How to play Bitcoin Roulette

Bitcoin Roulette basic concept

Here are some of the basic aspects that you need to know if you’ve just started learning to play roulette.

The Roulette Wheel

The wheel is made of numbered compartments of alternating red and black colors, and single green color for the European version and two sets of green colors for the American version. The green color represents number zero, so the European has a single zero and the American has double zero.

The Table or Board

The BTC Roulette board is a green board checkered with black and red boxes, and a few more boxes on the side. The table stands for bets, as each number is either black or red, except for the 0 or 00 which are green.

The Board Layout

  • The board has the 0 or 0 & 00 at the top for the respective versions.
  • There are then nine rows and three columns of numerically arranged numbers.
  • The numbers 1 through 36 are arranged, starting with 1, 2 and 3 in the first row to 34, 35, and 36 in the last row.
  • At the very bottom, there is an additional row of three boxes, each reading "2 to 1." These boxes are replicated on side of the board too.
  • The colors on the board and the wheel are corresponding with each other, such that if the number picked in the board is black, the same number is black on the wheel too, but this time they read “1st 12,”, “2nd 12” and finally “3rd 12.”
  • Just under the three side boxes, six more green boxes are reading from left, "1-18," "Even," "Red," "Black," "Odd" and "19-36."

The Roulette Ball

The roulette ball is what determines the outcome of the game. It is tossed in a clockwise direction and the corresponding color or number of the pocket the ball lands on is the winner. As easy as this may sound, winning is never as easy.

Apart from these well-known features of roulette, the Bitcoin roulette adds provably fair gaming, anonymity and instant payouts to the fold. It also supports both the classic French and American wheels.

What are the rules

If you seriously want to experience the thrill associated with playing the roulette, you must first familiarize yourself with the rules that guide it and make them your second nature. But don’t worry, with this guide and after a couple of games, the rules will be at the back of your hands. 

The object of the Game

The goal of this game is to call the number the ball will land at. You then use your Satoshi to make the preferred type of wagers, paying attention to the prescribed rules.

The Rules

Betting Rules determine what you can do during the game. It’s important to be aware of the rules so you could make the most of your gambling session, and to avoid undesired loses. Here are the basic BTC Roulette rules for you:

  • There are various betting options and each with its odds and payout features.
  • A player can place as many bets as they wish on each spin, observing the minimum bet amount.
  • These options are classified into inside and outside bets.
  • Inside bets are based on the number grid, and outside bets are based on the outside of the number grid.

Surrender Rule

This rule applies when you are playing an American Bitcoin Roulette and the ball lands on either O or 00 but you had placed an outside bet. This could be a game rescuer for two things;

  • It significantly reduces the house advantage.
  • It saves you money because traditionally if your prediction is wrong you lose your entire wager.

‘En Prison’ Rule

Under this roulette rule when you placed an even-odd bet but the wheel spins a zero, the player can either;

  • Salvage a half of his stake instead of losing the entire bet.
  • Can do another spin while leaving the stake “in prison” for a correct prediction. No even a zero in this second spin can save the bet, it’s an all or nothing gamble! The player has to get the prediction correct for the stake to be returned.

‘La Partage’ Rule

When a player places an outside bet but the spin draws a zero, the player does not lose all his stake but only a half of it. Unlike the in “En Prison," here, the player is confined to that one option.

The two rules, the ‘En Prison’ rule and the ‘La Partage’, reduce the house edge on the bets that they are applied.

Minimum and Maximum Stakes

Just like in the Brick and Mortar casinos, Bitcoin Roulette sites offer both a maximum and minimum stake for every spin. The rule requires that the total amount of a player’s inside bets must be greater than the minimum stake.

As for the maximum stake, the limit allowed for a single number inside wager is prescribed beforehand and it increases proportionately for other bets.

Roulette Inside and Outside Bets

The game of BTC Roulette is purely a game of chance, where the color and number that the ball lands on is the outcome of the game. The thrill of the game is caught in between the spin and the landing of the ball. The good thing though, roulette allows you to spread your risk by betting on more than just one number.

