One of the newest games currently making its way to the gaming floors of the local casino is double roulette, a new spin on an old favorite.
As you would expect, double roulette is similar to the traditional version, but the difference is in the balls. Instead of a single ball shooting out of the tube, two separate balls make their way on to the wheel, doubling the excitement of the game and giving players a new way to enjoy their favorite casinos.
The two balls used in double roulette are separated by a split second in time, ensuring that they do not interfere with one another as they settle into their places on the wheel.
Rules and Odds
The odds of a win are roughly the same as traditional roulette, and the rules are similar as well. Even so, there are a few differences to know about, and here is a rundown of the rules governing the game of double roulette.
- Double roulette can use either a single or double zero wheel
- The layout of the roulette wheel is the same as that of regular single ball roulette
- As you would expect, double roulette uses two balls instead of one
Roulette Betting Strategies
The position of both balls matter when determining an outside bet, i.e. both balls must land on red for a red bet to win. The balls are considered independently for inside bets, and the player wins twice as much if both balls show the same result. Players win a “Double Ball Jackpot” if both the balls land on the same number. Players activate the air gun that shoots the two balls onto the wheel by pressing the button on a special remote.
Just like traditional roulette, players at a double roulette wheel can place their bets in many different ways. The availability of so many bets helps make the game more exciting and allows gamblers to play the odds and try out their luck. The available bets in a game of double roulette include:
Odds and Payouts
- Red or black – Both balls must land on the same color for the bet to win. Payouts are made at 3 to 1.
- Odds or even – Both balls must land on an odd or even number for the player to win. The payout on odds or evens is 3 to 1.
- Sets of 12 – Players can bet on the 1st 12 numbers, 2nd 12 numbers or 3rd 12 numbers. Both balls must land on the same set of 12 numbers, and payouts are 8 to 1.
- Mixed red and black – Happens when one ball lands on black and the other on red. Payout is 1 to 1.
- Single number – Players pick the number they like and only one ball must land on the chosen number. Payout is 17 to 1 with one ball and 34 to 1 if both balls land on the same number.
- Two number – This bet pays out at 8 to 1 if either one of the two balls lands on the designated number and 16 to 1 if both balls end up on the same number.
- Three numbers – This bet pays at 5 to 1 if a single ball lands on the selected number and at 10 to 1 if both balls end up there.
- Four numbers – This bet pays at 3 to 1 if one of the balls lands in the designated set of numbers and at 6 to 1 if both balls do.
- Five numbers – The bet pays out at 5 to 2 if one of the balls lands in the selected range and at 5 to 1 if both balls land in the range.
- Six numbers – Players choose a range of 6 numbers, and the payout is 2 to 1 if one of the balls lands within that range. The payout doubles to 4 to 1 if both balls land in the six number range.
- Double ball jackpot – This is the biggest bet on the double roulette wheel, paying out at a whopping 1,200 to 1. To win the double ball jackpot, both balls must land on the designated number.
The game of double roulette is still relatively new, but it is quickly gaining favor with players and casino owners alike. If you have not yet seen this increasingly popular game in action, chances are you soon will. Learning the rules now and reviewing the odds can improve your play and help you have more fun on your next trip to the gaming parlor.