Roulette machines are the popular and highly addictive gambling terminals found in all British betting shops. Although each betting shop is limited to four FOBT machines, the amount of games each terminal can host is only limited by the power of the computer within the roulette machine, which has given rise to an ever increasing number of games on each betting terminal.
Coral, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Betfred roulette machines each host around fifty games, so the choice is large enough to suit the majority of gamblers. The vast majority of the games are slots, but there are an ever increasing amount of roulette, bonus roulette, scratch card and even pub style games. The most popular has always been roulette, with the Coral and Ladbrokes Original Roulette bringing a standard, easy to understand roulette game that no one will have a problem in understanding. The odds on Original Roulette are pretty good, offering an RTP (return to player) of 97.3%, with the William Hill counterpart; 20p Roulette offering the same return. You can even play 20p Roulette online at Betfred.
Roulette Machines Bonus Games
As the betting terminal computers become more powerful, the complexity of the games on offer has also increased. Nowadays all of the mainstream bookies have a host of bonus roulette games, some with progressive pots (Key Bet Roulette), others with bonus rounds from TV shows (Deal or No Deal Roulette), with others even combining slots and roulette (Super Streak Roulette). The list is ever expanding, but all of these bonus roulette machine games have one thing in common; they pay a lower return than standard roulette. This is due to the extra position on the roulette wheel, which effectively makes the bonus roulette games double zero roulette, with the majority of them having an RTP of around 94%, 3% less than the aforementioned Original Roulette.
You can get around this percentage decrease by sticking to certain strategies, each different depending on the roulette machine game you are playing. Refer to the Roulette pages for individual strategies to enhance your game and make your money go further. It’s well worth reading the guides to your favourite roulette machine games, you’ll learn the odds as well as understand the best way to play for the bonus games.
Roulette Machine Slots
The next most popular games on the roulette machines are the slots, with popular games crossing over from online play, to betting terminals and vis-versa. You can play Classic Rainbow Riches online, however other popular Rainbow Riches slots have yet to make the transition to online play, so Free Spins, Pure Goldand other popular Rainbow Riches themed slots can only be played in Coral and Ladbrokes betting shops.
Betfred currently has the largest range of slots and roulette machine games available both online and in their betting shops, although online the slots have a higher RTP due to the lower overheads in running an online casino.
Just like the roulette machine games listed on this site, the slots pages also detail the ideal playing strategies for each individual slot machine. Refer to the individual slots pages for details of the features on offer, as well as important information such as the RTP for the different stakes, and the ideal stake to maximise your return.
Roulette Machines General Information
Bookies roulette machines are limited to four per shop, but as yet there is no limit to the number of betting shops on the high street. Individual bets are a maximum of £50 per game, or £100 if authorised over the counter. The maximum speed per game is one roulette spin every 20 seconds, which equates to the ability to spend a massive £300 per minute. The odds will often vary depending on the stake you play, but this is dependent upon the game you are playing.
To prevent excessive gambling, betting shops must offer you the ability to self-exclude yourself from their premises. There is a guide here to explain the process, or simply ask in the shop for a self-exclusion form.