As briefly mentioned, there are multiple betting markets in a Bitcoin roulette game. An option can either be an inside bet or an outside bet.

Inside Bets

Inside bets are wagers placed based on the inside (main betting area) of the layout of the roulette betting table. They have steeper odds with the best payout in the roulette game.

The options of inside bets include:

  • Straight up Bet: is a bet on a specific single number.
  • Split Bet: The bet is placed on two numbers by staking on the line that separates the two values.
  • Corner Bet: Spreads your risk across four numbers by placing your bet at the center corner that connects the four pockets you wish to place your bet on.
  • Street Bet/Row Bet: You place your bet on one of the nine rows, and thus spreads your risk across three numbers, for example, 10, 11, and 12.
  • Special Line Bet or the Five-Number Bet: It’s not a bet on number ‘5’ but rather on five numbers namely 00, 0, 1, 2 and 3. It only applies to the American BTC Roulette.
  • Six Line bet: This is a bet on two rows adjacent to each other giving a total of six numbers.


Outside Bets

In roulette, outside bets are based on the outside (side extensions) of the layout.

The options include:

  • Dozens: There are three dozen, which group the 36 numbers numerically in a bunch of 12 each, so we have the “1st 12,”, “2nd 12” and finally “3rd 12.” By placing your bet on any of them you predict that the number will within the chosen range.
  • Odd or Even: This bet predicts that the ball will rest on an even or an odd number.
  • Red or Black: Similar to ODD or EVEN, except that you base your numbers on colors. So the prediction here is the ball will rest on a red number or a black number.
  • Column Bet: Divides the layout into thirds and assume the 00 and 0. It’s quite similar to the Dozens, save for it groups the numbers based on columns. By placing your bet here, you predict the number will fall in that particular column.
  • High/Low Number: Excludes the 00 and 0 and divides the other layout numbers into two halves, the Highs (19-36), and the Lows (1-18).

It is important to note that these rules largely depend on the type of table you are playing on and they may vary from one Bitcoin casino to the next.            

Best Bitcoin Roulette strategies

The cryptocurrency version employs the same classical roulette strategy. Most of these strategic variants are based on the French wheel, and there are a few others that fit in just any wheel.

Martingale Strategy

Bet consistently with a specific number of Bitcoins while you win and double your stake if you lose. You return to your default amount when you win the bet succeeding the loss. Martingale is one of the most popular wagering strategies that you can use with all sorts of betting games, not just Bitcoin Roulette. There’s only one “small” downside to this concept; if you keep losing long enough, you’ll eventually hit the maximum bet limit and won’t be able to recoup your losses in case you don’t win the first time you place the highest available stake.

Reverse Martingale Strategy

This strategy focuses on fully exploiting the winning streaks and minimizing losses during a losing streak. Instead of sustaining your bet during a win, you double it, but when you lose you reset it to your initial wager. The success of this type of betting is also dependable on the maximum amount of coins you can place in the game, so think through your wagers and make sure to stop before you lose more than you can afford.

D'Alembert's Strategy

Devised by the French mathematician after whom the strategy was named, D’Alembert applies the same formula as Martingale - increase the stake when you lose and reduce when you win. However, in this betting progression, you only increase or decrease by a unit, with the least bet being a unit. The same downside that constrains the usability of Martingale, generates the risk you have to prepare to take with D’Alembert – If you’re out of luck for too long you can eventually hit the maximum amount of Bitcoins you can wager and that breaks the entire concept.

James Bond Strategy

Here you bet like the legendary character 007.

The creator of James Bond character, Ian Fleming, claimed you needed $200 divided into three bets of $140 on the high numbers, $50 on six numbers 13-18, and lastly $10 on 0, which he refers to as an insurance bet.

This strategy confines your chances of losing to numbers 1 through 12, otherwise, you are likely to win big!

