Roulette has come a long way since its birth in 17th century France. Today the chick and simple game is the epitome of classic casino gambling, and thanks to modern day technology it has become hugely popular online as well.
The rules of online roulette are straightforward and very easy to grasp. The roulette table features a large wheel which is spun in one direction while a ball is spun in the opposite direction within it.
Overall hit frequencies of winning symbols:
This is the standard version of the game and also offers the best odds. It is easily discernible due to the single zero on the wheel.
The American version has an additional slot on the wheel containing a double zero. The only difference in play is that the extra zero offers more betting options, which in turn changes the payout structure.
Similar in layout to European Roulette, this version has additional rules, for example “La Partage”, which returns half the player’s stake if the ball lands on zero.
Premium games are based on the European version with enhanced graphics, animation and other features like in-game information for a more realistic and cinematic experience.
With only numbers 1 – 12 and a single zero, this is a condensed version of the game with a unique betting and payout structure specifically designed for online play.
3D Graphics are the showcase feature in this uniquely designed online version.
The above cover the popular versions, but there are many other variants too, for example a range of premium single- or multiplayer games that enable players to chat to each other during play.
On either black or red to win even money.
On a column of numbers as indicated on the betting table. A win pays 2:1.
Place your chip in the centre of a square to bet on four numbers. A win pays 8:1.
Bet across 12 numbers. A win pays 2:1.
These bets offer a high chance of hitting and pay even money. Includes red/black, odds/even, and high/low.
Another name for the Roulette wheel.
This refers to the numbers 0 and 00 on the roulette table.
A bet placed in the central numbered section of the roulette game layout.
A bet placed using the spaces outside the numbered section of the game layout, e.g. column, dozen, high, low, odd, even, red and black bets.
A bet on a group of numbers. Low = 1 to 18, high = 19 – 36.
Bet on any six numbers in rows of three. Wins pay 5:1.
Bet across two numbers by placing chip on the middle line. Wins pay 17:1.
This is the highest paying bet in the game. Bet on one number to win 35:1.
Bet on any three numbers in a horizontal line. Wins pay 11:1.
Bet across three numbers, if one number is hit the payout is 11:1.
a bet on the numbers opposite the zero in French Roulette.
A bet on a number that surrounds the zero in French Roulette.
The different variants of Roulette games each have their own payout odds, and the player must take this into account when deciding on a style of game he or she would like to play:
When it comes to betting, your chances are better if the payout is low. Even money bets are the easiest to hit so for lots of small money wins, go for the low-risk options like Colour, Odds/Evens, Highs/Lows. Straight or single number bets are the highest risk, hence the payout of 35:1
The best way to improve your odds of winning is to spread your bets across the different options available, high and low risk. The idea is to cover as much of the table as possible with bets that complement each other. Any bet placed will be paid so there is no fear of different bets cancelling each other out. So for example if you placed a bet on a single number, a colour and a column bet you will be paid out for all three in the case of a win.