What Variety Can You Expect with Roulette Games?
On the face of it, roulette is a simple game where people wager on where a ball will land on a spinning wheel. It is straightforward if you want it to be, and if you want to go deeper and strategize according to your own betting style, then the scope is there to do that too.
For this reason, roulette sometimes gets dismissed as either too simple or just lacking in any sort of variety. This, however, is not the case as there are variations of this straightforward game wherever you happen to play, whether it is in one of the many land-based casinos which have roulette as a mainstay, or at your online casino of choice.
Count the zeros
As you probably already know, casinos have what is called a house edge. This is in the shape of a zero on the wheel, which usually means all bets go to the house. Depending on where you happen to be playing, however, the number of zeros can vary. In Europe, you will most likely play with just the one zero, in the US you will play with two, and at some establishments in Las Vegas, there will be three zeros on the wheel.
However, this also allows for some flexibility with the rules, and bets on zeros are allowed in most places, and in some casinos in Europe, when the ball lands in zero, there is an interesting twist. Because, according to some schools of thought, zero is an even number, the bank doesn’t clear the board, instead, it takes half of the bet amounts placed on zero, and what is left has to stay there for the next spin. This is known as ‘En Prison’, but is not the most interesting variation of roulette, especially if you don’t want to travel to Europe to experience it.
Online roulette variations
If you choose to play at online casinos or at least are considering playing at one, the first thing you’ll notice is how many different versions of roulette there are available. This is because, with the number of online roulette real money options available, some software companies will try and make theirs stand out from the crowd. Picking a version that is right for you will only come with trying them out, but the biggest variety you will encounter is that between video and live versions of the game.
If you are new to the world of online casinos, these games can feel as different as night and day. With the standard version, the outcome of the spin is randomly generated (and verified as legit in case you were wondering) and it can feel sometimes like more of a video game than gambling online. The live version is different entirely, as the spin is real and you are playing via a live video feed with a croupier, in some cases the same ones you might see if you were standing on the casino floor. This variation is so great that players tend to gravitate to one rather than the other, which is why knowing the difference is so important.