Roulette

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Roulette is one of the easiest games to understand in any casino. Players exchange cash for chips with no value printed on them. The house will have many different colored sets of chips, given out up to 300 at a time. The value of these chips is determined by dividing the amount of money given to the house by the number of chips given to the player. The dealer will then put a token on top of the dealer’s stack of that players color indicating the value.

Below is an example of a typical roulette table.

Roulette Table and Odds

There are 38 numbers on the table and a wager may be placed anywhere on this board. The bets on one or more numbers on the table are called "Inside Bets". The bets on Red/Black, Odd/Even, High/Low or any Third are called "Outside Bets".

A bet place on a single number is called a straight bet. This pays 35 to 1 odds and has a probability of winning 2.63% of the time. A bet placed on one line, touching two numbers, is called a split bet and pays 17 to 1 odds. This has a probability of winning 5.26% of the time. A bet placed on three numbers is called a street bet and pays 11 to 1 odds. This bet wins 7.89% of the time. A four numbered bet is called a corner bet and pays 8 to 1 odds with a 10.53% chance of occurring. A six numbered bet is called a line bet. This bet pays 5 to 1 and has a 15.79% of winning. Each column has 2 to 1 odds printed on the right side of the table. The red and black colors each pay 1 to 1 odds. Every bet on this table comes with a 5.26% house advantage.

Whether one is playing roulette in a casino or online, the rules are the same. Betting begins when the dealer makes the announcement. After the betting is opened, the dealer will wait a short amount of time and will then spin the ball. A short time thereafter the dealer will close the betting.

Most high end casinos also have single zero wheels as well. These wheels are exactly the same except they have no double zero on them. This decreases the house odds from 5.26% to 2.7%.

Some casinos have special rules allowing players to increase their odds of winning. One such rule is an “imprisonment” rule. If the ball lands on 0 or 00 any player with an even money bet placed on the table gets half of their wager back. The house advantage falls from 5.26% to 2.63% at these tables. Another form of this rule is used in European casinos. When the ball lands on 0 or 00, the player is still given back half of their bet but the other half is “en prison” and must be wagered on the next roll. If the player wins they are given back the other half of their bet but are not given any winnings.

Most online casinos have banned the game of roulette to be played to clear their initial signup bonus. For more information on roulette bonuses or beating online roulette visit.

Online Casino Bonuses that allow Roulette

So why is roulette banned from most casino bonuses? This is because of two main reasons:

1) Several of the Outside Bets have almost no house edge. The only way that these bets give the house an advantage is when the ball lands on 0 or 00.

2) When these bonuses were first being offered, several players tried to complete the wagering requirement by betting on both halves of an Outside Bet.

Many casinos choose to go the route of making roulette an excluded game from their bonuses. In fact, there are only 15 that I could find out of a couple hundred bonuses that I've checked. I have a list of these casinos below.

If you decide to play one of these bonuses, there are a couple of things I suggest:

1) Do not bet on both Red and Black or Odd and Even or High and Low or all three of the third bets at the same time. This is considered a "No Risk Bet" and can get you banned from a casino while you are using a bonus.

2) Do not bet place more than 10 bets on the inside numbers. This can be seen as a way to wager a lot of money for little risk as well.

3) While using a bonus, do not place more than 80% of your bets on a single game. If you win, the casino will often raise the rollover or exclude that game.

4) While using a bonus, try to go about 5% over the wagering requirement before asking for a withdrawal. If you are required to wager $50,000 before the bonus terms have been met, then wager at least $52,500 before cashing out. This will give the casino a reason to offer you another bonus.

Also, because European Roulette has only a 0 and no 00, the game has half of the house advantage (2.63%) than American Roulette (5.26%). Therefore, some of these bonuses may allow wagers on American Roulette but excludes European Roulette bets.

Casino Software Cashable? Percentage Max Bonus Min Deposit Bonus Code
Cleo's VIP Room Vegas Games Cash 400% $100 $20 WELCOME400
30x Rollover on Roulette and Slots - 60x Rollover on European Roulette - 300x Rollover on Video Poker - 1500x Rollover on Blackjack.
 
Grand Eagle BetOnSoft Sticky 100% $250 $25 GEWBDB
40x Rollover for Roulette and Tri Card Poker - 20x Rollover for Slots and Keno - 80x Rollover for Baccarat - 200x Rollover for Video Poker - 400x Rollover for Blackjack and Craps
(actually wording is 40x for Bonus Only but only a percentage of the wager counts for some games)
 
Lucky Red Casino RTG Sticky 55% $1,000 $20 OTHERGAMES55
Redeposit bonus (must make initial deposit) - 42x Rollover for Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, Baccarat and Sic Bo - 25x Rollover for all other games
 
AC Casino Betsoft Cash 200% $1,000 $25 ALLGAMES-
CASH200
Cashable bonus - 80x Rollover on All Games (Roulette, Slots, Keno, Blackjack, Other Blackjack games, Pontoon, Video Poker, Three Card Poker, Casino Poker games, Red Dog, Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, Craps and War). Max Withdrawal 5x Bonus Amount. No risk bets (example - betting on both Black and Red at the same time in Roulette or Pass and Don't Pass in Craps) will result in you getting banned.
 
Planet Casino BetOnSoft Cash 100% $200 $25 Planet1
60x Rollover on Roulette and Three Card Poker - 30x Rollover on Slots, Keno and Scratchcards - 120x Rollover on Baccarat - 600x Rollover on Video Poker - 1200x Rollover on Blackjack games. Bonus can be used 3 times.
 
Drake Casino Betsoft Sticky 100% $2,000 $20 (automatic)
 200x Rollover on Roulette, Blackjack, Other Blackjack games, Pontoon, Video Poker and Pai Gow Poker - 20x Rollover on Slots and Keno - 58x Rollover on Craps, Caribbean Stud, Let 'em Ride, Casino Poker games, Red Dog, and War - 100x Rollover on Three Card Poker. Excluded Games - Baccarat and European Roulette.
 

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