Roulette is enjoyed in land-based & online casinos globally. Like Blackjack & other casino games, interest in Roulette will grow rapidly when online casinos in West Virginia begin. There is much more to it than unearthed at first glance. Learn the variations of Roulette in West Virginia & their strategies below, & you’ll be winning in no time.

How to Play Roulette

Roulette is simple to play

  • Wager on the Roulette table by
  1. Deciding your bet amount on every wheel spin/ball drop by selecting the different denomination chips in your tablet, phone or computer browser window.
  2. Make a bet amount.
  3. Press the spin button to put your bet in play. (In Live Dealer Casino versions, a videoed human dealer will make the Roulette wheel spin).
  • After traveling around the wheel, the ball will eventually lose impetus and drop into a pocket on the wheel.
  • Where the ball finishes (which numbered/colored pocket) establishes if your bet is lost or won.

Betting Options

  • Color Bets – Red or Black bets. Wager on the ball finishing its journey on a black or a red number.
    1. American Roulette winning color bet odds 47.37%
    2. European Roulette winning color bet odds – 48.64%.
  • High/Low Bet – Low bets are on numbers between 1 and 18, while high bets on those between 19 and 36. Both are slightly less than 50-50 odds given the 0 or 00 pockets.
  • Even/Odd – Wagers on the ball lodging on an odd or an even number, again both slightly lower than 50-50 odds after allowing for 0 and 00 pockets.
  • Dozen Bet– Dozen bets comprise betting on number between 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36. Winning odds are more than 33% for the European version, and 32.4% for American Roulette.
  • Column Bet – Column Bets involve a wager on where the ball finishes in three columns of numbers at odds slightly more 30% in both versions.
  • Line Bet– A line bet can be comprised of two rows of three numbers. For example, the ball finishing in the 7-12 or 31-36 row.
  • 5 Bet – Speculate on a combination of 5 numbers that set up a 13-15% winning probability.
  • Corner Bet – Lay a wager on four adjoining numbers in a block (1, 2, 4, 5 or 17, 18, 20, 21, etc.) at odds of approximately 11-12%.
  • Street Bet – Put your money on the line on any three numbers horizontal (1, 2, 3 or 4, 5, 6, etc.) at odds of approximately 10%.
  • Split Bet – Get betting action on any two adjoining numbers horizontal or vertical at odds in the 5-6% range.
  • Straight Up – Venture your bet on any single number at odds of 37 to 1 (less than 3%). Be aware, some less scrupulous online casinos only pay out at 35 to 1.
  • 0 or 00 – Take betting action on the ball to lodge itself in either the 0 or 00 pocket for 35 to 1 winning odds (American Roulette only).

Table Layout

The Roulette table layout is similar across different roulette variations, whether playing online or land-based. American Roulette has an additional pocket on the wheel compared to both the European and French versions, including a double zero in that extra spot.

Numbers are colored black or red on the pockets on the wheel. French Roulette (the version least spotted online) displays the bet names in the French language, and features a wider table layout. Note – the cursory differences don’t change the house edge. See below the different roulette table layouts

Roulette Table Layouts

The Roulette Wheel

Part of learning to be a better Roulette player involves learning the ins-and-outs of the Roulette Wheel.

Be careful, the Roulette Wheel number sequence is;

  • Specifically designed to mystify you. Learning the sequence is the secret key to Roulette mastery.
  • Regardless of the type of Roulette (French, American or European), the pockets should alternate black and red in color.
  • Even and odd numbers alternate on the wheel in European Roulette as do the High (19-36) and Low (1-18) numbers
  • The American Roulette wheel does show low and high numbers side-by-side.

What Types of Roulette Can I Play in West Virginia

Just like Slots, Online Roulette in all its variations are expected to be found in West Virginia’s online casinos in the near future.

American Roulette

American Roulette shares much in common with European Roulette, however, the Roulette wheel has both a 00 and a 0 slot, raising the house edge to 5.26%.

European Roulette

The European Roulette wheel, widespread in West Virginia’s online casinos, features only a single 0, without a double 00, meaning a lower house edge at 2.63%.

French Roulette

French Roulette shows bet types on the table in French, and unique wager types that can reduce the house edge to only 1.35%.

Mini Roulette

Mini Roulette shows just 12 numbers to place wagers on, less betting options and better odds as a result.

Multi Ball Roulette

Multiple balls drop simultaneously and every ball can be bet on. Every wager is considered separate, lowering the house edge with multiplying odds, while adding extra drama to the game play.

Multi Wheel Roulette

By choosing how many wheels you want to wager on, you can simultaneously play Online Roulette on up to 8 wheels in Multi Wheel Roulette.

Live Dealer Casino Roulette

Place your Live Roulette wagers on a real roulette table, with the wheel and dealer in a bricks-and-mortar casino or studio via high definition live streaming video technology. Live Dealer Casino Roulette adds Vegas-style atmosphere to your online play with all the sound, excitement of a visit to the Strip!

Roulette Strategy

If you play a strategy, you increase your chances of potentially winning more often and enjoying maximum enjoyment of the game of Online Roulette.

Should you employ a strategy, it is vital to remind yourself that the odds are always in the house’s favor. That being the case, it is advised to only play with money you can afford to lose. Consider Roulette an entertainment expense rather than a guaranteed income earner.

Making smaller bets more often as an alternative to regular large wagers is good bankroll protection. By protecting your bankroll, the more opportunities will present themselves for you to win. Staying in the game for as long as you can is key.

Other Roulette Strategies can turn the edge more in your favor including;

Martingale System

  • Double your wagers until experiencing a win.
  • Best suited to outside bets (48.6% probability).
  • Playing Martingale will require you to have a large bankroll in order to wait for the wins.

Labouchère System

  • Determine how much money you want to win.
  • Make a list of numbers that together, equal a sum to your set amount.
  • With each wager, bet an amount equivalent to the sum of the first and last numbers on the list. If only 1 number remains, that number is the amount of the stake. If the wager is a win, the two amounts are removed from the list.
  • If the bet is lost, the unsuccessful amount is added to the end of the list.
  • Continue until the list is completely crossed out, at which time the desired amount of money has been won, or, the bankroll is finished.

D’Alembert System

  • The Martingale system easier ‘low maintenance’ version.
  • Select a set amount for each bet, for example $1.
  • For each losing bet, add $1 to your set amount for your next wager.
  • After a win, then go back wagering your original set amount.

James Bond Strategy

  • Use the James Bond system to reduce betting risk.
  • When playing the James Bond Strategy (using a $100 total bet example), bet $55 on high numbers, $40 on the first third and $5 on 0 for insurance.

By covering 31 of 37 numbers, an 83.7% probability of winning is created.