Riverboat Roulette – New Twists on an Old Board Game
Before we delve into the alternative betting options available on river Roulette, Let’s first review how the traditional game is played.
In today’s casinos, the basic version is played on a table with a house dealer and a wheel with 38 pockets. 18 red, 18 black and 2 green colors containing the numbers zero and double zero. A single zero wheel also exists and is popular in European casinos. The table has a felt betting design with numbers and colors corresponding to the wheel.
There are two sets betting calls InsideY Outside. Inside bets are various ways of playing the numbers only as follows:
A bet on a number (up) pays 35/1. Two numbers (split) country 17/1. Three numbers (street) country 11/1. Four numbers (corner) country 8/1. Country of five numbers (basketball) 6/1. Six numbers (line) country 5/1.
A bet on red or black, even or odd, pays the same money at 1/1. First eighteen or second eighteen also country 1/1. First twelve, second twelve or third twelve, country 2/1. First, second or third column, also pays 2/1.
Double Luck Gaming Co. launched its award-winning river roulette exclusively at the Golden Gate Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The game has been crowned “One of the best new board games” by casino Newspaper, and it looks like a real winner for gamers. In addition to the traditional bets that players can place, seven additional colored sections have been added to the pockets of the wheels. There are five blue, four purple, and three teal. These are known as the Cold sections. Also included are three hot sections, five orange, four pink and three yellow along with one white section that has eight pockets. The sections are called neighborhoods
The seven colors are also placed on the felt so that players can choose bets other than the traditional bets or in addition to them. Winners will receive the following odds if the ball lands on the selected colors:
Blue – 7 to 5
Purple – 8 to 5
Teal – 2 to 1
Orange – 7 to 5
Pink – 8 to 5
Yellow – 2 to 1
White – 7 to 2
The colored sections are multiple turn bets where the bet will not lose if it lands on a color other than your choice, except white. For example, if you bet $5 on pink and it lands on one of the yellow numbers, your $5 is still in play. This is known as Push. (If you don’t win, you don’t lose.) However, if the ball lands on one of the white numbers, you lose. If you like white you can bet on it. HAS Push it also happens if the ball lands on one of the two green numbers (0, 00) or on one of the two remaining red (25, 36) or black (26, 35) numbers. The bettor is player-friendly in the sense that a punter has three options in a Push result. He or she can let you ride, add to, or remove from it. Color selections are oroutside stakes so the table minimum per stake is required. In short, there are only eight ways to lose with a color bet on a thirty-eight number wheel.
For those of you who are devoted roulette players, Riverboat Roulette does not alter any traditional roulette bets or outcomes. The 5.26% house edge does not increase when flushes are played. It remains at 5.26% for white, teal, and yellow, 4.21% for purple and pink, and 2.63% for blue and orange.