If you ask anyone to name a few casino games, many would be sure to mention roulette. There’s something about the iconic roulette wheel that captures the imagination, even of those people who’ve never actually played the game.
Roulette is a game that has a long and colourful history, and indeed is often associated with the establishment of one of the world’s first casinos in Monte Carlo back in the 1800s.
Since then, many other games have been added to the casino gaming range, but roulette has always been hugely popular. It’s a game that anyone can play as there’s no special skill involved. All a player needs to do is decide what kind of bet they’re going to place and how much of a stake to put down on each spin. Whether you win or lose the bets placed are down to the random nature of where the ball falls when the numbered wheel comes to a halt.
Since it became possible to play roulette online, millions of people have tried their luck at different online casino sites, and there is no doubt that online roulette is the most accessible route to play the game. When you play online you can play at any time of the day or night, whenever the mood takes you, rather than having to travel to a land-based casino. With amazing 3-D graphics that most online casinos have, the experience is very close to the real thing, even though you can be playing in your bedroom, living room or kitchen.
Most sites have a number of different roulette variants available too, so you can choose between American roulette which has an extra numbered pocket on the wheel (the double zero) and French roulette which, with one less number on the wheel has a lower house edge, and therefore offers players more attractive odds.
But great as the graphics may be in online roulette, there are some players who miss the presence of a real dealer when playing computerised roulette and this is where the online casinos have further developed the game by offering live roulette games as well. At sites like Smart Live Gaming, players can choose to play live roulette games with a croupier placing their bets and spinning the wheel and ball in person via video streaming.
And, if a player has any questions about the type of bet they’re going to place, the croupier can answer questions face to face – live roulette games online bring not only the game but also the croupier to you, wherever you may be. There’s also the added social aspect of playing with other players that gives live roulette games something extra to standard online roulette.
It’s likely that online roulette will go through more changes in terms of player experience as more technological developments take place. One thing’s for sure – people aren’t likely to get bored with the game of roulette anytime soon.