Online casinos continue to grow worldwide and are constantly attracting a new generation of players. Few would have predicted how huge online casino gaming would become when witnessing the birth of the glitchy and error-prone online casinos that emerged in the 90s. While the currency options, bonuses and promotions, security and convenience of play have certainly contributed, much of the credit for the rise of online casinos must go to the game developers. Classic casino games have evolved online to become more engaging and immersive, thanks to the ingenuity of the game developers.
Roulette acts as many people’s entry game to the world of casino gaming because it is simple to understand, fast-paced and entertaining. While the roulette table will always be a popular destination for gamers, the developers haven’t rested on their laurels and have created some interesting variations.
Live Lightning Roulette
As with all the live games available now, when you play Live Lightning Roulette you are provided with an appealing and professional dealer and camera angles that capture all the action. The game begins in the standard manner of European Roulette with wagers available of inside bets, outside bets, straight-up bets, neighbouring bets and more specific corner bets, split bets and 50/50 bets. This might seem complex to beginners, but when viewing the roulette table with black and red numbers from 1 to 36, plus a single zero pocket, placing the wager you want is straightforward.
When all the wagers have been placed, the dealer will pull a handle to unleash the five lightning strikes that display the lucky numbers. If you placed a straight-up wager, that number is struck by lightning to become a lucky number and the ball lands on your number, you get a payout with a multiplier from 50x to 500x. If you have a straight-up bet that results in a win but without a lightning multiplier, there’s a payout of 30:1 and all other bets have the same payouts as a standard game of roulette. The lightning element certainly adds an appealing element to this classic game and must be carefully considered when devising your roulette strategy.
While there has been speculation about VR casinos for many years now, and this has been heightened with the constant Metaverse speculation, the virtual casino environment isn’t yet a reality. However, First-Person Roulette appears to be a step in the right direction and will appeal to those still waiting for the long-promised but yet to be delivered accessible virtual casino. First-Person Roulette is as close as you can get to playing roulette in a physical casino from your living room thanks to the 3D rendering of the roulette table.
Many people play first-Person Shooter games as they are a popular genre and the perspective is fast becoming an appealing option in casino gaming with blackjack and baccarat also available. Each game features a Go Live button that will transport players from the First-Person environment to a live game and there are plenty of options to make the First-Person experience more attuned to your needs. Whether the First-Person perspective is more immersive than a live dealer game is debatable, but it’s undoubtedly a pleasing option that many will appreciate.
Spread Bet Roulette
With Spread-Bet Roulette, you set your wager as you normally would in a conventional version of the game with the usual betting options. However, things get interesting due to the bonus wheel located inside the regular wheel. You place your wager on the standard betting grid and then have the option to select an optional spread bet location.
The standard outer roulette wheel is spun clockwise while the golden inner wheel is spun in the opposite direction and then locks in position. Payouts are made with the spread bet total established through the outer and inner wheel number combination. Again, it sounds complicated, but once you see the wheel in action and view the betting grid, it’s easy to understand. An intriguing factor to consider is that if the main wheel result is zero, all spread bet wagers are doubled and returned to you. Similar to the other roulette deviations we’ve looked at, the spread bet option is again intriguing and offers a different way to play.
Roulette, but not as we know it. These twists on the classic game clearly add to the appeal and we look forward to seeing what comes next.