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Online Roulette at LeoVegas Live Casino

One cannot imagine the casino floor without thinking of the sleek spinning wheel with red and black numbers. Yes, you know what we’re talking about - none other than the beloved roulette wheel, a casino favourite for around 300 years. Experience the thrill of the spin at LeoVegas Live Casino where a great selection of online roulette tables, following either the European, American or French rules of the game, are waiting for you to get the ball rolling!

Online Roulette Games Variations

A roulette wheel on a casino floor is a real thing of beauty. What’s so great about online roulette? We can fit more wheels into our casino than any brick & mortar casino ever could! Our online roulette variations are expansive, opening up countless unique roulette experiences for you to enjoy this much loved game. So whether you’re playing online roulette for fun or with real cash, explore and take a gamble on a different style of roulette today. You just might discover a new favourite.

American Roulette (also known as Double Zero Roulette)

It’s all in the name of the most popular version - American roulette, aka Double Zero. Instead of one zero, the wheel has two. Visually, 0 and 00 are opposite each other on the wheel. And as you might expect, this extra pocket in play adjusts the odds, spiking the house edge from 2.7% to 5.26%.

European Roulette

There’s only one zero in European roulette. Zeros are no heroes but with one less pocket in play, the odds become a tad more favourable. House edge sits around 2.7% versus American roulette’s 5.26%.

French Roulette

Keeping on the Euro single zero roulette wheel, the betting board is laid out a little differently. The addition of rules like ‘la partage’ and ‘en prison’ give the French version a little more flare and favourable odds. For example, ‘la partage’, literally translating ‘to share’, will return outside bets should the ball drop on zero. Seems fair, oui?

Live Dealer Roulette

While video animation is great, you’ll get the live casino buzz and ambience right in your own home with online live dealer roulette. LeoVegas offers a myriad of choices, with beautiful croupiers chatting, and talking you through bets before spinning the wheel so you can hear it tinker and spindle till it drops with a clunk.

Multi-Ball Roulette

If you like roulette with one ball, try playing with more! Multi-ball roulette plays with up to ten balls simultaneously spinning on the wheel. Payouts are adjusted by being split by the number of balls in play. Serious fun.

Mini Roulette

Definitely the cutest version of roulette. A mini wheel cuts the pocket countdown to 13.

Multi Wheel Roulette

Just like multi-ball roulette means more balls, you guessed it, multi-wheel means more wheels. Increase the action by having more wheels in play with only one betting grid that’s applicable to all.

Auto Roulette

If Fast & Furious was a game and not a seriously sequential series of over-priced movies, you’d land on auto roulette. Clocking speeds of up to 80 games an hour, this is the Top Gun of online casino action for those who have a need for speed, and possibly greed.

Speed Roulette

When betting rounds are put to supersonic speeds, that’s speed roulette. Many speed roulette games have decreased betting time to a mere 30 seconds, instigating fast-paced play for those feeling the crunch of time, or the need for speed.

Lightning Roulette

Evolution has electrified online roulette by introducing a game show-esque version of speed-induced play and lightning bolts, that can strike numbers with multipliers of up to x500.

What is the layout of a roulette table?

All roulette tables follow the classic version of a roulette table, but a few variations exist. Because you’re still learning how to play live roulette, we recommend starting with the European roulette table before moving on.

The traditional roulette table arrangement divides the table into 37 sections, each with a full number ranging from 0 to 36. The number 0 is always green, while the rest are reds and blacks. If you look closely around the grid’s edge, you’ll notice 12 more divisions known as the Outside Bets.

Online Roulette Wheel Numbers

Following the same structure as the table has, a standard roulette wheel contains 37 numbers. 18 of which are black (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 33, and 35) and the remaining 18 which are red (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, and 36). The final number is 0, and this is the only green number on both the wheel and the roulette table layout.

Online Roulette Odds and Payouts

As with all online casino games, learning about house edge will help wrap your head around why odds are what they are. In American roulette, ‘true odds’ are not in play. With 38 pockets on the wheel - 36 numbers plus 0 and 00, that’s true odds of 37 to 1. But the payday is 35:1. The difference, attributed to those pesky 0s, is how and why the house has an advantage.

  • American roulette house edge - 5.26% (0 and 00 in play)

  • European roulette house edge - 2.76% (0 in play only)

  • Blackjack (for sake of comparison) house edge - .50%

It’s notable because all roulette odds are based on the number of bets. But, for those who aren’t math inclined, our list below takes care of that for you. Like blackjack, payouts are stated as a x:1 ratio. If you win, you’ll get x dollars for every dollar bet. A straight-up bet pays 35:1 so using this info, a $2 bet would earn you the $2 back plus $70.

