Roulette Rules

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Playing roulette can be as easy or difficult as you want to make it. If you only play basic wagers, it is probably the simplest casino table game. However, if you start wagering on different combinations, it can become quite complicated.

The object of roulette is to guess on which number the ball is going to land and wager accordingly. After all wagers are placed, the wheel is spun and the number the ball lands on is the winning number.

Layout

There are currently 2 roulette wheels being used, the European wheel and the American wheel. The European wheel has 0 and numbers 1 – 36, giving it a house edge of 2.63%. The American wheel has 0, 00 and numbers 1 – 36, giving it a house edge of 5.26%. So if you have a choice, always play on the European roulette wheel.

Below is a picture of the table layout. It consists of two parts, the inside area consisting of individual numbers and the outside area consisting of group wagers.


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Roulette rules

Inside bets
The inside bets are made on numbers or groups of numbers on the table. Below are the different wagers ranked by payout.

Straight bet
Bet on a single number. The payout is 35 to 1.

Split Bet
Bet on 2 different numbers by placing the chip so that it straddles the line between the two numbers. The payout is 17 to 1.

Street bet (also called line bet)
Bet on a row of 3 numbers, e.g. 4, 5 and 6. The chip is placed on the outside vertical line of the first number in the row. The payout is 11 to 1.

Quad bet
Bet on 4 numbers in a “box” by placing the chip where the lines for the 4 numbers cross so that it is touching the four corners of the numbers. The payout is 8 to 1.

Double street bet
Same as the street bet, but wagering on two connecting streets. Same placement as street bet, but the chip should straddle both streets (rows). Payout is 5 to 1.

Outside bet
The outside bets are the combination bets in roulette. Below are the different wagers ranked by payout.

Dozens bet
Bet on 12 consecutive numbers by placing the chip in the boxes marked 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36. Payout is 2 to 1.

Column bet
Bet on 12 numbers, but instead of consecutive numbers they are the numbers appearing in one of the three vertical columns. Place the chip in one of the boxes at the bottom of the columns. Payout is 2 to 1.

Color bet
Bet that the ball will land on either red or black by placing your chip in the appropriate color box. Payout is 1 to 1.

Odd/Even bet
Bet that the ball will land on either an odd or an even number by placing your chip in the appropriate box. Payout is 1 to 1.

Why not read up on some basic roulette strategies or test your newfound knowledge with our free roulette game.




 

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