The Lowdown on Roulette Bonuses
Table of Contents
- The Lowdown on Roulette Bonuses
- What kind of casinos are best for playing online roulette in New Zealand?
- High Stakes Roulette
- Roulette Introduction
- Low Risk Bets
- Roulette Strategy
- Online Roulette FAQs
Roulette players, as a famous grizzly might have put it, are “smarter than the average bear”.
How can I make such an assertion you say?
Well, roulette players understand that to profit from any casinos you must cut the house edge. Roulette players understand this adage more than anyone else, as they play the game that feathers the beds of casino owners in smaller quantities than many others.
Consider the complexities that are involved in the betting strategies that roulette players deploy.
A Red/Black bet can reduce the house edge to a measly 2.6%.
If players are savvy enough to find a table that pays La Partage (a return of half stakes on evens bets), then this edge can be slithered down to a paltry 1.3%.
It is little wonder then that roulette bonuses are often poor value when compared to their pokies-focused cousins. Casino operators already feel that roulette players mount an attack on their livelihoods daily, there is, therefore, no reason to applaud them while they are in the process.
Casinos make roulette bonuses unappealing in a couple of ways.
Either, the absolute value of roulette bonuses is low, making them unattractive to complete.
Or the value of these offers is lowered by the onerous conditions that are attached to them.
Taking a glance at Roulette bonuses that are offered by favoured casinos for Kiwi’s, these impediments are quickly borne out.
Spin casino attaches a welter, 50 times wagering condition to its roulette bonuses.
This is above the industry norm, but players will struggle to find an operator that requests bonus winnings to be played through less than 30 times.
However, even this condition harbours potential pitfalls.
When is a $1 stake not a $1 stake, I hear you ask?
Probably when it goes towards the wagering terms needed to extricate bonus winnings from your account.
A player might receive a roulette bonus, and earn winnings from this bonus, but to fulfil wagering conditions players may have to move on to Pokies (or even worse scratchies).
A $1 bet on a roulette product may earn $0.10 (if anything) towards staking requirements.
In these instances, it is questionable whether roulette bonuses provide much value at all.
The time that you save in not taking on the onerous task of ensuring a bonus becomes payable could be put towards more profitable pursuits.
It is also not out of the question for online casinos to impose additional rules even if a roulette bonus is available.
Cunningly, some providers ensure that only stakes placed on American Roulette variants count towards the redemption of a reward.
As all roulette connoisseurs know, American Roulette should only be played where no alternatives are available. Wheels used in this game are inserted with 0 and 00 beds, making winning even more difficult than normal!
That is not to say that there are no offers to be explored in the roulette sphere.
Party Casino has an ongoing offer for the benefit of its roulette patrons through its Live Casino Happy Hour. Players are rewarded with a $5 credit when 21 is the outcome of a spin on Evolution Gaming’s excellent Live Roulette offer. However, bets placed throughout the allotted 60-minute window need to cover less than 26 outcomes on the table and winnings are capped at $10.
So even this option comes with built-in limitations.
In one respect roulette players certainly get the rough end of the stick. The dearth of no deposit, new player, and VIP roulette bonus schemes means that this cohort is treated badly when compared to more lucrative, pokies playing, members.
However, my focus would centre on the fear that casinos have for anyone that even hovers close to a roulette wheel.
This fear suggests that these players just might be the ones to bankrupt the house.
What kind of casinos are best for playing online roulette in New Zealand?
There are two types of casinos that I love. Safe ones and, safe ones where I make huge profits! Unfortunately, I am yet to find any that successfully fit into the second category, but several bona fide operators are now available online for the pleasure of customers in New Zealand.
But how easy is it to sort the wheat from the chaff in a marketplace that often promotes style over substance?
Top casinos are licenced by the:
The best operators allow instant, fee free, withdrawals via:
Generous casinos boost players bankroll by providing:
- Free credit
- Free spins
- Competition opportunities
Many casinos host Evolution Live Roulette, this software provides:
- Stunning HD visuals
- Multiple camera options
- Several roulette variants
Stellar casinos collaborate with top software houses, these include:
- Evolution Gaming
Inclusive casinos deal in New Zealand dollars, allowing players to:
- Calculate spend
- Reduce transaction fees
- Eliminate currency fluctuation costs
Many casinos that are focused on the New Zealand market offer:
- 24 hour live chat
- Freephone helplines
- Email options
The first thing that anyone should check for when looking to enrol at a new online casino venue is the operating licences that they hold.
This should be an easy thing to do as the most respected firms in the industry will emblazon their credentials towards the foot of their landing page.
Confusion may arise in the abundance of acronyms that are often displayed in a firm's licencing section. These might include UKGC, MGA, or even the AGCC. On their own, these terms are likely to mean little to the uninitiated. But what these phrases reflect is where your chosen casino has been licensed, and therefore what rules these firms operate in accordance with.
