Live Roulette Games
Playing online live Roulette games in South Africa has never been as easy and accessible as it is now. Hollywoodbets offers a number of variations of this popular casino game, from live dealer roulette and auto roulette, to exciting gameshow-style spinoffs like Lightning Roulette.
Hollywoodbets Roulette at a glance
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|3||Minimum Bet 🤏 - R2|
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*this excludes Lightning Roulette which has a max payout of R5 million.
Live roulette games – a quick overview
Unlike some of the more complicated games like poker and blackjack, Live Dealer Roulette is a really simple game to get your head around for a new player. You simply need to predict which colour or number segment the ball will stop on once it has been spun around the wheel.
When it comes to the wheel, there are two variations: the European wheel (contains 37 numbers, 0 through to 36) and the American wheel (contains 38 numbers, 0, 00 to 36). That’s really the only difference. More on these in a bit.
The numbers on the roulette wheel are coloured red and black and alternate around the circumference of the wheel. While these colours and numbers appear to be placed randomly around the wheel, they actually follow a very specific sequence.
Once you have placed your bet, the dealer or croupier spins the wheel before spinning the ball around the edge of the wheel in the opposite direction. The ball will eventually lose momentum and come to rest in one of the numbered segments on the wheel.
The croupier will then place a dolly – usually shaped like a king or queen chess piece – on the winning number before winning bets are paid out.
Understanding the wheel
There are a few important things to understand about the Roulette Wheel:
- The European roulette wheel contains 37 numbers, 1-36 with an supplementary 0.
- The numbers between 1-10 as well as 19-28; the odd numbers are coloured red and the even numbers are coloured black
- The numbers between 11-18 as well as 29-36; the odd numbers are coloured black and the even numbers are coloured red.
- The 0 (zero) is coloured green.
- Remember, the American roulette wheel contains an additional 0, known as the double zero (00).
Understanding the table
There are some subtle differences between the European Roulette Layout and the American Roulette Layout. Take a look at each below before we get into the different types of bets that you can take.
Click on each of the images below to see the subtle differences between each of American and European derivatives.
The Bet Types
There are a number of different bets you can take on Live Roulette. These bet types are basically the same for both European and American tables, the only difference being that you can bet on two different sets of zeros on an American table versus the one zero available on the European wheel.
Firstly, European and American bets are broken down into two broad categories:
- Inside bets: these are bets that are placed on numbers or combinations that appear within the central grid of the table.
- Outside bets: these are bets that are placed on several combinations of numbers or patterns and appear outside of the central grid of the table.
This simply refers to taking a bet on any single number.
This is a bet placed on either the horizontal or vertical line between two numbers.
This bet covers any three horizontal numbers in a row. For example: 10, 11, 12 or 25, 26, 27
This bet is placed at the intersection of four different numbers. For example: 16, 19, 17, 20 or 1, 4, 2, 5.
This bet requires you to place your chip at the intersection between two rows. This covers all the numbers in both selected rows – a total of six.
Here you will place your chip in one of the three boxes labelled “2 to 1”. This covers all 12 of the numbers in that column except for the zero/zeroes.
This bet requires you to place your chip in one of the three boxes labelled “1st 12”, “2nd 12”, or “3rd 12”. This covers the 12 numbers within each box.
This one is straightforward – place your chip in the “Red” or “Black” boxes to cover the 18 numbers associated with each colour. Remember, this bet does not cover the zero.
Similar to the above, select “Odd” or “Even” to have your bet cover either the 18 odd or 18 even numbers. Again, the zero is not covered by this bet.
Place your chip in either of these boxes to covert the first or second set of 18 numbers. The zero is not covered by these bets.