There is a lot of information on the internet on how to beat the roulette system and how to get the edge against the casino. What has not really been discussed in depth is the issue of fair gaming. This article focuses more on the fairness of the online roulette game.
Roulette as a game has a defined statistical probability, there are 37 numbers in European roulette and 38 numbers in American roulette and on a straight up bet the payout is 35 to 1 for both. This means that the casino has an advantage of 2.63% for European and 5.26% for American roulette.
Online players do not have insight to the probability settings that are set in program code for each individual casino. This leaves crooked operators with the ability to be able to manipulate the odds in favor of the casino.
For players to be able to make sure that the odds are as close as possible to the real statistical probability of a real spinning wheel it is good to look out for a couple of things.
Online roulette casinos offer essentially three types of games.
1. Random Number Generator – result per player.
2. Random Number Generator – same result for all players.
3. Live roulette dealer – same result for all players.
Games that produce a same result for all players are far more difficult to manipulate as there are many players playing the same game at the same time. What this means is that the casino cannot change or favor a result to suit itself because there are bets played across the table by multiple roulette players. An example would be, say if one player was playing on certain numbers there would be hundreds of other players playing on many other different numbers, this would mean that the casino would not produce a crooked result against that particular player.
A result per player roulette game can be manipulated as crooked casino software can produce results that are in favor of the casino.
For the record though the majority of online casinos play a fair roulette game. The edge of 2.63% for European roulette and 5.26% for American roulette is more than enough to keep players able to play and entertain themselves and enough for the casino to be able to earn a decent profit.
Roulette like many of the other casino games is a game of chance and must be played as such. Play responsibly, set your limits and see gambling as part of your entertainment.