Roulette is one of those games that have been the cornerstone of casinos for as long as we can remember. You’ll have to live under a rock in Antarctica and not have cable TV to not have at least seen it on TV or on a movie before. And for those of you that enjoy playing at land-based casinos, it’s pretty hard to miss the roulette wheel as there is usually a buzz around it and often it’s the playground of the rich and famous. Let’s look at how online roulette differs from this game you have either seen or TV or tried out in real life.
Online Roulette Versus Land Roulette: A Matter of Choice
Whereas most land casinos only have one roulette wheel, online casinos usually have a wide variety. Instead of just American Roulette or perhaps European Roulette, if you’re lucky they will also have a whole range of roulette games like Mini Roulette, European Roulette Gold, Roulette Royale, and French Roulette. This means that if you’re really into playing roulette you can try all the different variations until you find one that suits your needs. Although the roulette games will have a similar appearance, they all have different rules and bets, so make sure to read the instructions before trying out a new variety.
Online Roulette Versus Land Roulette: Money Matters
Most people out there who are not Donald Trump have to take cost into consideration when comparing online games to land ones. Also, it just makes sense to ensure you get the most value for your money.
Now, at a land casino, you often have to pay just to enter the premises, and even if you get in for free you will still have to play tips to the dealers and waitresses, and will be cajoled into spending money on overpriced drinks, which will only cause you to become relaxed and stop worrying about spending $100 more than you intended to. Land based casinos are about one thing and one thing only: drawing out as much cash from you as possible.
Online casinos can afford not to make such a hard sell as they have to pay much less in overhead costs than their land based counterparts. They have to pay only for the software maintenance and for a handful of staff compared to the land casinos which have to pay hundreds of staff members, rent, insurance, etc. This also means that online casinos can afford to give you a higher payout percentage than most land casinos.
In terms of cash, there is no such thing as a free game when you are playing land roulette, whereas most online casinos offers a ‘Fun Mode’ where you can play games for free (without winning cash) until you are ready or have saved up to play for real. Not only do you have to pay for all land roulette but it’s also unfortunate that this is usually a game that attracts high rollers and you have to bet a (usually quite steep) minimum amount before they will allow you to take part. With online casinos you can also play for real money but the betting minimums are often lower.