Roulette - The Basics

Roulette -- The Basics

Roulette is one of the easiest games to play and understand in the casino. As usual the easier a game is to understand the greater the house edge, and roulette is no exception. If you are looking for a easy to understand and slow paced table game, and are willing to sacrifice on the house edge, then you may like roulette. If you want something more stimulating or with a decent return I would suggest looking at other games.

One difference between roulette and all other table games is that roulette chips have no value denomination printed on them. This actually is the true definition of a chip, one which indicates its value is technically called a check. The roulette table comes with six to eight sets of different colored chips, each set consisting of 300 chips. When a player purchases chips he gets his own color and the value of each chip is the buy-in divided by the number of chips received. The dealer will place a token on top of the dealer's stack of that color of chips to indicate the value.

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American Rules

A U.S. roulette wheel consists of 38 numbered slots: numbers 1 to 36, a zero, and a double zero. The betting layout consists of every individual number as well as a host of outside bets on combinations of numbers. After the players make their bets, the dealer spins the wheel and a ball and after several seconds the ball will land in one of the numbered slots.

The following table displays the available bets, the win (on a to one basis), and the probability of winning under U.S. rules. All casinos in the U.S. follow these rules except for in Atlantic City. The house edge on all bets is 1/19, or 5.26%, except for the 0-00-1-2-3 combination, which carries a house edge of 7.89%.

Double-Zero Roulette

Bet Pays Probability Win House Edge
Red 1 47.37% 5.26%
Black 1 47.37% 5.26%
Odd 1 47.37% 5.26%
Even 1 47.37% 5.26%
1 to 18 1 47.37% 5.26%
19 to 36 1 47.37% 5.26%
1 to 12 2 31.58% 5.26%
13 to 24 2 31.58% 5.26%
25 to 36 2 31.58% 5.26%
Six line (6 numbers) 5 15.79% 5.26%
First five (5 numbers) 6 13.16% 7.89%
Corner (4 numbers) 8 10.53% 5.26%
Street (3 numbers) 11 7.89% 5.26%
Split (2 numbers) 17 5.26% 5.26%
Any one number 35 2.63% 5.26%

European Rules

What most call European roulette is roulette played on a 37-number wheel, with one zero only. The pays are the same as in American roulette. However, with one zero the house edge is cut to 1/37, or 2.70%, on all bets.

The term European roulette is somewhat of a misnomer because you can find single-zero roulette all over the world. In fact, it is the standard outside the United States. Even in the United States you can find single-zero roulette in some high-limit rooms.

Atlantic City Rules

In Atlantic City, any all even money bets (red, black,odd, even, 1-18, 19-36) follow a variation of the European half-back rule (see below). If the ball lands in 0 or 00, then the player will lose only half of any even money bet. This lowers the house edge to 2.63% on these bets. This rule does not apply on single zero wheels.

French Rules

French roulette is played on a single wheel and also features a favorable en prison or half-back rule. Under the half-back rule, if the player makes any even money bet (red, black, odd, even, 1-18, 19-36), and the ball lands in zero, then the player gets half the bet back, known as la partage in French.

The term French roulette is also somewhat of a misnomer because the la partage rule can sometimes be found in casinos outside of France, including some high-limit rooms in Las Vegas.

Rather than lose half, the player sometimes may also choose to imprison the bet. If an imprisoned bet wins on the next spin it is released and the player gets it back, without winnings. What is subject to casino rules is what happens to an imprisoned bet if the ball lands in zero again on the next spin. At some casinos the bet loses, and at others it would become double imprisoned. If a double-imprisoned bet bet won on the next spin, it would move up a level, and become single-imprisoned again. If it lost, then if would become triple-imprisoned if the casino allowed it, otherwise it would lose.

The following table shows the probability of a win, push, and loss under every imprisonment variation I'm aware of.

