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What Makes Roulette So Special in Canada?

The Popularity of Roulette in Canada

Roulette is clearly popular with Canadian players. Now, the question is why. Well, one thing is accessibility. Of all casino games, roulette is undoubtedly one of the most accessible, and it is well presented across all brick-and-mortar casinos in the country. Another fantastic incentive is a free roulette.

Now, you may be wondering – roulette for free? Is that even a thing? Yes, it very well is and thanks to online casino gaming, better known as iGaming, you can expect to find many Canadian casinos, both online and in a physical location, that are more than happy to provide you with versions of the game.

When Did Roulette Appear in Canada?

Canada has a deep-seated appetite for roulette. The game first arrived in the country around 1758, and it has stuck ever since, always coming back to popular culture and making a big entry on the gaming scene – in all forms.

Unfortunately, roulette didn't have a great start in Canada. Shortly after the game was introduced in Canada, the game was actually suspended by the government, outlawing all establishments that offered roulette and prohibiting citizens from playing the game.

In the 1990s, though, thanks to the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, and the more liberal approach to gaming as a whole, roulette is once again back in Canada, and it is, as you can expect it to be, very popular.

Of course, Canada is still not quite settled on whether it should endorse gambling or suspend it altogether. Yet, suppose there has been any indication that either would happen. In that case, it's the more relaxed approach by the majority of regulators out, especially those who have been rooting for a more liberal approach to gambling, at least in particular provinces, such as Quebec.

That is not to say that there are no opponents to this idea, but at least now, legislators are giving it a serious think-through if they should ignore online gaming. Casinos and the roulette table are already firmly embedded in the country and across the different provinces. The next step is to come up with a final decision.

What Roulette Games Do Canadians Play?

Trying to pinpoint Canuck players' interest in roulette won't be too easy. To put it merely, Canadians would play any roulette game as long it is fair, engaging and has a good entertainment value. Naturally, not all games are worthwhile, but brick-and-mortar casinos in Canada do offer a great selection of titles.

Players are always excited to try two specific versions. The first one is European Roulette, which is absolutely great. This version of the game is awesome, as it has only one zero, which means that you will get a very good house edge indeed.

Canadians get to enjoy good gameplay by betting on the classic version of the game. Another great game to consider is French roulette, which comes not only with a classier look but also with the special zero bets which allow you to either re-play a round or claim back your money.

It's safe to say that this is one of the best versions any Canadian casino can offer as it will take care of your bets and add what a French touch is. Now, Canadians also like to experiment with American roulette, but that game seems to be less advantageous to players. Nevertheless, you will find many players who enjoy that sort of fast-and-loose gameplay, and if it means anything, the double-zero bet is actually so much fun.

In any event, you can expect roulette to be very popular in Canada. It hasn't always been the case, but now you don't have anything to worry about at all. Canada is embracing roulette both online and at brick-and-mortar casinos, and that is exciting indeed.

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