Play Online Roulette in Indiana

Roulette is an iconic and popular casino game, and once online casinos become legal in the Hoosier State, online roulette in Indiana should become a statewide favorite.

What follows is an overview of how online roulette works. We include information about rules, variants and odds. We also discuss which online roulette sites are likely to launch in Indiana.

What to expect in this article:

Where to play roulette online in Indiana

Indiana hasn’t legalized online casinos, so you won’t find any real money online roulette in the state just yet.

That said, you can play social and sweepstakes casinos in Indiana that use virtual currencies and feature slots and table games. Some of these sites have previously offered roulette variants.

Retail casinos in Indiana with roulette tables

Until online casinos become legal in Indiana, you can always visit one of the state’s many retail casinos to play roulette. There are currently 13 casinos in Indiana, and every one of them offers roulette.

CasinoCityNumber of Roulette Tables
Ameristar Casino Hotel East ChicagoEast Chicago3
Bally’s Evansville CasinoEvansville3
Belterra Casino Resort & SpaFlorence3
Blue Chip Casino Hotel SpaMichigan City4
Caesars Southern IndianaElizabeth6
Four Winds South BendSouth Bend1
French Lick Resort CasinoFrench Lick3
Hard Rock Casino Northern IndianaGary8
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & CasinoAnderson2
Hollywood Casino LawrenceburgLawrenceburg5
Horseshoe HammondHammond7
Horseshoe IndianapolisShelbyville5
Rising Star Casino ResortRising Sun1

Note that each of these retail casinos features American roulette as the chosen variant (described below). In some locations, you will find electronic roulette games as well.

When online casino gambling in Indiana is legalized, you will likely find video roulette among other table games like craps and baccarat, plus some live dealer roulette tables.

Expected online casinos with roulette in Indiana

Indiana should prove an inviting market for the established online casinos already operating in other states. These sites all offer roulette, so we can anticipate what Indiana players will eventually encounter and (hopefully) enjoy.

BetMGM Roulette

BetMGM’s online casino has a massive selection of roulette variants, with more than 20 different roulette games available. You’ll find both American and European roulette represented along with a number of unique options like Black & Yellow Roulette, Space Invaders Roulette and Lightning Auto Roulette. BetMGM also offers live roulette online.

Read our BetMGM Indiana Casino review.

Caesars Roulette

Caesars Online Casino offers approximately a dozen different roulette games, including American, European and French. Mixed among the options are some online-only roulette games like 100/1 Roulette and 777 Blazing Roulette. Caesars also offers live roulette in the states where it operates.

Read our Caesars Indiana Casino review.

DraftKings Roulette

DraftKings Casino is another popular online casino that features roulette with more than 15 different roulette games on the site. Both American and European roulette are represented, with other fun options like Lightning Roulette and Double Bonus Spin Roulette among the choices. Look for roulette as one of the live dealer games on the site.

Read our DraftKings Indiana Casino review.

FanDuel Roulette

FanDuel Casino has fewer roulette games than some sites, but all of the favorite variants are represented among the 10 or so games. Those include American, European and French roulette as well as Platinum Roulette, Lightning Roulette, Double Spin Roulette and other choices. FanDuel Casino also offers a live roulette game.

Read our FanDuel Indiana Casino review.

WynnBET Roulette

WynnBET Casino features a nice selection of more than 15 different roulette variants, including American, European and French, plus Lightning Roulette, Platinum Roulette (single- and double-zero), First Person Roulette, Monopoly Big Spin (a roulette/slots combo game) and more. As with the other sites discussed here, there is also a online live roulette option at WynnBET Casino.

Read our WynnBET Indiana Casino review.

How to play online roulette

Online roulette differs from live roulette in a few ways, the most obvious being that you typically are the only player placing bets and spinning a video roulette wheel. Playing online roulette is not too complicated. You’ll find all of the rules, odds and payouts are usually identical to what you find at a physical casino.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for playing online roulette:

Step 1: Choose your roulette game

Most online sites have a wide selection of different roulette variants (more diverse than you’ll find in a casino). Take some time studying the different games and select the one that most appeals to you.