There are several stellar licencing bodies. The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) is often held up as being the gold standard operator in the sector. This body oversees the Gambling industry within the U.K. Although the U.K. is perhaps the world’s most liberal jurisdictions when it comes to having a bet, the firms that operate there are subjected to some of the most stringent licencing conditions.
|United Kingdom||UKGC||United Kingdom Gambling Commission|
|Malta||MGA||Maltese Gaming Authority|
|Gibraltar||GGC||Gibraltar Gambling Commission|
This means that the protection of players is sought after in several ways.
- Ensuring the fairness of products
- Protecting players data
- Reducing players risks from problem gambling
Ensuring that gambling products are fair means that RTP (return to player) rates will have been verified by external organisations as being in line with advertised figures.
Protecting player data means that operators are required to use SSL encryption technology to scramble all personal and banking details that an online casino might need in its normal operations.
Protecting players from problem gambling means that sites should advertise Gam Care, the gambling addiction charity, offer time-out and self-exclusion offers, as well as providing players with regular updates about their dwell-time and spend.
All in all, an operator that is licenced by the UKGC should be a safe venue to always use.
Internationally, several licencing bodies are seen to be on a level with the UKGC.
If you are playing on a site that is approved by the Malta Gaming Authority, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, or the Gibraltar Gambling Commission, your money and data is likely in safe hands.
However, not all jurisdictions provide the same level of scrutiny for online casinos that operate from their shores.
|Curacao||GCB||Curacao Gambling Control Board|
|Antigua and Barbuda||GCAB||Gambling Commission of Antigua & Barbuda|
|Kahnawake||KGC||Kahnawake Gaming Commission|
Casinos that are licenced in Curacao, Antigua, or Kahnawake, go through a much more lenient process.
This means that player protections at casinos that advertise their alignment with these authorities are normally weak and the fairness of games on these sites are questionable.
Some good casino operators do trade from these constituencies, but players should be wary of the terms and conditions that are used on these sites.
Now, if I am being honest, the withdrawal policies that have been developed by different casinos have never put me off playing on a platform. However, for high rollers, this could be a significant concern.
Withdrawal policies tend to focus on two variables: timescale and fees.
Players who win a lumpy amount are often eager to get their mitts on their cash. This is only natural.
Therefore, when casinos advise that withdrawals will be processed “within 7 working days”, this is a disappointment.
Fortunately, online casinos have done a lot of work in this area.
Most firms now offer instant withdrawals by several options.
Wallet transactions are normally completed quickest.
This means that it might be advisable for players to use Skrill, ecoPayz, and NETELLER as a means of funding and withdrawing from accounts.
An abhorrent practice, that still sullies the online casino market, is being charged a fee when collecting your winnings. A fee of around 2.5% is occasionally charged when funds are returned to credit and debit cards. An entirely unnecessary cost and one which only serves to boost the edge that casinos hold over their adversaries.
I would advise players to steer clear of any site that charges such sums.
Monthly and weekly withdrawal limits can sometimes impact the desirability of a casino site.
Once again, focusing on this aspect of a casinos offer may sound a bit presumptuous, but it is something that potential customers should bear in mind. High rollers and jackpot winners should beware that big wins might only be paid at a pedestrian rate.
That is not to say that this method of payment is not without merit. Withdrawal limits add a layer of fraud protection to customer accounts, as fraudsters cannot clear sizeable bankrolls in one transaction. However, the market norm of daily withdrawals up to $5,000 and monthly transfers of $50,000, may inconvenience some.
Often, these limits can be circumvented if funds are requested through a beneficial payment method.
Payments by wire transfer are often exempt from withdrawal limits.
One way that online casinos try to attract custom is by offering lucrative introductory and ongoing bonuses.As we have discussed already, roulette enthusiasts may struggle to find an offer that is directly targeted towards spinners. However, numerous offers allow new and continuing customers to boost their bankroll when playing pokies or live games.
Players should always review advertised promotions to determine if their firm of choice provides a no deposit bonus.This type of scheme gives new clients free stake money which can be used to test out a website’s playability. Winnings derived from these bonuses are often capped and the subject of wagering requirements, which can limit the value of such offers.
However, some bonuses can easily be exploited to build a sizeable bankroll boost. Casinos that enable bonus funds to be instantly withdrawn are certainly worthy of closer inspection.
The deployment of a loyalty scheme can sometimes transform a standard casino operator into one that deserves to sit at the top table. Many of the best casinos provide cashback schemes based on stakes played every week. This can be a lucrative way of topping up bankrolls, especially for high-value customers.
Regular schemes may not ultimately dictate where you choose to access casino products, but they may provide a form of tiebreak when more than one firm is being considered.
The range of games that an online casino provides can certainly set it apart from its rivals. Casino output is usually focused on pokies.This should not be a surprise as these games are powered by RNG technology, ensuring that casinos can build in a level of edge on every individual title. It is easy to find websites boasting of burgeoning pokies catalogues that run well into 1,000 games.
For roulette fans, this can, however, be a little bit disappointing as their game of choice is somewhat overlooked.
However, roulette offers are improving on many platforms.