Imprisonment Odds

Imprisonment Win Push Loss Expected
Single 0.48648649 0.01314828 0.50036523 -0.01387874
Double 0.48648649 0.01332346 0.50019005 -0.01370356
Triple 0.48648649 0.01332583 0.50018768 -0.01370120
Infinite 0.48648649 0.01332586 0.50018765 -0.01370117
French 0.48648649 0.01351351 0.50000000 -0.01351351

When given the choice to lose half or face imprisonment, the expected value is the same under French rules. Otherwise the expected loss is less losing half.

Triple-Zero Roulette

Triple-Zero Roulette is roulette played on a 39-number wheel. The wheel has the same numbers and colors as a double-zero wheel, plus a 39th place on the wheel. This 39th place will always be green and often the Logo of the casino where the game is located, for example an apple at the New York New York. The game premiered at the Venetian in Las Vegas in September, 2016.

Much like zero and double-zero, all even money bets lose if the ball lands in green. The order of the numbers 1 to 36 is the same as in single-zero roulette. The 0, 00, and Logo are all consecutive, with the Logo in the middle.

There is an added bet on any green, which pays 11 to 1. The house edge on every bet is 1/13 or 7.69%.

Short Pays

I've noticed some electronic roulette games don't pay the full 35 to 1 on single-numbers bets, and/or 17 to 1 on double-number bets. Invariably, any game that short pays the player like this is going to be on a double-zero wheel as well. The following two tables show the house edge on single- and double-number bets, according to the win, assuming a double-zero wheel, and based on to one odds. Be careful that on electronic games wins are often given on a for one basis, meaning the original wager is not returned on a win. To convert a for one odds to to one odds, subtract one.

Single-Number Bets

Win House Edge
35 to 1 5.26%
34 to 1 7.89%
33 to 1 10.53%
32 to 1 13.16%
31 to 1 15.79%
30 to 1 18.42%

Double-Number Bets

Win House Edge
17 to 1 5.26%
16 to 1 10.53%
15 to 1 15.79%

Best Roulette in the West

Best in Nevada: The Bellegio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, Rio, and Wynn all have European roulette, with a house edge of 1.35%. Usually such wheels are in the high-limit rooms, but the MGM and Mirage also have a European wheel in the main casino at a $25 minimum.

Best in California: It is my understanding that the only single-zero roulette in California is at the Barona casino, with a house edge of 2.70%.

Las Vegas Rules Survey

I am proud to present my Las Vegas roulette survey at my companion site Wizard of Vegas.

Number Placement

To the casual observer, it would appear that the numbers on the wheel are not organized and seem to be distributed randomly. The only obvious patterns are that red and black numbers alternate and that usually two odd numbers alternate with two even numbers. However the distribution of numbers was carefully arranged so that the sum of the numbers for any given section of the wheel would be roughly equal to any other section of equal size. Most numbers are part of a pair, with one number between them. These pairs add to either 37 or 39.

For what it is worth, the sum of all the numbers in roulette is 666.

Wheel Tracking

Some people and books claim that roulette wheels are biased, with a heavy side and a light side. Gravity causes the numbers in the heavy side to hit more often. This, I believe, used to be true when the quality of the equipment was poor. However, modern roulette wheels are much better and very rigorously tested. Only in a casino using a very dated wheel, may you be able to find a biased one by testing many thousands of spins. Based on stories I have heard, your odds of finding such wheels are probably best in Europe.

Betting Systems

Ugh. If you think you can beat roulette with a betting system please read my section debunking betting systems. If you don't believe what I say there, here is what the Encyclopedia Britannica says under the subject of roulette:

The oldest and most common betting system is the Martingale or doubling-up system,in which bets are doubled progressively. This probably dates back to the invention of the Roulette wheel, but every day of the week some gambler somewhere reinvents it, or some variation of it, and believes he has something new. Over the years hundreds of sure-fire winning systems have been dreamed up, but regardless of what system is used, in the long run it cannot overcome the house's advantage of the 0, or 0 and 00. This house advantage is the only system that consistently wins in the long run.

