the game, and we’ll go through these now.
What types of roulette does Betway offer?
The main element that differentiates the two most common forms of roulette is the design of the wheel. In American roulette, the wheel includes a 00 slot, in addition to the 0 pocket. This effectively raises the house’s advantage of winning. The odds of winning are 1 in 38.
European roulette is arguably the most authentic variation of the game and offers better odds for the player. This is down to the design of the wheel, which doesn't include the 00 pocket, unlike its American counterpart. The numbers on the European wheel range from 0 to 36, thus giving winning odds of 1 in 37.
The rules of French Roulette are very similar to the rules of European Roulette, but with the addition if the La Partage rule. This means that if the ball lands in the 0 pocket, players will receive half their money back. You'll also notice that the wheel in French Roulette sits more centrally than in European Roulette, although this doesn't affect the gameplay.
But if you're looking for something a bit different, then why not check out Multiplayer Roulette, where you can watch other players place their bets, and even chat with them in real time, just like in a real casino.
Or for a truly immersive experience, you can take it one step further with our Live Roulette. Play with a real dealer and watch the action unfold via live HD video streaming, giving you our most authentic roulette experience.
Wherever you are, the Betway betting app is only a tap away. Mobile roulette is fast and easy to use, taking you straight to the heart of the action. Select your favourite table and then place your bets. It doesn’t matter where you are, the questions remain the same. Red or black? Odd or even? Make the call.
For a truly immersive experience, any of these popular versions of online roulette can be played at Betway Casino.
Rules and How to Play Roulette
To the novice player, online roulette might come across as a bit confusing, but in fact it’s quite simple. When joining a table, the seamless software will allow you to pick the value on your chip, which is the amount you would like to bet. You can place bets by picking any number, colour or combination of numbers, that you like.
There are two main sections to the roulette board which are important to understand if you want to know how to play roulette. These will help you decide the type of bet you wish to place.
The inside section of the board allows players to place bets on numbers that are close to each other in terms of layout, or a group of up to six numbers. You can place a bet on one number, for instance 29 which is called ‘straight-up’ or two adjoining numbers which is called a ‘split’.
With a ‘street’ bet, you’re placing a bet on three numbers that connect horizontally, and with a ‘trio’ bet you’re putting your chips on either 0/1/2 or 00/2/3, depending on the variation on the game.
In addition to these, there’s also the ‘corner’ bet (also known as quad bet), where four connecting numbers are covered in one single bet, and the ‘basket’ bet which is a five number bet consisting of 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3.
The last type of bet for the inside section is the ‘double street’ bet, which, like the name suggests, allows you to place a bet on six numbers, effectively placing two ‘street’ bets.
The outside section offers completely different sets of bets, and these come in pairs – either red or black, odd or even, or high or low – with each bet covering 18 numbers. Players will also be able to make six other bets consisting of 12 numbers, knows as ‘column’ and ‘dozen’ bets.
For each spin of the wheel, there is the table minimum which must be reached for both inside and outside bets – remember, these are independent of each other.
How are you supposed to predict which pocket the ball will land in? Surely it's random? Well of course it is, but that doesn't stop you developing a roulette strategy to improve your chances.
With roulette, the key is in your betting strategy. We'll take you through the popular tried-and-tested approaches to betting on roulette, including the D'Alembert Strategy, the Martingale Strategy and more.
Martingale Betting System
The concept is simple; you cover your losses and increase your bet after each consecutive loss. You do this until you win, at which point you go back to betting the original amount you started on.
d’Alembert Betting System
In this system the player increases their bet by one after each consecutive loss, and decreases it by one after a winning bet.
Block betting may refer to a bet or a series of bets that cover a block of numbers on the roulette betting board.
The double bet method is very similar to the Martingale method in that players usually double their bets after every loss, until they win. Then they return to betting the original amount.
Line betting is when, rather than placing a bet on a single number, you place it on the line that separates two numbers.
Whatever your appetite for roulette, you’re sure to find something among our massive catalogue of roulette games. Head to Betway and get behind the wheel.
What is the difference between American and European Roulette?
European Roulette features just a single 0 pocket, as opposed to the double 00 pocket in American Roulette. The consequence of this design is that the player has winning odds of 1 in 37 in European Roulette, compared to a less generous one in 38 American Roulette.
What are the payout odds in Roulette?
Single number bets have a payout of 35/1 (35x your stake).
A Split bet (betting on two “neighbour” pockets) has a payout of 17/1.
A Street bet has a payout of 11/1.
A Corner bet has a payout of 8/1.
A Double Street bet has a payout of 5/1.
A Basket bet has a payout of 6/1.
A Neighbours/Voisins bet has a payout of up to 24/1, depending on which number covered by the Neighbours/Voisins bet the ball lands in.
Zero Game/Jeu Zero bets have a payout up to 26/1.
Orphans/Orphelins bets have a payout of either 17/1 or 35/1.
Popular Casino Games at Betway
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