Live Roulette in Ontario

Live dealer roulette offers all the fun of virtual roulette with the extra benefits of real-time streaming action. Keep on reading to find out what games Jackpot City offers and how live roulette works as well as top strategy tips.

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Why Play Live Roulette?

There are many benefits to playing online live roulette at Jackpot City:

  • Authentic gaming experience – dealers spin real live roulette wheels, just like in a physical casino
  • High-tech live streaming – see every movement of the dealer, wheel, and ball in real time
  • Touch-responsive mobile gameplay – just tap to play for real money
  • Live chat – get to know your dealer and fellow players
  • Comprehensive betting options – place inside, outside, French, and special bets.

Need more information? Check out our FAQ page for answers to common casino questions.

Main Types of Live Roulette Games Online

Live roulette variants typically fall into one of four main categories: European, French, American, and Speed roulette.

Live European Roulette

A European live roulette wheel has 36 segments coloured black or red and numbered 1-36 as well as a single zero (0) pocket coloured green. This results in a house edge of 2.70% on even-money bets (on other bets, the house edge is higher). 

Live French Roulette

Live French Roulette is like European Roulette, but it has its own specific rules called La Partage and En Prison that lower the house edge on even-money bets to 1.35%.

Live American Roulette

American-style live roulette wheels have an extra double-zero (00) green pocket, which raises the house edge to 5.26% on even-money bets. Live American roulette features a unique “basket bet” that can involve both zero pockets. 

Speed Roulette

Speed Roulette follows European rules, but rounds play out at a much faster pace, so players can get their bets in more frequently. 

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Live Roulette Bet Types

Live roulette bets are divided into two main types – inside bets (placed directly on the numbers on the inside of the layout) and outside bets (placed in the betting areas on the outside of the layout).

Inside bets:

  • Straight-up: bet on a single number.
  • Split: bet on two adjacent numbers.
  • Street: bet on three numbers in a row.
  • Corner: bet on four numbers in a square.
  • Six Line: Bet on six numbers in two rows.

Outside bets:

  • Column / Dozen: Bet on a column of 12 numbers.
  • Even-Money: Bet on Red or Black, Odd or Even, High (19-36) or Low (1-18).

For added interest, live roulette games also have special bets like French Bets, 007, and the Snake. These bets combine multiple numbers in specific patterns, with the aim of balancing risk and opportunity. 

Live Roulette Basics & Betting Tips

To get the most out of playing live roulette games online, it’s a good idea to start with the basics:

  • Study the pay table: The pay table contains all the different bets on offer, as well as their payouts. The higher the payout, the greater the risk. Least-risk bets are the so-called even-money outside bets (red or black, odd or even, high or low), while straight-up inside bets are the most risky.
  • Set your bet size: Depending on the live roulette variant you’re playing, this will vary from a table minimum of $1 to a maximum bet of anything up to $5000. Be sure to size your bets according to your bankroll. As a general rule, it’s considered wise to bet in units corresponding to 1% of your bankroll. 
  • Play responsibly: If you’re a beginner to live dealer roulette, it’s recommended to start off with the lowest-size, least-risk bets. As you become more familiar with the game, you can start combining your bets (eg mixing in some inside bets with your outside bets) and increasing your bet size. Always remember to play responsibly and never bet money you can’t afford to lose.

Live Roulette Lingo

Here’s a handy glossary of live roulette terms for your better enjoyment at Jackpot City Casino:

  • Action: The amount of money in play on the table.
  • Ball-Track: The outer rim of the roulette wheel, where the ball spins.
  • Banco: When a player goes all in on a single bet.
  • Bottom Track: The inner part of a live roulette wheel where the ball falls before landing in a numbered pocket.
  • Croupier: The dealer who operates the game at a casino table.
  • Chat Room: A feature that allows live casino players to chat in real time.
  • Cold Table: A table where all the players are losing.
  • Hot Table: A table where all the players are winning.
  • House Edge: The percentage advantage the casino has over the player.
  • Marker: The dealer uses this to identify the winning number after a spin. When the dealer removes the market, players can place bets for the next spin.
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Popular Live Roulette Games Online

Not sure where to begin with live roulette? Here are some of the most popular variants to explore: 

  • Mega Roulette: Played on a European wheel, this engaging variant increases the fun factor exponentially with win-enhancing Mega Multipliers ranging from 50x to 500x the bet. On every spin, 1 to 5 Mega Multipliers are randomly applied to select straight-up bets, resulting in potentially massive payouts. With the special “Mega Bets” feature, players can place bulk combinations of straight-up bets like Mega Chances, Mega Columns and Mega Dozens.
  • Live Clubhouse Roulette: This invites players to interact with the dealer and chat with each other while placing bets on the live roulette wheel. The result is a lively, social atmosphere that makes it all the more fun to play live roulette in Ontario.
  • Live Exclusive Roulette: Players looking for a more high-end atmosphere will enjoy playing this VIP live roulette game online. Comparable to playing in a salon prive at a physical casino,  Live Exclusive Roulette offers a more personal, sophisticated gaming experience.

The great thing about live dealer roulette is that the format is so adaptable. For dazzling special effects that bring out all the drama in every spin, try Azure Roulette from Pragmatic Play. For the sports fans, OnAir’s Live Sports Roulette gives you the chance to combine your passion for gaming with games.  For something completely different, OnAir’s Airwave Roulette features an electric wheel and a ball launched by a puff of air.

In addition to all these roulette variants, there are many more live casino games to play at Jackpot City, from live blackjack to popular live stream baccarat variants. Explore them all at Jackpot City.

Live Roulette Safety & Security

Gamers looking to play live roulette in Ontario for real money will be glad to know that Jackpot City provides a safe, secure environment for all their gaming needs. Games are independently audited for safety and fair play, and the latest SSL digital encryption technology keeps players’ information safe at all times.

Payment options come courtesy of popular, trusted providers, and the casino is regulated and approved by iGaming Ontario. All games are mobile-optimised, too, with the same safety standards applied to mobile play.

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Live Roulette Frequently Asked Questions

What is live dealer roulette?

Live dealer roulette is a game played with a real dealer and a live roulette wheel. The action plays out in real time and you can chat to other players and the dealer.

What is the difference between standard online roulette and live roulette games online?

Standard online roulette is run by software that uses a random number generator (RNG) to generate outcomes on a virtual gaming table. Online live roulette games are run by live dealers operating real equipment and streamed live from a casino studio.

What type of bets can you make playing live dealer roulette?

Live roulette bets include all the standard bets for the type of live roulette wheel (European or American) you’re playing. Bet limits may vary depending on the table (eg VIP tables have much higher table limits). Some live dealer variants include special features such as multipliers on straight-up bets.

Can I just play live roulette games online for fun?

You have to bet the table minimum to participate in live roulette and other live casino games at Jackpot City. To play just for fun, try Jackpot City’s regular online roulette games, which are playable in demo mode.