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What is an online roulette?

The iconic and glamorous table game in many brick-and-mortar casinos is playable at LeoVegas New Zealand. Available in almost all casinos in different parts of the world, roulette comes in various styles. While the roulette game is playable in different ways, the game's aim remains the same. In roulette online, you aim to bet on the outcome of the random spin of the wheel.

Many online casinos, including LeoVegas, offer different online roulette variations with the actual roulette wheel and betting table replaced by virtual representations of them both, and the game operates using a Random Number Generator (RNG). If a bet is correct, a payout is earned based on the type of roulette bet and wagered amount.

Although the gameplay of online roulette is simple, this classic game offers a wide range of betting options and some variant-specific rules that can appeal to serious players. This article covers the basics of roulette and the different variants to play at LeoVegas!

What are the main types of online roulette games?

Roulette is a classic table game with a long and rich history. First played in 18th century France, roulette has grown in popularity and has spread to different parts of the world. Several variants became available throughout its history with a few changes in the gameplay and rules. The list below details the main types of online roulette games to play at LeoVegas New Zealand:

  1. European Roulette. The European Roulette is considered authentic, with a friendly house edge among the different roulette variants. This game uses a single-zero-wheel layout with a 2.7% house advantage.

  2. French Roulette. The French version uses the same single-zero wheel layout with one distinct difference: its addition of the 'La Partage' and 'En Prison' rules. If the La Partage rule is active, when the roulette ball appears on the zero pocket, your even-money bets are split in half. Under the En Prison rule, your bet stays on the table until the next spin if the ball lands on the zero pocket.

  3. American Roulette. It is also known as double zero roulette. Players will find an extra pocket for '00' (double zero) in the American variant. The change in the wheel's layout was based on the decision of many American casinos to increase the game's house edge.

  4. Live Roulette. Live roulette allows players to play the game in real-time against professional dealers offered by popular vendors like Playtech and Evolution Gaming. Thanks to streaming technology and multiple cameras, players can witness the spinning of the wheel or the rolling of the ball as it happens.

  5. Double Ball Roulette. Double Ball Roulette is an exciting variant from Evolution Gaming that uses not one but two roulette balls. The bettors' chances of winning doubles with two balls in play, but it lowers the potential payouts. To improve your chances of winning, you can bet on both balls.

  6. Speed Roulette. For the fastest online roulette game, you can't go wrong with Evolution's Speed Roulette game. Playable across devices, this live roulette variant plays about for 25 seconds!

  7. Mini Roulette. The mini roulette wheels can run a little smaller than the standard wheel 0-36. The half bet will be paid back when a player's ball hits "0". Except for the miniature wheel size, the rules are exactly the same as for the normal Roulette.

How to play roulette online?

The roulette rules are quite simple. The player's aim in roulette online is to predict which number or specific pocket the ball lands. If your prediction is correct, you win! Roulette online offers the players plenty of ways to place a bet on the wheel's outcome. And, the player's actual payout depends on the type of bet played and the amount wagered.

What are the main types of roulette bets?

Online roulette is a colorful casino game thanks to its wide variety of bets available. In this classic casino game, you can bet on a single number, a group of numbers, or whether the result is odd or even, high or low, or red or black. Generally, the roulette bets that you can play will fall in one of the two categories below:

  1. Inside bets. These are the bets you can make on specific numbers or a group of numbers that offer higher-paying odds. For example, you can bet on your favorite number, which we call a 'Straight-up bet', or put your money on two numbers called a 'Split.'

  2. Outside bets. In real money roulette, outside bets are those that appear frequently but offer smaller payouts. The most popular outside bets to play are even-money bets or those wagers that provide you a roughly 50-50 percent chance of winning. For example, a player may bet on odd/even, high/low, or red/black.

What are online roulette odds and payouts?

Your odds and potential payouts in the roulette game depend on the variant you're playing. Let's take the straight-up bet or a wager on a single number as an example to show the difference in odds and payouts.

In the European variant, a straight-up winning bet has a 1 in 37 odds of winning with a 35/1 potential payout. But in the American variant, your odds of winning the same bet is 1 in 38. It's due to the addition of an extra pocket for the '00'.

The next two high-paying bets in roulette online are the Split and the Street bets that pay 17/1 and 11/1, respectively. Finally, even-money bets, like a wager on red/black or high/low, offers almost a 50-50 percent chance of winning, but they only pay 1/1.

What are the most popular online roulette games?

At LeoVegas New Zealand, you can find a rich selection of premium roulette games from popular software vendors. If you’re planning to register, deposit and play, you may consider the following exciting roulette game titles:

LeoVegas Live Roulette. It’s an exclusive live dealer game designed exclusively by Evolution for LeoVegas. Like most Evolution live casino games, this live roulette game is streamed live in HD to the player’s preferred device.

Mega Fire Blaze Roulette. For a more engaging roulette experience, check out the casino’s Mega Fire Blaze Roulette game. This roulette variant uses a 3D single-zero layout game with plenty of single and multiple bets. In addition to the standard payouts, players can win one of the four jackpots during the bonus round!

Live Roulette Azure. Azure is a live roulette production from Pragmatic Play and uses the European variant layout. This live casino game is one of the most attractive productions to play at LeoVegas, thanks to its use of the blue colour for its theme and background.

Live Lightning Roulette. Feel the electricity in the air with ‘Live Lightning Roulette’ from Evolution. Sit back and experienced this well-known casino game in a whole new light. With the ability to multiply your bid by 500X, there are so many reasons to explore this supercharged version of a casino classic. To maximize your prize, you'll want to land on one of up to five Lightning Numbers which are available in each game round.

Can I play online roulette on mobile?

LeoVegas New Zealand fully supports mobile gambling through its dedicated native app. Available for download on both Android and iOS devices, this app allows players to access and fully enjoy the site's top selection of mobile roulette games. So whether you're on it for the RNG roulette games or its live dealer versions, you can always count on fast loading times, crisp graphics, and impressive visuals.

Can I play online roulette for free?

Some of the LeoVegas roulette games are available in the free demo mode. Beginners can try the game's free credits to check out the rules and try a few betting strategies in free roulette games. However, its wide selection of live roulette games is only available in real money play.

What is the best roulette strategy?

There are several popular roulette strategies, and it is hard to say which is the best. Monte Carlo strategy, Martingale strategy, and D'Alembert strategy are the ones you should check out.