If you close your eyes and imagine a casino, chances are that the first game that pops into your head is roulette. Roulette, in various forms, has existed in online casinos since the first casino opened its digital doors in the nineties.
A mainstay of land-based casinos, roulette is a gambling go-to for players the world over. The speed of the game, the sound of clashing chips, the whir of the chipping machine, the thrill of a live dealer dollying your number - these are just a few of the reasons players choose roulette as their game of choice.
Meaning little wheel in French, roulette is considered an evolution of the Italian game, Biribi. First devised in 18th century France, most historians credit Blaise Pascal for introducing the roulette world to the masses as he searched for a perpetual motion machine. Dating back to 1796, the roulette wheel then went intercontinental and found a home in the German spa town of Bad Homburg where the green-eyed monster - aka the single zero - was introduced.
By the 19th century roulette had captured the imaginations of Europe’s gambling circles and was garnering attention stateside, where the double zero was introduced.
Today, people play roulette the world over, including the thriving online roulette UK community.
Roulette Your Way at Unibet
If you think the game of roulette is a singular, standard affair that requires just an oversized table, a spinning thing that looks like it fell off a BMX, and a marble, think again. There are more variations of roulette than you probably first imagined. Below are just a handful of the different roulette games you can find at Unibet live casino.
The advent of live roulette online has sparked a gaming revolution that has reached every corner of the world, wifi signal withstanding. At Unibet, we’ve hand-picked every roulette game to curate a collection of games that even the most discerning roulette enthusiast would respect.
If you’re looking to strike it lucky, then check out Unibet Lightning Roulette from Evolution Gaming. Not only is this game packed to the brim with multipliers, but minimum bets start at £0.20, meaning that this is one of the most exciting versions of online roulette and is accessible to players of all gaming budgets.
For a mesmerising roulette outing as you’ve never seen before, drop in on Immersive Roulette found at the Unibet live casino. With high-end broadcast kit, immersive roulette streams at 200 fps (frames per second), giving you HD exposure to one of the most visual games found on the live casino floor.
Online live roulette fans that enjoy massive wagers can pop in and say hi to our Super Stake Roulette tables where minimum bets start at £0.20. Soccer fans can enjoy a roulette mashup in Football Studio Roulette with minimum bets set at £1, and you can even enjoy Indian Roulette from Pragmatic Play with a £0.10 minimum bet.
If you require a touch more privacy when you play roulette, check out our Salon Privė Roulette where minimum bets start at £100.
Like to play roulette online but don’t have time for the dealer’s jibber jabber? Classic Auto Roulette from Stakelogic does away with the croupier so you can focus on the game at hand.
Roulette Strategy Focus: the Martingale System
As a game of pure chance, roulette was seemingly exempt from strategy with no opportunity to tip roulette odds in your favour. Until the 18th century that is. The martingale system is a betting strategy developed in France, around 1842. Most roulette players view the martingale roulette betting system as an extension of the St. Petersburg Paradox, a betting system designed for the St. Petersburg lottery.
The premise of a martingale is simple: players double their wager after a loss when playing the outside bets (High/Low, Odd/Even, Red/Black).
Mathematically, as outside bets represent a 50/50 chance of winning, and with a doubled-up bet, the first win will theoretically cover all previous losses, along with the original bet for the round.
It looks good on paper but the martingale technique is based on the premise that the player has infinite wealth. Sadly, most players’ bankrolls aren’t that of an ousted American president or a hedge fund manager, so the technique, unfortunately, falls down here.
You could enjoy an anecdotal run of wins using this technique, but there will be no useful data backing up your claim. The most important thing to remember while gambling is to play within your means and not chase losses. For more information on how to play live roulette, see our online guide.
The live roulette UK scene is thriving. Are you ready to join the revolution?