A Complete Guide to Playing Home Roulette

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Not everyone can visit a casino to play roulette, so I have prepared my guide on how to play roulette at home. These days, there are a few options for doing so, and which one you choose should depend on your goals.

I cover two realistic options for home roulette games with friends or for a few hours of entertainment by yourself. I also explain a few need-to-know things about roulette to help you decide what to do.

Buy a Physical Roulette Wheel

Buying home roulette sets from Amazon and other online retailers is easy enough. These could be with you in 24-48 hours and will probably cost you around $100 for basic ones.

Once you get your roulette wheel, you need to think about what you will do. Roulette is usually played against the house; are you going to act as the house and let your friends bet against you, are you going to take turns, or are you going to set up some sort of roulette tournament?

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There are all sorts of ways to do things. I once played at home with friends, where we all bet $10, and whoever got the highest number of wins (straight bets) out of five spins won the pot. That’s not strictly playing roulette at home, but it’s something fun you can do with a roulette wheel.

If you want to play roulette tournaments at home with friends, you could play a knockout-style game. For example, split into groups of two and go head-to-head, with whoever gets the highest number advancing to the next round, and so on. You can get creative when you play roulette at home.

Of course, you could also just run a standard roulette game. Give each player some chips; someone could act as the house and take bets as the casino would. Be aware that roulette bets have different payouts, so if you’re going to do this, you’ll need to know what to pay players when they win.

It’s important to know that some home roulette wheels won’t come with chips, and it’s illegal to run real money games without a license in many parts of the world.

The best solution would be to buy some chips and just play for fun or determine a different way to reward the winners. For example, you can buy each other presents, a drink, or something similar.

Play Live Dealer Roulette Online

One of my favorite ways to play roulette at home is to play live dealer games. These offer almost everything real casino games do without the need to travel to real casinos. If you live hundreds of miles from the nearest one like I do, live games are your best option for a lifelike experience.

Live dealer casinos offer real games streamed to you via HD cameras. The dealers host the games in dedicated studios or in real casinos. All you have to do is place your bets on the on-screen HTML5 roulette tables and let the dealers do their work.

One of the best things about live dealer games is all the new variants available these days. For example, you can play Lightning Roulette by Evolution at many of the best live roulette sites. This game involves random multipliers of up to 500x being applied to specific numbers.

Where to Play Live Dealer Roulette Online

If you decide that playing live games is your best option for playing roulette at home, I recommend the following two sites.

American players should play at Bovada. This is the top-rated online casino for US players. Bovada offers both American and European roulette, with bets starting at just $1 per spin.

Betway is the best option for players outside the USA. This casino has about a dozen live roulette variants, including Lightning Roulette. It has generous welcome bonuses for all new players and pays quickly when you win. It’s my top-rated casino for British, Canadian, and European players.

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Hi! I’m Gavin Lucas, a gambling enthusiast with a particular love for video slots and live casino games. I have been writing about gambling online since 2015, and am always keen to try new games as soon as they’re released. Other than gambling, I’m obsessed with technology and I've written numerous articles for CoinGeek on the topic. I’m fascinated by how online gambling will be changed by blockchain technology, micropayments, and the Metaverse. Having tested several blockchain casinos already, I believe I can see what casinos will look like 10 years from now, and I enjoy sharing that vision with others.