No one can possibly win at roulette unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn't looking. Albert Einstein

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Ball Steering

I get asked a lot about whether I believe dealers can influence the spin to a certain area of the wheel. I used to be very skeptical of it. However, after considering the articles How to Win at Roulette Part I and Part II by Arnold Snyder as well as other evidence, I think it would be easy for a colluding dealer could do a late slow spin to benefit a wheel clocking player. An extremely skillful dealer may even be able to influence the ball to a certain sector of the wheel. So, for now, I'm still straddling the fence on this one (ow!).

Organic Roulette Experiment

In March 2017, I concluded an analysis of an electronic roulette game by Interblock for ball steering away from perceived wheel clockers. For more information please see my page on the Organic Roulette Experiment.

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0 00 Payout Roulette

This is a wager on the group of numbers: 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3. These are the only numbers included in this bet. The house pays 6:1 if you win and has a 13.16% probability of winning. These odds make it one of the worst roulette.

  1. This post wants to cover roulette payouts in some degree of detail, though, including how much each bet pays off. The 5-Number Bet You can only bet on 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 if you want to bet on five numbers, and it pays off at 6 to 1. This is the only bet on the roulette.
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The game is conducted on a standard roulette table with a single zero. Bets are placed using chips. Bets can not be mutually exclusive. All the roulette bets can be divided into two classes: field bets and track bets.

Field Bets

1. Even Chances

Three types of these bets can be placed: red or black, even or odd, 1 to 18 or 19 to 36. The chip is placed on the corresponding area for the bet. Payout: 1:1.

2. Straight Up

The chip is placed on the center of the chosen number. Betting on the zero is allowed. Payout: 35:1.

3. Split

The chip is placed on the line between two numbers on the roulette table. It is also possible to bet on the combination of the zero with numbers from the first row: 0-1, 0-2 or 0-3. Payout: 17:1.

4. Corner

The chip is placed on the corner where the four numbers meet. Payout: 8:1.

5. Street

There are three numbers in a Street. The chip is placed on the right vertical line of the desired row. Payout: 11:1. Caesars bonus code.

6. First Four

The first row and zero add up to the First Four. The chip is placed on the corner between the first row and zero. Gold rush the game demo. Payout: 8:1.

7. Three Numbers Including Zero

This is the combination of zero and two numbers in the first row (0-1-2 or 0-2-3). The chip is placed on the corner between two numbers and zero. Payout: 11:1.

8. Six-Line

The Six-line covers six numbers. The chip is placed on the corner between rows. Payout: 5:1.

9. Dozen

Three separate Dozens can be bet on: the first (1-12), the second (13-24), and the third (25-36). The chip is placed on the field that indicates the chosen Dozen. Payout: 2:1.

10. Column

There are 12 numbers in each of the three Columns. The chip is placed on the field under the chosen column. Payout: 2:1.

Please Note

The player may not place simultaneous bets on red and black, odd and even, 1-18 and 19-36, any three dozens, or any other bet that would be mutually exclusive.

Track Bets

In some casinos, these are called announces or call bets. These bets are related with the layout of numbers on the roulette wheel, not the playing field. The roulette wheel is divided into three sectors. French terms are used to denote these sectors: the voisins du zero (or just voisin ), orphelins (which consists of two fields) and tiers . Furthermore, within the voisin sector there is another sector called zero spiel (German term). Las vegas sun casino promotions.

On the game table, the voisin sector is marked as 'series 0/2/3' and the tiers sector as 'series 5/8'.

1. Voisin (series 0/2/3)

This is a bet on the numbers in the voisin sector. This bet is made up of nine chips of the same face-value. Two of them are placed on 0-2-3 (one bet on three numbers, including zero), five chips are placed on the splits: 4-7, 12-15, 18-21, 19-22, 32-35 (five bets on two numbers), two chips are placed on the 25-26-28-29 corner (one bet on four numbers). Treasures of the pyramids slot.

2. Orphelins

This is a bet on the numbers in the orphelins sector. This bet is made up of five chips of the same face-value. Four chips are placed on the splits 6-9, 14-17, 17-20, 31-34 (bets on two numbers) and one chip is placed straight up on 1.

3. Tiers (series 5/8)

This is a bet on the numbers in the tiers sector. This bet is made up of six chips of the same face-value, which are placed on the following splits: 5-8, 10-11, 13-16, 23-24, 27-30, 33-36 (bets on two numbers).

