RouletteRoulette is a game of chance, the objective of the game is to guess the winning number on the wheel. For the not so risky players they can bet on black, red or odds or evens.

The Basics Of Roulette

Roulette is derived from a French word meaning "small wheel". There are 3 versions of Roulette. There is American Roulette, European Roulette and French Roulette, the concept for these 3 versions are identical. The basics of Roulette is a ball spinning around a wheel that is coloured in black and red with odd and even numbers on it. The player chooses either black and red or the exact number where they think the ball is going to land.

The wheel in Roulette is used to determine the outcome of the game. Once the players have placed their bets, the wheel is set spinning and a small ball is spun onto the wheel in the opposite direction to that of the wheel. The ball will eventually loose speed and it will stop in one of the pockets on the wheel. The number of the pocket where the ball has landed is the winning number.

How To Play Roulette

In Roulette, you can bet on either a single number, or on a group of two, three, four, six, twelve, or eighteen numbers. The risky bets are the ones that are going to have the highest payouts. Betting on a single number, your odds are 35 to 1 against you winning, but if the ball lands on your number you will win 35 coins for every coin you bet . It is definitely easier to bet on either high or low, odd or even but your payout's will not be as much, you will only win even money.

Below there are a number of Roulette betting options that will help with your betting choices and help you minimise the risk and maximise your winnings. You can make a number of roulette bets on each spin of the wheel. If 20 is your lucky number, you can make a safe bet on black, even or you can take the risk and just bet on the number 20.

Various Roulette Bets

Inside Bets - These are called inside bets as the bets are placed inside the betting grid. These are risky bets but the payout's are high.

  • Straight Bet

    This is a a bet placed on a single number. A winning bet pays 35 to 1.

  • Split Bet

    This is betting on two numbers by placing the bet on the line between them. Winning bet pays 17 to 1

  • Street Bet

    This is when you place your bet on three horizontal number. You place this bet by placing your chips on the line at the end of the row. A winning bet pays 11 to 1

  • Corner / Square Bet

    This is a bet placed on four numbers that form a square. the bet is made by placing the chips on the corner where all four number meet. A winning bet pays 8 to 1

  • Line Bet

    The bet is placed on two "streets" of numbers by putting your bet at the end of both rows, on the line between the rows. A winning bet pays 5 to 1

Outside Bets - These bets are placed outside of the betting grid. These are low risk bets and payout's are lower.

  • Column Bet

    This is when you place your bet on an entire vertical column of 12 numbers. Winning bet pays 2 to 1

  • Dozen Bet

    Bet is placed on the First 12 (Numbers 1-12), Second 12 (Numbers 13-24) or the Third 12 (Numbers 25-36). A winning bet pays 2 to 1

  • High or Low

    A bet placed on the low numbers - (1 to18) or a bet placed on the high number - 19 to 36. A winning bet pays 1 to 1

  • Odd or Even

    A bet on the odd or the even numbers. A winning bet pays 1 to 1

  • Colour Bet

    A bet on either black or red. A winning bet pays 1 to 1