American Roulette - How to Play
American Roulette is a game by Microgaming that you can play online and is a virtual version of the casino table game. American Roulette uses the numbers 0, 00 and 1 to 36 and there are many different types of bets that you can make using the chips that have the denominations 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 25. This version also has an autoplay option so you can play the same numbers continuously without having to manually spin the wheel in every round.
How to Play
The first thing that you need to do is to place your chips in the betting area. As well as betting on individual numbers, which awards the highest payout of 35 to 1, you can also place your bets on the lines between the numbers to bet on 2, 3, 4 or 6 numbers with one bet. The best way to know where to place your chips is to see what numbers are highlighted when you move the pointer over the lines. The payouts for these bets range from 17 to 1 for 2 numbers to 5 to 1 for 6 numbers. You can also make a 5 number bet in American Roulette that includes the numbers 00, 0, 1, 2 and 3, by placing your chips on the corner of the line between the 0 and the 1 that is next to the 1st 12 box.
The other betting areas on the roulette table let you bet on the 1st 12 numbers (1 - 12), the 2nd 12 numbers (13 -24) and the 3rd 12 numbers (25 to 36), these bets have the payout of 2 to 1, as do the bets at the end of each column of numbers which show 2 to 1 on the roulette table, placing your chips in these areas will make the bet on the numbers in that column. You can also bet on the numbers 1 to 18, 19 to 36, odd numbers, even numbers, red or black numbers and these have a payout of 1 to 1.
Once you have finished making your bets press the spin button and the dealer will say "no more bets please" and the ball will spin around the roulette wheel. Once it has stopped a close up of where it has landed on the wheel is displayed in the bottom left hand corner and a marker is placed on the number on the betting area. The previous winning numbers are shown in the top right hand corner. If you wish to make the same bets again, press the repeat button, however, if you want to make new bets, then press clear.
This version also has an expert control panel that allows you to make custom bets by clicking on the edit layout button. On the popup you can choose different areas of the roulette wheel to make a bet on up to 8 neighbouring numbers of a specific numbers location on the roulette wheel. You can then save your selection and when you return to the main game page, just click on the number 1 and your numbers will automatically be placed on the table. The game rules, a description of the bets, payouts and a detailed information about the expert panel and customised bets can be viewed when you click on the help button that opens a new tab. If you want to turn the sound off, click on the speaker button that is located next to the local time in the top right hand corner of the screen.