In online roulette, a ball is dropped onto a spinning wheel and you must predict where the silver ball will end up after it has stopped moving. The wheel is divided into black and red segments numbered from 1 to 36, and a green segment numbered zero. To place a casino roulette bet, you must put your chips onto the appropriate section of the betting table before it is declared that bets are closed and the wheel is spun. Once the roulette wheel slows down, the ball comes to rest in a segment. If the segment number corresponds to the number or colour you bet on, you win. Depending on the type of roulette you play, there are different wheel layouts and rules for various outcomes such as the ball landing on zero.
European vs French vs American Roulette
European Roulette is the most common variation of online roulette in New Zealand and is available at Spin Casino. The game features 36 numbers and a single zero segment. Secondly, French Roulette uses the same wheel and betting options as European Roulette, but there are two rule differences that benefit the player.
La partage (“sharing”) says that when the ball lands on ‘0’, you’ll get half of your stake back. The en prison (“in prison”) rule gives you another chance to win back the money placed on an Outside bet when the ball lands on zero. If your next spin wins, you get your stake back, otherwise, you lose. Lastly, an American roulette wheel has two zeros which increase the house edge and make it less favourable to play when compared to European and French Roulette.