Many Casinos Offer Interesting Variations of Roulette
Roulette is one of the oldest casino games in existence. While many people enjoy this classic game, there are those who are always looking to try something new when they visit a casino. If that's you, then you'll be happy to hear that many casinos have now introduced different variations of roulette besides the classic American and European versions.
Here is an overview of some roulette variations you may be interested in playing:
Back to Back Roulette
Found at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, this roulette game lets you make an optional side bet on your favorite numbers. If a number comes up twice in a row, you'll win 1200 to 1 on your bet.
Since 2011, Fitzgerald's Casino in Las Vegas has been offering a unique version of the roulette game called Alphabet Roulette. As you might have guessed, this game replaces the numbers on the wheel and table with the letters of the alphabet. Letters A through X all have their own space, except Y and Z, which share a space on the wheel and table.
Another thing that distinguishes this game from classic roulette is that it has six colors in total, instead of just two. Four letters are assigned to each color, but the YZ space isn't colored, just like the 0 in a traditional roulette game.
Alphabet Roulette lets you make bets on individual letters, combinations of letters, as well as on colors, columns or dozens.
Many Atlantic City casinos now offer a variation called Diamond Roulette. Instead of just having red and black colors, this game has six different ones: red, blue, green, yellow, purple and black. Six numbers on the wheel are assigned to each color. When you bet on a specific color, the payout is 5 to 1.
Prime Time Roulette
This game is played just like regular roulette, but gives you a chance to make a side bet on the 11 prime numbers found on the wheel. Prime numbers are those that can only be divided by 1 or by themselves.
The payout varies depending on how many consecutive times the ball lands on a prime number, ranging for even money for once, all the way to 299 to 1 if you're lucky enough to get a prime number seven times in a row.
The Rapid Roulette variation has the same rules as regular American or European roulette. The only difference is the way you place your bets. Instead of placing chips on a table, you use an electronic screen. This speeds up play, which makes the game a good choice for those who want to try a slightly more fast-paced version of roulette.