Online Roulette Banking

Roulette is one of the most enjoyable and exciting games at the online casino.  It is easy to play and there is no particular skill or strategy necessary to play the game. Roulette which is French for ‘little wheel’, was invented by the French scientist and mathematician Blaise Pascal in the 17th Century. Two hundred years after Pascal invented the original wheel, two French brothers, the Blanc brothers added a zero to the wheel and the popular casino game of roulette was born. Many of the Canadian online casinos offer players the option of playing roulette both for free as well as for real money. Although playing for free is a great way to get the hang of the game, there thrill of the game can only be fully experienced when playing online roulette for real money.

How to Play Roulette

Roulette is a game of chance that uses a roulette wheel and a betting grid. The ball is sent in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel. The spinning wheel (depending on the variation of roulette you are playing) will have either 37 or 38 pockets. The pockets on the roulette wheel alternate between red and black except for the 0 pocket which is green.

When the roulette wheel slows down and the ball drops into the pocket, the winning number will be revealed. If this is the number that you bet on, you will receive a payout.

The Canadian online casino offers many different variations of Roulette. As well as the American and European games that differ in the number of pockets, there are additional roulette variations such as French roulette with slightly different rules, such as call bets which allow you to place multiple bets with multiple coins at any one time. Some of the online casinos even offer a version of Roulette with a progressive jackpot.

Placing a Roulette Bet

As a general rule, the more bets that you place, the higher your chance of winning will be, and the smaller the payout. Conversely, if you place fewer bets, you will have a smaller chance of winning but a much larger winning payout.

The roulette table is laid out in the form of a grid. Numbers are laid out in three vertical columns and twelve horizontal rows. When playing at the online casino you simply click your mouse on the area you wish to bet on.

There are largely two different kinds of bets that you can place. There is an outside bet and an inside bet. The inside bets are placed inside of the grid on the betting table and they will pay out higher odds. The outside bids are placed outside of the grid on the betting table and they are placed on groups of numbers. You may place more than one bet in a game of roulette.

An example of an inside bet is a straight up bet, this is a bet on a single number. If the ball lands on the number you have chosen you will be paid out the highest possible payout.  There are also a variety of outside bets that can be placed. A colour bet is a bet on all of the black or red numbers. There is also an odd or even bet placed on all the odd or even numbers.

Banking for Online Roulette

Canadian online banking options at the online casino are vast and varied. It goes without saying that before joining a Canadian online casino, players should ensure that their casino of choice can handle their funds in a secure and safe manner and they offer a wide variety of banking options.

Following is a short summary of the major Canadian payment methods at the online casinos:

Credit Cards – Using a credit or a debit card to fund your account, is the most popular and widespread method among players at the Canadian online casino. Making a deposit via a credit card is easy as all you have to do is provide the casino with your card number, billing address, expiration date and card verification code. When collecting withdrawals to your credit card, there may be a limit to how much the casino can deposit onto your card.

Prepaid Cards – A prepaid card is similar to using a visa or a debit card but allows you to fund your account in a discreet way. Once you have acquired a prepaid card you can add more funds at one of the many available locations.

Ukash is an example of a prepaid card that is perfect for players who do not own a bank account as the card can be bought for cash at many retail shops. Some casinos allow deposits to be made for free, while others charge a small fee. Most casinos do not offer withdrawals using Ukash.

Bank Transfers - It is very convenient to simply wire money from your bank into your account, however the downside to using this payment method is that the casino often charges a high fee to withdraw money this way.  

E- Wallets - A popular method of funding your casino account is by via an e-wallet. The benefit of using an e-wallet is that they are generally free and quick to set up, and there is no need to share personal bank details with any third party. Examples of some of the more popular e-wallets on the market include Neteller and Instadebit.