Online Roulette Canada

If we were to make a list of the most popular casino games in the world, roulette would be almost always in the top 5. This, of course, also applies to Canada. The popularity of this traditional table game is due to its simple rules, satisfying payouts and the fact that it offers the “old school” casino experience. Online roulette is indeed an easy game to learn: in just 10 minutes, you can start playing like a pro. Moreover, if you make the right decisions and use the right strategy, you can make a profit beyond your estimates.

At GGBet casino, we want our members to play the best games in each category with all possible variants, so our roulette online Canada collection includes dozens of options. We've been offering legal gambling services with a Curacao license for almost a decade, and customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. As a safe and reliable casino, we want you to have a satisfying and rewarding experience no matter what game you play.

We invite you to try all the games in our collection: you can try your luck in dozens of different roulette variants or even play against real dealers. And yes, you can also play roulette online free: all our online roulette games can be played in demo mode, with the exception of live dealer games. But before you start this fun and profitable adventure, how about learning more about this legendary casino game?

Roulette Origin and Development

There is no clear consensus among historians about when and how roulette was invented: some think it was invented by the famous mathematician Blaise Pascal, others think it was invented by a casino owner in France. But one thing is certain: this gambling game first appeared in France in the middle of the 18th century, and the legendary Monte Carlo casino was the place that made the game famous.

It is known that roulette came to Canada in the 1750s. We know this for sure because of a prohibition: in the local laws of the Quebec region in 1758, roulette was listed among the banned games. This means that Canadians most likely started to play the game soon after it first appeared in France.

Back then, the game was pretty similar to what it is today, but with multiple house pockets on the wheel. The variant with a single zero, now known as “European,” emerged in the early 19th century and quickly became popular because of its lower house edge.

Roulette was one of the first casino games to enter Canada and remains one of the most popular table games in this country. Every day, thousands of players try their luck at roulette online and dream of winning big: the next big payout could be yours. But for that, you have to learn how to play online roulette first, so let's continue with a simple guide.

How to Play Online Roulette: Simple Guide

Let’s teach you how to play roulette online, shall we? As mentioned in the beginning, this is an easy-to-learn game, and the rules are not complex at all. Think of a large table: there are numbers at one end and a wheel at the other. There are also numbers and different colours on the wheel. The dealer spins the wheel and drops the ball on it. The ball can land on any number (or colour). If you correctly guess where it will stop, you will be entitled to a certain payout.

This is a pretty simple explanation, but it shows what you should expect from online roulette. In this game, you bet in advance on what number or what colour the ball will land on the wheel. Each bet option has a different payout, and the amount is determined by how high/low the odds of that option are. So, for example, if you bet on a single number, the payout will be higher because this outcome is unlikely to happen. However, if you bet on colours, your chances of winning will increase, and therefore the payout will decrease. Simply put, a game starts and goes like this:

  • Place your bet on one of the options on the table (for example, if you want to bet on “red 7”, place your chips on the “red 7” on the table).
  • Wait for the croupier to spin the wheel and throw the ball into it.
  • See the spin result.
  • Get your payout if you win, try your luck again if you lose.

Of course, if you want to play roulette online with an increased chance of winning, you need to know more. So, let's continue with more information and first look at what the table on which this game is played looks like.

Roulette Table

Whether you play free roulette or try your chances with real money, the table looks the same. The cloth-covered part of the table (usually covered with green fabric) is called the "layout," and there are numbers from 0 to 36 in this section. These numbers are in green, black and red. There are also text boxes like "odds/even" and "red/colour" at the top and bottom of the numbers. Each of these refers to the options you can bet on. Depending on the location where you place the chips, you pick the outcome you want to try your luck with. As we mentioned above, all these options have different winning odds.

There is also a wheel on the table. In French roulette, this wheel is in the middle of the table; in other variants, it is at the end. The dealer stands next to the wheel and is the only person who can touch it. The wheel has the same numbers as on the table, and who wins the game is determined by where the ball lands on the wheel.

