Playing casino games can be an intimidating prospect, whether you are playing in a land-based casino, online, or in a more informal setting. After all, you are going to be playing for real money (at least eventually) so you don’t want to make a mistake, but at the same time you want to have fun. Getting the balance right is not easy, so picking the best starting place is essential, and there are many reasons why that could be the roulette table.
Roulette is familiar from TV and movies
While you might not understand the finer points of what is going on, you have almost certainly seen roulette played in a movie or TV program you’ve watched. You know there is a spinning wheel, a ball lands in one of the slots on that wheel, and bets are placed according to where the ball is going to land.
This is probably more than you know about most other casino games unless maybe you played one of the home-grown variations of blackjack with family members. Even so, when you first go to a casino, you’ll want something that seems familiar, so you’re not completely overwhelmed and make a poor decision as a result.
They are accessible
Even if you are miles away from the nearest land-based casino, you can still play as there are plenty of online roulette real money options at casinos on the internet. This is because, probably for the reasons outlined above, it is a mainstay of the online casino world, and it should be available wherever you choose to go.
There are two options available for you to play, the first being where the outcome of the spin is decided by a random number generator, and the second is where you play via live video feed with a live croupier where the spin is real, and OCR software reports the result. This second version is for those who love a more genuine experience, with the other more like a video game, but does sometimes have the option to play in demo mode while you learn your way around.
Roulette is a simple game
As mentioned above, roulette is quite straightforward in that you place bets on which slot in the wheel the ball will land in. You can place bets at lower odds on whether it will be red or black, odd or even, and high or low. You can bet on which column the number will be in, or which third. There are also other combinations right down to picking a single number.
Finding the bets that fit in with your own attitude to risk is essential and starting off with the lower odds bets might be the best way forward until you get the hang of what is going on. As you get a feel for the game, you can bet differently if you choose, but with the red or black type bets being at almost the same odds as a coin toss, they are usually viewed as a lower-risk option.