Step 2: Place your bets

Use your mouse to click places on the roulette board where you wish to place your bets. You can also adjust the size of your wager with each bet. You’ll always see how much money you have in your account, and the wagers automatically come out of your account as you play. Your winnings are automatically added as well.

Step 3: Spin the wheel

Here, online roulette differs a bit from live roulette where you have limited time to place your bets while the wheel is spinning, and at a certain point the croupier will announce “no more bets!” When you play roulette online, you can take as long as you like to decide which wagers to place. Then, you are the one who gets to click the “spin” button and set the online roulette wheel in motion.

Step 4: Watch the wheel spin and bets get settled

Once the wheel comes to rest and the ball lands on the winning number, bets are automatically settled. Losing bets get whisked away (much as when playing live), while the odds for winning bets are instantly calculated and chips pushed toward you as the money is added to your total.

When you’re finished playing, you can simply close the pop-up window and go back to the main online casino lobby.

Variations of online roulette in Indiana

When it comes to online roulette, there are three primary variants, all of which are played in retail casinos around the world—American, European and French. But there are also several other roulette variations, including some exclusively found online.

Here’s an overview of the different kinds of online roulette and their differences.

American roulette

American roulette is by far the most common variation in American casinos. It is also available at all the online casinos we mentioned above. American roulette has the following distinctions:

  • The wheel features numbers 1-36, plus both 0 and 00.
  • 18 of the numbers are marked red, 18 are black, and the two zeroes are green.
  • Having both the single-zero and double-zero increases the house edge to 5.26% on most wagers.

The house edge in roulette comes from the payouts being different from the actual odds. Because of those two zeroes on the wheel, American roulette odds are different from other variations.

For example, in American roulette, a winning bet on “red” pays even money (1-to-1), meaning you get back double what you bet. If the chance of winning was exactly 50%, there would be no house edge.

However, those two zeroes on the wheel mean you have an 18 in 38 chance of winning (47.37%) and a 20 in 38 chance of losing (52.63%). If you subtract the chance of winning from the chance of losing, you get 5.26%.

European roulette

European roulette is less common in American retail casinos, although you can often find it at online casinos. In European roulette, you’ll find:

  • The wheel features numbers 1-36 plus the 0 (and no double-zero).
  • 18 of the numbers are marked red, 18 are black, and the single-zero is green.
  • Having only the single-zero takes the house edge to 2.7% on most wagers.

European roulette is favorable to players when compared to American roulette since the house edge is reduced. On that bet on red, you are 18 in 37 to win (48.65%) and 19 in 37 to lose (51.35%). Note how the difference is smaller — 51.35% minus 48.65% equals a 2.7% house edge.

French roulette

French roulette is essentially the same as European roulette though it features a couple of different wagering opportunities. In French roulette, you’ll again find:

  • The wheel features numbers 1-36 and a single-zero.
  • 18 of the numbers are marked red, 18 are black, and the single-zero is green.
  • Having just that single-zero makes the house edge 2.7% on most wagers, although the house edge is even less on even-money wagers (see below).

The additional wagers in French roulette are as follows:

  • La Partage — For any even money bet (red/black, odd/even, 1-18/19-36), if the ball lands on the single-zero you get half your wager back.
  • En Prison — For those same even-money bets, if the ball lands on the single-zero, you don’t lose your bet. Instead, you get to play the same bet again on the next spin.

French roulette either uses the La Partage rule or the En Prison rule (not both). No matter which way the game is played, though, the house edge is cut in half to 1.35% on even money bets thanks to the unique way the game handles those bets when the ball lands on the single-zero.