Roulette Wheel

You also need to know about the wheel in order to learn how to play roulette. Both land-based and online roulette wheels are the same and filled with numbers from 0 to 36. These numbers are separated from each other by simple separators (also known as frets), so each has its own special section. These sections are called "pockets." The ball travels between the pockets as the wheel spins and finally stops on a specific pocket. If it is the number or colour you chose, you win. It is possible to have fewer or more numbers on the wheel depending on the variant played. For example, the American variant has 0 and 00 pockets, while the European variant has only a single 0 pocket. This is a more important distinction than you might think, and we'll explain what it means for online roulette in more detail below.

Roulette Bets

There are a number of options you can bet on in the online roulette game. You can bet on a single number, a range of numbers, a colour, or whether the outcome will be an odd or even number. The probability of each of these options is different, and the payout is determined accordingly. Traditionally, online roulette bets are divided into two basic categories, inside and outside.

This distinction is determined by the position of the betting options on the layout. Inside bets are located inside the layout, and the outside bets are located on the, well, outside. As a general rule, inside bets have a low chance of winning, but payouts are high. Outside bets have lower payouts but a higher chance of winning. Let's take a closer look at these options.

Inside Bets

There are 6 options in this category. These are:

  • Straight Bet: Betting on a single number. This option has the highest payout but the lowest chance of happening.
  • Split Bet: Betting on two adjacent numbers, i.e., 15 and 16.
  • Street Bet: Betting on three numbers in a row, i.e., 7, 8 and 9.
  • Corner Bet: Betting on four numbers that touch on each other, i.e., 8, 9, 11 and 12.
  • Basket Bet: Betting on 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 (five numbers in total). This option is only available in the American variant of the game.
  • Line Bet: Betting on all numbers in 2 rows next to each other. Each row contains 3 numbers, so you are betting on 6 numbers in total, i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Outside Bets

There are 5 options in this category. These are:

  • Column Bet: Betting on all numbers in a column, so 12 numbers in total. This bet allows you to cover 1/3 of the wheel.
  • Dozen Bet: Betting on the first 12, second 12 or third 12 numbers (all numbers in these ranges). Once again, you are betting on 12 numbers in total.
  • Red/Black: This bet is not about the numbers. It is about whether the outcome will be in red or black colour. In roulette online, half of the numbers are red, and the other half is black (only the 0 pocket is in green). So, with this bet, you nearly cover half of the wheel.
  • Odd/Even: Once again, you are not betting on a specific number. This bet is about whether the outcome will be an odd or even number. The 0 and 00 pockets are not a part of this bet, so it is almost the same as the red/black bet.
  • Low/High: You bet on all the numbers in the 1 – 18 or 19 – 36 range. Once again, 0 and 00 pockets are not included. In practice, this option covers the same numbers/range in the red/black and odd/even bets.

Odds and Payouts

We mentioned above that each of these betting options has a different chance of winning and payout. So, what are they? Which bets pay more and which offer a higher chance of winning? You don't need to use a simulator to answer these questions: just look at the tables below. First, let's start with the online roulette paytable.

INSIDE BET PAYOUTS

BET TYPE

PAYOUT

Straight

35:1

Split

17:1

Street

11:1

Corner

8:1

Basket

6:1

Line

5:1

 

OUTSIDE BET PAYOUTS

BET TYPE

PAYOUT

Dozen

2:1

Column

2:1

Low/High

1:1

Odd/Even

1:1

Red/Black

1:1

Note that the values in this table may change slightly or include new options depending on the variant you are playing. It's best to check the paytable before starting to play. So, what are your chances of winning here? For this, we can take a look at the roulette online odds table.