This is especially the case where websites host Evolution Live roulette. This exciting live dealer version of the famous numbers game should excite roulette players wherever it can be accessed. Evolution live roulette has playability at its heart. Ensuring that players can access HD quality roulette tables, in a language of choice, with games able to be viewed from multiple camera angles. Several game alternatives can be accessed through Evolution live roulette. These include Lighting Roulette, Instant Roulette, and Double Ball Roulette.
Lightning Roulette provides enhanced winnings on a selection of outcomes before every spin of the wheel.
Instant Roulette is a game that is ideal for players who are time constrained. A dozen wheels are always in motion with players gambling on the next available result.
Double Ball Roulette
Double Ball Roulette enables players to gamble on the outcome of a roulette spin where two balls are simultaneously spun. This provides the enticing opportunity of wins of up to 1300/1 being achieved.
New Zealanders are in the privileged position of being able to access Evolution Live Roulette through several leading online casino operators.
Some online casinos are hamstrung by the decisions that they make about the software that they host on their sites. Often these decisions are made for economic reasons. Monopoly tie-ups with a single software house can mean that casinos can access cheaper content, but this potential gain might be lost as these sites are often less attractive to players. These sites often have reduced pokies catalogues and host fewer blockbusting titles. Making such a tie-up a false economy in the long run.
A casino that hosts a range of games by top producers, such as Evolution Gaming, Yggdrasil, NETENT, and Playtech, is seen to have invested additional sums in developing their content mix, which allows varied gameplay to be accessed.
Another reason that Kiwi’s might be reluctant to utilise a new online casino, is if they cannot withdraw their winnings in New Zealand dollars. This is a factor that is worth bearing in mind for two key reasons.
First, it might be a hassle to exchange foreign currency for domestic dollars. And, secondly, this transaction is likely to attract fees, something that I hate with a vengeance.
Online casinos have more than enough advantages already when trying to extract cash from their clients without allowing the friends in the banking industry to cream a wedge from casino-goers as well.
I advise players of all standards to check on this key variable before signing up with any hot new casino site.
Something else that players should consider when choosing their site of poison – the customer support features that are available.
Many operators now provide a 24-hour per day, seven days a week, live chat function which players can use to get any queries answered. This means that players in New Zealand no longer must endure the frustration of not being able to converse with an operative who works on European time! Something that I have always failed to understand in a globalised world. That is not to say that every operator is contactable at peak hours for Kiwi’s, so once again I would advise players to do their homework concerning this important feature.
The number one priority when selecting a website to invest your hard-earned cash, however, should always be the security and the fairness of the platform that you have chosen to frequent.
True, most of us expect to walk away from a mammoth casino session with little more than the shirts on our backs, but it is only ever appropriate that our pockets are lightened fairly and securely.A little bit of due diligence should give you confidence when inspecting the credentials of online websites. Not only should your casino of choice be licensed by authorities in the U.K., Malta, Gibraltar, or Alderney, but games appearing on this site should be assessed by eCOGRA. eCOGRA undertakes extensive analysis to assess the true return to player (RTP) on gambling games hosted at online casinos. This information provides an extra layer of security for players, who can easily see that their favoured betting firm is transparent about their operation.
The final security feature that needs to be highlighted is SSL encryption. This form of player protection scrambles the data that you send to casinos when entering sign-up info and when making banking transactions. If your site does not advertise this feature, it may be wise to play elsewhere.
High Stakes Roulette
High stakes roulette poses potential problems for high roller clients.Let me explain. The use of staking plans, such as the Martingale system or the Fisher strategy, means that high-staking roulette players can virtually eliminate their losses if they can deposit an unlimited sum.
Losses incurred on Red/Black or High/low bets can eventually be eliminated if you can double the size of a bet after every losing spin. This means that there is effectively no downside for these players.
For example, if a player makes a red/black for $100, and this yields a return, then that player is $100 in profit. A sum that casinos will never be able to recover if unlimited deposits are allowed.
Some online casinos advertise high deposit limits. But ultimately, I would be wary of these offers. Many websites that advertise this function are either unlicensed or are licenced in more obscure jurisdictions, such as Antigua or Kahnawake, where financial oversights are less strict.
European casinos, ones that hold a licence from the U.K, Malta, Gibraltar, or Alderney, are much stricter when it comes to depositing limits. This is a direct result of their licencing requirements. These firms must go to great lengths to ensure that money laundering is not being committed when large fund transfers are being made.
This means that high rollers are effectively be caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Unlicensed venues will be happy to accept high deposits, but using these outlets provides few player protections. Licenced venues will provide high degrees of player protection, but deposit limits will be lower because of money laundering policies.
Do not be deterred, however. A small number of excellent casinos offer both security and high-value play.
These include Bet Victor.
New Zealanders accessing this site will be able to add $10,000 to accounts with this operator by PayPal. If players are happy to conduct their dealings in alternative currencies USD 50,000 can be deposited via a debit card transfer.
