Roulette FAQ

Got questions about playing roulette online? We're here to help. Read our Frequently Asked Questions and get fast answers to your most pressing queries.

1 Why is online roulette better than live roulette?

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Online roulette lets you bet smaller (and sometimes for free), while the spins of the wheel happen quicker, meaning you get paid out on winning bets quicker and can fit in more bets in each session. Other benefits include:

  • You don't have to drive all the way to the casino
  • Online casinos often offer variations not available at a bricks and mortar casino in Canada
  • You can play from the comfort of your own home, while watching TV, cooking dinner, or even without getting out of bed

2 How old do I need to be to play roulette online?

This varies from one online casino to the next, but you will have to be at least 18 years old and sometimes older. The terms and conditions of all online casinos will make it explicitly clear how old you need to be to sign up for an account.

3 What are the most popular forms of online roulette?

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The three main online roulette games are American, European and French. American Roulette is the only one of the three to have a double-zero (00) on the wheel as well as the single zero found in the other two variants. French Roulette is different from European Roulette thanks to two unique rules, called En Prison and La Partage.

4 Can I unlock online casino bonuses by playing roulette?

This varies from casino to casino. Many will allow you to unlock your welcome bonus, or another casino bonus, by playing roulette. However often the requirements will be different compared to if you want to unlock the bonus playing other online gambling games such as blackjack or slots.

5 Can I play online roulette on my mobile phone or tablet?

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Many of the best online casino sites in Canada also have a mobile casino client, meaning roulette fans can play on their smartphone or tablet device. Some of these mobile casinos will be a lot more simple than the bulky online equivalents, and many players prefer this simplicity.

6 Must I download casino software to play for real money?

Not at all. There are many flash-based or browser-based internet casinos which do not require you to download software. You just sign up for an account, log in, make a deposit and start playing. This means you can play from anywhere with an internet connection.

7 Is my money safe with an online casino?

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All the online casinos recommended here at Roulette.ca are licensed by respected regulatory bodies across the world. As such, they are subject to stringent checks and audits designed to protect players' security and their money, making respected online casinos safe places to play roulette for real cash.


8 Where are most online roulette sites licensed?

There is no single answer to this, as online casino sites are licensed all over the world. However most of the sites available to Canadian roulette players in 2017 are licensed in Europe or the Caribbean. Every internet casino reviewed at Roulette.ca will provide details of where it is licensed on its homepage.

9 How does an online casino make money from roulette?

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As with other casino games like craps or blackjack, online roulette has a house edge. This is the average amount that a player will lose over time, and in the case of roulette it comes from the presence of a zero and/or double-zero on the wheel. Just because the house has an edge in the long term doesn't mean you can't win in the short or medium term.

10 Do roulette strategies or systems work?

Over time, the house edge will factor in, but different systems or strategies can prove productive over a small sample size. The luck element of the game will play some part in this, generally speaking, and of course certain so-called systems may simply not work.

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