Online Roulette Guide - How to play Roulette

Inside a trough containing a numbered and slotted wheel, a small white ball is rolled in one direction and the wheel is spun in the opposite direction. Once the ball has come to a rest in a slot, the winner is then determined by the number and color in which the white ball rested. There are 18 red slots and 18 black slots in the wheel. There are 1 or 2 green slots as well. When it come to the green slot, on an European roulette wheel there is one green slot for the number 0 while there is an additional 00 green slot on the American based roulette wheel.

Betting options for Roulette

Depending on which wheel one plays the return percentage will differ. The double-zero standard wheel gives the house a 5.26% edge while the European wheel, that only contains a one zero reduces the house edge to 2.70%. You should obviously try find a European Roulette wheel. The bets are normally classified into two separate sections, the inside bets and the outside bets. The inside bets are made on the numbers which are directly inside the numbered table and the Outside bets are made on the betting area that surrounds the number layout. Although there is possibly more luck needed rather than a roulette strategy, it is always in the players best interest to read up as much about the game of roulette before playing blindly.

The inside bets:

  • Single Number - To bet on a single number from 1 to 36, Zero or Double Zero - Pays 35 to 1
  • Split Bet - To bet on two numbers, placing the chip on the line separating the two numbers on which you wish to bet - Pays 17 to 1
  • Corner Bet - To bet on four numbers, placing the chip on the intersection of the 4 numbers on which you wish to bet - Pays 8 to 1
  • Street Bet - To bet on a row of three numbers, placing the chip on the line at the edge of the row on which you wish to bet - Pays 11 to 1
  • Special Line Bet - This is one of a kind. To bet by betting on the 5 adjoined numbers (american) of 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 - Pays 6 to 1
  • Line Bet - To bet on 2 rows simultaneously, this is similar to the street bet - Pays 5 to 1

The outside bets

  • Dozens - To play one of the 3 horizontal sets of numbers - Pays 2 to 1
  • Odds or Evens - Pays even money
  • Red or Black - Pays even money
  • Column Bets - To play one of the 3 vertical columns of numbers - Pays 2 to 1
  • 1 to18 - To bet on the first half of the numbers (excluding the zeros) - Pays even money
  • 19 to 36 - To bet on the second half of the numbers (excluding the zeros). - Pays even money


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