Casumo Casino might also be a website that wealthy players might consider. This bonafide operator is licenced by the UKGC and the MGA, offering the highest levels of player protections to its customers. Kiwi’s will be pleased to know that they can deposit $10,000 on this site via several funding options. The bonus offer, worth up to $1200, is likely to be of interest to most players.
But for the uninitiated, what is roulette and why does it continue to fascinate millions of players around the world?
Roulette, essentially, is a very easy game to understand.
The roulette wheel is the random number generator (RNG) of its age.
The spinning motion of the wheel ensures that a random number is determined whenever it is revolved. The kinetic energy provided by a croupier dissipates, and as it does so a roulette ball that is fired around the bowl drops into one of the 37 (or 38) divisions that have been crafted into it. The art of the game is guessing where the roulette ball is going to land and successfully betting on this outcome.
A roulette wheel is divided into an equal selection of red or black numbers, 1-36. In addition to this, standard, European, roulette wheels also incorporate a green zero bed. This outcome is designed to provide the house with an edge on evens money bets. American roulette wheels have been further modified to include a green 00 division. This serves to increase the houses edge for any giving spin of the wheel.
Before the roulette ball is fired into motion, players are invited to place bets on its destination. Traditionally, bets are placed on a mat where divisions are made for every type of allowable bet. These include spaces to bet on an individual or a range of numbers, the colour relating to the outcome, or the magnitude of the result that is generated.
The popularity of roulette has been maintained as players with all manner of attitudes to risk can equally be accommodated when playing this game. Bets can be made on short-priced events, where the probability of a return is high, or on more speculative outcomes, where rewards can be massive.
Low Risk Bets
Evens bets such as Red/Black, High/Low, or Dozens bets.
- High chance of winning
- Betting strategies (e.g. Martingale) can be used
- Minimises the house edge
- Requires larger stakes
- Profits take longer to build
- Gambler's fallacy might affect bets
As the description suggests, this bet entails correctly guessing whether the next spin of the wheel will see the roulette ball land in a red or a black bed. Unfortunately, when green zero is called all enthusiasts of this bet lose their stakes. However, when playing the French variant of roulette often half-stakes ‘La Partage’ are returned to players after this outcome. This is the case for all evens money bets.
Once again, this bet is self-explanatory. The object of this bet is to determine whether the outcome from a specific spin of the wheel will see the roulette ball land on an odd or even number. Once again, green zero comes to the rescue for casinos when this bet is made. All bets are deemed losers if this is the result.
This bet allows players to gamble on whether the roulette ball will land in a bed that is numbered 1-18 (Low) or 19-36 (High). You may have guessed, but all bets are deemed losers if green zero is called as the result of any spin.
Bets paying 2/1 include: First/Second/Third Dozen's bet. Player's making this bet must decide if the roulette ball will stop in a bed in the dozen that runs from 1 to 34, 2 to 35, or 3 to 36. A player receives a pay-out of 2/1 when making a correct prediction.
Higher paying bets include: The Line Bet (5/1). This bet can be made by players by placing chips at the intersection of two rows of three outcomes on the roulette mat. This gives players a potential return if any of the six covered numbers coincides with the roulette balls endpoint.
The Corner Bet (8/1). This bet is actioned by placing chips at the intersection of four separate outcomes. If this selection is proved to be a winner, the house pays an 8/1 return.
The Street Bet (11/1). This bet can be placed at the end of a row of three outcomes on the roulette mat. This bet covers the numbers 1,2,3 up to 34,35,36. A winning street bet returns the odds of 11/1.
The Split Bet (17/1). This bet is placed at the intersection of two adjoining numbers on a roulette mat. As there are 34 potential losers and only 2 potential winning outcomes when making this bet the house will pay 17/1 for successful gambles.
The Straight Bet (35/1). Perhaps the traditional and the best. This bet is made where just one number is covered. This bet only requires a small stake to return substantial winnings if the correct outcome can be ascertained.
History of Roulette
Roulette has a long history.
This dates to the middle of the 17th century, when French mathematician, Blaise Pascal, was trying to invent the perpetual motion wheel. Unfortunately, the laws of physics meant that this venture was ultimately a failure. However, it did give birth to the equipment that helped propel roulette as a game into the consciousness of many wealthy French folks.
Even though the apparatus had been invented the rules of the game were still in flux. It was not until 1842 that green zero became a feature of the popular betting game. King Charles III of Monaco benefitted hugely from this change, the increase in house edge that this provided ensured additional profits could be elicited from aficionados for the benefit of the Monegasques exchequer.
This was not the final change that the roulette wheel endured, however.
American’s, always the meddlers. Decided that the placement of a 00 would improve the game of roulette no end. To this day, most roulette tables located within the confines of North America have 38 winnings possibilities.
