rouletteRoulette is one of the iconic casino games and it has been a staple of casinos and gambling parlors ever since the invention of the roulette wheel in 18th century France. The inventor was trying to create a perpetual motion machine, but ended up with a splendid pass-time for the upper echelons of French society.

From France, the roulette table gradually spread throughout Europe and to the rest of the world. In the United States, roulette tables began to appear in saloons. The Mississippi river became especially important for the popularizing of the roulette in America, since passengers wanted something to do to kill time on the Mississippi steamboats.

Just 0 vs. 0 and 00

There are three main types of roulette: European Roulette, French Roulette and American Roulette. There is also a long row of novelty games available, especially when it comes to roulette online where you can find everything from six-wheel roulette to games that combine roulette with decks of card. Spin Palace casino is one has got some of the best roulette games available today.

American Roulette will give the house (the casino) a considerably higher edge than European Roulette and French Roulette. That is because the American roulette wheel has one slot for 0 and another one for 00. On a European or French roulette wheel, you will only find one slot for 0 – there is no double-zero. Statistically speaking, it is therefore better to play at European and French roulette tables than American ones.

Live roulette online

Roulette has been available in online casinos since the 1990s, but in a standard online casino there is no real roulette wheel and ball. Instead, the outcome of each spin is determined by a Random Number Generator (RNG). If you prefer the old fashion thing, there are however special live casinos available online where you can play at a real roulette table directly from your computer.

It works like this:

  • Real dealers work at real roulette tables. They get the wheel going manually, spin the ball, and place your chips on the table, just as they would in a traditional brick-and-mortal casino in Las Vegas och Monaco.
  • The roulette tables are placed in a casino studio with web cameras. You can see everything that happens at your roulette table, in real time, through a live video link.
  • A chat window is open where you can chat with your roulette dealer, tell her how much your wish to wager and on what, and so on. In some live casinos online, you will also be able to chat with other players at the same table.

This combination of old-fashion roulette tables and top-modern technology will allow you to play roulette against a real dealer in the comfort of your own home. There is no dress code or commute – simply log into your casino account and start playing.