Real Money Roulette Guide at Joe Fortune

Master roulette with this guide at Joe Fortune

Online table games for real money just wouldn’t be complete without online Roulette. Yes, also for real money. I’m afraid I don’t deal in Monopoly money here. The best way to master the Wheel and win hot stacks of cash with online Roulette is to deposit and play now at a casino like mine. Because Joe Fortune – yours truly – offers the best types of Roulette for real money.

Variety is key here, my friends.

You can think of us as the smorgasbord of online Roulette options. No matter where you sit at the online table games for real money, there’s a fresh and tasty Roulette wheel begging to dish out some dosh. And there’s a special little treat at the end, too. (HINT: it contains the words spin and wheel).

Let’s go postal.

American Roulette

American Roulette is a popular variation of the classic online Roulette, which is European (we’ll get to that next). It has 38 slots. Each slot has a different number from 1-36. The house edge is 5.26%.

What makes American Roulette unique is the last two slots. Instead of having only a 0, American Roulette has a 0 and a 00. It’s this added number (the 00) that changes the odds of the game, and how you get paid.

These are the odds and your payouts for each type of bet (along with their too-cool shorthand names):

Type of bet Odds Payout
Single Number (Straight Up) 2.60% 35:1
2 Numbers (Split) 5.3% 17:1
3 Numbers (Street) 7.9% 11:1
4 Numbers (Corner) 10.5% 8:1
6 Numbers (Line) 15.8% 5:1
Outside bet on 12 Numbers (Column) 31.6% 2:1
12 Consecutive Numbers (Dozen) 31.6% 2:1
Red or Black (Color) 47.4% 1:1
Any number from 1-18 (Low) or 13-36 (High) 47.4% 1:1
Any odd number (Odd) or even number (Even) 47.4% 1:1

To play any type of Roulette for real money at Joe’s, you place your chips on the numbers or options you want to bet on. Then you spin that baby (please do not take literally) and wait for your results.

As for winning. If you want to make consistent, small wins with American Roulette, you should focus on outside ‘even money’ bets. Those have a nearly 50% chance of landing. Those would be: Color, Low/High, or Odd/Even bets.

If you want to take it up a notch and put more at stake, go for an Inside Single Number bet (Straight Up). The odds are lower, but the payout is higher, so there’s that.

European Roulette

European Roulette for real money is the concrete slab under all other types of online Roulette. The wheel is traditional, with 37 slots, and only one green 0. There are 18 red pockets, and 18 black pockets (same as the American wheel).

There is one major difference between the two, however. And it’s a good thing. The house edge in European Roulette is only 2.70%. For online Roulette, which is notoriously tough, that’s a bloody nice number.

So, your odds and payouts are as follows:

Type of bet Odds Payout
Single Number (Straight Up) 2.70% 35:1
2 Numbers (Split) 5.4% 17:1
3 Numbers (Street) 8.1% 11:1
4 Numbers (Corner) 10.8% 8:1
6 Numbers (Line) 16.2% 5:1
Outside bet on 12 Numbers (Column) 32.40% 2:1
12 Consecutive Numbers (Dozen) 32.40% 1:1
Red or Black (Color) 48.60% 1:1
Any number from 1-18 (Low) or 19-36 (High) 48.60% 1:1
Any odd or even number (Odd) or even number (Even) 48.60% 1:1


As for strategy, the house edge won’t change no matter which bet you make… mostly. Sorry if I confuse the hell out of you here. If you get stuck, just give me a shout-out.

European Roulette has some cracker advantages to other types of online Roulette.

For starters, the nearly 2x lower house edge is already awesome. But then, there is one special rule you can take advantage of that no other online Roulette has.

It’s called the “En Prison” Rule. Sounds ominous.But no, it doesn’t land you in jail (like I said, this isn’t Monopoly – though I’m sure it’s around here somewhere if you’re that keen). It works like this. If you make an even-money bet and the ball lands on 0, you can have another spin. Using this rule, you could reduce the house edge down to 1.35%! Go Europe!

Spin the Wheel

When it comes to Roulette for real money, Spin the Wheel is a totally different animal. It’s one of the newest Roulette-type online table games for real money.

And it’s a lot simpler.

Spin the Wheel only has 10 pockets. They go from 0 to 9, and each has its own bright and purdy color. When you spin the Wheel, all the colors merge together like a blurry rainbow. I like to impress the ladies, you see.

The way to play is to choose a number. Place a bet from $1-$500, spin the Wheel, and see which number you get.

The Payout is 9:1 on its own, regardless of your bet. But here’s the fun part. Spin the Wheel has another handy feature that helps you win.

In the center of the Wheel is a Pointer that tracks the spin. When it lands on a number, it dishes out a Multiplier from x1-x4! You could win up to $350 just for a $10 bet.

Now, because of the “0” pocket, the house edge for Spin the Wheel is 10%. Yes. That is high. But if you like the rush of high stakes and multiplying your winnings x4, you’ve gotta give a little.

One good strategy for Spin the Wheel is to use Auto Play. You place your bet and the number of times you want the Wheel to spin. As long as you’ve factored in a healthy bankroll, you can let the Wheel do its thing and take care of fate for you. This is a good strategy if you have a lucky number you want to lean on. And if you want to scan the floor to check out the talent.

Live Dealer Roulette

Play live roulette online at Joe Fortune

Spinning Wheels and cashing out deals is already fun enough. But what if you prefer online table games for real money in a land casino? Well, then. You’ll want to play Live Dealer Roulette. It puts the human back in the game.

A real-life Dealer stands in front of a physical Wheel. You can communicate with them through chat. It works mostly the same as a regular game:

  1. You make a wager.
  2. Choose your type of bet.
  3. Enter it into your computer or mobile.
  4. The live Dealer sees your selection on their screen and spins the Wheel.
  5. The Dealer records the results, which show up directly on your screen.

There are a lot of benefits to using a live Dealer, too. And that goes for any online table games for real money.

For starters, live Dealer games are safe.

You can watch the action in real-time. You can ask questions. You can raise concerns. Basically, it adds more transparency to your game.

Another great part of playing with a live Dealer is the social aspect. Just like at a land casino, you can play at a table with multiple other players. And you can talk to them, too. Encourage each other. Insult their Mama. Find a date. Whatever.

Regardless of the type of online Roulette you play, just like Craps, remember to manage your bankroll. Hey, I’m just looking out for you. Out of all the online table games for real money, Roulette for real money involves a lot of chance. So to keep winning, set aside your investment. And most of all, brothers and sisters, relax and enjoy.