Roulette is a game that has certainly captured the public’s imagination in the centuries following its invention. This has borne out several folk tales about large sums that have been won and lost in the vicinity of a roulette wheel. One story that remains popular is that regarding Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo. Garcia-Pelayo, a record producer by trade, earned infamy as the “Man who took Vegas to the cleaners”. Stories will tell you that this genius realised that all physical roulette wheels carried with them their idiosyncrasies. By analysing these faults, Garcia-Pelayo set about profiting from these manufacturing imperfections. Not only did Garcia-Pelayo show profits from his casino jaunts throughout Spain, but once his notoriety proceeded him in his homeland, he took to the road to observe roulette wheels in Sin City, U.S.A. At the time of his retirement, Garcia-Pelayo had amassed $1.5 million, merely by following hot numbers on the wheels that he had been studying. Rulings made in the Spanish Supreme Court against would-be claimants suggested that Garcia-Pelayo had used “ingenuity” to turn the house edge into a 15% margin in his favour.
Not to be outdone, the story of Ashley Revell shows how the lure of the roulette wheel can entice people into making seemingly rash decisions.
Following a night on the tiles, Revell decided to bet his life savings on the spin of a roulette wheel. His quest earned such recognition that a betting firm funded a name change to “Ashley Blue Square Revell”.Amassing £76,840 from a fire sale of assets, Revell flew to Las Vegas and entered The Plaza Hotel Casino complex. Placing all his chips on “red”, Revell was fortunate to see “red 7” called as the winning outcome.With £153,680 in his pocket, Revell set off on a motorcycle trip across Europe where he was to meet his future wife.
Who sees that roulette is not a life-changing pursuit?
Different Roulette Formats
Roulette is a game that has always been defined by geography.
European Roulette is defined by hosting just one result that acts as the house edge, green zero. The incorporation of this special division means that the houses edge on evens money bets is around 2.6%. The French have always been nothing but fair-minded. To this end, the “La Partage” feature of the French game allows players to claim back 50% of their stakes on toss-up bets, where green zero is the outcome. This feature reduces the profit margin of the house to an expected 1.3%.
In the American version of the game, two results provide refuge for the house. Green zero and green zero-zero. The addition of the 00 bed means that casinos that operate this category of the game see their edge rise to 5.3%.
The mat used for American and European games is remarkably similar. The only difference that European players will discern when playing American roulette, is that the green zero section of the mat is split in two, allowing bets to be placed on the additional green zero-zero possibility.
The advent of technology has allowed a plethora of roulette types to develop.
Some of the most popular games, especially for online casino platforms, are lightning roulette, Quantum roulette, 100/1 roulette, and double-ball roulette.
Evolution Gaming, Playtech, and Inspired Gaming are fantastic purveyors of these variants.
I would certainly recommend that you seek out a casino that hosts software designed by these providers when you are looking to access these games.
Lightning Roulette: Designed by Evolution Gaming, is a live-streamed roulette variety that allows winners to win up to 500x their stake. This game is based on a European Roulette wheel. Pay-outs for all bet types, excluding straight selections, are in line with traditional pay-tables. Non-multiplied straight bets pay 30/1. However, lightning roulette builds electrifying excitement by enhancing the awards for a randomly selected range of outcomes. Up to five straight bet options can see their odds multiplied up to x500. These continual bonuses reduce the houses edge on this version of the game to 2.7%.
Quantum Roulette: Quantum Roulette is virtually identical in format to Lightning Roulette. However, Playtech has designed this iteration of the game based on quantum magic. There are no lightning forks to be seen on this platform. Once again straight bets pay-out 30/1 unlike the 35/1 that would be expected on European or American roulette mats. Players can take advantage of the lucrative bonuses on offer by covering all numbers. This would return $31 for every $37 invested, but an occasional 500/1 bonus win could see players in profit.
Alternatively, participants could utilise neighbour bets to cover certain areas on the roulette wheel.
A Jeu zero bet see players win if the roulette ball ceases its journey anywhere between 12 and 15 on the wheel when this wager has been made.
Betting on Voisins du Zero, sees a player derive a win if the result of a roulette spin appears in the zone between the numbers 22 to 25.
An Orphelins bet is deemed a winner when the result of a roulette spin appears between the numbers 1 and 9, or 17 and 6.
And finally, a Tiers du Cylindre bet pays dividends if the roulette ball halts between the numbers 27 and 33.
100/1 ball Roulette:This is another exciting roulette game that can see players quickly amass sizeable prizes. Instead of offering the usual 37 winning opportunities of the standard European wheel, this game provides 105! Green zero and the numbers 1 to 100 are all present. In addition to these stalwarts, triangle, star, circle, square, and diamond, icons also make an appearance. These symbols act as the house edge on red/black and even/odd bets, meaning that this game has an average 5.5% edge for the house.
Double-ball Roulette is perhaps the roulette game that is most removed from original formats.
This game, developed by Evolution Gaming, sees two balls fired around the roulette wheel with every spin. Conversely, prizes offered for success alter dramatically when compared to traditional games. Evens money bets pay 3/1. Red/Black bets are no longer Red/Black bets. Instead, they are Red/Red, Red/Black, Black/Red, and Black/Black bets. The number of possible outcomes is multiplied accordingly.The value paid on winning dozens, or columns bets is reduced. These pay 8/1 in double-ball roulette.The value of all inside bets, bets relating to individual numbers, are all halved as there are two chances of seeing the desired outcome. This ensures that straight bets pay 17/1.
