Once, fans of the French wheel-based game of Boule had to hope they met certain conditions to qualify to play. Firstly, they had to live in a jurisdiction that allowed casinos, and secondly, if that jurisdiction was not in France, they had to search around to find a casino that would offer Boule alongside its more famous cousin, Roulette.
Outside its country of origin, Boule was not a game offered by many casinos, so dedicated players had to hunt high and low for legal professional versions of the game. iPhone online Boule changed that situation at a stroke; players all over the world can now log on to play Boule via the convenience and safety of this handy device. Online/mobile casinos code different versions of their games to make for the best playing experience on specified devices, so iPhone online Boule players are able to choose the casino and the Boule game that suits them.
An online search of review sites will quickly reveal the casinos with the best reputations for fair play and friendly, efficient customer service. A search will also throw up reviews of any bad apples to be avoided; while players should make sure their personal iPhone security settings are adequate, they should also check online casino sites for valid security and auditing certificates, to ensure that the casino’s games have been vetted independently for fairness, and that it can protect players’ personal information securely.
The Basics of Boule
Boule is similar in some aspects to Roulette, although gaming historians dispute whether the two share a common origin. As in Roulette, players bet on numbers around a wheel, and the winning number is picked at random by a bouncing ball. In the original land-based version of Boule, however, only the numbers 1 to 9 are used on the wheel, and the ball is much larger, about the size of a snooker ball, and made of rubber.
In Roulette, both the numbered wheel and the ball spin. In Boule, the wheel is actually a bowl with depressions indented in it that correspond to the numbers around the outside of the wheel. The bowl remains stationary and only the ball spins, eventually rolling round the side of the bowl to a standstill in one of the depressions. These differences are immaterial in iPhone online Boule or Roulette, however, as the track of the ball and its eventual winning position are determined by random number generators.
Boule offers three even-money bets: Red (the numbers 2, 4, 7 and 9) or Black (the numbers 1, 3, 6 and 8); Odd (1, 3, 7, 9) or Even (2, 4, 6, 8); and Low (1, 2, 3, 4) or High (6, 7, 8, 9). Because Boule has no 0 or 00, 5 gets a third colour, yellow, and counts as neither odd nor even, high nor low, red nor black. So any bets on the even-money options lose automatically if the winning number is 5. For bets on single numbers, including 5, the payout is 7:1.
Players keen to try iPhone online Boule should check their local regulations on legal online gambling options if they want to play Boule for real money, but those who enjoy playing for fun will also find many credits-only version of the game at which to play for free. Whether they download an app or play via the iPhone’s browser, they have easy access to iPhone online Boule anytime.