One of the primary reasons that casinos love technology is due to the way it helps their bottom line.
They’ve been able to automate tasks that once required multiple employees to complete.
Perhaps the best—or at least most obvious—example is the once ubiquitous system to one at the most and in some cases zero.
In most setups, the game plays exactly the same regardless of whether ‘analog’ or video equipment is used.
The typical roulette layout should be familiar to even non-gamblers due to its frequent use on television and in the movies.
A long felt-covered table with numbers and colors indicating various bet types takes up the majority of the floor space.
At the end of the table (or in the middle, which you’ll see at some European casinos) there is a wheel with 37 or 38 numbered slots (‘US version’ wheels have an extra while European wheels have a single ‘0’). Momentum keeps the ball spinning along the rim of the wheel at first until gravity takes over and it falls into one of the numbered slots.
Video roulette takes a variety of different formats.
In some cases, a remote ‘live dealer’ is used to operate the wheel via a video feed.
The betting process is done automatically with a video screen similar to a video poker or video keno interface.
In other cases, everything is animated and automated—including the wheel and betting layout.
This is true not only at online casinos but in land-based casinos as well.