What Are the Benefits of Playing Roulette In a Live Setting?

Published on January 5th, 2009 12:30 am EST

In the past, we've explained the advantages of playing roulette on your computer versus playing roulette in a "brick and mortar" casino.

We thought that, in the interest of fairness, we would write an article that detailed the advantages of playing roulette in a live casino setting.

oriental girls playing roulette in a real casinoWe certainly prefer to play roulette online, however there are certain advantages to playing in a live setting that can't be ignored:

1. The Social Aspect. Roulette is a great game to play with friends, and is also a great way to make new friends. Why? Unlike other casino games, you are not playing against your opponents. Sure, not everyone wins every hand and you will certainly be cheering for your own wagers to win, but nobody at the table benefits from another person losing. This means that players can generally cheer each other on and have a great table around the roulette wheel. Compare this to a game like poker, where players only make money by beating their opponents.

2. The Atmosphere. Getting dressed up on a Friday night to go gamble can be an experience of its own. Sure, you can play hours upon hours of roulette on your computer, however there is definitely something to be said for going to the casino. It just feels like an event.

3. The Amenities. The waitresses bringing you free drinks. The shows. The fabulous dinners. The comped rooms. There is certainly something to be said for the luxuries that a "brick and mortar" casino provides for its customers. You won't have a waitress bringing you a Scotch on the rocks while you are playing online roulette at home on your computer.

4. The "feel" of playing at a casino. There is certainly something to be said for "feeling" the chips in your hands, physically watching the ball settle in the roulette wheel, and physically cashing out your winnings from the cashier cage. You can not duplicate these feelings in an online setting. There is nothing like walking away from the cashier cage with hundreds of dollars of winnings in your pocket.

While we tend to focus on the advantages of playing roulette online on this web site, there are certainly advantages to play in a "live" casino setting.

The solution?

Do both.