How to Play Online Roulette

It’s luckily very easy to play online roulette once you grasp the basics of the game.  Online roulette is a game of choice, which means that there is very little you can do to change the outcome on the game, except for how much and how often you bet and whether you use a betting strategy or not.

How to Play Online Roulette: Getting Started

Firstly, you have to open your online casino program.  If you don’t have one, you’ll have to start by choosing and downloading an online casino’s software, followed by opening an account with said casino.

Once you have the program, open it and go to the casino lobby.  Choose whether you want to play for fun or real money and log in.  You will find roulette in the games section and depending on which software package you have there will be European and American Roulette and some of them also have French Roulette and Mini Roulette.  Your roulette game will open in a separate window. 

When the game opens you will see a roulette wheel with alternate slots of black and red, except for the double zero slot in American roulette and the zero slot, which you will find in the European Roulette, French and 3D Roulette boards.  The roulette table has thirty six numbers split into 3 columns of 12 numbers each.

How to Play Online Roulette: Placing Your Bet

Start by making sure you have deposited money (ignore if playing in Fun (free) Mode) and then choose how much you want to bet per game.  Click on your roulette chip and then click on the area you would like to bet on.  Roulette software differs but there should be clear instructions on how you can increase your bet and how you can place different bets as well as what the odds are for various bets.

Here is a lowdown on the different bets you can place.  You can choose between an odd and an even number bet, you can choose a column of numbers to bet on, or between black and red.  You are also allowed to place several bets at once.  Once you are happy that you have chosen the right combination, simply click on the spin button and let the wheel of luck decide your fate.

How to Play Online Roulette: Outcomes

Once the ball has stopped, it will settle on one of the roulette wheel slots.  Remember if you chose to bet on black or red, odd or even, or certain numbers?  Now is a time to have a look at the slot and compare it to what you have.  If you bet on a red slot with an odd number and the outcome is a red number 8, you will still one for the color, even though the number is not correct.

If you have won, you will normally see the chips on the bottom right hand side of your screen and your winnings will be displayed as well.  The amount you have won will be added to your balance.