Other online roulette variants

There are lots of other roulette variants at online casinos, many of which take advantage of the greater flexibility afforded by online play. These online roulette variants include:

  • 100/1 Roulette — features a huge roulette wheel with 100 numbers plus five zeroes
  • 3D Roulette — a neat spin (pun intended) involving high-tech graphics and animation
  • Double Ball Roulette — uses two balls at once, doubling your chance of winning
  • Double Bonus Spin Roulette — adds an extra bonus space and if the ball lands there you get an extra free spin (also look for Triple Bonus Spin Roulette)
  • Lightning Roulette — adds multipliers from 50x to 500x
  • Mini Roulette — features a smaller roulette wheel with just 13 spots (0 through 12)
  • Multi Wheel Roulette — spin multiple wheels at once
  • Pinball Roulette — using a plunger, you shoot the ball to the top of a pachinko-like board; the ball falls and lands on the winning number
  • Platinum Roulette — includes a number of unique wagering combinations
  • Space Invaders Roulette — just before the spin, space invaders (from the classic arcade game) “shoot” certain spots on the board to create big multipliers on payouts

Online roulette odds

As noted above, American, European and French roulette are similar in many respects but have a few key differences. These differences affect the odds and therefore change the house edge. Let’s explain in greater detail.

American roulette odds

Here’s how the single-zero and double-zero affect American roulette odds:

Type of BetOdds of Winning
Red/Black, High/Low, Odd/Even18 in 38 (47.37%)
Dozens, Column12 in 38 (31.58%)
Line6 in 38 (15.79%)
Basket5 in 38 (13.16%)
Corner4 in 38 (10.53%)
Street3 in 38 (7.89%)
Split2 in 38 (5.26%)
Straight up1 in 38 (2.63%)

European roulette odds

Here’s how having only a single-zero affects European roulette odds:

Type of BetOdds of Winning
Red/Black, High/Low, Odd/Even18 in 37 (48.65%)
Dozens, Column12 in 37 (32.43%)
Line6 in 37 (16.22%)
Corner4 in 37 (10.81%)
Street3 in 37 (8.11%)
Split2 in 37 (5.41%)
Straight up1 in 37 (2.70%)

There is no basket bet in European or French roulette. (See below for an explanation of what a basket bet is.)

French roulette odds

French roulette odds are similar to what you find with European roulette.

Type of BetOdds of Winning
Red/Black, High/Low, Odd/Even*18 in 37 (48.65%)
Dozens, Column12 in 37 (32.43%)
Line6 in 37 (16.22%)
Corner4 in 37 (10.81%)
Street3 in 37 (8.11%)
Split2 in 37 (5.41%)
Straight up1 in 37 (2.70%)

*In French Roulette if the ball lands on the single-zero and you’ve made one of these “even money” bets, you either get half your bet back (La Partage) or get to spin again (En Prison). Thus the odds of winning are the same as European Roulette, but the house edge is a little less (only 1.35% versus 2.7%)

Types of online roulette bets

As you can see, there are a lot of different ways to bet in roulette. One way to think of roulette bets is to divide them into two categories: inside bets and outside bets.

Inside bets

Inside bets refer to bets placed inside the main box on the roulette board that contains the numbers 1 to 36. These include bets on single numbers or multiple numbers that have high payouts but are also more difficult to hit than outside bets:

  • Straight up — a bet on one number (or 0 or 00); pays 35-to-1
  • Split — a bet on two numbers; pays 17-to-1
  • Street — a bet on three numbers; pays 11-to-1
  • Corner — a bet on four numbers; pays 8-to-1
  • Basket — a bet on 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3; pays 6-to-1
  • Line — a bet on six numbers; pays 5-to-1

Outside bets

Outside bets are placed by clicking on smaller boxes situated outside the main box. These bets pay less when you win but have better odds:

  • Red or black — betting on either the 18 red numbers or 18 black numbers; pays 1-to-1
  • High or low — betting on either 19-36 (high) or 1-18 (low); pays 1-to-1
  • Odd or even — betting on the odd or even numbers (18 each); pays 1-to-1
  • Column — betting on a column of 12 numbers; pays 2-to-1
  • Dozens — betting on 12 numbers, either 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36; pays 2-to-1

