Red or Black: Your Guide to Online Roulette

When it comes to playing online games, slot machines and poker seem to be the most popular. There are plenty of guides to playing poker online, and whilst slots might not be as complicated, they still come in many different guises, especially with advanced technology fueling much more complex and visually attractive games. In fact, some of the more obvious casino games can get lost, such as roulette.

Roulette is believed to have been invented by Blaise Pascal by accident, although its traditions can likely be traced back much further, to Greek and Roman soldiers. It has been around for many years and is a staple in physical casinos, as well as online offerings.

Red or Black Your Guide to Online Roulette

Roulette today is an exciting multiplayer game that you can find from lots of providers online, as well as in land-based casinos. However, if you do choose to partake in an online roulette session, it is important to understand exactly what you are doing.

Types of Game

Like poker, roulette has several variants depending on where you are playing. Here in the United States, we have 0-36 numbers, as well as an additional ‘double zero’ which results in a different edge for the house. The European version does not have the double zero and is often more popular with players. There is a French version too, which operates on the European wheel, but has La Partage and En Prison rules, which add different elements for gamers.

Other than that, roulette is very straightforward. It may be worth finding an online resource that explains the different ways to play, but the core concept is that of numbers and probabilities, with varying levels of risk you can take.

Find a Provider

Once you understand the basic rules of the game, the next step is to find a provider. This is something you should take much care over. Whilst it is easy to use Google to find an online provider, taking the care to make sure you are with a reputable outlet is important. Many of the top providers now provider roulette games, some of which even have real-time dynamics.

A post on roulette etiquette by Gala Casino details that nowadays it is easy to find digital casinos that feature live dealer studios. Make sure you find one that suits you and how you wish to play, perhaps with friends or purely for fun. There are online reviews of providers too, which is a great way of making sure you are safe.


Staying safe online is key to playing any game, roulette or otherwise. There are plenty of people out there happy to scam and cheat you, so following a few simple steps is wise. If you are playing on your home computer, make sure you have an anti-virus program installed. That is PC Mag’s first bit of advice when gaming online and a fundamental building block of a strong and secure online user.

Other pertinent thing to consider, whether on an app or computer, is to vary your passwords. Never use the same password and username combination for two different sites, because if one is compromised, so is the other. Also, never reveal personal details in a chat online, whether within a roulette or gaming app, or outside in another chat function. This can compromise your security, too.


Playing online roulette is much the same as playing other casino games such as poker, or online titles such as Call of Duty. If you take the right steps to protect yourself and understand the rules of the game, it should be a fun and rewarding experience.