How to Play Live Video Roulette
With live video roulette being a popular offering among online casinos nowadays, a player might think that the rules of playing roulette changed with this new way of playing roulette. On the contrary, the rules of playing roulette did not change when live roulette became more in demand among patrons of online casinos. In fact, one can say that the game became as close as it can get to the way it is played in land-based casinos.
For those who do not know the basics of playing roulette, there is no need to be intimidated with live roulette. Roulette is a very simple game, regardless of what format it comes in. There is a dealer, also called a croupier in some casinos, who operates the roulette table. The roulette table has a chart painted on its surface indicating places for betting, and on one of its ends is the wheel. The wheel has either 37 or 38 numbers, depending on what kind of roulette wheel it is. The European roulette has the numbers 1 to 36 and 0, while the American roulette has the numbers 1 to 37 as well as 0 and 00. These numbers are arranged on the wheel in alternating red or black slots.
Inside the wheel is a little white ball. All that the player needs to do to play roulette is to guess what number that little white ball is going to land on and make a bet on it. If his guess is correct, he wins, and his winnings depend on the odds of the bet he made. If his guess is wrong, needless to say, he loses his bet.
There are two basic bets that a player can make on the table when playing live video roulette. These are the inside bet and the outside bet. The inside bet is a bet made on a particular number in the wheel, or a particular combination of numbers depending on their positions inside the wheel. The odds for inside bets are 1:35. Outside bets, on the other hand, are even bets with odds of 1:1. Outside bets can pertain to the ball landing on an even number or an odd number; in a black slot or a red slot; in the lower 18 numbers or the higher 18 numbers; or on the first dozen, the second dozen or the third dozen.
Timing is the key when playing roulette, just like in a land-based casino. As much as possible, the bets should be made while the dealer has not yet spun the wheel. When the dealer has already announced “No more bets!” then no more bets should be placed on the table.
There are so many resources online stating how big winnings can be made out of live video roulette. But no matter what these resources say, there is only one sure way of making money out of roulette, even if only in small amounts. And that is: always stick to outside bets.