Online Roulette Casinos

Roulette is a hugely popular game at both land-based and online casinos because you can make relatively small bets that offer up as much as a whopping 35:1 payout. The roulette at most casinos in Ontario is of the American variety, which has one more slot than the traditional European Roulette variety, and more than double the house edge as a result.

Fortunately, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation‘s online casino, the original legal option for playing roulette online in Ontario, offers a choice of both games. However, even more of a choice is on the way with the province poised to open its online gambling market up to private online casino operators as early as this year.

Other than that, the only real difference between roulette at land-based casinos in Ontario and online casinos is that no physical wheels are used online. Instead, a random number generator determines the outcome of each spin. The wheel and ball you see spinning around the screen are just computer graphics. The betting is also electronic, although you may already be used to that. Several versions of roulette found at land-based casinos use an electronic betting interface, even if they still employ a traditional physical wheel.

Is roulette legal in Ontario?

Casino games like roulette are completely legal in Ontario as long as you play them at a licensed Ontario casino. That means the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s online casino or any of the more than 20 provincially licensed casinos across the province. Plus, the province is about to open up its online gambling market to private online casino operators. This means even more licensed online casinos and roulette varieties are coming to Ontario.

Can you play roulette online in Ontario?

You certainly can. While you wait for the first privately run online casinos in Ontario to launch, you can still legally play online roulette via the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. It offers a choice of both European and American Roulette.

Ontario roulette tables near you

While several of Ontario’s smaller community casinos are slots-only facilities, as many as 21 across the province offer a variety of live and electronic table games, including roulette. Here’s a look at those Ontario casinos and the roulette games they offer:

Casino Ajax

  • 50 Alexander’s Crossing
  • Ajax, ON
  • 866-445-3939

MiniStar Electronic Roulette: multiple-seat electronic roulette with a Double-Zero Roulette wheel. It employs a fully automated roulette generator surrounded by five, six, eight or 10 MiniStar Play Stations for wagering. Get up to 120 spins per hour.

Casino Woodbine

  • 555 Rexdale Blvd
  • Etobicoke, ON
  • 416-675-1101

Enjoy American Roulette with a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Casino Rama

  • 5899 Rama Rd
  • Orillia, ON
  • 800-832-7529

With Touch Bet Roulette, a Double-Zero Roulette wheel spins electronically linked to Touch Bet Machines for wagering.

Elements Casino Mohawk

  • 9430 Guelph Line
  • Campbellville, ON
  • 905-854-4053

It hosts a private roulette rooms 24/7 with $500 minimum bet. Play Live Roulette and E-Roulette with Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Gateway Casinos Innisfil

  • 7485 5th Side Rd
  • Innisfil, ON
  • 705-726-6770

Play Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Great Blue Heron Casino

  • 21777 Island Rd
  • Port Perry
  • 905-985-4888

Enjoy Stadium Gaming Roulette with a Double-Zero Roulette wheel linked to 32 electronic betting machines for wagering. There’s access to blackjack, baccarat and sic bo.

Casino Niagara

  • 5705 Falls Ave
  • Niagara Falls, ON
  • 888-325-5788

Enjoy Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Fallsview Casino

  • 6380 Fallsview Blvd
  • Niagara Falls, ON
  • 888-325-5788

There’s Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel. Also, enjoy DYNASTY Roulette, which employs a Double-Zero Roulette wheel and electronic betting interface.

Gateway Casinos Sault Ste. Marie

  • 30 Bay St
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • 705-759-0100

It has Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Gateway Casinos Sudbury

  • 400 Bonin St
  • Chelmsford, ON
  • 705-855-7164

It boasts Electronic Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay

  • 50 Cumberland St S
  • Thunder Bay, ON
  • 807-766-7900

It has Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Rideau Carleton Casino (Future Hard Rock)

  • 4837 Albion Rd S
  • Gloucester, ON
  • 613-822-8668

Enjoy Live Roulette via a Single-Zero Roulette wheel. There’s also Pulse Arena, a combination of electronic table games and live dealer games, featuring roulette, blackjack, live craps and baccarat.

