Online Roulette: Where Luck Meets Strategy

Are you a fan of casino games? If you're seeking the perfect blend of chance, strategy, and exhilaration, look no further than online roulette at Jackpot City Casino! This is a game of chance where players place bets on where a ball will land on a spinning wheel divided into numbered pockets.

How to play roulette online?

The objective is to try to guess where the ball will land on a numbered spinning wheel and place bets accordingly. Read on to learn the basic roulette rules:

  1. Players place their bets: Before the roulette wheel is spun, players place their bets on the table using chips or virtual tokens.
  2. The croupier spins the wheel: Once all bets are placed, the croupier spins the wheel on the inner edge of the wheel. When playing online, this is usually done by clicking the "Spin" button.
  3. The ball lands in a numbered pocket: As the wheel slows down, the ball eventually falls into a numbered pocket on the wheel.
  4. Winning bets are paid: If the ball lands on a number or group of numbers you bet on, you win according to the specific bet type and payout. The winnings will be automatically credited to your account.
  5. Losing bets are collected: The house collects any losing bets, and the next round begins. 

Roulette Variations

Do you want to play roulette online? In this section, we will explore the different variations, so you know what you can expect.

American Roulette

The American roulette wheel has 38 pockets, including a single zero (0) and a double zero (00). However, the additional double zero increases the house edge, making it slightly less favourable for players.

European Roulette

This is the most widely played variation, featuring a wheel with 37 pockets, including a single zero (0). The absence of the double zero gives it a lower house edge compared to its American counterpart. You can find many Jackpot City games that are played on European wheels:

French Roulette

This is the original, traditional format with only one green zero space. French Roulette is popular with players thanks to its special rules: for certain wagers, when the ball lands on zero, “la Partage” returns half your bet, while “En Prison” gives you a chance to win the money back.

Multiwheel Roulette

With this type, you can place wagers on multiple roulette wheels simultaneously – up to 8 different wheels at once. Each wheel operates independently, providing more action and excitement. Look into Three Wheel Roulette for a great example of this game.

Multi-Player Roulette

It allows you to interact with other players while enjoying the game. You can chat with fellow participants, observe their wagers, and even compete against them.

Real Roulette (Real™ Dealer Studios)

This is a cutting-edge variation that combines live casino elements with digital gameplay. It uses high-quality pre-recorded video to present a real dealer spinning the wheel and a roulette table hosted by professional dealers.

Live Roulette

It brings the excitement of a physical casino directly to your screen. It features real-time streaming of a table with a professional dealer who interacts with players through a chat function.

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Roulette Terminology

  • RNG (Random Number Generator): Software that ensures fair and unpredictable outcomes.
  • Auto Spin: Is a feature that allows players to set a specific number of spins to be played automatically without the need for repeated manual clicks.
  • Bankroll: The total amount of money that a player has set aside for the purpose of playing online.
  • House Edge: The statistical advantage that the online casino has over the player, which varies depending on the type of bet placed.
  • Cash-Out: A feature that enables players to withdraw their winnings before the end of the game.
  • Action: The total betting activity on the roulette table during a specific period. Indicates how active and engaging the game is.
  • Dolly: A small, usually white, marker used by the dealer to identify the winning number on the roulette table.
  • En Prison: This is a rule that is sometimes applied to even-money bets in European or French roulette. When the En Prison rule is in effect and a player has placed an even-money bet, the bet is not immediately lost. Instead, it is placed "in prison" for the next spin. If the player's bet wins on the next spin, they get their original wager back without any additional winnings. If the subsequent spin results in a loss, the player loses the bet.
  • Ficheur: A French roulette term, it is a tool used to remove the chips from the betting layout.
  • La Partage: Is a rule in French roulette that comes into play when the ball lands on the single zero (0) pocket. It provides some insurance for even-money bets.
  • Roulette Wheel: A central component of the roulette table, it is a large spinning wheel with numbered pockets.

Different roulette strategies to try


Below, we present a few notable strategies:

  • Martingale Strategy: It involves doubling your bet after a loss to recover previous losses and make a profit when you eventually win. This strategy requires a large bankroll and has the risk of reaching table limits.
  • Reverse Martingale Strategy: The reverse of the Martingale strategy involves increasing the bet after every win, with the aim of maximizing your winnings.
  • D'Alembert Strategy: This strategy requires adding a unit to the bet after a loss and subtracting a unit after a win to increase profits through small wins gradually. The goal is to reach a point where your wins and losses even out, resulting in a small profit.
  • Fibonacci Strategy: This approach involves placing bets based on the Fibonacci sequence to win back losses through consecutive wins. You increase your bet after a loss and decrease it after a win.
  • Labouchere Strategy: Also known as the cancellation system, the Labouchere strategy involves creating a betting sequence and adjusting your bets based on wins and losses. You start by writing down a sequence of numbers, and each bet is the sum of the first and last numbers in the sequence.
  • James Bond Strategy: This method involves placing a combination of bets on different areas of the table to cover as many outcomes as possible. It has a higher risk due to the large wagers involved.

How to bet on roulette?

