Online Roulette for Australian Players
Roulette is one of the most popular table games available in an online casino and this game is usually available in the real money mode and in the free play mode. It shouldn’t take long to learn how to play this game and once you have learned how to play one version, the other roulette varieties should be just as easy to learn how to play.
The main three online roulette varieties that you can expect to find in any of today’s fully licensed Australian online casinos include American Roulette, European Roulette and French Roulette and the best online roulette games has been developed by leading online casino software providers like Microgaming, Playtech, Net Entertainment and Realtime Gaming. Players usually have the option of being able to play online roulette either instantly in your browser (over a flash casino platform) or from within a perfectly secure casino download client.
It would be a good idea to start by playing on any roulette variety in the free play mode, just until you have familiarised yourself with the rules and the odds. All you have to do is strategically place your chips on where you think the ball will come to rest once it has finished several rotations around the roulette wheel. When playing online, you get to watch as the ball goes round the wheel and you also get to hear some realistic sound effects, but the animations can easily be switched off to speed up gameplay.
The ball will come to land in one of the slots (usually numbered zero to 36), but some varieties (such as American Roulette) will have two green zeros. Based on where you place your chips on the roulette betting table will determine the type of prize you are awarded, if you are awarded a prize. There are many different bets types available when playing roulette and the odds range from 1:1 to 35:1. If you guess correctly you will also receive your stake back on top of your winnings.
The most common type of bet, which is a particular favourite with newbies is the Red or Black betting option which has sensible 1:1 odds. The Straight Up bet is also quite common with beginners, but this has 35:1 odds. Other bet types and their associated odds include the Column/Dozen bet and the Odd/Even Bet (2:1 odds), the Line Bet (5:1 odds), the Corner Bet (8:1 odds), the Street Bet (11:1 odds) and the Split Bet (17:1 odds). You don’t have to try and beat the dealer/banker, plus you won’t have to try and beat any other players, simply place your bet and hope for the ball to land in the right slot on the roulette wheel.