Roulette has remained the most popular casino game for a very long time and the reason is that it is very easy to play, the chances of winning are very good and it can be played as a high risk or a low risk game to suit yourself. In an online casino there can be different views of the table and the wheel but the game remains the same and that is to forecast the result of where the ball will stop in the roulette wheel. In European roulette there are 37 possibilities which are all the numbers from 0 to 36 inclusive but in American roulette there are 38 possibilities as they have a “00” or “double zero” included. The payout odds remain the same for both versions of roulette so if you have the choice do not play the American version. Apart from the “zero” there are 36 numbers which is an excellent number as it divides by 2,3,4,6,12 and 18 which enables a multitude of bets to be placed. If you want a low risk roulette game then back 18 numbers at a time; this can be done by betting on red or black (18 of the 36 numbers are red and 18 are black) or odd or even (18 numbers are odd and 18 are even). A slightly higher risk is achieved by backing 12 numbers which can be done by betting on any one of the three columns on the table each of which contains 12 numbers or you can bet on the number coming up being 1 through 12 or 13 through 24 or 25 through 36. You can of course also bet on 24 of the 37 numbers by backing two columns or two of the three number groups. You could also bet on 24 individual numbers or 12 pairs of numbers and so on. Roulette is so flexible in the betting that you really can choose your own risk level and of course stake. Beware the zero however as it is neither red nor black and neither is it odd nor even and it does not appear in any column or in any number grouping. The only way to win when zero comes up is to have a bet directly on the number or on a split with 1,2 or 3. Roulette is the most flexible game there is with excellent winning chances and well worth giving a go at any online casino..