Online roulette features vs. retail casino roulette

Online roulette offers certain features that aren’t available in a casino. You lose the social aspect of the game, but you gain in other ways. Here are a few highlights that make online casino roulette distinct and appealing:

  • Auto betting — If you have a favorite wager, you can repeat it by selecting auto betting. On some sites, you can set a particular bet for a certain number of spins.
  • Lower stakes — Online roulette games often allow much smaller stakes (even for just a few cents per spin) than you’ll ever find in person.
  • Faster play — You can play many more spins per hour online.
  • No waiting — Unlike in a casino, the tables are never full when playing roulette online, which means you can always play right away. The exception online is live dealer roulette for which there can be limited seating.
  • Live roulette — Speaking of, many online roulette sites have live roulette games, too, featuring a live dealer (or rather, a croupier), combining the best of both worlds.
  • Play any time, anywhere — You can play online roulette in the comfort of your own home or on the go via an Indiana mobile casino app.

Strategies and tips for a fun online roulette experience

Roulette can be an especially entertaining game although there are certain things you can keep in mind to ensure it remains fun and rewarding.

As a pure game of chance, there is no best roulette strategy, so to speak. But understanding how the game works can help you enjoy it more and bet intelligently. Follow these tips:

  • Learn roulette odds and payouts.
  • If your risk tolerance is low, stick with outside bets that have lower payouts but give you a better chance to win.
  • If you enjoy long shots, choose inside bets.
  • Don’t be fooled into believing there are systems or guaranteed ways to win at roulette. You may notice patterns when watching a sequence of spins, but know that each spin is an independent event unaffected by what has gone before.
  • When playing American roulette, understand that the house has a 5.26% edge for almost all the available bets, but a much greater edge of 7.89% for the basket bet (0, 00, 1, 2 and 3).
  • Understand also that European and French roulette have a lower house edge than American roulette.
  • Practice smart bankroll management and never gamble with money you cannot afford to lose.

Please gamble responsibly

To build on that last tip, whenever you visit an online casino and play any games, including roulette, always practice responsible gambling. Know your limits, both in terms of how much money you plan to gamble with and how much time you plan to spend doing so. If ever gambling becomes a problem for you or the experience becomes negative, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.

Play roulette online in Indiana

Roulette is one of the oldest and most famous casino games. Understanding the ins and outs of the game can help make roulette all the more enjoyable and entertaining. Today the online version has become a favorite in legal online casinos. Furthermore, many casinos offer the option to play free roulette online via demo versions so you can familiarize yourself with the game before playing for real cash. Roulette fans in the Hoosier State should have lots of options once Indiana online roulette goes live.

Online casino roulette FAQs

Not right now. Stay tuned, however, as Indiana lawmakers are currently considering legalizing online casinos. If they do, that should bring lots of online roulette to the state.

Indiana is currently home to 12 commercial casinos and one tribal casino. All of these locations feature roulette among their available table games, ranging from a single table at some casinos to more than a half-dozen at others. You’ll find these live roulette tables typically feature American roulette and none of the other variations, including the online-only roulette variants.

When it comes to roulette variations, the most important difference is between European roulette (with its single-zero on the wheel) and American roulette (with its single-zero and double-zero). As we cover above, that difference changes the odds and the house edge. Other roulette variations feature smaller differences, with certain online-only versions of roulette introducing some interesting twists on the traditional game.

First off, be aware that as of right now, real money online casinos have yet to be legalized in Indiana. That means any site inviting you to play roulette for real money online is not reputable and should be avoided. Once Indiana does legalize online casinos, you can look for licensed and regulated sites on which to play online roulette as well as blackjack, slots and other games. When online casinos are legalized, be assured they are safe and secure operations.

When playing live roulette with other players, you and another player may both want to place the same bet, say, on the same number. That is perfectly fine. In fact, when you play roulette games in a casino, players are given special chips of different colors so the croupier can keep track of who has bet what. Of course, when you play online roulette, this is never an issue as you aren’t playing with other players (unless it is live dealer roulette).