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Our Favourite Game: 3D European Roulette Demo
Play 3D European Roulette from Irondog Studios online below for free (no registration required). Hit the red button below the game if you would like to bet for real. Test it out for free! F11 for Full Screen. - Desktop only- see below for mobile demo.
Free Mobile Roulette Demo
Roulette is a game that's easy to pick up, which combined with its steady pace (although you can opt for turbo speed if you like these days), and the fact that it is easy to master, makes it one of the most popular casino games in town- on this site we'll show you how to play. The variations of the game that we know today are very similar to the roulette that was played in the Monte Carlo casino in the early days. It was considered a luxury game as it was only originally available to play in Monaco, and then the game gradually spread across the US and around the world.
Online Roulette Variants
There are quite a few variations of the game including American roulette, French Roulette and European roulette with not many differences between them. It's the amount of zero pockets on the wheel and the distribution of numbers around the wheel that will give you a clue to the type of game you are playing.
American Roulette is the only one of the variations to have two zeros on the wheel and betting table, a 0 and a 00. This extra zero was added to the game to increase the house odds.
European Roulette is exactly the same as American roulette, except it only features one 0 on the wheel and board, increasing the odds of the player compared to the American game.
French roulette, the original roulette from Monte Carlo, has only one 0 on the table and wheel. The other difference is the table layout which features a different betting design to the other two variants. Plus there are slightly different rules on the even money bets (that are advantageous to the player. Oh, and the bets are in French of course.
There are also many online roulette variations, some of which we'd categorise in the "novelty" category, and others we'd put in a "roulette plus" group- these games often come with side bets where you try and win a progressive jackpot for a large payout. In other variants you can bet on multiple wheels at once.
There are 2 ways to play roulette online. The first is to play virtual games (video roulette)- an example of which you can find above in the demo. Or you can play live roulette which is becoming increasing popular. In these games, you watch the action through a webcam on a real casino wheel which is in a studio or casino and you make bets over the Internet. We'd recommend sites like Codeta for this style of play- they are a live games specialist where you'll find a huge choice of tables with players and croupiers to chat with as you play.
This is one of the most popular sections of the site- no surprise there, I suppose, because everything here is free! If you would like to test out a range of free roulette games from different games developers, then this is the section to head for. We include games for high rollers like Premier Diamond Edition, games for novices and fun variants like mini roulette.
This section includes games from Microgaming, Playtech, IGT, Realistic Games and Net Ent, all of which have their pros and cons. Test them out yourselves, and see what you think.
If you are looking for the latest bonus offers, roulette tournaments and games, you'll find it in our Roulette News section, where we post up the best new stories of what is newly available on the market.
The basic guide to roulette
Roulette is an extremely simple game to pick up, the best way to do it is often just to play and learn as you go making small low risk bets or practising on a free game. The concept itself is simple, there is a wheel and a betting surface with which the game is played. The wheel is flat against the table and is used to randomly generate a number from 0 to 36 (in the European and French versions). To do this the wheel is spun and a small metallic ball is spun in the opposite direction along a small groove within the wheel. Eventually the wheel and ball will come to a stop and the ball will come to rest in one of 37 numbered pockets (38 in American Roulette).
When betting on roulette you are betting that the ball will land in a certain numbered pocket or group of numbers. The layout or betting surface is where you will do all of your betting. The felt lined table features a design (which varies depending on the version) containing all the numbers and other betting options. To bet you simply place a chip or a number of chips on the desired area.
There are a wide variation of bets that you can place when playing roulette, so to help you understand as many of them as possible we have created a betting guide that you can read through below.
Types of bets
There are many types of roulette bets within the game. We go into all of them in detail: they can be split into 3 types: Inside Bets, Outside Bets and the more exotic Call Bets. Betting on the inside bets has a low probability of winning compared to the outside, but the payout is much larger. The outside bets are the opposite and have a high probability, but a much lower payout.
There are six types of inside bet in roulette:
- a Straight Up bet is placed on an individual number, a Split Bet is when you split the wager over two numbers that are next to each other, a Corner or Square Bet is where you place a chip on a corner which spreads the bet over four numbers, a Street Bet allows you to place a stake on all three numbers in a single line, a Trio Bet would allow you to place a split bet on either 0,1 and 2 or 0, 2 and 3 and finally we have the Six Line bet which is a bet on two adjacent horizontal lines. There's also the infamous Five Number bet which you can only play on an American wheel with 2 zero pockets. We explain all of these bets in detail in our roulette bets section.
There are also 6 types of outside bets including Red or Black, Even or Odd, the numbers 1 to 18, the numbers 1 to 36, a dozens bet in which you bet on a one third section of the numbers and column bets that allow you to bet on an entire vertical column of numbers.
Video Clip- Martingale on the Outside Bets
Here we are playing the Martingale System on the even money outside bets. We are playing Premium French Roulette (one of our favourite variants incidentally- especially when you are playing on a mobile). Watch the short clip to get an idea of how the game looks on an Android phone. It's super easy to play the Martingale on this variant thanks to the x2 Double & Spin button. Careful though! It's quite an aggressive strategy, so make sure you understand the risks by reading through our roulette systems section.
Please Play Responsibly
Online roulette is a modern twist on a game that is rich in history that has few equals when it comes to getting the adrenaline going. Good luck on the tables, and please play responsibly!