Roulette, meaning Little Wheel in French, was first played in the country during the 18th century. It was originally exclusively reserved for the noble classes and played in their private homes, but it is much more accessible today. It has been enjoyed in offline casinos around the world for years, including in New Zealand, and at JackpotCity we’ve got the best versions of online Roulette that are available in the country!
Like all of our games, our Roulette games are produced by Microgaming and show the impeccable quality that is associated with all of this developer’s software.
The immersive graphics and animations, as well as the Random Number Generation, will recreate the atmosphere and excitement of land-based games perfectly, and the live dealer games will really make you feel as if you are in one of the best brick-and-mortar casinos in New Zealand!
In every game of online Roulette the objective is always to bet on where a ball that is dropped onto a spinning wheel will land. The wheel is divided into segments, most of which are alternately coloured in red and black. These red and black panels are numbered from 1 to 36, and there is an additional green panel labelled 0. In the American version of the game a second green panel, labelled 00, boosts the house edge quite considerably.
Before the wheel is spun, you’ll place your bet and then while it is turning the ball will be dropped onto it. The wagers you can place include what colour the panel that the ball finishes up in will be, whether it will be an odd or an even number, the range of numbers that the ball will land within and even the specific number of the segment that the ball will land in.
The more targeted your wager is, the higher your odds and your risks are, but this is balanced by higher payouts as well. It depends how confident and lucky you are feeling at any particular time!
A few variations of the game Roulette have developed over the years, and you can enjoy French, European and the extra-panelled American versions at JackpotCity casino. We allow you to play without making a deposit as well as for real money, which gives you the chance to work on your strategy and build up your confidence before placing any real bets.
When you feel ready you can start playing for real money wins, and can look into our multi-wheel, multi-player and exciting progressive jackpot options for more of a challenge. For the ultimate thrill, live dealer games featuring a professional croupier at the Roulette table are available. You’ll be able to watch them spin the wheel and drop the ball for you via a live video feed, and will be completely immersed in the nail-biting action!
There are plenty of perks to playing online Roulette with us, including the free play that we’ve already mentioned and the sheer convenience of being able to enjoy the game from the comfort of your own home. The tables are also always available, so you’ll never have to wait in any tedious queues.
We can accept lower minimum wagers than land-based casinos can, because our overheads are much smaller. When you consider that you will also not incur any incidental or travelling costs, playing with us is really much cheaper. It’s also better for your pocket in that it is a lot more lucrative; we pay out some of the highest amounts you can find!
As you keep playing this seemingly simple game, you’ll realise how complex online Roulette actually is!
The insight that you gain as you explore the different variations will help you to play them all better, but we do recommend starting with the European or French version rather than the American game. The first 2, with just a 0 green panel and no 00 green panel, tip the odds a little more in your favour and are a little easier to learn. Once you feel comfortable with these, you can swim across the proverbial pond and try out the Yankee format.
You’ll develop your own playing style and strategy over time, but to start off with it’s wise to stick to the less risky even money wagers. These include the 1st/2nd 18, Red/Black and Odd/Even Bets. You should also bear in mind that online Roulette is, ultimately, a game of chance. Acknowledging this and building it into your strategy can be the most successful thing to do.
A great example of applying this principle is to use the Martingale Strategy for Roulette. This involves doubling your bet when you’re losing, and halving it when you win. This feels a little counterintuitive to many players at first, but the idea is that if you apply this rule consistently you will eventually recoup your losses. Once you’ve tried it out for yourself a few times, it will be easy to see how it works.
You can use our fantastic no deposit mode games to do this without any risk or investment on your part except time, and can do the same with any other tactics or strategies you come across. Playing like this is also a good way to relax, unwind and appreciate the finer points of our online Roulette games without any worries or stresses. These free play games are also the perfect solution when you’ve used up your playing budget for the day but you don’t want the fun to stop.
With all of the high-quality action that the Roulette games at JackpotCity offer you, we can understand why this happens so often! Start investigating our online Roulette games for yourself, whether in the no deposit or the real money modes, right now. We’re pretty sure you’re going to like what you see and that you’ll be a fan of this casino classic in no time at all!