  • Straight Up bet - 35:1

  • Split bet - 17:1

  • Street bet - 11:1

  • Corner bet - 8:1

  • Double Street bet - 5:1

  • Four & Five bet - 6:1

  • Even bets: Dozen, Column, Red/Black, Odd/Even, High/Low - 1:1

Online Roulette Bet Types

Roulette bets are mostly characterized by their position on the betting grid, commonly falling into one of two main categories - Inside and Outside bets.

Inside bets are made within the numeric grid and include number-centric bets like Straight Up, split, street, corner, and four & five number bets.

Off grid is for outside bets. Most commonly, it’s red vs black, even vs odd, or high vs low. Even though columns and dozens are number bets, they fall under outside bets as chips are placed along the perimeter. In some variations of roulette, you’ll venture into call and special bets.

If you’re a beginner, a great place to start is with outside bets. They may pay less when hit, but they’ll provide the perfect introduction to roulette betting.

Straight Up

As basic as it gets and useful if you’ve got a lucky number or two in mind. A Straight Up bet is placed directly on a single number. It’s got the biggest return, paying 35:1.

Split Bet

One bet covering two adjacent numbers. To bet, place your chip on the line separating them. If one of the two hits, it pays 17:1 while a Straight Up bet pays 35:1 (hence, the split namesake).

Street Bet

Here’s a helpful tip - visualize the betting grid as a series of upward rows. In roulette, a street is one of these upward sets of three. To bet, place a chip on the outer grid line on the lowest of the trio (for example, a chip on the outer bottom line of 1, would cover 1-3). Street bets pay 11:1.

Corner Bet

It’s a double-up on the split bet. Instead of two numbers, you’re covering four adjoining numbers. For bingo players, it’s the postage stamp of roulette! To bet, place your chip where the four intersect, and you’re covered for all four numbers with a payday of 8:1. Get savvy with the lingo, as this bet may also go by Quad Bet or Square Bet.

Double Street Bet

If a street covers three numbers, you can easily derive that a double street covers six. Just as you would in a street bet, one chip is placed on the grid’s lower border. To cover two streets side by side, place your chip on the line between the two and expect a 5:1 payday.

Four Numbers bet

Often referred to as the ‘first four’ or ‘basket’, this bet specifically covers 0-1-2-3 and pays 6:1.

Five Numbers Bet

The five numbers bet covers a group of five, specifically 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. Landing any of these numbers pays 6:1. Heads up, it’s also known as one of the worst bets in roulette!

Dozen Bet

A baker’s dozen of 12 is covered by this bet. But, each dozen is sequential with three dozens to choose from, 1-12, 13-24, and 25-36. It pays 2:1 or said simply, it’s a double-up win.

Column Bet

On the roulette grid, we’ve established that the upward sets of three are rows or street bets. Now, let’s cut the grid across into columns. For example, 1-4-7-10-13-16-19-22-25-28-31 & 34 would be your first column choice, and there are three columns total. This is a 2:1 payday.

Red-Black

The winning number is irrelevant with a red-black bet as you’re simply betting on colour. It’s an even payday, 1:1, but keep in mind you’ve got colourless 0s in play that gives the house an edge, so it’s not quite a 50/50 shot.

High-Low

Roulette numbers 1 through 36 are split into high and low. Bet ‘low’ to cover 1-18 or high for 19-36. High-Low bets pay even money.

Odd-Even

Self-explanatory here, place your bet on odd or even. Again, it’s a 1:1 even payday but the zero(s) change the edge up from a mere 50/50 bet.

How to win at online roulette?

Let’s remember that lady luck rules the wheel. But, over time, mathematicians and roulette aficionados have created strategies to help favour their odds or at least keep their bankrolls at bay. These strategies are often referred to as ‘systems’ since they involve a series of betting plays rather than one-shot wins.

Let’s look at one of the simplest and most popular - the Martingale System. Every time you lose a bet, re-do the bet at double the wager. Basically, you’ll recoup losses when you win and when you do win, it’s time to reset your wager back to its original amount. Repeat!

Another popular mouthful and math-full is the Fibonacci Sequence. This strategy follows a numerical system in which each number is the sum of the two preceding it. Whenever a betting round is lost, bets are increased by the last two numbers in the system. When you win, decrease it by moving it down two places. See what we mean? Math heavy.

Another top choice is Labourchere but it requires a big, fancy budget as bets increase at an exponential rate. So, let’s reserve this one for Liberace!

Casino Roulette Live From Land-Based Lobbies

For a truly authentic and immersive roulette experience, LeoVegas brings you online roulette tables LIVE from some of the world’s most attractive land-based casinos. Soak in the blissful atmosphere and watch the action unfold through multiple camera angles from the comfort of your home, thanks to our providers’ cutting-edge streaming technology.

And just like that, we make it happen by delivering the glitz and the glamour of brick-and-mortar casino roulette straight to your devices whilst completely taking away the stress of travelling to your nearest casino or putting on your best attire. What’s more, nowadays many providers have stepped up their studio environments’ game so much that you can barely tell whether you’re watching live from a real-life casino or simply from a beautifully decorated studio environment with innovative lighting and sound effects!

