Here at Metaspins, we love crypto roulette. After being one of the main attractions on physical casino floors, it is now one of the most popular gaming options online, whether that's as a simple 2D program or in a state-of-the-art live lobby. While we tend to veer towards the latter, you can be assured that we have something for everybody, from a host of different developers.
Metaspins is a crypto casino and all our online roulette games are playable with crypto, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and plenty more. We offer a trusted brand and a secure website for making deposits, and you'll never need to part with too much personal information to play our games. That's just one of the benefits of playing with cryptocurrency.
Let's explore the roulette types in our catalogue and introduce some of the gameplay features they have to offer.
Types of Crypto Roulette Games
As mentioned, crypto casino roulette is a product of years of tinkering. However, it's fair to say that the explosion in the number of roulette types is a modern phenomenon. Wild variants and fresh takes on the standard gameplay loop are in vogue. A quick note for newbies, here - you have access to all the same creators and games with crypto roulette as you do at sites that only accept fiat currency, so we probably already have your favourite game(s) waiting for you.
European roulette is what you might call the standard online roulette wheel. It has 36 ‘pockets’ numbered 1-36, in addition to the number zero, which is considered the house's number. Every pocket has a colour, too. These are red or black for the numbers and green for the zero. You’ll probably already be aware (thanks to Hollywood movies), that red/black is the most common wager in roulette of all descriptions.
You have a 48.6% shot at winning any even money bet, that is, red/black, even/odd, and high/low, compared to a 2.70% chance of succeeding with a ‘straight up’ or single number bet, zero included. Why don’t the 50:50 bets have a 50% chance of winning? This is due to the influence of the zero pocket, which is an instant loss for the player. European roulette is the best place to learn how to play the game due to its simplicity.
As far as Metaspins Casino's contribution to roulette is concerned, you'll be able to play Roulette X2, Auto Roulette, and Roulette Nouveau.
The American roulette wheel has the most numbers of any game variant you're likely to find at an online casino. It has the usual zero pocket but there's also a double zero at the opposite side of the wheel. This makes it meaner. Even-money bets in American roulette have a 47.4% chance of coming in, which demonstrates the advantage the casino gets from that extra zero pocket. It's hard to find a roulette wheel that isn't American-style in the US so be prepared for this if you're playing stateside.
You can play American Gem Roulette at Metaspins, which replaces the 0 and 00 with a Diamond and Ruby, as well as First Person American Roulette, a new paradigm of roulette made by Evolution.
That's basically it for American roulette. The only other thing we can think of is that American roulette does have an additional wager available - the basket bet. This takes advantage of the double-zero pocket to create a twist on the three-number 'street' bet. Simply place your chips on 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 to weave the basket. This wager comes with a house edge of 7.89% though, so it's rarely worth the effort it takes the dealer to sort it out.
France is the birthplace of the roulette wheel. It was created as a prototype of a device that violates several laws of thermodynamics - the perpetual motion machine - and, therefore, didn’t actually work. Still, the wheel part of the invention persists in all the roulette types we know and love. French roulette is an interesting take on the more popular European roulette that includes two extra rules - en prison and la partage.
Both la partage ('the divide') and en prison ('in prison') are wagers that can benefit the player by reducing the house edge. However, they are only applicable to even money bets like red/black or even/odd. In brief, la partage means that wagers are split between the dealer and the player when the ball lands in zero. Similarly, en prison means that a zero result places the player's bet in jail. They must win the next spin to release it. It's like Monopoly without the fighting.
In summary, the differences between roulette types can be boiled down to a collection of zeroes and two rare rules. There is reportedly a triple zero wheel out there somewhere in the world. This version, if it exists as a form of online roulette, would have the highest house edge of all, and is not recommended for people who play roulette for fun.
Get Started with Crypto Roulette
Aside from the rule variations we covered in the previous section, online roulette remains one of the easiest games to play in any casino. Even if you've only just heard of its existence, it's possible to explain the basic rules in under a minute. All you have to do is spin the wheel, throw the ball, and pick a number. There's more, of course, including strategies, tips, tricks, and ways of betting that can preserve your bankroll. Let's take a look.
Strategies are a tricky thing. For one, no online casino roulette strategy is going to allow you to beat a game of chance, especially with the house edge attached. This means that you should never believe anybody that promises guaranteed wins at the roulette table. The ball can land in the same colour twice, eight times, or twenty-five times in a row, and there's nothing anybody can do about it. Having said that, strategies do have their uses.
