The online casino version of American Roulette from Microgaming is exactly the same as the roulette game that fans play in the United States.
For some, the very fact, that there is a distinct American version of the game, comes as a surprise. However, rest assured that it is exactly the same as European Roulette but with the addition of a double zero that sits alongside the zero on the wheel.
Online American Roulette is played in exactly the same way as you would play it at a casino. There is a board or table and a wheel. In a real casino, the croupier would spin the wheel in one direction and throw a small ball in the other.
The ball then spins around the inside of the wheel until finally losing momentum and coming to rest in a numbered slot, known as a partition, on the wheel.
The idea of the American Roulette game, both in a real casino and at an online casino, is to predict where the ball will land. You indicate this by placing a bet on the table before the wheel is spun.
There are specific names for the different types of bets, and it may help to have an understanding of the terminology before you start. There are six different types of Inside Bet in American Roulette.
A Straight-Up Bet is where you bet on one single number. A Split Bet is where you bet on two adjacent numbers while a Street Bet is one where you bet on three numbers in a row.
A Square Bet is where you bet on a block of four (looking at a picture of the board will help you here). You can also place a Five Number or Six Number Line Bet.
There are also three types of bets known as Outside Bets.
The first of these is the Column Bet, where you bet on one of the three columns of numbers (this idea is obvious if you look at the board). Then there is the Dozen Bet, where you bet on the first 12 numbers (low) the next 12 (middle) or highest 12 (high). The last of the outside bets is the Even Money Bet, where you predict an odd, even, black or red number.
The odds and, as a result, the payout will vary depending on the type of bet you place, with the correct prediction of a Straight-Up Bet offering the highest payout.
American Roulette is, however, an incredibly easy game to play and a lot of fun too, so don't worry too much about studying the rules if you are new to the game. Once you start playing, it all becomes quite obvious.
Microgaming is the largest provider of online gaming software. They provide the best in gaming technology and create a great experience for players in every game they produce. The graphics are excellent, providing a real-life casino ambience. Remember, though, that while the board and wheel exist on a screen, the winnings are very real.