What makes Chinese Roulette a very special game?

In practically every casino you can find these three games: Roulette, Blackjack and Poker. They’re true classics and people love them all over the world. Over the years many variations of these games have developed, and Poker is especially interesting. There’s even a Chinese version of it, which has become quite popular in the last couple of years. How do you play it?

What makes Chinese Roulette different?

The simple rules make Roulette accessible for everyone, whether you live in the United States, China or another part of the world. There’s a wheel and a little ball. Before the wheel starts spinning, you have to guess on which part of the numbered spaces it will land on. If you’ve guessed correctly, Roulette can easily make you rich. There are several types of Roulette and you should try them all out. The most popular ones are the American and French Roulette. Chinese Roulette is becoming a big competitor though. It’s almost the same as its European counterpart. Of course there is a little twist that makes it interesting. There is wheel involved, but instead of 36 numbers it uses the 12 Chinese star signs!

Lucky Chinese number 8

Chinese really like the zodiac and now use it for the popular game of Roulette. Usually you pick a number out of 1-36, but in this case you have to choose between 12 signs. These are the Rabbit, Tiger, Ox, Rat, Snake, Dragon, Horse, Goat, Rooster, Monkey, Pig and Dog. A little problem occurred at the beginning: if there are only 12 numbers, how do you manage a wheel with 37 pockets? This has been solved by giving every animal sign 3 pockets. A simple calculation leads to 36 though. No problem, because the last remaining number is 8 instead of zero. The number 8 has been chosen for a reason, because it symbolizes ‘luck’ in China.

Place a bet and hope for the best

The fact that Chinese Roulette uses animal signs instead of numbers definitely benefits its players. It increases the winning chances because any of the three pockets give exactly the same result. Don’t be afraid to take a bit of a risk and place your bet before the wheel starts spinning. Just like any other game, Chinese Roulette uses a minimum and maximum bet. You just need to have the right stars, perhaps with the lucky number 8? It definitely gives you a good chance to win because it has just one picket on the wheel. If you like to win even money, a positive/negative bet is a good option. It’s almost the same as red and black with European or American Roulette. It’s based on one half of the wheel, so six signs. Basket is another interesting option, because it covers the lucky number 8 and two sings.

Other betting options

There are several other options besides the number 8, positive/negative and basket to increase your winning chances. It might help if you place a bet on a single animal, for example. In that case you have a 11-1 chance to win Chinese Roulette. Or perhaps you prefer a ‘Split’, which means that you place a bit on two animal signs. You win if the ball ends up on one of them. Many Chinese Roulette players have been successful with the ‘Square’ option as well, which means that you place a bet at the intersection of four animal signs. Two other interesting options are ‘Elements and Season’. Elements is based on the four elements earth, fire, air and water. Each of these slots has three signs. Seasons is a little different and based on the four seasons spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each slot has three signs. If a ball lands on one of these slots you win a nice amount of money.