4. Zero Spiel

This is a bet on the numbers in zero spiel. This bet is made up of the four chips of the same face-value. Three chips are placed on the splits 0-3, 12-15, 32-35 (bets on two numbers), one chip is placed straight up on 26.

5. Number and Two Neighbors

This is a bet on five numbers located next to each other on the roulette wheel: the two neighbors from the left and from the right are added to the chosen number. For example, a bet on '16 and two neighbors' is actually a bet on the following numbers: 5, 24, 16, 33, and 1. Five chips of the same face-value are used in this bet.

6. Number and Four Neighbors

Four numbers on the left and four on the right are added to the selected number. For example, a bet on '36 and four neighbors' is actually a bet on 9 numbers: 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, and 23. Nine chips of the same face-value are used in this bet.

7. Succession

This is not a traditional bet; players can make it in our casino only. This is a bet on the arbitrary succession of the roulette wheel's numbers. For example, a bet can be placed on 15 numbers at once: 3, 28, 0, 32, 15, 18, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 21, and 13. Or, the bet can be as small as just two numbers, for example: 22, 18. With a succession bet, a chip of the same face-value is used for each number bet upon. The neighbor bets mentioned above are a particular type of succession bets.

The Course of the Game

Here are some basic rules and recommendations that will help players to familiarize themselves with the game.

  1. On each game table, players can use euro chips with a face-value ranging from 1 cent to 100. The minimum bet is 1 cent but the maximum bet depends on the bet type.
    There is a table of payouts and bets to the right of the roulette wheel. When the player clicks on this table, a small window opens, which displays the payouts and the range of various bets at the roulette table where the game is conducted. The window remains expanded until the cursor leaves its borders.
    By passing the cursor over the game field, players can see a bubble prompting them with the payout and the maximum bet corresponding to each site on the field. If the player wants, he can switch these promptings off with the help of user's settings.
  2. The total payout on all bets in a single spin is limited to 20,000.
  3. To make a bet on the field, it is first necessary to choose a chip with the desired face-value. At the beginning of the game, this chip is chosen by default, and the chip with a 1 face-value fixes itself onto the cursor.
    If the player wants a chip with a different face-value, he can select it by clicking on that chip with the cursor. The player can also use the scroll wheel on his mouse to change the chip's value. After the chip is selected, the player can place a bet by clicking the mouse on the desired part of the roulette field and his bet will appear there. Each subsequent click adds another chip of the selected face-value to the bet. Once a chip has been selected, the player can make a number of bets by clicking on the desired parts on the game field.
  4. If the player wants to bet on the track, he must select a chip of the desired face-value and click on the track. The track's layout will expand itself. If the player wants, he can move it to any part of the game window.

To make a bet on any sector, the player must click on the corresponding part on the layout. If, for example, the player has selected a chip with 1 face-value and bet on tiers, this means that he has placed 6 on tiers, not 1. The bet on tiers is made up of six 1 bets on the field. These single bets will be displayed on the playing field, whereas the real bet of 6 will appear on the track's layout. Therefore, a 6 bet on tiers only requires clicking once with a 1 chip on the track.
Neighbor bets are made in the same way. If, for example, the player uses a 1 chip and bets on a number and two neighbors, the real bet is 5. Please note that the bet on a number and two neighbors is made by a single click of the mouse, whereas the bet on a number and four neighbors is made by double click.
To bet on succession, the player simply passes the mouse over the numbers upon which he wishes to bet with the left button pressed. The mouse can be moved in either a clockwise or a counterclockwise direction. A bet equal to the selected face-value will appear on all the numbers chosen.

To cancel all bets, the player can use the 'Clear' button.
To cancel a single chip from the table, click on any free site of the window, thus removing the chip fixed onto the cursor. After that, click on the desired site of the roulette field or the track layout.

If the player wants to repeat the previous spin's bets, he can simply press the 'Rebet' button.

