Play Online Roulette Games

No casino is complete without the presence of a roulette table and the swirl of emotions that go hand-in-hand when playing one of the most iconic casino games there is. So, take a seat at one of our virtual tables and experience the thrill of online roulette from the comfort of your own home. From French to American rules and everything in between, you’re guaranteed to find something you love with our selection of roulette games.

Online roulette vs live roulette

There are similarities and differences between online and live roulette that are down to the preferences of individual players. Online roulette, for example, has the obvious advantage of being able to play on-the-go or from the comfort of your own home.

Players also get to choose from multiple formats, including French, American, Live and Speed roulette, which means you can experience every type of roulette game and decide on one which is best for you. It also tends to be cheaper, as you’ll save on entrance fees, food and drink and the cost of getting to a physical casino.

Live roulette casino tables, however, depend on a dealer to host the game and players to make betting decisions, which can slow down the overall speed of the game. For some players, though, nothing quite beats the thrill of playing in a live atmosphere with other players.

Fortunately, there is a compromise between the two: live online roulette games. These hybrid games combine the speed and flexibility of online games with the unique experience of playing with other players and a live dealer via a live broadcast. What’s more, you can often interact with other players and the dealer, further adding to the immersive experience - something you don’t get when you play roulette online with an AI dealer.

Types of roulette

Before you start, did you know that not all roulette games are the same? In fact, there are several different types of roulette, each with their own unique rules and formats, which you can experience all right here at MirrorBingo:

French roulette

A French roulette wheel consists of 37 pockets: numbers 1-36 plus only one zero pocket (‘0’). This format means that the house advantage in French roulette is 2.7%, which means that the RTP for players is around 97.3%.

The catch? The table is often marked in French, and contains a number of specialised bets that players may be unfamiliar with such as ‘Voisins du Zero’, or ‘Neighbours of Zero’. Players. 

However, there are also some rules in French roulette that make it more attractive to some players.For example, the ‘La Partage’ rule allows players to get half of their bet back if they place an even-money bet and the ball lands in a zero pocket.

For this reason, it’s worth brushing up on some basic French and familiarising yourself with the rules of the game.

American roulette

The American roulette wheel is numbered 1-36 with two additional pockets - a single zero pocket (‘0’) plus another zero double pocket (‘00’). The house advantage in American roulette is 5.26%, which equates to a RTP rate of 94.74%. For this reason, some players prefer its French or European counterparts.

European roulette

European roulette wheels are more popular with players in virtual casinos and it shares many similarities with its French counterpart. These include:

  • 37 pockets, numbers 1-36 plus only one zero pocket (‘0’)
  • The ability to place so-called ‘French bets’
  • Identical ‘house edge’ and RTP

The main difference between the two is that, on a European roulette table, all of the words and numbers are written in English instead of French. Another big difference is that players on European tables cannot take advantage of French-specific rules, such as ‘La Partage’ or ‘En Prison’, which would allow you to get half of your bet back.

Live roulette

If you prefer a more immersive experience not unlike the real thing, why not try one of our live roulette games? Play with a real dealer and other players and watch the action unfold via live video streaming.

Online roulette FAQs

What are online roulette games? 

Online roulette games are offered by internet casinos, or virtual casinos. Unlike traditional ‘brick and mortar’ casinos, casino websites are able to offer a much wider range of roulette games that allow you to play at home or while on-the-go. While you have no choice other than to play the house roulette table at a physical casino, online casinos allow you to play French, European, American, Live and Speed roulette games.

Are online roulette games rigged?

No,online roulette games are not rigged. Under Section 85 and Section 89 of the Gambling Act 2005, any website that has a licence from The Gambling Commission is required to have the random number generators that their casino games use tested by independent regulatory bodies.

Are online roulette games legal in the UK?

Yes. Online roulette games are legal in the Uk and heavily regulated by the Gambling Commission. Before you play online, you should always check that the casino you’re using is licensed and registered with them