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What is Live Roulette? A Complete Guide to Immersive Online Gaming
Ever wanted to play with real roulette croupiers from the comfort of your own home? Well, thanks to live dealer technology, you can. Combining webcams, digital software and RFID sensors, it’s now possible to play real live roulette online.
What Are Live Roulette Games?
In simple terms, live roulette tables are real games broadcast to you via a virtual setting (i.e. your desktop or mobile). Each time you log in to Paddy Power, you’ll see a selection of live dealer roulette tables covering a variety of betting limits, variants and themes. However, the one thing they have in common is that the action takes place on a real wheel, with a real ball and real people controlling the action.
Unlike virtual casino games where random number generators (RNGs) ensure fair results, live online roulette operates as if you were in a bricks and mortar venue. The only difference is that you’re watching the action from your desktop or mobile rather than from the table side (so you don't have to dress up if you don't want to!). Also, Paddy Power provides one of the most exciting online casino mobile experiences!
What is the Difference Between Live Roulette and Online Roulette?
Aside from the obvious differences in aesthetics, virtual and online live roulette differ in the way an outcome is produced. As we’ve noted, virtual games are controlled by an RNG. This software uses a series of complex algorithms to produce a random result. This data is then turned into the animation you see on the screen. In contrast, live roulette is based on the traditional system of spinning wheels and bouncing balls.
In other words, the roulette wheel is spun and a ball is dropped into the centre. Because the wheel is even, there is an equal chance of the ball stopping on any of the 37 (or 38) numbers. Many players prefer live casino roulette because they can see what’s happening. Although RNGs are certified as fair by third-party agencies, the way they work is still a mystery to some. Therefore, because everything is on show when you play live roulette, it gives players an extra sense of confidence.
What are the Differences Between Live Roulette and Traditional Casino Roulette?
In many ways, live casino roulette is identical to its online counterpart. However, there are some subtle differences. The main difference you’ll notice is betting limits. Because brick and mortar venues have large overheads they need to cover, the stakes are often higher. For example, inside a London casino, the minimum bet per spin may be £5 or £10. Inside the Paddy Power live casino roulette lobby, games start at £0.50.
Beyond betting limits, traditional casino roulette is typically more relaxed. Although there are certain time limits in place, they’re less rigid than they are online. Because we need to keep the action flowing and ensure the experience is similar to our virtual tables, you’ll have 15-20 seconds to place a bet. This dynamic keeps the game moving at a steady rate online gamers have become accustomed to.
Advantages of Playing Live Roulette
Live roulette online has a number of advantages. Although you’ll have your own ideas on why it’s enjoyable, the main reasons it’s become popular are:
Immersive Action: Through a combination of multiple camera angles, chat options and close-ups, you can get a complete overview of the action. When you play in a land-based casino, you’re crammed in and confined to a single spot on the table. Whether you go full screen or not, live roulette puts you in any position you like.
Easy and Instant Betting: At a physical roulette table, you have to stretch and fight to make multiple bets. Live roulette online isn’t like that. With the click of a button, you can not only place a single bet but multiple bets (using the special bets). What’s more, you can save your previous bet and repeat it the next spin with ease.
Tracking the Action: Although you can track results in a bricks and mortar venue, you have to do it manually. Inside our live roulette lobby, the software takes care of everything for you. From a rundown of recent results to hot and cold numbers, there are tons of stats you can use to get an overview of the action.
Entertainment: In addition to live roulette titles offering immersive action from multiple angles, our game hosts are always entertaining. After welcoming you to the table, they’ll commentate on the action and engage in conversations to ensure you have the most enjoyable session possible.
Play Live Roulette with Paddy Power Games
If you want to play live roulette online, we’ve got you covered. Inside our live casino roulette lobby, you’ll find a wide variety of tables each offering the own look, feel, stakes and betting dynamics.
Types of Live Roulette Games
What live roulette games do we offer? Well, if you look at the list below, you’ll see that we cover a myriad of styles and variants.
Live Diamond Roulette: Offering minimum bets of £0.50, Live Diamond Roulette gives you a little more time to make your decisions (21 seconds) so you can enjoy a more relaxed experience.
Live Prestige Roulette: One of our premium tables, Live Prestige Roulette has all of our best features. To access these, you’ll have to wager at least £1 per round.
Live Age of the Gods Roulette: A themed game, Live Age of the Gods roulette features standard payouts up to 35:1 as well as progressive jackpots. By taking 1% of your bet, this game has four progressive prizepools worth upwards of £100,000. These jackpots are triggered at random.
Live Speed Roulette: Another high-octane table, speed roulette gives you 11 seconds between each round when you wager between £0.50 and £200.
Live Roulette Lounge: If you enjoy taking a more general overview on the game, our Live Roulette Lounge is great. Essentially taking the best bits of all our top games, this table gives you 18 seconds to act and bets start at £0.50.
How to play Live Roulette
Before you play live roulette, it’s important to understand the basics. With this in mind, here are the things you need to know before you enjoy Paddy Power Live Roulette.
How Does Live Roulette Work?
Our games are powered by the latest live casino technology. Broadcast from secure studios overseen by Playtech, each table links webcams and tracking technology to our online software. Through this combination of features, each move you make is recorded and cross-referenced with the information recorded from the table. If your bets match the results shown, you win. Simple!
How to Bet On Live Roulette: Inside Bets and Outside Bets
Live roulette UK operates in the same way as any standard European game. At the start of a round, you can place inside or outside bets (or a combination of the two) on 37 numbers. To place a bet, all you have to do is click on the relevant section.
As a general guide, the bets you can place are:
· Low (1-18)
· High (19-36)
· Six, Five, Four, Three, Two or Single numbers
Live Roulette Minimum Stakes, Limits And Bonuses
As we’ve explained, live roulette betting is often cheaper than a bricks and mortar casino. Although each table has its own stakes, the minimum bet is typically between £0.50 and £1. This is slightly more than our virtual tables because there are additional costs (i.e. paying for the live dealers).
However, the increased cost does ensure these games are more immersive. What’s more, the maximum stakes are also higher, as are the potential payouts when you consider bonus jackpots. Therefore, live roulette is perfect for high rollers.
We can’t run through all the rules of live roulette casino games. However, the common ones you need to know are:
· Bet at least the minimum and not more than the maximum.
· Place your bet before the timer runs out.
· All bets are paid out according to the variant’s official rules.
Live Roulette Numbers & Odds
Continuing the final point we explained above, standard live roulette payouts are:
· Odd/Even, Red/Black, High/Low bets = 1:1 payout
· Dozens/Columns = 2:1 payout
· Six-number bet = 5:1 payout
· Five-number bet = 6:1 payout
· Four-number bet = 8:1 payout
· Three-number bet (street) = 11:1 payout
· Two-number bet (split) = 17:1 payout
· Single number bet (straight up) = 35:1
Play Live Roulette for Fun and for Real Money
That’s about all you need to know about live online roulette. To ensure you get the best experience possible, make sure you choose the right game for you and your bankroll. By scrolling through the Paddy Power Live Roulette lobby, you’ll find plenty of games to suit your tastes. Once you’ve found a table you like, make a deposit of at least £10 and start spinning. Alternatively, create an account and play for fun using our demo games.