The Online Roulette Software
Online casinos are modern versions of the traditional brick and mortar casinos that we can see at Las Vegas, Monaco, Macau and many other famous and not famous locations.
In 1995, the first ever online casino was opened by Internet Casinos, Inc. or ICI. Over the years, a number of new online casino companies have opened. Online casino games can be played for the mere fun of it or for real money, unlike live casinos that do not offer 'free games' like free roulette online.
There are two types of online casinos: the Web-based online casino wherein users can play through their Internet browsers without having to download any form of software on their computer and the download-based casinos which require the user to download the software client in order to play roulette online.
The software connects to the service provider and handles the rest with minimal connectivity demands. Download based casinos have been proven to be faster than Web-based casinos because the graphics and sound programs are located on the computer and faster to be reached by the operating system than if streamed from distant servers.
There are really no distinctive setbacks for both choices so it all boils down to the individual's needs. While downloading software allow less loading time during play, being able to try out games immediately and from any computer may also have its advantages.
One of the most popular online casino games is roulette. The name of the game derives from French and means a small wheel.
In the game of roulette, players have a variety of bets to choose from: they can pick a specific single number or a group of numbers, as well as the colors red or black, or whether the number the ball lands on is odd or even.
It was not as popular in the United States as it was in European countries where the odds are better. This is due to the addition of the double zero pocket in American Roulette wheels.
In recent years however, the casinos in the US have started adopting European Roulette which brings in a much happier crowd. The French wheel has 36 numbers plus a single zero, while the American wheel has 36 numbers plus 0 and 00.
Online Roulette is basically the same with Casino Roulette. The player places his bets and spins the wheel. The rules often remain the same. However, the Online Roulette software uses a Random Number Generator (RNG) which determine from pure chance the specific pocket where the ball lands in.
So after you click the button "spin", the software has already picked out a random number despite the software showing players the spinning wheel. Spinning the wheel is mostly to look like a real casino, as the outcome is generated by the roulette software, not by a physical wheel.
The numbers generated by the software are always random to ensure fair play, and reputable online casinos are regularly audited to verify that there is no bias in their roulette software.