The ever popular casino game of roulette has been around since the late 18th century and is believed to have originated in France which is possibly why there are three versions of the casino game including French Roulette. The popularity of roulette in casinos and subsequently online casinos is probably that it is simplicity itself to play requiring no special knowledge or skill apart from where to place your bets and of course at an online casino the casino software will prevent you from placing an incorrect bet. Winning at online roulette is a question of luck and nothing else and the odds of winning are better than almost every other online casino game with the casino edge only being that there are 37 numbers to choose from and the odds paid are 35 to 1 so that over the long term the casino will win. Although we state that there are 37 numbers (0 through 36) this is only true for French and European roulette whereas in American roulette there is an additional zero called double zero (00) making 38 numbers but as the pay out odds are the same 35 to 1 you should American roulette wherever possible. Contrary to some popular beliefs there are no good bets or bad bets in roulette as the odds and payouts for all bets are effectively the same whether you back a single number or any other combination up to the red/black or odd/ even bets and don’t be taken in by the law of averages as even if there have been a considerable number of consecutive black numbers the odds on the next number also being black are still 50/50. Of course roulette is such that over a long period of time there will be as many black numbers as red numbers appear but the problem arises in determining what a long period of time is and it is likely to be far longer than any individual will play for. Online casino roulette is a fast and easy game to play relying completely on luck so if you feel lucky give roulette a go.