Betting Terminology

  • Bet on the Layout: making wagers based on the various options available on the roulette table.
  • Black Bet: Placing bets on numbers that are the colour black on the roulette wheel.
  • Call Bets: Special bets that are placed by announcing them to the dealer or clicking on specific areas of the betting table.
  • Column/Colonne Bet: Placed on one of the three vertical columns of numbers on the betting layout.
  • Corner/Carr Bet: Betting on four numbers that form a square by placing your chip at the intersection of those numbers.
  • Dozen/Column Bet: Bet on 12 numbers at once by placing your chip in the "1st 12," "2nd 12," or "3rd 12" box.
  • Even Money Bet: Betting on all red or black numbers, all even or odd numbers, or all low (1-18) or high (19-36) numbers.
  • Final Bet: Straight up bets that include all the numbers ending in the same digit. Example: covering all the numbers ending in “5”, like 5, 15, 25, and 35.
  • High Bet: Betting on the higher range of numbers on the table, typically 19-36.
  • Inside Bet: Bets are made on the inner section of the roulette table and involve more specific predictions.
  • Low Bet: Betting on the lower range of numbers on the table, typically 1-18.
  • Neighbour Bets: A group of numbers that are adjacent to one another on the wheel, which players can bet on.
  • Outside Bet: Bets are made on the outer section of the roulette table and are more conservative.
  • Quarter Bet: This is not a standard term and could refer to a bet that involves a specific quarter of the roulette wheel.
  • Red Bet: Placing bets on numbers that are the colour red on the roulette wheel.
  • Six Line Bet: Betting on two adjacent rows of numbers by placing your chip on the outer corner shared by the two rows.
  • Split/Cheval/Horse Bet: Betting on two adjacent numbers by placing your chip on the line between them.
  • Straight Up/En Plein Bet: Betting on a single number.
  • Street Bet: Betting on three numbers in a horizontal line by placing your chip on the outer edge of the row.
  • Low-Risk Bets: The outside bets are lower risk and may not offer big payouts but have a higher probability of winning.
  • High-Risk Bets: The inside roulette bets involve specific numbers or small groups of numbers within the inside grid of the table and are high-risk and have a higher risk of losing.
  • Contradictory Bets: They refer to placing bets on opposite outcomes that have equal but opposite payouts on the same spin. Placing contradictory bets is typically not allowed on reputable platforms.
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What are the odds in roulette?

When playing online, the potential roulette payouts can vary depending on the type of bet you place and the specific variation you're playing. Here you can check the European vs. American odds.

European Roulette Odds:

  • Single Number/Straight Up: 35:1 payout.
  • Split: 17:1 payout.
  • Street: 11:1 payout.
  • Corner: 8:1 payout.
  • Six Line: 5:1 payout.
  • Dozen/Column: 2:1 payout.
  • Even-money Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High: 1:1 payout.

American Roulette Odds:

  • Single Number/Straight Up: 35:1 payout
  • Split: 17:1 payout
  • Street: 11:1 payout
  • Corner: 8:1 payout
  • Five Bet: 6:1 payout
  • Six Line: 5:1 payout
  • Column/Dozen: 2:1 payout
  • Red/Black, Even/Odd, High/Low: 1:1 payout

How to Find Roulette Games at Jackpot City Canada

Before you start playing, make sure to read the rules and payout table for the specific variant you've chosen. You can do this by selecting the “Help” option within the game. Check for an online roulette bonus, and once you're ready to start playing, make your bet.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Visit the Jackpot City website and log in to your account.
  2. If you're new to the platform, create an account and complete the registration process.
  3. Once you're logged in to the games lobby, there are different categories of games, and you will select the “Tables” category. Within that category, there is another filter for roulette games only. You will then have a long list of new, exclusive, and original games to choose from.
  4. If there is a specific game you are looking to play, there is a search bar to type in the specific game name.

Mobile Roulette Compatible

Jackpot City has a mobile-responsive website that automatically adjusts to fit the screen of your device. The mobile roulette games have been designed to be 100% compatible with the operating systems iOS and Android.

Simply open your device's web browser, visit the Jackpot City Canada website, and log in to your account to access the mobile version of the casino. The mobile website offers a selection of games optimized for mobile play.

Jackpot City also provides a dedicated mobile app for a more streamlined and convenient gaming experience for Canadian players. The casino app is available for both iPhone and Android devices. To download the app, visit our casino app page for your convenience.

Jackpot City is Safe and Secure in Canada

If you are interested in knowing whether it is safe and legal to play online roulette in Canada, you can rest assured that many reputable online casinos like Jackpot City guarantee a smooth gaming experience.

Jackpot City is accredited to ensure fairness and safety; the games are audited annually by eCOGRA. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology to protect sensitive player information, such as personal details and financial transactions. Jackpot City promotes responsible gaming practices and provides tools to help players manage their gambling activities. These tools include deposit limits, session limits, and self-exclusion options. Regarding payment methods, Jackpot City offers a variety of secure and convenient options for deposits and withdrawals, including credit and debit cards, pre-paid options, and web wallets.

Online Roulette FAQs

How to win online roulette?

There is no guaranteed way to win, as the game is based on chance and luck. However, having a solid understanding of the rules, different betting options, and various strategies can increase the chances of winning.

Are online roulette games rigged?

Reputable online casinos like Jackpot City Casino use RNG technology to ensure that their games are completely fair and unbiased.

Can I make money playing online roulette?

It is possible to make money, but it is not a reliable source of income. The game is based on luck, and it is important to remember to set a budget, play responsibly, and not chase losses.

How to beat online roulette?

The roulette game is based on luck, inherent randomness, and the house edge. Beating online roulette is extremely challenging, and there is no guaranteed strategy to consistently win.

Where to play online roulette?

It is best to play at a reputable and licensed online casino like Jackpot City, which is trusted, offers secure payment options, and has reliable customer support.

How many numbers are on a roulette wheel?

A European roulette wheel has 37 pockets, numbers 1 through 36, and one green single zero. The American roulette wheel has 38 pockets, 1 through 36, one green zero, and one double zero.

What is green on roulette?

The colour green is associated with the zero (0) pocket(s) on the wheel. A single zero for European roulette and an additional double zero for American roulette.
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