Welcome to the electrifying world of online roulette! Take your pick from a range of roulette games, which include European Roulette and American Roulette. Or maybe you’d prefer to take immersion to the next level and try First Person Roulette.
Whatever your style, at Bally Casino you’re sure to find a roulette game ready to provide you with high-octane excitement.
And if this is your first time playing roulette online, keep reading for all the information you need to join the fun.
Like its classic counterpart, getting started at an online roulette table is super simple, and can be done in a few steps.
Decide where you think the ball will land, and then place your chips on the roulette board to mark the bet you’d like to play with.
The roulette board is made up of 37 numbers (0-36) – half black, half red. If you’re playing American roulette, there will be an extra number, which is 00.
There are also columns, rows, and outside bets, which is where you’d place a chip to bet on a group of numbers with similar characteristics, like all red or all even. You can consult the game’s paytable for an idea of what to expect should your bet be successful.
Online roulette games often come with a variety of features to enhance your gameplay. At the click of a mouse or tap of a button, you can bet instantly with the same amount as before, bet instantly with double the amount as before, and get to the good stuff by skipping game animations.
The above examples are just a few reasons why online roulette is so popular. As we explore later on, because of the way these games are built, you really can play them at your own pace.
Since the rules tend to differ depending on which version of roulette you play, we opted instead to provide general rules to keep in mind whenever you’re keen to join the table.
As mentioned, the first rule is to place your chips where you think the ball might land. And since the majority of our roulette games are played against a computer, you won’t have a croupier or other players waiting for you to make your choice.
Like the traditional game, once the roulette wheel starts spinning, you won’t be able to place any more bets. You’ll also need to collect any prizes you win and choose a betting option again before the game progresses.
One of the most exciting aspects of roulette is just how many options you have when it comes to placing a bet. The type of bet you decide to go with will determine the payout you receive should the bet land on your number.
Check out the lists below for straightforward explanations of some of the most popular roulette bets, how to go about making them, and what kind of payout to expect from them.
The first list covers the inside bets, so called because you make them by placing chips on numbers of groups of numbers inside the roulette table. Logically, outside bets, explained in the second table, are bets you can make by placing chips on the outer boundaries of the table. Easy!
Line – a Line bet has a payout ratio of 5:1. With this bet, you place a chip on the middle line between two rows of numbers to bet on the six numbers either side of it.
Top Line – with a payout ratio of 6:1, you can place a Top Line bet by placing a chip on the line between 0 and 1. The numbers you wager on with this bet are 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3.
Corner – a Corner bet comes with a payout ratio of 8:1. Bet on four numbers by placing a chip on the line in the middle of them.
Street – these bets pay out at 11:1. Place a chip on the table’s outer boundary line that corresponds with three numbers to bet on them.
Split – these bets have a payout ratio of 17:1. Just place a chip between two numbers to bet on both.
Straight Up – a Straight Up bet pays out at 35:1. All you need to do is place a chip in the center of a number to bet on it.
Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High – this bet pays out at a ratio of 1:1. You bet on all red or black numbers, all even or odd numbers, or all low (1-18) or high (19-36) numbers respectively. Each bet comprises 18 numbers.
Dozen – this bet pays out at 2:1. To choose this bet, simply place a chip on one of the three boxes marked ‘1st 12,’ ‘2nd 12,’ or ‘3rd 12.’ The numbers 0 and 00 are not included in any of these boxes.
Column – this bet also pays out at 2:1. Place a chip on a box labeled ‘2to1’ to choose this bet. These boxes don’t include the numbers 0 or 00.
One major benefit to online roulette games that you online roulette games have over those in traditional casinos is that you can play for free.
How? With Demo Mode. A feature available on all roulette games at Bally Casino, except for live dealer roulette games, which we also offer.
You can use Demo Mode to your advantage whether you’re new to the game or you’re trying out a new version. You’ll use a preset number of credits when you play using this mode, so you can get the lay of the land before you place a real money bet.
The Demo Mode feature is also available on the roulette games you’ll find on the Bally Casino app – and it’s something that gives online table games a slight edge, as traditional casinos don’t offer it.
If you’ve tried out the Demo Mode for free roulette play, you might be feeling ready to put real money down on some wagers. Or you might already be a seasoned online roulette player. Whichever it is, you can win real money playing our online roulette games simply by setting a stake you think is sensible and placing your chips.
And because in most of the games we offer you’ll be going head-to-head with the computer, there’s no croupier to wait for. That means you can play whenever it’s convenient for you!
Before you start, we’d recommend taking a look at the game’s payout table so you can get an idea of what to expect, then choose a bet and let that wheel spin.
You’ll come across a number of different strategies as you undertake your online roulette journey.
That’s because, while at its core roulette is a very simple game – anticipate where you think the ball will land and watch the outcome on the wheel – the various betting options it offers make it extremely popular among strategists and those who like to play with a certain system.
It is important to remember that roulette is a game of chance, so as attractive or airtight a strategy may appear, there is no way to be 100% certain of winning.
Some of the more popular roulette strategies include:
This strategy only works for even bets. Before you place a chip, decide on a base stake amount like $1. If you lose, increase your next bet by one base stake amount. So that $1 becomes $2. And then $3 if the following bet loses, and so on. If you win, reduce your next bet by one base stake amount. So that $3 becomes $2.
The Reverse D’Alembert, as you’d expect, inverts when you increase and reduce your next bet.
Again, choose a base stake amount before placing chips. Let’s go for $1 once more.
If you lose, keep the next bet at $1. If you win, double the amount so your next bet is $2.
Reset your stake amount to $1 following three successful bets.
You guessed it: Decide on a base stake amount before you place your bet. It shouldn’t surprise you that we’re sticking with $1.
If you lose, increase that $1 to $2. If the $2 bet loses, increase it to $4. Continue doubling the stake amount until you win.
Once you win, restart the process by placing a bet with your base stake amount ($1).
European wheels have 37, with the numbers going from 0 to 36.
American wheels have 38, thanks to their additional number, 00.
Once everyone has placed their bets, the croupier will start to spin the wheel.
They will then spin the ball in the opposite direction.
The number of the pocket where the ball stays put as the wheel stops will indicate which bets have won.
They’re all numbered the same, with the one main distinction being that the American wheel features the numbers 0 and 00 whereas European wheels just feature the number 0.
The clue is in the name! Live dealer games are hosted by real croupiers who engage with the players – who you are also playing with - and ensure the games run smoothly.
Live dealer roulette games are basically digital versions of the experience you’d get when visiting a casino in person.
It’s a roulette rule – usually found in the French version – that reduces the house edge on even money bets (red or black, even or odd, high or low).
If the ball lands on the number 0, you’ll get half your wager paid back to you.
Outside bets are the safest bets in terms of best odds.
So, that’s a bet on even or odd, red or black, or low or high – all of which have a 1:1 payout ratio.