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ROULETTE 17 - Online Roulette Guide

Welcome to Roulette17.com: helping online roulette players since 2006.
With free systems, bonuses, information on bets, live games, stories from the tables plus facts and tips.

Welcome to Roulette17.com: helping online roulette players since 2006.
Free systems, bonuses, info on bets, live games, stories from the tables plus facts and tips.

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Online Roulette is a game that’s simple to learn and fun to play which makes it one of the most popular casino games in town- on this site we’ll show you how to play the game. The variations of roulette that we know today are very similar to the roulette that was played in Monte Carlo in the early days. It was considered a luxury game as it was only really available to play in Monaco, but then the game gradually spread across Europe and the US (gaining an extra zero pocket and then around the world.

  • It´s easy to understand the basics of roulette
  • There are layers of complexity, on the bets for example
  • The game has a rich and colourful history
  • You can choose your level of risk
  • Some variants have lower odds -be careful
  • Each spin is a new start. Beware the gambler´s fallacy of chasing wins!
  • Avoid the Five Number Bet in American variants

Online Roulette Variants

There are quite a few variations of the game including American Roulette, French Roulette and European roulette with not many differences between them. The amount of zero pockets on the wheel and the distribution of numbers around the wheel will give you a clue as to the type of game you are playing.

American Roulette is the only game to have two zeros on the wheel and betting table, a 0 and a 00. This extra zero was added to the game to increase the house odds.

European Roulette is exactly the same as American roulette, except it only features one zero on the wheel and board, increasing the odds of the player compared to the American game. This was the original variant and we think it remains the best.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who invented roulette?
    Probably Blaise Pascal when he was developing his Perpetual Motion machine
  • How many types of roulette are there?
    Literally hundreds, but the main games are European (one zero on the wheel), American (2 zeros) and French (different betting layout, follows La Partage rule)
  • Which number comes in most frequently in roulette?
    All the numbers in roulette, including the zero, have an equal chance of hitting on a wheel with no imperfections. That is to say, given a large enough sample of spins, the distribution graph across the numbers will tend to flatten. With shorter sample sizes, there will be peaks (hot numbers) and troughs (low numbers). Many people are superstitious about the number 17.

French roulette, the original roulette from Monte Carlo, has only one zero on the table and wheel. The other difference is the table layout which features a different betting design to the other two variants. Plus there are slightly different rules on the even money bets (that are advantageous to the player). We are talking about La Partage Rule, of course, which returns half of your bet if the ball lands in the zero pocket on an even money bet (like red or black).
Oh, and the bets are in French of course.

There are also many online roulette variations, some of which we’d categorise in the “novelty” category, and others we’d put in a “roulette plus” group- these games often come with side bets where you try and win a progressive jackpot for a large pay-out. In other variants you can bet on multiple wheels at once.

Live Games

There are 2 ways to play roulette online. The first is to play virtual games (video roulette)- an example of which you can find above in the demo. Or you can play live roulette which is becoming increasing popular. In these games, you watch the action through a webcam on a real casino wheel which is in a studio or casino and you bet over the Internet. We’d recommend sites like Monkey Casino for this style of game- they are a live games specialist where you’ll find a huge choice of tables with players and croupiers to chat with.

The one disadvantage of playing live roulette over the virtual games is speed. Because there is a dealer and other players involved, the pace of the game can be slower. If you want to play fast, opt for an automatic live game. You play on a real wheel, but the game is operated pneumatically and is faster.

Roulette Tip of the Week

Find a table with a small minimum bet and a high maximum bet. Starting small is essential, because you want the ability to double your losing bets as much as possible.

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Free Games

This is one of the most popular sections of the site- no surprise there, I suppose, because everything here is free! If you would like to test out a range of free roulette games from different games developers, then this is the section to head for. We include games for high rollers like Premier Diamond Edition, games for novices and fun variants like mini roulette. Demos are strictly for players aged 18 and over.

This section includes games from Microgaming, Playtech, IGT, Realistic Games and Net Ent, all of which have their pros and cons. Test them out yourselves, and see what you think.

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News

If you are looking for the latest bonus offers, roulette tournaments and games, you’ll find it in our News section, where we post up the best new stories of what is newly available on the market.

Guides

The basic guide to roulette
Roulette is an extremely simple game to pick up, the best way to do it is often just to play and learn as you go making small low risk bets or practising on a free game. The concept itself is simple, there is a wheel and a betting surface with which the game is played. The wheel is flat against the table and is used to randomly generate a number from 0 to 36 (in the European and French versions). To do this the wheel is spun and a small metallic ball is spun in the opposite direction along a small groove within the wheel. Eventually the wheel and ball will come to a stop and the ball will come to rest in one of 37 numbered pockets (38 in American Roulette).