The 'Spin' button initiates the ball's rotation around the roulette wheel - the next spin begins.
The speed of the game (the duration of a spin) can be regulated with the help of user's settings. If a player wants, he can make empty spins, i.e. spins without bets. In this case he is allowed to make no more than three empty spins in a row.

If the player wants to view the results of the last spin, he can do it by pressing the 'Show Last Spin' button .

If the player wants to spin several times in a row and use the same bet each spin, he should click the 'Auto' button to start autoplay.
If the player moves mouse cursor over this button, he will see a counter appear above it that displays the number of spins that will be made during autoplay. At the beginning of a game session, this number is equal to the maximum possible value 1000, but it can be changed with the switches on the counter. Autoplay starts as soon as the 'Auto' button is clicked, at the same time the maximum game speed is being set. The manual spin mode is restored by pressing the 'Auto' button once more.
Comments on randomness control . If a series of spins is made using randomness control, one of the counter values appears as 'RC'. When autoplay is started and RC is selected, all remaining spins in the randomness control series will be played.

There is a help window in the bottom-right part of the game window that allows players to save time if they wish to repeat the same bets.
In the Standard bets section, there is an expanding list that includes the bets made most frequently by our players: on sectors, on even chances, and on zero. All bets are of 1. By choosing the desired bet from the list and pressing the 'Place' button, the chips will appear on the game field and the bet is made. Players may press the 'Place' button several times, and each time the size of the bet will increase.
The Personal bets list is designed for player's personal bets that he often makes, the player forms this list by himself. First he must make a bet on the game field or track that he wants to save for future use. This bet can be as complex as he wishes, may consist of multiple chips with different face-values. After that, the player gives this bet a name, entering it into the field Name of new bet and presses the 'Save' button. The name of the bet will now appear in the player's list of personal bets. Later on, he can repeat this bet simply by choosing the corresponding name from his list and pressing the 'Place' button.
If the player wants to delete the bet from his Personal bets list, he simply selects it from the expanded list and presses the 'Remove' button. This button is only applicable for personal bets, and the list of standard bets always remains unchanged.
Personal bets, formed by the player, are saved in the parameters of his browser. If the player finishes the game session and then renews the game, personal bets will be automatically recovered.

Craps field bet. European Roulette RTP = 97.3%.

Features of American Roulette

  1. There are 38 cells on the American roulette wheel, including double zero, marked as 00.
  2. The following bets on zero and double zero are possible:
    • on one number 0, 00
    • on two numbers 0-00, 0-1, 00-3
    • on three numbers 0-1-2, 0-00-2, 00-2-3
    • on four numbers 0-1-2-3, 00-1-2-3
  3. There are no bets on the track.

American Roulette RTP = 94.74%.

Features of Multiball Roulette

Payout On Roulette Wheel

  1. The game is based on European roulette, but in each spin the player can release from 1 to 3 balls. The desired number of balls can be chosen by a special switch in the game window. Any spin will result in all balls landing on different numbers, i.e. two balls cannot simultaneously land on the same number.
  2. Each of a player's bet is equally divided between all balls in use. For example, if the game is played with 2 balls, and the player places 10 on a certain number, then a bet of 5 will correspond to each ball.
  3. When switching to a different number of balls, the face value of all chips used on the game table changes automatically. For example, in a switch from one ball to two, a 1 chip will receive a face value of 2, while a 25 chip will have a face value of 50, and so on. After a switch back the face value of chips will decrease in the other direction. Accordingly, all of a player's bets made before the switch will change, as well as the permitted range of bets. When the number of balls is increased, the bets automatically rise, and the bets drop when the number of balls is decreased.
  4. When a player makes a standard or personal bet (The Course of the Game, paragraph 10), the size of the bet automatically multiplies by the chosen number of balls. For example, if 2 balls are used, and the player makes a personal bet worth 1, then a 2 bet will appear on the table. On the other hand, when a new personal bet is created, its size is always determined and saved as calculated for only one ball. If the game is being played with 2 balls, and the player places 10 on red and wants to personalize the bet, then a bet of 5 on red is created.

Multiball Roulette RTP = 97.3%.