INSIDE BET ODDS

BET TYPE

WINNING CHANCE

Straight

2,7% (1/37)

Split

5,4% (2/37)

Street

8,11% (3/37)

Corner

10,81% (4/37)

Basket

13.16% (5/37)

Line

16,22% (6/37)

 

OUTSIDE BET ODDS

BET TYPE

WINNING CHANCE

Dozen

32,43% (12/37)

Column

32,43% (12/37)

Low/High

48,64% (18/37)

Odd/Even

48,64% (18/37)

Red/Black

48,64% (18/37)

Please note that these odds are for the European/French variants of the game, which contain 37 numbers on the wheel (0 and 1-36). In other variants that have more numbers (for example, the American variant has 38 numbers in total), all odds will be slightly lower.

As you can see, no matter which variant you play, you will always have a better chance of winning outside bets. Payouts may not be high, but keep in mind that some betting options offer a winning chance of almost 50%. With inside bets, you can get much higher payouts but with much lower winning chances. This is a risk game: if you want to win more, you have to take more risks. Note that these probabilities are the same for free online roulette games. In other words, the betting options and the chances of winning do not change in demo games.

Roulette Variants

We have mentioned many times before that there are variants of online roulette. So, what are these variants, and what are the differences between them? In general, there is no difference in terms of rules and winning conditions. There are two things that set the roulette online variants apart: the numbers on the wheel and the additional betting options. The most common variants have a total of 37 numbers on the wheel, but some may have fewer or more numbers. Likewise, some games may offer more betting options. We'll explain what they are in detail below, but let's reiterate that we offer the online roulette free option for each variant on our website.

European Roulette

European roulette is the most common variant out there. It appeared during the early 19th century and lowered the casino house edge quite a bit. This means it offers better RTP (return to player) percentages. If you are a beginner, we recommend starting with this variant first. It is easy to find out if a game is a European variant or not: simply look at the wheel. If you see a single 0 pocket, that’s it. You can also count the numbers: European roulette online has 37 (0 – 36) numbers on the wheel.

French Roulette

Most people think that this is the original form of roulette, and what the game looked like in the 18th century. This variant is based on the European one, so there are still 37 numbers on the wheel and a single 0 pocket, but there are additional rules known as “la partage” and “en prison.” These rules refund some of the wagers back to the player, so the French game version offers the lowest house edge and highest RTP. These additional rules are:

  • La Partage: If the ball lands on 0, half of all the bets with a 1:1 payout are refunded.
  • En Prison: If the ball lands on 0 and your bet pays 1:1, you don’t lose it. Instead, you get to use your original bet in the next spin. If you lose the next spin too, half of your original wager is refunded.

American Roulette

When roulette came to the United States, casino owners thought the player had a good chance of winning and decided to add a second “0” pocket to the wheel to increase the house edge. The distinctive features of this variant are the presence of two casino pockets, 0 and 00, on the wheel. (So, there are 38 numbers in total on the wheel.) Also, as we mentioned above, there is a type of bet specific to this variant called “basket.” American roulette has the highest house edge and lowest RTP among the common variants.

Instant Roulette

This variant is designed for live roulette online and is called “instant” because the player can see the result immediately. In this game, 12 wheels continue to spin synchronously 24/7, and when the player clicks on the "play now" button, a wheel whose spin ends is automatically selected, and the result is displayed. Although it is a live casino game, there is no dealer, the wheels keep spinning non-stop automatically.

Multi Wheel Roulette

As the name suggests, this game features multiple wheels, and it is possible to play against the computer. The game mostly features eight wheels and uses European game rules, but there are other variants with fewer or more wheels. There is no difference in terms of rules and chances of winning, and the player can place the same bet on multiple wheels.

Mini Roulette

This variant is designed to be played on mobile devices and has a very small interface. Likewise, its wheel is unique and often contains 12 numbers. Therefore, it is not a variant that can be defined as European, French or American: it is a completely unique, new type of game. However, the general rules and win conditions are still the same, and gameplay is faster.

Roulette Betting Strategies

It is possible to manage your budget more efficiently by using online roulette systems. Casino roulette strategies do not increase or decrease your chances of winning, but they do allow you to win more (or lose less) in the long run by increasing or decreasing your stakes according to a particular system. These strategies can be used on all roulettes, and the most common ones are listed below.

