People often ask me questions- I guess I have a wise face. And one of the questions I am often asked is “Hey Mr Wombat, what’s live roulette?” And that’s when I put on my Professor Face and start to share some of those pearls of wisdom that live in the Wombat Brain.
Well, let’s talk you through it shall we, because it just so happens that live roulette is one of my favourite casinos games and we have quite a few examples on the site in our live casino games section.
Virtual or Real
There are two ways that you can play roulette at Wombat Casino. You can play virtual roulette (also called video roulette) which is basically a computer game that mimics a real roulette wheel. We’ve got plenty of examples for you to play on the site – like 3D European Roulette and Premier Roulette. If you’ve ever been to a casino, you might have noticed the roulette machines that often sit with the slots. They are like the virtual roulette games on the site.
There’s also another way to play online for those people who can’t really get their heads around a computer giving you a fair game (the odds are exactly the same by way whichever game of roulette you play as long as the wheel has the same number of zeros on it).
Anyway, this other way to play is normally referred to as Live Roulette. It’s not that it’s actually alive or anything, it’s just that the results you bet on are generated on a real physical wheel, often with croupiers and then the results are beamed live back to your laptop, tablet or mobile. Which type of roulette is best? Well, that depends on what you are after. Let’s talk though the Pros and Cons.
Advantages of Live Roulette
The great thing about live roulette wheels is that they are real, physical wheels. It’s about as close as you are going to get to the real thing AND you can play in your pyjamas if you want to. You can also play live blackjack in your smalls by the way, if that’s what floats your boat.
Decent games will convey a lot of the atmosphere that you’d experience at a land-based casino and the wheel will perform exactly the way that it would in a Caesars or a Sands casino. The only variables you have to worry about are the Dealer Signature (how he or she releases the ball) and the make of the wheel.
Some players just prefer to play on a real wheel- it’s as simple as that. And these days, as long as you have a decent Internet connection, you can play on whatever device you want- in fact I’d go as far as to say that some of the NetEnt live roulette games look better on a mobile.
If you play live dealer games, you can also get social. Do you fancy a chat with the dealer or the other players before you make your bet? No problem- go for it! That’s another benefit by the way. There are some pretty ladies and some handsome fellas working on those tables.
Disadvantages of Live Roulette
The main problem with live roulette is the speed of the games. These tend to be slower than virtual games because, well, there are people involved and a physical wheel will spin for longer. The speed element is the main reason that player go the virtual route. If they like to play fast, then a computer simulation is appealing as you can even set the speed to Turbo Mode if you want to.
But the live games have one more ace up their sleeve, and that’s Live Automatic Roulette. This is a physical wheel that is operated mechanically- kind of a robot roulette game if you like. This gets you the speed on a real physical wheel. it won’t be as fast as the virtual games, but it won’t be slow either.
So there you have it. Live roulette versus virtual roulette. Which is better? Well, neither- it depends on what you are after.
Good luck on the tables my spinny Wombat friends!