Features of Roulette Express

Roulette Payout Calculator

    Roulette Express is two games in one. The first game is Multiball roulette with 3 balls. In the second game, the player can make so-called Express bets, i.e. the bets on special combinations of the final numbers for all three balls. Express bets are listed below.

This bet wins if three numbers form a sequence of adjacent numbers in a row: 0-1-2, 1-2-3 and so on up to 34-35-36. The order of numbers has no value: for example, 2-0-1 is a straight. The bet pays out 210:1.


This bet wins if all numbers are located next to each other on the roulette wheel. For example, 26-0-32, 23-10-5 or 5-23-10 are neighbors. The bet pays out 200:1.

Column or dozen

These bets win when all numbers are located in the column or dozen selected by the player. Each bet pays out 33:1.

Red, black, even, odd, 1-18 or 19-36

These bets win when all numbers are located according to the player's selection. For example, Express bet on red wins if all three numbers are red. Each bet pays out 8:1.

Roulette Express RTP: Express bets = 98.73%-98.57%, Other bets = 97.3%.

Features of European Roulette, Multiball Roulette and Roulette Express without House Edge

  1. A bet on a number (straight up) pays out 36:1, rather than 35:1.
  2. If the ball lands on zero when the player has bet on even chances, a dozen or a column, the game ends in a draw and the player's bet is returned to him.
    There is no house edge in these types of roulette when the player bets on a number, a dozen, a column or on even chances.
  3. Roulette Express features a slightly different payout scheme for Express bets, eliminating the house advantage. Payouts can be viewed in the game window.

European Roulette, Multiball Roulette and Roulette Express without House Edge RTP: 100% during gameplay

Features of American Roulette without House Edge

  1. A bet on a number (straight up) pays out 37:1, rather than 36:1.
  2. If the ball lands on any zero (0 or 00) when the player has bet on even chances, a dozen or a column, the game ends in a draw and the player's bet is returned to him.
    There is no house edge in this game when the player bets on a number, a dozen, a column or on even chances.

American Roulette without House Edge RTP: 100% during gameplay

Features of No Zero Roulette

  • The zero has been removed from the European roulette wheel, and so there are 36 cells on the wheel.
    There is no house edge on all bets in this game.

No Zero Roulette RTP: 100% during gameplay

Features of No Zero Multiball Roulette and No Zero Roulette Express

Roulette 0 00 Payout

  1. These games are very similar to Multiball roulette and Roulette Express. But they are based on No Zero roulette rather than European roulette. In other words, there is no zero on the roulette wheel.
  2. No Zero Roulette Express features a special payout scheme for Express bets, eliminating the house advantage. Payouts can be viewed in the game window. There are no bets on the track.
    There is no house edge on all bets in these types of roulette.

Double 00 Roulette Payout

No Zero Multiball Roulette and No Zero Roulette Express RTP: 100% during gameplay

How to Play Roulette

Whether you re learning how to play roulette in Vegas or at an online casino, the rules are much the same. Follow our quick start guide and you ll be a roulette pro in no time.

  • Placing your bets
  • Roulette Chart
  • Roulette Types
  • Odds & Payout
  • Minimum & Maximum Bets
  • Outside vs Inside Bets
  • Roulette Tips
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Place your bet

Once in your game, you're ready to place your first bet. You'll need to select the chip size that you'd like to bet with. You can then click on the table layout to place your bet.

Dealer Spins the Wheel

Once your bets are placed, click the Spin button.

The wheel is spun and the ball dropped into the wheel.

The Outcome

The wheel will come to a stop and the ball will settle in a pocket.

If you ve correctly predicted its final landing place then you re a winner!

Collect Your Winnings

The dealer will issue your payout if you ve been lucky.

Your payout depends on the type of bet that you placed, as well as on the size of your bet.

Online Roulette Guide

To give players a head start at online roulette gaming, we've produced a guide to roulette odds. Click the link and the guide is yours to download for free.

Make the most of your online gambling time by reading up on the most financially savvy bets to make before you start gaming. We'll take you through the table layout for the American and European games, the best odds and payouts, as well as a guide to inside and outside bets.

