Roulette is a famous casino game that uses a big wheel that contains red and black slots with the numbers 1 to 36 and one or two green slots, depending on the table variation, with 0 and 00. A man called ‘the croupier’ spins a small ball that will end up in one of the slots indicating a number. Players bet their money, before the ball stops moving, on the roulette table that contains an image with a representation of the numbers as well as black and red, odd or even and number groups. Inside bets are bets placed directly on one, two, three, four or six numbers and have higher odds as the likelihood of wining is not so high. Outside bets are bets placed on a colour or group of numbers. Here the chances of winning are higher and therefore the pay-out is lower.
The pay-out of bets is the following for the inside bets:
- ‘straight up’, a bet made on 1 number – 35:1
- ‘split’, a bet on two numbers – 17:1
- ‘street’ is a bet on 3 numbers – 11:1
- ‘corner’ is a bet on 4 numbers – 8:1
- ‘line’ is a bet on 6 numbers – 5:1
Outside bets pay-outs:
- Column – 12 numbers – 2:1
- Dozen – 2:1
- Black or red – 1:1
- Even or odd – 1:1
- High or low – 1:1
Choose your type of roulette
These are the basic rules of roulette and apply to all roulette games. But before playing it is important to always check which variety of roulette is being played. Some games have additional rules such as ‘En Prison’ or ‘La Partage’. These rules have to do that half of a player’s bet is insured in case the ball lands on 0 or 00. When this happens, half of the bet is put aside and when the next round is not again 0, the player gets that half back.