Martingale Betting System

This is probably the most well-known strategy. The Martingale system asks you to double your stake after losing. You keep doing this until you win. For example, if you bet 2 units and lose, your bet should be 4 units in the next game. The idea is that when you win, the payout will be big enough to cover all your losses.

D’Alembert Betting System

In this system, 1 unit is added to the bet amount after a game is lost. After a win is made, the stake is reduced by 1 unit. In this way, a sudden increase in the loss amount is prevented. It is a more suitable system for players with a limited budget compared to Martingale.

Fibonacci Betting System

In this system, the players raise their bet after losing, but according to the Fibonacci numbers. The Fibonacci sequence is a mathematical sequence where each digit is the sum of the previous two digits. It looks like this: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, and so on. These numbers determine the amount of the next bet.

In addition to these, there are different strategies such as James Bond strategy, attack strategy and reverse Martingale. Each of these focuses on how bankroll management should be, allowing you to play with your current budget for longer. Roulette strategies do not affect the RTP and house edge rates, so your chances of winning are still the same.

Top Roulette Game Providers

At GGBet, we work with the best providers in the iGaming industry and let you play all the latest & most popular games. This also applies to our online roulette Canada category: you can find the best online roulette games on the internet on our site. Below we list some of these providers and talk about the games we recommend you play. Note that these are also free roulette games, so you can try each one for free.

  • Betsoft: Betsoft offers realistic graphics and fast gameplay. Start with European Roulette and VIP European Roulette.
  • iSoftBet: iSoftBet offers three games based on the European variant, and the “Small Bets Roulette” is the best choice for low rollers. Make sure to try Roulette Silver too.
  • Microgaming: Microgaming is a pioneer in the iGaming industry that offers multiple roulette variants apart from casino slots. Multi Wheel Roulette is our first recommendation, but you should try Premier Roulette too.
  • Ezugi - Evolution: Both these providers offer live roulette games with very interesting variants. First Person Roulette and Lightning Roulette are our recommendations.
  • Fugaso: If you want to play something truly different, try the Lucky Spin European Roulette and Neon Roulette by Fugaso.

Gaming Modes of Online Casino Roulette

We offer a free online roulette game for every variant listed above. If you want to practice or test a particular strategy, you are welcome to use the free demo versions of our games. If you are ready to make your first deposit, you can also play online roulette for real money. Do you want to try your chance against real dealers? Great, we have dozens of live roulette games in our live casino lobby. In short, we offer you everything you need to get a great gambling experience.

You can play on a PC or on mobile: our website and games work on both. We also have a native app for Android users, which you can download from GGBet. No matter what kind of device you have, you can be sure that this will be a flawless experience. If you want to play for free, there is nothing you should do other than click the “play now” button. But if you want to play for real money, we kindly ask you to create an account and make a deposit. Good luck!

FAQ About Online Roulette Gambling

What is the house edge in casino games?

House edge is a percentage that shows how much profit the casino will make from your bets. For example, in a game with a house edge of 2%, the casino wins 2 CAD for every 100 CAD bet you make. Among roulette games, the French game variant has the lowest house edge.

Can I practice roulette for free?

Yes, you can play roulette online free version on our website. The odds, bet options and rules of the demo versions are the same, so you can even test particular strategies to see if they really work or not.

Do roulette betting strategies work?

They won’t increase your chances of winning, but they will allow you to manage your bankroll much better. In this way, yes, they work. However, remember that some of them may require a big bankroll to use effectively.

How do online and live roulette games differ?

There is no difference in terms of rules, payouts and winning chances: you are playing the same game. However, live games are managed by a real person and played in real time. In addition, we can say that there are more variants in the live roulette category.

How to play roulette for real money at GGBet casino?

Click the “sign up” button to create an account. Log in with your credentials and open your profile page. Click the “deposit” button to make your first deposit. Once you have an active balance, you can play any game you like.

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