Roulette Game Variations

European roulette is arguably the most popular form of roulette. The European wheel only has a single zero, meaning that the House Edge is significantly lower than that of other roulette variations, at 2.7%.

The reputable Vegas variation, American roulette sees a double zero added to the wheel, raising the House Edge to a massive 5.26%, as well as the numbers being sequenced differently. The types of bets available remain the same as in the European variation, and due to the House Edge, winnings can be extremely lucrative.

French roulette is incredibly similar to the European variation, with a single zero on the wheel. Available bets are the same, with the addition of "En Prison" and "La Partage". These two bets work as insurance, meaning that you'll only lose half your wagered amount if the wheel is to stop on zero.

This variation is widely available in the online roulette world and is perfect for those players that feel daunted by the sheer number of betting options in other types of roulette. With only 13 slots, Mini roulette simplifies things whilst incorporating the "La Partage" concept to swing the odds in your favor.

Play with up to 10 balls at once! Multi ball roulette cranks up the action of the classic casino game, including some new groups of bets as well, depending on where the balls land. Usually played in the European format, you'll have no trouble understanding how play works.

Multi wheel roulette does exactly what it says on the tin. Choose to play with anywhere up to eight wheels at the same time. Similar to the multi ball variation, this version is played with the European style layout of the table and wheel.

Experience all the fun and thrill of a real life casino in the comfort of your own home. Live dealer roulette games work in exactly the same way as their computer counterparts, but with a real life croupier spinning the wheel.

Making Bets: How Much Does Roulette Pay?

If you're playing online roulette for real money, or even for fun, you need to know that some bets pay out more than others. Remember, the fewer numbers in your bet, the more money you'll win. That's because the odds against winning a single number are way higher than winning 18 numbers. Here are the payouts and odds that you should know about.

Numbers bet on Payout Odds against winning
Numbers bet on 0, 00, or any single number Payout 35:1 Odds against winning 37:1
Numbers bet on 0 and 00, or any two adjoining numbers Payout 17:1 Odds against winning 18:1
Numbers bet on Any three numbers Payout 11:1 Odds against winning 1.557:1
Numbers bet on Any four numbers in a block Payout 8:1 Odds against winning 8.5:1
Numbers bet on 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 Payout 6:1 Odds against winning 5.33:1
Numbers bet on Column bet, dozen bet Payout 2:1 Odds against winning 2.157:1
Numbers bet on Odd, even, red, black, 1 to 18, 19 to 36 Payout 1:1 Odds against winning 1.111:1

These odds are for American roulette, which features a single zero and a double zero. For the French or European version of roulette, the odds are slightly different because there's only one zero to worry about.

What Are Minimum and Maximum Bets in Online Roulette?

Minimum bets for online roulette will be between $1-$5. Maximum bets can be anything upwards from $2,000. The wagering limit will usually vary depending on the game. For example, there are unique variants such as Super Stakes or High Limit Roulette which can have maximum bets of up to $15,000. In contrast, games like Low Stakes Roulette will have minimum bets of just $0.50.

What s the Difference Between Inside and Outside Bets?

Outside bets offer a lower payout but have better odds of winnings. Inside bets offer a higher payout but with lower odds of winning. You can find outside bets placed in groups outside of the numbered grid, while inside bets are placed within the grid.

Inside Bets

Inside bets are wagers placed on individual numbers or specific number combinations. Common inside bets are straight ups, splits, streets, squares, quints, five number, and snakes. These bets all offer large payouts but also come with a high risk the probability of winning an inside bet is low.

Outside Bets

Outside bets are placed outside the numbered box. There are five different outside bets that players can make: red or black, even or odd, 1-18 or 19-46, dozen bets, and column bets. Players are more likely to win with an outside bet it s the best choice for new roulette players looking for a lower risk wager.

How to Play Roulette and Win

Whilst you can t improve your luck of where the ball will land, you can give yourself the best possible chance of winning by learning all there is to know about this great game. Here are a few roulette tips and tricks you won t want to miss out on. Or check out our comprehensive roulette tips guide for more ways to improve your game.