Fibonacci Strategy

As the name suggests, it employs the Fibonacci sequence on a loss. Your bet amount remains constant but when you lose your next bet is the sum of the two preceding ones. Once you win, you go one bet back on your sequence. The Fibonacci sequence is a string of numbers where each number represents the sum of the last two numbers in the string. It looks like this: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144…

Types of Roulettes

As nature would have it, a game older than a century must have undergone some kind of metamorphosis and in the process create a variety of variations. Indeed, there are many other noteworthy variants of BTC Roulette, but the most common ones include;

  • European roulette
  • French Roulette
  • American Roulette

European Roulette

  • Has 37 numbers, 0 and 1 through 36.
  • The numbers 1 through 36 are either red or black.
  • The 0 is the green slot.
  • The odds are 1 in 37, and players have a relatively better chance of winning.

French Roulette

  • The sequence of the numbers on the board doesn't follow a numerical layout, instead, it mirrors the sequence of numbers on the wheel.
  • Has 37 numbers, 0 and 1 through 36.
  • The numbers 1 through 36 are either red or black.
  • The 0 is the green slot.
  • The odds are 1 in 37, and players have a relatively better chance of winning.

American Roulette

  • Has 38 numbers, 0 and 00, and 1 through 36.
  • The numbers 1 through 36 are either red or black.
  • The 0 and 00 slots are green.
  • The odds are 1 in 38, there is a relatively slimmer chance of winning.

As much as the introduction of the double zero in the American version of BTC Roulette may appear to be a negligible difference, it completely alters the game and the odds as well.  It means the odds of winning when playing the French and European versions are slightly greater than when playing the American wheel.

Likewise, the arrangement of the numbers in the French version doesn’t affect the odds of the game but determines how you place your bets.

What is Bitcoin Live Roulette

Live roulette is a game of roulette played via gadgets that supports video live feeds. The devices stream the live games from the brick and mortar casinos to people who are outside the casino but would like to be part of the game.

It may sound like a daunting task to get yourself into it, but the truth is if you are already familiar with the roulette table, whether brick and mortar or online, live roulette shouldn’t get your head around. It’s the same game, the same rules and the same strategies.

On Live Roulette everything is relayed on the screen and so you can see the wheel and the roulette table with the distinct betting sections, and the croupier who conducts the game. 

Difference between Online and Live Dealer Roulette

Not all live casino roulettes offer the live dealer option. Some of the live roulette casinos employ computer random generators. In such a case, only the layout and the wheel are present. The wheel is automated and so there's no dealer to interact with or turn the wheel for you.

The difference between RNG live roulette and live dealer roulette round down to the following distinguishing factors;

  • RNG
  • How to place bets
  • The game process
  • Interactions with the dealer

Number Generators

When RNG (Random Number Generator) is used, the setup is characterized by virtual characters and the result is randomly generated as soon as you click the spin button.

With live dealer BTC Roulette, the events are happening in real life at a land-based casino and relayed to you through the live feeds.

Placing Bets

In a live dealer casino, you provide the instructions to the dealer by inputting your desired wager and bet options, and they place your bets with real chips on a physical table and spin the wheel in real-time.

With an electronic live casino, once you input your bet details and click on the virtual chips, the software automatically creates a video image of the virtual table and the automated wheel generates the results.

Game Process

When playing Live Dealer Roulette, the croupiers gives each player a chance to place bets then close the betting, spin the wheel and calls on the winning bets just like in a traditional casino.

As the RGN version, it picks instructions from the player and uses the algorithms to generate a virtual video and results.

Interaction with the Dealer

The purpose of live roulette is to bring the brick and mortar casino experience to the online casino. Such an experience can only be achieved with real dealers. The dealer can engage you and that's what creates an atmosphere that's hardly present in the virtual version.

Speed of the Game

The Live Dealer Roulette has the human factor as the dealer determines the speed of the game. So it is not as fast as the electronic Roulette where players simply pick their bets and spin the wheel by clicking on the spin button, or even speed up the game by skipping the wheel spins and jump to instant numbers.