Online roulette strategies are all about recouping losses quickly and/or taking advantage of existing mechanics to improve your chances of winning. This only goes so far though. Using blackjack as an example, the basic strategy doesn't improve your chances of winning, it only optimizes your game so that you're not making avoidable mistakes. The same is true of Martingale, d'Alembert, Paroli, Labouchere, Andrucci, Fibonacci, and the tens of other strategies used by online roulette players.
While it's not possible to summarise each and every roulette strategy in this brief guide, players looking for a new way to play roulette online should try the Martingale and d'Alembert systems in a free-play version of the game at Metaspins Casino. As a quick summary, Martingale requires you to double your stake on a losing bet. The d'Alembert strategy is similar but asks the player to create a single bet unit before starting out (e.g. $1). Then, add one unit on a loss and remove one unit on a win.
Easy. Sort of.
Just to reiterate a few tips from earlier, single zero wheels are much better than double zero ones, and the two additional rules in French roulette, namely, en prison and la partage, make online casino roulette much friendlier to players. What else is there to know about playing roulette? One of the biggest myths surrounding roulette is that recording results can help you find a pattern to take advantage of. It doesn't.
In every game of luck involving numbers, individual results will re-occur time and time again. This is true of lotteries too, and it's a completely normal part of randomness. These kinds of 'patterns' are only visible after tens of thousands of spins and don't actually produce any useful information at all. This is the core of the Andrucci roulette strategy, so ignore it. There are only 36 or 37 numbers in roulette so the chances of them coming up multiple times over an extended play period are quite high.
Finally, outside bets, i.e. those located on the edge of the gameboard, including red/black, have better odds but lower potential returns, while inside bets provide the opposite.
Play Top Roulette Games with Bitcoin
You can play casino games using bitcoin at Metaspins. We have full support for mobile devices in all the below games. What makes these ones special? They're a few of our favourite online roulette lobbies.
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While this may sound like a French variant of roulette, it uses the European ruleset. Roulette Nouveau isn't any different from any other standard European roulette game. It's simply the version produced by Relax Gaming.
Gem Roulette incorporates - what else? - gems into its wheel, creating a 38-pocket variant of American roulette. This visually-appealing game is produced by iSoftBet and features two new side bets for the player to choose from.
Courtesy of Golden Rock Studios, Roulette X2 is a true oddity - but a very special one. This online casino roulette game couples roulette with dice. Every time the player spins the wheel, the roll of four dice determines whether or not they'll be eligible for a 2x multiplier.
First Person American Roulette
Evolution Gaming's First Person American Roulette is an effort to meld the realism of live bitcoin roulette with a more typical gameplay experience. You'll get a player's eye view of the wheel and gameboard in this one.
Made by Evolution Gaming, especially for high-rollers, Auto Roulette is European roulette dialled up to eleven. It's possible to field up to 80 bets per hour in this variant, perfect for those who aren't too fussed about the social aspect of casino gaming but still want to play roulette online.
Spin & Win with Crypto Roulette
At Metaspins, we pride ourselves on providing a transparent and uncomplicated way to play online roulette with cryptocurrency or, indeed, pretend credits in our free-play experiences. With mobile and desktop support for just about everything, our roulette games are fully-functional no matter where you are playing from. Here are just a few of the developers that we offer games from:
- NoLimit City
- Pragmatic Play
Besides this, you can also enjoy a wide selection of crypto table games at Metaspins, including crypto blackjack and baccarat, along with a massive selection of crypto online slots.
New to crypto gaming? Let's do a quick rundown of our deposit process. You'll just need a free Metaspins account and a crypto wallet to get started.
Click on the Cashier button (top right)
Select the currency you wish to deposit with. We support transactions in BTC, ETH, USDT, BCH, TRX, ADA, DOGE, and LTC.
Retrieve your deposit address available as either a scannable QR code or in plain text. This will vary according to the currency you selected in Step 2.
Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location on your crypto wallet or exchange of choice.
An in-site notification will let you know that the transaction is being processed.
Once confirmed, your user balance will be updated.
We hope you enjoy playing at Metaspins Casino. If roulette isn't your thing, why not try out our range of crypto slots instead?
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you play Bitcoin on roulette?
Our easy-to-use deposit and withdrawal section in the top right of this website will allow you to play bitcoin roulette and many other popular cryptocurrencies.
- What are the different types of roulette?
The three most popular roulette types are American, European, and French. American roulette has 37 pockets, including a 0 and 00, while the other two games have 36, with a single zero.
- Can I play crypto roulette for real money online?
Yes. All our games are set up for real money play. Minimum and maximum bets do apply in many cases though.
- Can I play roulette for free?
At Metaspins Casino we do offer a free version in demo mode, as well as online roulette real money. Players will need to press on any of the game thumbnails at the top of the page.
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