However, if players can correctly determine when both balls will land in the same bed, they will be well rewarded. This bet returns the game’s 1300/1 jackpot prize.
Fortunately, for players in New Zealand, all these exciting roulette games are only a touch of a button away.
Several casino’s that offer their services to Kiwi’s have gone to great lengths to develop strategic partnerships with Evolution Gaming, Playtech, and Inspired Gaming, so the best live and video roulette games can be played by enthusiasts throughout New Zealand.
How is playing Roulette different online to live?
Roulette must be one of the most crowd-pleasing games known to man (and woman) when played in bricks and mortars establishments.
The gladiatorial conflict between the croupier and casino goers appears heightened as a crowd builds around a high rolling table. Customers in New Zealand can experience the thrills and spills provided by land-based casinos at venues such as SkyCity (Auckland) and the Grand Hotel Casino (Dunedin).
However, there are many reasons to believe that playing roulette at an online casino can top this experience.
Improvements to e-commerce and ID verification systems mean that casino enthusiasts can now deposit up to $100,000NZ on the sites of leading firms.This negates many of the reasons that big hitters chose to bet at physical establishments in the past. High rollers can get a sizeable adrenalin rush in the comfort of their own four walls. However, nothing can ever beat the social benefits that land-based sites provide. Even the most entertaining live streamed games are not quite the same as the original.
Several leading software houses have invested heavily in producing cutting edge roulette output. Companies such as Evolution Gaming, Playtech, and Inspired Gaming, have all released innovative versions in recent years. Evolution Gaming, NETENT, Playtech, and Inspired Gaming are leading names in this section of the casino betting field.
One of the most interesting recent additions to this catalogue is interactive bonus games such as Crazy Time and Monopoly Live. These variations do bring fun. Croupiers act as ring leaders and game show hosts as a succession of spins reveals either cash prize outcomes or keys to a multitude of bonus features.Fun these games might be, but profits are also possible.
Crazy Time is certainly worth a double glance. This game has the additional benefit of offering enhanced returns on a particular outcome before every spin of the wheel. This reward has the effect of significantly cutting the house edge on every spin. This enables some sizeable profits to be made if dipping into this game at the right time. Maximum bet limits at online casinos do are not of Vegas proportions. But several outlets are happy to $10,000 on the spin of a wheel.
But how should high rollers (and novices) invest their cash if they have such figures easy to hand?
Roulette players are always looking to profit from their passion. This quest has led to a proliferation of betting strategies developing in previous centuries. These elaborate plans have consistent aims. Minimising a player’s losses and maximise their gains.
If players are logical in their engagements with the roulette wheel there is certainly reason to believe that roulette can be a costless pastime and may on occasions even be profitable. However, this scenario is unlikely to be experienced by players who fall under the influence of the gambling fallacy. Each spin of a roulette wheel needs to be treated as a separate entity from all pasts (or future) events. When this clear-headed approach to roulette is achieved many of the following strategies can prove highly useful when managing small and more sizeable bankrolls.
One of the most famous, and perhaps the most practised is the Martingale Betting Strategy.
This betting plan is based upon the notion that on outside roulette bets, paying evens, players must win eventually.Therefore, the Martingale Strategy suggests that you should double your stakes after losing wager.In theory, this strategy should minimise losses and offer the chance to make risk-free gains. However, if a substantial losing run is encountered, deep pockets and high table limits are required to fully test this strategy out. Variables that might not be available to players in all situations.
The Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy may prove useful to evens money bettors. I must warn part-time players though, this is an extremely complicated system to calculate
In a nutshell, the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy aims to minimise outlay and at the same make an informed selection as the next result. Once a base wager is determined, players should increase stakes on their chose evens money bet by 60%. This means that an initial $5 bet would be increased by $3 on the second spin. Following a winning outcome, bets should be reduced by 40% of the original stake. Once again, if your base bet is $5, bets on the next spin would be reduced by $2.
After two consecutive wins, stakes are reduced by the base bet ($5), so long as a minimum of $5 is still bet.
Bet selection using the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy is determined by prior outcomes. If your initial selection is black (observed from spin 1 of the series), then black is played until two losing bets are experienced. At this point, a bet is placed on the outcome that was observed two spins prior. This could see black continued to be bet if the outcome of the wheel spin two games ago was a red number. After the first losing bet when the selection has been re-assessed players should return to betting on the observed outcome from spin 1. Simple aye!
This strategy may be good for minimising losses, but life is sometimes too short! I feel that other strategies might be more usable and deliver similar loss-stemming outcomes.
The 150 Strategy could well be the one that I am looking for. This strategy is simple and on paper is quite logical.This strategy requires bettors to place a $50 bet on the first dozen, covering selections 1-12. A bet on the second dozen, covering selections 13-24. And place 10 x $5 bets on a choice of numbers in the 25-36 dozen.
If the outcome of any roulette spin produces a result from 1-24, a player using this strategy has their stake returned. Wins on this bet pay 2/1.
