Roulette is an iconic casino game that graces the floors of land-based casinos the world over. It’s also rather popular online too! Here at Black Spins New Zealand, we feature a variety of roulette casino games from big-name developers such as Playtech, Scientific Games and Evolution.
How to Play Online Roulette
For those of you unfamiliar with roulette, the game is played with a wheel consisting of either 38 (American) or 37 (European) pockets that alternate between red and black. Although both versions feature 36 numbered stops, traditional American roulette games include an extra 00 pocket.
A game of casino roulette typically begins with players betting on the pocket in which they think the ball will land.
Bets are placed on a special roulette table featuring a numbered grid that allows participants to stake money on single numbers, number colours, columns and/or combinations. Once all bets are in, the croupier/dealer spins a ball onto the outer rim of the roulette wheel.
Types of Roulette Bets
There are two types of bet which can be placed in games of roulette – the inside bet and the outside bet. Inside bets are placed on the table grid which represents the roulette wheel numbers. Outside bets are placed in areas outside of this numbered gird. Here’s a quick run-down of the bets which fall under each type.
Corner Bet – bet placed on the middle intersection of a square block of numbers.
Five-Number Bet – American Roulette bet placed on the numbers: 0, 00, 1, 2 and/or 3.
Six-Number Bet – bet placed on two adjacent rows of three numbers.
Split Bet – combination bet in which the chips are placed on the line between two adjacent numbers.
Straight-Up Bet – can be placed on single numbers from 0 to 36.
Street Bet – made on any three-number row.
Outside bets are those placed outside the numbered betting grid.
Dozen Bet – bet placed on number groups in the 1-12, 13-24, 25-36 range.
Column Bets – bet placed on the three columns that represent the pocket numbers.
Hi or Low Bets – hi and low bets are placed on the 1-18, 19-36 number ranges.
Odd or Even Bets – bets are placed either side of the red or black betting boxes.
Red or Black Bet – bet placed on a red or black number.
Snake Bets – bets placed on the following numbers: 1, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30, 32 and 34.
Types of Online Roulette Games
While offline roulette games tend to follow European or American formats, online versions include a number of variations, some of which you’ll find on the Black Spins website. Here’s a quick guide.
Auto roulette is based on the European version but does away with croupiers, thereby making for faster-paced game-play. Some auto roulette games also feature the La Partage rule which allows players to claim half their bet amount or leave their bet for the next spin, should the ball land in a zero.
Auto Roulette on Black Spins
Live Auto Roulette La Partage (Evolution Gaming)
Live Auto Roulette (Evolution Gaming, Playtech)
Live Auto Roulette VIP (Evolution Gaming)
Traditional European Roulette
Based closely on the classic European format this online roulette game features the single-zero pocket that’s synonymous with the original French variant.
European Roulette on Black Spins
French Roulette Gold
Other Online Roulette Game Variants
As well as the above games, Black Spins New Zealand also includes newer variants such as Immersive Roulette and Speed Roulette. These games are based on European roulette but with a few additional features.
Immersive Roulette was developed by Evolution Gaming and uses the European format. However, each game is broadcast with a wider range of cameras and dealt exclusively by female croupiers. The direction in which the wheel is spun also alternates with rotations taking place every 30 seconds.
Play Immersive Roulette at Black Spins
Developed by Extreme Live Gaming, Dolphins Roulette is a roulette/slot hybrid variant played that’s based on European rules and which also includes a slot side bet game. It’s an unusual, but compelling game that requires your un-divided attention.
Play Dolphins Roulette at Black Spins
Double Ball Roulette
As the name indicates, this type of online roulette features two balls. Most versions, including the ones on Black Spins, use the European single pocket wheel.
Casino Table Games
As well as online casino roulette, Black Spins features a variety of classic table games including blackjack, baccarat and poker. Both live and standard versions are available for many titles so be sure to browse our site.