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Roulette For Newbies: A Fast and Easy Guide

Roulette is a very old but extremely loved game. History claims that it was first played during the 17th century in France and ever since it has become a true classic game played at basically every casino in the world. CoolCat Casino wants you to get familiar with this game and therefore we have created a a very easy to understand guide on how to play Roulette.

Basic Rules

On the roulette game there are usually eight players total on any given roulette table, they all play against the House (which is of course represented by the dealer) . Depending on the version you are playing you will find certain differences: When it comes to the European and French roulette the wheel has 37 slots representing 36 numbers and one zero, while on the American version of the Roulette Wheel you will find two zeros and therefore 38 slots.

The rules of roulette are overall pretty easy: choose the numbers you want to place bets on (including any zero) in the roulette table layout that surrounds the roulette itself, after every one has placed their bets; the dealer goes ahead and spins the wheel.  When the dealer announces that no more bets are taken it’s when the game gets interesting.

After this move the dealer will place the dolly on the winning number and will clear all losing bets and pay out the winners.

What is the advantage of the House?

The house advantage is different depending on the version of roulette you are playing: on the European or French roulette the House advantage is 2.7%. As for the American roulette it is 5.26%.

There are many different strategies to play online roulette and make the most out of your game; however you will need to practice casino games like this and get a hold of the game before you can go further into them. Some of the rules are easy to understand such as the ‘En Prison’ rule, which basically refers to a rule that applies to even bets only: some casinos will allow you to take back half your bet if the outcome is zero for another spin, if it is a zero again, then you lose it all.

For more on how to play roulette, some cool strategies, and tips and tricks, make sure you come back to CoolCat Casino’s blog every week. What other tips can you give a newbie player of this game?

Frances Hill

Frances Hill has an anonymous identity on the web with which he's won over $27k in casino & poker games online. He's half Canadian and currently he's working hard to get his degree in Information Technology Engineering. A smart kid, described by the staff as "geeky yet adorable", he stays up-to-date on everything related to casino technology and mobile gaming advances.