Start Spinning With a Roulette Bonus

Oh, we almost forgot! Another benefit of playing online is, of course, the endless number of Real Money Offers that so often come your way. For starters, at LeoVegas we pride ourselves in bringing you that little extra touch of class with a wonderful Live Casino Welcome Bonus, which you can enjoy across our diverse online roulette portfolio.

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Play Online Roulette Straight From Your Phone!

Proud winners of the ‘Mobile Operator of the Year’ title at the 2020 EGR Nordic Awards, we love taking your gaming experience into the mobile future! So whether you fancy a few rounds of online roulette on your way to work, at your favourite coffee shop or simply on your couch after a long day, you can do so directly from your Android or Apple devices wherever you feel like; thanks to our lightning-fast LeoVegas App.

Did you know that you can also enjoy not one, but multiple roulette tables at the same time while on the app? That’s right! So what are you waiting for? Download the LeoVegas App straight away and let the good times roll!

Play Live Roulette Online With Peace of Mind

We love our loyal lions at LeoVegas and to show you just how appreciative we are to all of you, we would like to offer you 24-hour customer support through live chat, phone and email, with friendly agents ready to help you out with any of your queries! You can also find detailed FAQ pages in our Help Centre and for any concerns regarding responsible gaming please have a look at our LeoSafePlay platform, which has some great tips and helpful resources regarding any gambling-related concerns.

Your Live Roulette Casino but Not Only!

Our roulette casino games come in all shapes and sizes at LeoVegas Live Casino; differing in theme, pace, type of bets on offer, the added features available and many more. Some even display the latest statistics on your screen to guide your decisions better or enable you to save your favourite bets. There’s always more than meets the eye on our eclectic roulette tables - that’s what makes them so great! So before letting the fun begin, be sure to always refer to the game’s information section to discover all you need to know!

But our offering goes far beyond our roulette games at LeoVegas! If you’re an avid live casino enthusiast, you’ll be happy to hear we’ve got more tables worth exploring. Craving to try your hand at our blackjack tables or even take a shot at some other exciting card games? Then, head over to our baccarat and poker categories to indulge your curiosity!

Roulette FAQ

Are the rules for roulette online the same as land-based casinos?

The rules don’t change with online versus a brick & mortar casino roulette but variations do. With no space limitations in a virtual casino like LeoVegas, we can offer so many roulette versions and variations it will make your head spin just like the roulette wheel itself! Like multi-wheel roulette, a variation that features one betting grid and multiple wheels in play!

Can I play roulette online for free?

Of course! Playing free roulette games with virtual coins is a great way to acquaint yourself with roulette flow, rules and to give your strategy a test run. The exception is our live casino roulette tables, which can be played only for real money.

Is online roulette mobile-friendly?

We sure think so! Given the graphical nature of this game, with its big beautiful black and red wheel at the forefront, it’s a game that lends itself nicely to desktop and mobile play. Whether you enjoy portrait or landscape, mobile online roulette is extremely fun and entertaining. As with all mobile games, the layout is simplified and intuitive.

What is the difference between European and American roulette?

Rather than having zero difference, the difference is in the zeros. See what we did there? American or Double Zero has both a zero (0) and a double zero (00) on the wheel, while European roulette only has one. Given that there’s one less pocket on the wheel, the odds are a little better in Euro roulette.

Can I bet on zero in roulette?

Yes, you can bet on zero (0) or double zero (00) if you’re playing American roulette. Much like a Straight Up bet, these pay 35:1.

What is the safest bet in roulette?

Well, what’s the definition of a safe bet - the best odds? If you look at it that way, the best odds fall to even bets like red/black or odd/even. Those offer around 48% odds but because of that, they offer even money (1:1). Funnily, this is the most popular bet.

What is the most successful roulette strategy?

Roulette strategies are often referred to as ‘systems’. We’ll focus here on the Martingale system as an example because of its simplicity and popularity. Following this strategy, you’d increase bets after you lose. This way, you’re banking on recouping losses when you win. Once you win and get that money back, start back at the beginning by betting your initial wager. Repeat.

What is the highest payout in roulette?

The highest payout is for a Straight Up bet, which is a bet on one number. For basic roulette on the regular-sized wheel, that’s a 35:1 payout.

What numbers hit the most in roulette?

Roulette is a game of random chance on a wheel ruled by lady luck. But, a recent wheel history is always available to view. Now, it sure doesn’t tell you with any certainty what’s likely to come next but you can divulge hot and cold numbers or a red or black storm (when one colour is favoured on recent spins). Again, it’s a game of chance so take this with a grain of salt.

How are roulette payouts calculated?

Math is a true friend to gamblers. Roulette payouts are a simple equation of Bet X Odds. So, let’s say you bet 5 chips on a Straight Up bet that pays 1:35. That’s 5 x 35 for a fat daddy payday of $175.