Since the predecessor of roulette first came ot life in the 1600’se the game has developed and changed. Amongst other things new versions have been created. For a long time French/European roulette and American roulette were the only versions around but like most games, no matter how long they have been around, people have thought long and hard about how to improve them or make changes to them that will make them easier and faster to play. A result of such ideas is roulette with track. We will take a closer look at this feature.
The history behind the game
As mentioned the predecessor to today’s roulette was invented in the 1600’s. The man behind it was the French mathematician Blaise Pascal. The roulette wheel was created later, in the 1800’s by the two brothers Francois and Louis Blanc. During that same time period the game had to migrate to Germany since it was in violation of the French laws. Francois Blanc would later open the first casino in Monte Carlo where he also installed his roulette wheel. When the game came to the US in the 1930’s the American casinos felt that the house edge was too low so they decided to add the double zero to the wheel. Some casinos also added a symbol of an eagle on the wheel. The eagle would later disappear but the double zero remains in what we today call the American roulette. A wheel that only has the single zero is called European or French roulette.
This is how you play roulette with track
Roulette is a table game where the table holds a playfield that consists of the numbers 1 to 36. There are also several fields to place your bets on. There are field for column bets, for bets on groups of 12 numbers, fields for bets on black or red, even or odd and high or low. Also the field for the zero and the double zero is found on the field. When you place your bets on the numbers it is called an outside bet.
If you instead place your bets on the field with numbers it is called an inside bet and there are several types of bets you can make in that category. A straight up is a bet on a single number and a split is a bet placed on the line between two numbers splitting your bet evenly between them. If you place a horizontal bet on three numbers next to each other you have made a street bet. If you make two of those next to each other you have made a double street bet. If you instead choose to bet on the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3 it is called first four or a basket. The latter only work in French and European roulette since no double zero is allowed. The top line bet, a bet on the numbers 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 only works in American roulette since it requires a double zero.
The game starts by players placing their bets and they can keep placing bets until the croupier announces no more bets allowed. At that point no more chips can be put on the table. When the ball stops at a number the croupier will announce the number and the winner will get his chips at once. The table is then cleared of all remaining chips in order for a new round to begin.
Then there is the track. The name comes from the shape of the field, it is shaped like a race track. This track is used to place call bets. So what is a call bet? A call bet is when you place your bets thru the croupier instead of placing them yourself. This makes it possible to place more advanced bets and a track will help you make those advanced bets quick and easy when you play online roulette. You can place four of the five most common call bets on the track. These include Voisins du zero (17 bet) which is a bet on all numbers including 22 and 25, Le tiers du cylinder (wheel thirds) which means a bet on the numbers closest to the zero on the wheel, Orphelins which is a bet on eight numbers including 17, 34, 6 and 1, 20, 14, 31 and 9 and lastly the Neighbour bet which means you bet on five numbers next to each other on the wheel.
By using a track you can easily place more complicated bets that you, at a real life casino, would place by the help of the croupier. The rules are no different in roulette with track than they are in a roulette without track. The only difference is the way the playfield looks.