If the outcome of any roulette spin sees one of the ten covered numbers in the third dozen hit, the player will return a $180, a $30 profit. A winning $5 bet at the odds of a straight bet, 35/1.
However, if the roulette ball lands on green zero or the two numbers in the third dozen that have not been covered, nothing is returned. There is, however, only an 8% chance of this outcome so using this method should ensure that a player’s bankroll is stretched over a period of spins.
The Roulette Sector strategy is equally simple and may suggest an approach that some roulette chancers may look to use.
Traditionally, the roulette wheel is split into sections. Jeu Zero, covering the neighbouring numbers on a traditional wheel between 12 and 15.Voisins du Zero, covering the neighbouring numbers on a traditional wheel between 22 and 25.
Le Tiers du Cylindre, covering the neighbouring numbers on a wheel between 27 and 33.And Orphelins, the neighbouring numbers on a roulette wheel in the sectors 1 to 9, and 17 to 6.
|Sector Bet||Numbers Covered||Payout|
|Voisins du Zero||17||11/10|
|Le Tiers du Cylindre||12||2/1|
Jeu Zero bets place seven straight bets on zero and the three numbers on either side on the wheel. If a roulette spin produces an outcome in this zone a player receives winnings at just over 4/1.
Voisins du Zero bets, cover the seven numbers included in Jeu Zero bets plus a further ten selections. Seventeen in total. This means if any of these numbers are hit players receive a return of just over evens.
Le Tiers du Cylindre Bets, cover twelve numbers on a standard roulette wheel. If a straight bet on any of these numbers is the outcome from a roulette spin, players are rewarded with a payout at the odds of 2/1.
Orphelins bets, cover 8 selections. This means if any of these numbers are hit on any game, players will receive a return of 7/2.
This betting strategy is unlikely to beat the house edge but would certainly take advantage of an unbalanced wheel in a land-based venue or when playing live online casino roulette variants.
The Fisher Roulette strategy is like the Martingale method. However, it is certainly not as aggressive. The Fisher plan does not rely on a succession of stake increases to minimise a player’s losses. This staking method assumes that roulette players will eventually win when they are making evens money bets.
The staking plan used by the Fisher Roulette strategy is intuitive.
Start with a base bet and keep betting with this figure until three losses occur in a row.When a player comes to this point of a session the next bet placed should equal the sum of the three losing bets.
For instance, if bet 1, 2, and 3, are $3 each, bet 4 will equal $9. If this bet is a winner, a $9 profit is made. This profit effectively wipes out the value of the first three losing bets that a player has made. Therefore, players should just account for their most recent $9 bet, that is a loss. To recover this $9 shortfall, the next bet should also be for $9. A win at this point will see stakes return to $3. A loss will see another $9 bet placed. If this $9 bet is a further loser, the next bet would be $18. This is because the current loss to the player will have risen to $18 by this point. A further loss would require a $36 bet. $9 + $9 + $18.
Where the Martingale system would demand that players increase their stakes exponentially, on the Fisher system the next bet would be $36. A win is expected soon of course. A winning $36 bet would eliminate the losing $9, $9, and $18 bets from the player's calculations. They would then set about reversing the losses from the $36 bets that they have placed subsequently by placing a $72 bet.
I like the Fisher Roulette strategy. Any losses should be incurred slowly, and small levels of profits could be expected in the short term. This is a strategy that enthusiasts should consider, if only so that they can increase their dwell time at their favourite tables.
The Black/Red Roulette strategy also has its merits.
This strategy can be used on all outside bets.
This system suggests a base bet of $5. If players endure two more losing bets, this stake will be increased to $15. Two winning $10 bets would see the stakes for the next bet return to $5. It is suggested that players using this strategy should progress up and down a staking plan of $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $40, $50. Using this system should help players to maintain their bankroll for longer but is unlikely to assist in reducing the houses edge after several spins have been made.
There is a lot to like about the 1st and 3rd Column Strategy. This strategy requires players to make a bet on the outcomes in column one and column three. At the same time, a bet on black should also be made. There are eight black numbers in column 2, therefore players are covering 32 different outcomes when making this bet. If a black number in column one or three is called as the result a profit of 2/3rds of the base stake can be made.
However, all stakes are lost using this method if a red number in column two is ever called the winner. In the short run, however, this strategy has the potential to deliver a small profit.
Whichever roulette strategy you think is right for you, always remember that the house holds an edge. A profit may be made in the short term, but over a lifetime of spins, a casino will always win!
Fairness when playing roulette is a top priority. Players expect to lose in the long run when playing any casino game. However, very few would even be tempted to place a wager if the roulette wheel’s that physical and online casinos operate were not fair.For roulette wheels in live venues, the fairness of the outcomes that it provides cannot be entirely guaranteed. As discussed, previous, geniuses such as Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo have made fortunes by detecting small deviations that occur in the running of individual wheels.
However, as this gives potentially more advantage to players than casinos, you will be hard-pressed to find a wheel in a live venue that does not deliver completely random outcomes.
