Roulette Wheels - Differences and Similarities

Roulette is one of the oldest and most traditional casino games in the world. And over the years different versions of roulette have emerged.

Rarely now will the best live casino - be it online or in a casino hall - have only one roulette table. There are numerous versions of the game and the online gambling world has opened up a who new bank of possibilities.


This guide will take you through the different online roulette wheels available at Unibet, which covers the numerous variations offered around the world.

If you’re new to roulette then this is the perfect guide to help you understand the differences between each version of the game. You don’t have to be an expert in roulette to play the game — after all, it’s a game of chance! But it is vital to get an understanding of how to games work in order to maximise your enjoyment.

How roulette works - the basics

In order to play roulette it is worth knowing how the game works. The idea of roulette is to place a bet on where you think a small ball will finish on a spinning wheel. The wheel is segmented into 37 or 38 sections, each with a number and colour associated. You can bet on the number the ball falls on, the colour, or a variation of other combinations.

Roulette players palace their bets on the roulette table. This is a wide table that largely consists of a grid with all the numbers of the wheel set out. This means you can bet on an individual number, hoping that the ball lands on it. But there are other bets available too, such as betting on which third of the table the ball will land, whether it will be an odd or even number, and other bets.

Players will place their chips on the table, which indicates their bet. When playing roulette in the Live Casino here with Unibet, you can read all the bet types in the information guide that accompanies every game.

Example: You place a $1 bet on red and a $2 bet on 1st 12. The wheel is spin and the ball lands on red 7. You win the red bet at 1:1 and the 1st 12 bet at 2:1. You receive $8!

You can also check out our article on how to play roulette for more information.

Two main forms of roulette

There are two main forms of roulette that are found in casino halls around the world. One is American roulette, while the other is European roulette.


American roulette 

This is where there are 38 numbers on the roulette wheel. Numbers 1 to 36 alternate in black and white, while there is a green 0 and 00 numbers. You can bet on 0 and 00 like any other bet type.

European roulette

This is almost exactly the same as American roulette, but there is only one green bet type: 0. Therefore, there are 37 segments of the roulette wheel.


Different Roulette Wheels

While most roulette players will be familiar with the American and European versions of the game, here at Unibet we’ve created various other roulette games to make sure there’s something for everyone!

You really don’t have to be an expert to play on theses different roulette wheels. In fact, many players excel in being newcomers to the game, where they are less regimented in their betting.

Below are just some of the different roulette wheels we offer in the Unibet Live Casino…


Lightning Roulette 

One of the most popular roulette games in the online casino. Lighting roulette is a fiercely competitive game that offers massive rewards from nowhere. Just like lightning, electricity can strike at any time on this roulette table, and on any bet. Lighting roulette starts like a normal roulette game. You place your bets and wait for the live croupier to spin the wheel. Once betting is closed, lightning will strike between one and five bet types on the roulette table, vastly increasing their odds. It could be as much as 300x on a single number! Indeed, numbers pay out between 50x and 500x if they are struck by lightning.


Live roulette pro 

This game is for the high rollers in the online roulette world. It is as perfectly straightforward as roulette can bet, with the addition of a statistics bank so you can track what numbers have been called in the past. Pro roulette players like to keep on top of the stats in order to predict the chances of the number number or colour being announced. You can also place racetrack bets in Live Roulette Pro. Racetrack bets are combinations that cover parts of the roulette table. They are old and traditional bets, with mysticism associated with them. The racetrack bets are: Tiers, Orphelins, Voisins and Zero.


Speed auto roulette 

This game requires a player’s full attention and is done without a dealer. Instead, the roulette table will quickly rattle through games. As soon as the betting is open, you have just a few seconds to place your chips on the table. Don’t panic, you will soon get accustomed with the speed of this game and the idea is to know what to bet before the betting opens.


French roulette gold

This is one of the high-profile roulette tables in the Unibet Live Casino. There is a minimum $5 bet here and players are likely to bet big. This is a great game for experienced roulette players but not one newcomers should tackle just yet. Remember, never bet above your means and set a budget when playing in the online casino.


Double ball roulette

Double your chances of winning as we spin TWO balls around the roulette wheel at the same time! And to win your bet only one ball has to land. This is a great way to play roulette and increase your chances of winning. Of course, the odds are reduced because you have two balls running at the same time. But if you want to learn roulette with a twist then this is definitely the game for you.


Unibet roulette

Play our exclusive French roulette game alongside a live dealer and enjoy roulette at its purest form. Chat live with other Unibet players and speak to the croupier, who is always available to discuss the issues of the day!


Play video roulette with Unibet

You don’t always have to play live roulette in order to enjoy this amazing game. Here at Unibet we’ve created a number of simulated roulette video games, so you can bet and your speed and spin the wheel when you want.

Playing video roulette is exactly the same as live roulette — only you’re in control. There is no rush to place bets before the wheel spins, nor is there anyone else watching you play.

To play video rouletted, simply load up the game from the casino suite and you’ll see a number of options available to you. The table will be on screen, with various betting chips below. Simply click on the chip you want to bet with and then click on the table where you want the bet to be placed.

You will then need to click ‘SPIN’ in order to complete the bet and set the wheel spinning. What’s great about video roulette is that you decide when to spin. So, if you place your bet and then have a change of heart, then feel free to ‘UNDO’ your last bet, or ‘CLEAR’ the whole table.

You can also ‘DOUBLE’ your bets for ease, as well as having the option to ‘REBET’. In this instance, the bets you have placed will stay on the table every time you spin, until you clock off ‘REBET’.

Video roulette can be found in the Unibet Casino, alongside other games such as slots and video poker. This is the place to go if you like great visual graphics and intense video gameplay.

For those who enjoy the live roulette experience then the Live Casino is the place to be.


Bet smart with roulette betting

Remember, there are various versions of roulette so make sure to take your time and find the game that is right for you. Some players like faster games, while others chase big bonuses. But for newcomers to the online casino it is always worth investing some time and thought into your gaming.

A big betting tip in the casino is to bet small and often. This is the best way to learn a game without risking your entire budget. Small bets can win big payouts too, so don’t worry about never landing a jackpot. The beauty of betting small and often is you don’t risk your whole pot in one go. Online gaming should be fun and there’s nothing worse than losing a big sum within minutes of joining the Casino suite.

So take your time, having fun with Unibet and don’t exceed your budget.

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