Shorelines Casino Belleville

  • 380 Bell Blvd
  • Belleville, ON
  • 613-689-9100

There’s Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Shorelines Casino Peterborough

  • 1400 Crawford Dr
  • Peterborough, ON
  • 833-678-0880

It offers Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands

  • 380 ON-2
  • Gananoque, ON
  • 613-382-6800

Enjoy Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Shorelines Slots Kawartha Downs

  • 1382 County Rd 28
  • Fraserville, ON
  • 705-939-2400

This spot previously hosted Live Roulette via a Double-Zero Roulette wheel, but it may be reopening as a slots-only facility.

Caesars Windsor

  • 377 Riverside Dr E
  • Windsor, ON
  • 800-991-7777

There’s Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Elements Casino Brantford

  • 40 Icomm Dr
  • Brantford, ON
  • 888-694-6946

For starters, there’s Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel. Plus, there’s MiniStar Electronic Roulette: multi-seat electronic roulette with a Double-Zero Roulette wheel. It employs a fully automated roulette generator surrounded by five, six, eight or 10 MiniStar Play Stations for wagering. Get up to 120 spins per hour.

Elements Casino Flamboro

  • 967 Ontario 5
  • Dundas, ON
  • 905-628-4275

Enjoy more MiniStar Electronic Roulette, employing a fully automated roulette generator surrounded by five, six, eight or 10 MiniStar Play Stations for wagering. Again, get up to 120 spins per hour.

Starlight Casino Point Edward

  • 2000 Venetian Blvd
  • Point Edward, ON
  • 519-383-7770

Expect Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Cascades Casino Chatham

  • 615 Richmond St
  • Chatham, ON
  • 226-296-0309

More Live Roulette on a Double-Zero Roulette wheel.

Improving your roulette odds in Ontario

There are basically two kinds of roulette wheels: American and European. But outside of Rideau Carleton Casino, which is in the process of becoming Hard Rock Casino Ottawa, you’d be hard pressed to find anything other than an American wheel in Ontario. There is really only one difference between the two, but it is a major difference. American Roulette wheels have a zero and a double zero slot while European Roulette wheels have just a single zero slot.

That means 38 versus 37 slots on the wheel and quite a jump in terms of the odds. While American Roulette offers up a Return to Player Rate of 94.74 percent (and a house edge of 5.26 percent), European Roulette, with its single zero, has an RTP of 97.29 percent (and a house edge of just 2.71 percent.) In other words, you stand a better chance of winning on a European Roulette wheel. In Ontario, that means it may be worth the drive to Rideau Carleton Casino, no matter where you are.

Ontario land-based casinos may offer a few twists on traditional roulette, including everything from single-player electronic roulette, to the multi-seat MiniStar Electronic Roulette and even bigger Stadium Gaming Roulette.

Online roulette variants

Until now, OLG’s online casino was the only legal option for playing online roulette in Ontario. Of course, that’s about to change with Ontario opening up the online gaming market to privately run online casinos. However, the OLG spot will remain open for business, as will its two roulette games, including:

  • American Roulette: $0.10 minimum and $500 maximum bet traditional electronic roulette. A zero and double zero slot on the e-wheel means an RTP of 94.74 percent.
  • Roulette!: Traditional electronic roulette on a European wheel. A single zero slot on the e-wheel means an RTP of 97.29 percent. There’s a $1 minimum and $500 maximum bet.

