Roulette online is pretty easy to play and can be really rewarding. Players play against the house, betting on the colored numbers on a wheel. The house is represented by a dealer, which is also called a croupier, who spins the online roulette wheel and deals with player’s earnings and losses. After players place their bets, the dealer spins a small white ball in the opposite direction of the turning wheel. When the ball stops in one of the slots, the dealer will reveal the winning number and settle all bets.
To win at online roulette you must predict where the ball will stop after each spin. The roulette wheel has 37 or 38 numbered slots, numbered from 1 to 36, zero, and sometimes double zero, double zero appears only on American roulette wheels. Red is the color for even numbers and black is for odd numbers. Double zero and zero sections are usually green. 6 to 8 players can play at the roulette table in the same time, each player being assigned with a different color chip to place his bets. Different colors are chosen to see which player is placing each bet. So, when players initially put down their money, the dealer will give them the corresponding of that value in chips in one color. Colored chip represent one betting unit for the denomination roulette table you are playing on. Bets are placed by players before each spin on the roulette table.
After the dealers starts the spin and drops the white ball, he will say “no more bets are allowed”, no more bets can be placed and those already on the table can’t be changed. It’s illegal to try to change or even touch your bets after the spin starts. When the ball stops at a number the dealer will check the winning number on the roulette table with a plastic marker, and collect losing bets and pay winning bets.
Betting will start again only after the dealer removes the plastic marker. Winning is paid in colored chips and you can always withdraw from the online roulette game and get paid for chips you have won. However, it’s possible to play without a color, if you want to place a quick bet on a certain number. If you win you will be paid in casino chips. Betting can be done in several ways. You can bet on individual numbers or groups of numbers, named inside bets. You can also bet on general groups of numbers, like 1-18/19-36,red or black color and odd or even, these bets are called outside bets. Inside bets are paid by the dealer directly, while outside bets are placed at the betting area near the table and the player can either take them or bet with them at the next round.