When betting on roulette, you are betting that the ball will land in a certain numbered pocket or group of numbers. The layout or betting surface is where you will do all of your betting. The felt lined table features a design (which varies depending on the version) containing all the numbers and other betting options. To bet you simply place a chip or a number of chips on the desired area.
There are a wide variation of bets that you can place when playing roulette, so to help you understand as many of them as possible we have created a betting guide that you can read through below.

Types of bets
There are many types of roulette bets within the game. We go into all of them in detail: they can be split into 3 types: Inside Bets, Outside Bets and the more exotic Call Bets. Betting on the inside bets has a low probability of winning compared to the outside, but the pay-out is much larger. The outside bets are the opposite and have a high probability, but a much lower pay-out. The difference between the 2 types of bets is sometimes referred to as the bet volatility. Highly volatile (or high variance) bets don’t pay off as often, but when they do the pay-off is larger. It goes without saying that these kinds of bets are riskier if you have a smaller bank-roll and cannot afford to stay at the table too long without winning. The opposite can be said for low volatility (low variance) bets.

Game NameTable LimitsSoftware
Lightning Roulette£0.20 – £1000Evolution Gaming
French Roulette Gold£0.20 – £1000Evolution Gaming
Double Ball Roulette£0.20 – £1000Evolution Gaming
Lightning Roulette£0.20 – £1000Evolution Gaming
French Roulette Gold£0.20 – £1000Evolution Gaming
Double Ball Roulette£0.20 – £1000Evolution Gaming

There are six types of inside bet in roulette:
– a Straight Up bet is placed on an individual number, a Split Bet is when you split the wager over two numbers that are next to each other, a Corner or Square Bet is where you place a chip on a corner which spreads the bet over four numbers, a Street Bet allows you to place a stake on all three numbers in a single line, a Trio Bet would allow you to place a split bet on either 0,1 and 2 or 0, 2 and 3 and finally we have the Six Line bet which is a bet on two adjacent horizontal lines. There’s also the infamous Five Number bet which you can only play on an American wheel with 2 zero pockets. An equivalent on a European game would be a Four Number Bet. You can’t bet on the Double Zero in these kinds of wheels because there isn’t one!

We explain all of these bets in detail in our roulette bets section.

There are also 6 types of outside bets including Red or Black, Even or Odd, the numbers 1 to 18, the numbers 1 to 36, a Dozens Bet in which you bet on a one third section of the numbers and column bets that allow you to bet on an entire vertical column of numbers. Dozens and Columns bets cover the same amount of table but with different groups of numbers.

Roulette Systems

We have over 30 free roulette systems on the site (just head to the strategy section) including the famous Martingale and other popular systems like D’Alembert and Fibonacci, as well as lesser known strategies such as the Piquemouche and Oscar’s Grind.

All of these have one thing in common- there are advantages and disadvantages to playing each and every one of them. The thing that we like most about playing systems is that they force you to think of a game plan before you hit the table. That’s a good thing!

At the very least you should have a fixed idea about when you will stop playing, whether that is when you hit a profit target, a stop loss limit or simply a time limit that you have set yourself at the table (always a good idea- most decent online casinos will feature a prominent clock so that you can keep a track of the time, unlike many of the casino in Las Vegas! The Encore is the exception here, but hey, you can always wear a watch.)

Plan your bets and bet your plan!

The one thing that we would stress about any system, is that it will never change the odds that you will experience at the table. Those are determined by the design of the game and the only way that you can influence that is through game choice- so whether you play American Roulette or European for example. There is nothing wrong with playing systems per se, in fact we have had quite a bit of success with them in contained bursts of play, just make sure that you understand their limitations.

If you come across a system that is claiming guaranteed wins, treat it with a huge pinch of salt. We don’t feature anything claiming anything near that on this site. Roulette ultimately is a game of chance and it all comes down to luck.

Video Clip- Martingale on the Outside Bets
Here we are playing the Martingale System on the even money outside bets. We are playing Premium French Roulette (one of our favourite variants incidentally- especially when you are playing on a mobile). Watch the short clip to get an idea of how the game looks on an Android phone. It’s super easy to play the Martingale on this variant thanks to the x2 Double & Spin button. Careful though! It’s quite an aggressive strategy, so make sure you understand the risks by reading through our roulette systems section.

Famous Roulette Stories

The great thing about this game over say slots, is it’s rich history. We have been building up a section with all of the best legends and stories that have been built up over the years.

– Have you heard about the French roulette cigarette pack scam?
– Or the time Sean Connery won on the number 17 three times in a row?
– Or when Philip Green won over 2 million quid on the table at Les Ambassadeurs in London?
– You might be interested in the record number of reds or blacks in a row…
– Check out a clip of Pedro Grendene Bartelle winning a $35,000 Complete Bet on the number 32.
– Or take a look at how the Roulette Clockers got away with a £1.3m win at the Ritz.

All these nuggets are in our stories section!

Please Play Responsibly

Online roulette is a modern twist on a game that is rich in history that has few equals when it comes to getting the adrenaline going. Good luck on the tables, and please play responsibly!

18+ only please.

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