Try free games

Whether you re new to roulette or you re working on your strategy, free roulette games are a great place to start. Free roulette games offer players the opportunity to try out a whole range of different roulette variations, and play to their heart s content without spending any money. You can t lose a single penny when you play roulette for free, but of course you can t win any real money either, so you ll likely want to move on to real money gambling when you feel comfortable with the game.

Know your variants

Roulette is known for its high house edge, compared to other casino games, but did you know that different roulette variations come with different levels of house edge? The best way to maximize your chances when playing roulette is to stick to the variants with the lowest house edge. We highly recommend you play European roulette to give yourself the best chances of winning.

Play outside bets

Outside bets are the bets you re most likely to win in roulette, so if you re new to the game these are a great way to begin. Outside bets tend to cover large areas of the wheel, making them more likely to come up. However, as we mentioned before, bets that are easy to win tend not to pay very well!

The en prison rule

If there s one rule that really works to a player s advantage in roulette, it s en prison. The en prison rule enables players to win back their money if the ball lands on zero, as long as they ve placed a bet with 50/50 odds (i.e. even vs. odd, red vs. black and so on).

Play Roulette Online Today

Have we inspired you to give roulette a try? Play online roulette today at one of the world s top online casinos and put your new roulette knowledge to the test. Try different strategies, check out free games, experience live dealer games or play mobile roulette and see whether lady luck is on your side.

How many numbers are there in roulette?

The amount of numbers available to bet on depends on your roulette variant. French and European games have 37 pockets. American roulette has 38 pockets because of the extra double zero number available. There is even mini roulette which has 13 numbers to bet on (including zero).

What is the best bet in roulette?

The best bet for a big payout is a single number wager. Any bet on a single number has odds of 37 to 1 and so offers a huge reward. This being said, the chances of this bet winning are far less likely than say red/black or another outside bet.

How do the odds work in roulette?

Roulette odds come in the form of x to 1 . This means you ll win x amount for every dollar you bet. For example, a single number on the table has odds of 35 to 1. If you were to wager $1 and win the bet, you d receive your stake back as well as $35 in winnings.

What does a number on roulette pay?

In roulette, numbers pay differently according to how the player wishes to bet. Even money bets are those on red/black, even/odd and 1-18/19-36. If you bet on these and win you ll get the same amount back that you originally bet.

If you place bets that you re less likely to win, you ll get a higher payout if you do get lucky. You can win a big sum of money from just one bet in roulette, but it s not easy to do so.

When you re betting in roulette, there s a quick and easy mathematical equation which can help you to remember what the payouts are. Divide 36 by how many numbers you re betting on, then take away 1. This will give you your potential payout. You ll also get your original bet back.

How much
do you win on green?

Green bets have odds of 35 to 1, so you would win 35 times your stake wagered. If you were to bet on 0 and 00 at the same time in American roulette, the payout would be 17 to 1.

Can you bet on red and black at the same time?

Yes, you can bet on both red and black at the same time. Most would advise against this though, as the bets effectively cancel each other out. The green pocket is also in play meaning there s a chance you d lose on both bets regardless.

How can I increase my chances of winning roulette?

For a better chance of winning, stick to outside bets. Though they payout less, outside bets have far better odds of winning than inside bets.

How do you place a bet?

In online roulette, you place a bet simply by clicking the relevant part of the roulette board, after selecting your bet amount. You can take as much time as you need. In a real casino, you would do the same but by physically placing chips on the board with a croupier present. The croupier tells the table when betting is over and then spins the wheel.

Why is a French roulette table red?

A French roulette table is entirely red. However, for betting purposes, half of the numbers are still considered to be black. Apparently, the French just like an all-red table.

How do you deal roulette in a casino?

In a casino, the main purpose of a roulette dealer is to handle bets, spin the wheel and issue payouts. At the end of every round, winning and losing bets are distributed to players in chips. Dealing roulette in a casino is a tough job, requiring a lot of training and memorizing common payout patterns.

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