The Difference between Online Roulette and Live Casino
If you have ever played Roulette in a “brick and mortar” or
“live” casino setting you will know that the rules are quite
simple and include:
Taking a seat at the table
Placing a bet
Cashing in chips and leaving the seat
This is also a somewhat accurate description of the process
required to play Roulette at an online venue as well. The major
difference is that most players will have to have created an
account with their chosen Internet casino, and found a valid
way to fund their purchase of chips in addition to following
the procedures outlined above.
There should also be some scrutiny of the
websites selected because the live casino
operations have equipment and dealers that must
meet certain legal criteria. The websites, on
the other hand, are not as open to examination
by professionals and some may be a bit
unscrupulous. For that reason all players
should take a good, long look at the places
they select for their Roulette experiences.
With that being said, both online and live
players will have to formally take their seat
at the table, let the croupier or dealer know
the dollar value they want for their chips,
purchase a set number of them, and then make
the minimum table wager before the wheel is
spun. Most online Roulette games also indicate
that no more bets are available, exactly in the
same fashion as the live locations.
The wheels in both locations may vary according to the
country of origin – for instance, a majority of American
casinos will offer only the double zero wheels, while some
European sites will use the single zero styles. It is up to the
player to understand the differences in house odds created by
their choices and the effects on their winnings. Regardless of
the style of wheel, however, the highest payouts will always be
for the wagers on the zeroes.
Lastly, all players in all formats must pay close attention
to the post-spin process because they can lose money very
quickly. The reason for this is that a dealer (whether human or
electronic) is never obligated to remove the original bets on
any winning “inside” wins, and an inattentive player may see
themselves playing the same wager on a new spin of the wheel.
When a bet is “outside” it is standard casino policy for the
dealer to leave the winnings next to the original wager, which
means the player usually has to remove them if they don’t want
to stake them on the next spin.