In the digital world, thankfully for impoverished casino owners out there, the randomness of a roulette spin can be guaranteed.Online casinos use random number generating (RNGs) to deliver a unique result for every spin of the wheel. This means that players will have no way of predicting the outcome of a game from previous results, and casinos have no influence over the destination of a roulette ball in any game.
Online Roulette FAQs
How many numbers on a roulette wheel?
This depends on the roulette game that you are playing. European roulette wheels hold 37 numbers. 1 to 36, and green zero, which acts as the houses edge. However, American roulette wheels have 38 numbers. An additional green zero-zero bed is added to these
How do you win playing online roulette?
Winning, when playing online roulette essentially relies on three things: luck, strategy,
and realism. Luck is necessary. If the numbers that you cover on the roulette cloth never arrive you will not win. However, if your numbers arrive at a statistically expected
frequency, adopting betting strategies can boost your returns. Martingale or Fisher
strategies can move you into profit even after a succession of losing spins. Realism is also
required however, the house will always hold an edge over players so the expectation of
winning, in the long run, needs to be tempered by this obvious fact.
What colour is zero on a roulette wheel?
In the early days of roulette, zero was often placed into a red pocket. Double zero, when it was included on a roulette wheel, was represented by a black bed. However, so that players could easily differentiate zero from other betting options a change of colour
scheme was required. This led to zero becoming coloured green on all wheels, a
complementary colour to the red pockets that neighbour them.
What are the best numbers to play on roulette?
Realistically there are no best numbers to play on a roulette wheel. On a fair wheel or
online variants where discrepancies cannot occur, each number has an equal chance of
being spun as a winning outcome. However, to reduce the losses that might be incurred
on certain bets, such as red/black wagers, it may well be prudent to cover green zero.
However, in doing so expected returns will be reduced accordingly.
How much does 0 and 00 pay in roulette?
If you are lucky enough to have a pile of chips on zero or double-zero when the roulette
gods deem this to be a winner, what return should you expect? Bets on zero or double-
zero are the equivalent of placing a straight wager on any of the numbers 1-36 being
drawn. This means that placing a winning bet on zero pays 35/1. And, placing a winning
bet on double zero pays 36/1 (as 38 outcomes are possible in this version of the game).
What are the odds on 0 in roulette?
The odds of 0 being the result of a roulette spin depends on the type of roulette game thatyou are playing. In a game of European Roulette, where 37 outcomes are possible (1-36 and zero), the odds for this scenario will be 35/1. However, if you are playing an American
version of the game, you will be rewarded with odds of 36/1 on winning zero bets.
American roulette wheels have an additional zero-zero added. This means that straight
bets are less likely to be winners, but therefore, return slightly bigger pay-outs.
What is live roulette?
Live roulette is a streamed version of the classic table game. Many online casinos now
place a great emphasis on their live roulette output. This allows online players to
experience bricks and mortar style roulette play. Croupiers guide players through each
derivation of the game, often providing bonuses as they do.
How do casinos make money from roulette?
Green zero is the key for casinos making profits from roulette bets. Without the addition of green zero online casinos would have no edge over players on bets at all. However, when green zero is drawn popular bets, such as red/black wagers, are all returned as
losers. Making this outcome lucrative for casino operators.
How to cheat online casino roulette?
I would love to tell you that there are several ways to cheat online casino roulette. Alas, I have yet to come across any such information. Online casino roulette is powered by
cutting edge RNG (random number generating) software that eliminates any sort of bias
from observed outcomes. This means that there is little opportunity for any player to
cheat the system as each spin is independent of all others.
What is the Fisher roulette strategy?
The Fisher roulette strategy is a way of protecting your bankroll, especially on losing runs. This strategy should only be used on ‘outside’ evens money bets, such as red/black, or high/low. Fisher designed his strategy in a way that ensures that a player’s bankroll is
protected even when losing spins build up in a gaming session. When using this strategy
stakes are increased gradually over a losing run. For example, if a player starts by placing
$10 bets stakes will be increased on the fifth spin. Stakes for the second, third, and fourth losing spin will be added together to determine the next bet. In this instance the fifth bet
will total $10+$10+$10 = $30. If bets five to eight are lost, the process will continue. This
would see bets nine to twelve equalling $30+$30+$30 = $90. Losses over a sustained
period of losing outcomes can be minimised when using this strategy.
What are the odds for green in roulette?
The odds of a green number being the result of anyone roulette spin is determined by the type of roulette game that you are playing. In European roulette, only one green number is present out of 37 possible outcomes. This means that the chances of a green number
being drawn are 36/1. However, in American roulette variants, two green numbers are
present. Green zero and green double-zero. This means that there are two chances out of
a possible 38 outcomes that a green number will result from any one spin. This ensures
that the effective odds of a green number being drawn in American roulette games is
What is immersive roulette?
Immersive roulette is a live casino online roulette game that has been developed by
Evolution Gaming. This offer allows players to get right to the heart of the action. Multiple cameras employed to allow players to observe each spin from 30 unique vantage.