How to check the fairness of online roulette casino
One question you might have if you're new to online roulette in SA is how can you make sure that the game you are playing is fair. How can you make sure that the online casino hasn't rigged the game to make sure you can't win? Here are some ways to do that.
Licenses and Certificates
One of the easiest ways to ensure that an online roulette game is fair is to make sure that you play at an online casino that is fully licensed and certified by a reputable gaming authority. For example, the Malta Gaming Authority, the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Licensing Authority are some of the top gaming agencies in the world.
If the online casino you are playing at has a license from one of these regulatory bodies - or another reputable one - then you can feel comfortable that the online roulette game you are playing there is fair. This is because the regulatory agency forces the online casino to uphold strict standards of fairness in play for all games.
Another key is whether the online casino uses encryption. This will keep your personal and financial information safe and secure when you play online roulette in South Africa. You can figure this out by checking the online casino's website or FAQ page.
The last major thing to look for is an online casino that uses a Random Mission Generator (or RMG) for its online roulette games. This is very similar to a random number generator. Online casinos that use this ensure that the outcome of online roulette games are genuine - that the game is truly random and not fixed.
Online Roulette for real money - Basics
Online roulette is a version of the game that became popular in land-based casinos throughout South Africa and the world. There are two main components to a roulette game - the wheel and the game board.
For all versions of online roulette, the numbers 1 through 36 are laid out on the game board in chronological order in rows of three. Each of these numbers are also labeled a specific color - either red or black. In addition to these numbers, there is also zero, which is green. In some versions, there is also a double zero, which is also green.
Located around the numbers on the game board are other places to make bets. These are called "outside" bets, and include groups of numbers, such as red or black; odd or even; first 12, second 12, third 12; 1-18 or 19-36; as well as a bet for each of the three columns.
You place your bets on either specific numbers, on groupings of numbers, or on these outside bets, and you get paid based on different odds that each carry. If you place a bet on a specific number, for example, and that number wins, then you will be paid odds of 35-1. Most outside bets pay 2-1, although a few pay 3-1.
Once all bets are placed throughout the game board, the dealer will spin the wheel and a ball. On the wheel, there is a slot for each of the numbers that is on the game board. Wherever the ball land will determine which bets will win for that particular roll. Once one roll is done and all the bets are paid out, a new game starts exactly the same way.
Different Roulette Variations
There are three main variations of online roulette. The first is called American Roulette. It is different from the other versions because it has a zero and double zero. This makes for 38 total numbers on the board, and better odds for the casino and not the player.
European Roulette has 37 total numbers because it only has a zero. French Roulette has the same 37 numbers as European Roulette. The only difference is that some of the outside bets are located in different places around the board, and some of the squares are labeled with different names. However, the game is the same otherwise.
In all three main versions of online roulette, the game works the same way with the game board and wheel, and how winners are determined.
Online roulette tips for beginners
If you're new to the game of online roulette in South Africa, here are some basic tips you should follow:
- Each roll is independent of the next. So even though it may look like a streak is forming (with 5 red numbers in a row winning, for example) that doesn't mean the next spin is most likely to be a black number.
- Bets on single numbers pay the best (35-1), but they do so because it's much tougher to correctly pick the right number.
- Playing outside numbers is a great way to get your feet wet. It allows you to understand the game and only have to pick one group or the other (such as red or black).
- Playing inside numbers is good, though, because your minimum bet on each number is only $1 usually. This means you can spread out the total table minimum throughout the board.
- Spreading out your bets is a good idea, too. It can give you a lot of chances to win on any one spin.
Roulette Casinos US - FAQ
How much do I have to wager to play online roulette in South Africa?
Each online roulette game will have its own minimum per roll. You can either place that total on an outside bet, or you can split it up among various inside numbers.
What is the bet that pays the most in online roulette?
A straight-up bet on a specific number inside.
Can I place a wager on odd numbers and red numbers on the same roll?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of wagers you can make on any roll in online roulette in SA.
Are there different variations of the game?
Yes. There are three main variations of online roulette, and most online casinos in SA offer them all.
Are online roulette games fair?
Yes, as long as you check to make sure that the online casino you are playing at is reputable.