Online Roulette in New Jersey
Roulette is a classic casino game that combines luck and strategy. Online roulette brings the casino right to your living room, offering the same potential rewards found in Atlantic City right in the comfort of your own home.
Nearly two dozen casinos have launched in New Jersey since the legalization of gambling in the state, with each offering a variety of roulette games. There are only two requirements to play roulette online in New Jersey: you just need to be 21 years or older and be physically located in New Jersey to spin the wheel.
Online roulette is one of the easier games to learn. As is the case with all online casino games on the easier side, roulette comes with a significant house edge. The casino has a 2.7% edge when using a wheel that has a single zero and a 5.26% edge when using a wheel that has two zeroes.
Below is a quick primer on the types of online roulette games offered at New Jersey casinos and tips to help you get started.
Online roulette is one of the simpler games. The game features a wheel with pockets numbered from 0 to 36. A ball is spun around the wheel and lands on the winning number. The odds of hitting on a single number are very low so most bets are placed on sets of numbers, which reduces the potential payout as well as the risk.
The two main types of bets you can make are Inside Bets and Outside Bets. Inside Bets allow you to wager on a single number or a set of up to six numbers. Outside bets are placed on larger groups of 12 or 18 numbers. These can be placed on the color of the numbers, odds and evens, or lower and higher numbers.
You can place more than one bet in a single game of roulette, so many players may place a small inside bet and a larger outside bet to increase their odds of winning.
How to Play Roulette
Playing online roulette is as simple as placing a bet. The most important decision is made in selecting which type of roulette game you play.
European Roulette is your best bet. The wheel features just a single zero which sets the house edge at 2.7%, putting it above slots but below blackjack.
The more common game in the United States is American Roulette, which features a wheel that includes two zeroes. This instantly doubles the house edge to more than 5%, and putting you at a much bigger disadvantage.
One popular variation of European Roulette is French Roulette, which features a single zero and is also played with La Partage rules. Under this rule, you only lose half your bet if the ball lands on 0 when you make an even-money bet.
Many online casinos offer multi-wheel roulette, which increase your chances of winning, and Roulette Royale, which is a roulette game featuring a progressive jackpot that continues to grow until someone hits the same number five times in a row.
Your best bet is to avoid American Roulette and its extra zero and stick with European and French Roulette, which give you closer to a 47-48 chance of winning any even-money bet.