That means you have a choice when it comes to online roulette games in Ontario, including one game with a European wheel and that favorable 97.29 percent RTP. However, even more choices are on the way. Some of the biggest names in online gaming are headed this way, and these private online casinos should bring many of the following variants with them:

  • French Roulette: A single zero and the “La Partage” rule gives you half your even-odds bet back if zero comes. The RTP is player friendly at 3 percent.
  • Live Dealer Roulette: American or European Roulette broadcast on the internet live from a studio inside an Ontario casino with interactive viewing and an online betting interface.
  • Double Ball Roulette: Two balls mean more chances to win and a 97.3 percent
  • Roulette Royale: This is basically French Roulette with additional side bets and a 97.3 percent
  • Three Wheel Roulette: Three European Roulette wheels means three chances to win, but reduced payouts equal a reduced 95.03 percent

Ontario-specific rules for roulette

In Ontario, gaming is regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. While neither publishes specific rules for the roulette or online roulette games, they do have certain casino gaming rules and regulations that apply to roulette.

The first is that all roulette wheels and other casino equipment must be submitted for testing of fairness and game integrity. That includes all physical roulette wheels and the computerized random number generators employed by electronic and online roulette games. The minimum RTP on casino games in Ontario is 85 percent, making it illegal for land-based and online casinos to change the rules of roulette driving the RTP below that. Ontario also mandates that electronic and online casino games that simulate live games, like online and electronic roulette, must offer the same odds found in the live game, unless differences are clearly set out in published rules of play. All casino games like roulette must also display a complete history for nine games prior to the most recent.

Roulette basics

It’s that red, black and green spinning wheel with a small ball rolling around you see at most casinos. The game can also be identified by the crowd around the table quickly placing various bets on numbers, groups of numbers and colours. Roulette dealers spin the wheel and call for an end to all betting before launching the ball in the opposite direction. Wherever it lands determines the outcome of all bets.

Like we mentioned earlier, there are two kinds of roulette wheels. European wheels have 36 numbered slots in opposite red and black colours. Plus, there’s a single green zero. American wheels also have 36 numbered slots in opposite red and black colours. But there’s a green zero and green double zero. The addition of that one extra space more than doubles the house edge.

Ontario online casinos will employ both American and European wheels and feature a variety of different roulette games with rules and bets that may also impact the house edge. Ontario mandates that online casino games simulating live games must offer almost identical odds. That means the only difference you should find between roulette at land-based and online casinos is that the online games use a computer graphics to mimic the spin of the wheel. Then, there’s that random number generator behind it all.

Roulette tips and strategy

Luck plays a huge role in roulette. In fact, you win or lose based almost solely on luck. However, spreading your bets around the board the right way can lead to more consistent winning. Increasing the amount you bet on each spin and spreading the bets around certainly won’t maximize your profits. However, it will lead to more wins, which can add up fast. You can also try some of these basic roulette tips:

  • Track the wheel: Follow a wheel’s results at a land-based casino, and you may start to see tendencies. Bet accordingly to turn those tendencies into profits. Casinos help by listing the most recent results on a board next to the wheel. Plus, there are smartphone apps that can help you track and identify tendencies. Unfortunately, random number generators make real money online roulette games untrackable. You can follow the results all you like, but you won’t find legit patterns.
  • European roots: American Roulette has a zero, a double zero and an RTP of 94.74 percent. European Roulette has just the single zero and a 97.29 percent RTP. No matter where you come from, you’ll likely win more playing the Euro version of the game. Avoid American Roulette when you can. Stick to roulette wheels with a single zero. Win more. It’s that simple.
  • There are no 50/50s: The even/odd or red/black bets on the outside of most roulette tables look like 50/50 propositions, but they are not. The zero and possible double zero on the wheel means these are not 50/50 bets. In fact, all even/odd or red/black bets lose when it comes green zero or double zero. The truth is there’s more of a 48 percent chance of winning these bets, so bet accordingly.
  • Manage your bank: Never bet more on anything than you can truly afford to lose. Losing, after all, is a big part of gambling. You can get lucky in the short term, but the house edge on games like roulette dictates you will ultimately lose. Manage the funds you can afford to lose correctly, and you may stick around long enough to get lucky. Don’t and you’re sure to go broke fast. Set a limit for losses and wins, and stick to both. Manage your bankroll so that you’re limiting losses instead of maximizing winnings. Play for fun, and consider a lucky win just that.