The game of online roulette is played in the same way as the traditional game of roulette that is enjoyed at the land based casino. At the online casino there are a large number of roulette games to choose from. Players often prefer playing the European version of roulette as it has one less pocket than the American version. Another popular version of roulette enjoyed by many players is the French version. Here players are given additional betting options and players can wager on larger parts of the wheel at a time. Playing roulette at the online casino is the perfect way for players who are new to the game to become more comfortable with the game rules before attempting to play at a land based casino. Players at the online casino also have the distinct advantage of being able to play in their own familiar surroundings. Players may choose to play online roulette whilst stroking their cat. Many studies have shown that stroking an animal whilst engaging in stress inducing activities helps calm the owner and keep his stress levels down, this can even be beneficial when playing roulette online.