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Roulette Rules

Roulette is played by spinning a wheel with 37 or 38 numbered slots in one direction while rolling a small ball in the opposite direction. When the ball slows down, it will come to rest in one of the numbered slots. The object of the game is to predict which slot the ball will land in by placing bets on the Roulette table.

Some casinos have the option to choose between American Roulette or European Roulette. The only difference is that American Roulette has a double zero and European Roulette does not. If you have a choice then go for the European Roulette as you will have better odds.

American Roulette Table
American Roulette Table

European Roulette Table
European Roulette Table

As you can see, the European Roulette table has a slightly better advantage to the player because of the elimination of the double zero.

Below are the possible bets available in Roulette.
Roulette Betting Options

  • Inside Bets (made on the numbers inside the table layout):
    1. One number Bets - these pay 35:1; you bet that you can predict the winner out of the 37 or 38 numbers on the layout.
    2. Two number Bets - these pay 17:1; you bet that the winning number is one of the two adjacent numbers you have selected.
    3. Three number Bets - these pay 11:1; you bet that the winning number is one of a group of three numbers you have selected.
    4. Four number Bets - these pay 8:1; you bet that the winning number is one of a group of four numbers that you have selected.
    5. Six number Bets - these pay 5:1; you bet that the winning number is in one of two rows of three numbers that you have selected.
  • Outside bets (made on an area bordering the numbers layout):
    1. Column Bets - these pay 2:1; you bet that the winning number will be in the column of 12 numbers that you wagered on (there are three columns of 12 numbers).
    2. Dozens Bets - these pay 2:1; you bet that the winning number is in a group of 12 numbers you have selected. The three groups of 12 numbers are; 1 to 12, 13 to 24 and 25 to 36.
    3. Red or Black Bets - these pay 1:1; you bet that the winning number will be red or black (green numbers 0 and 00 cause your bet to lose).
    4. Odd or Even Bets - these pay 1:1; you bet that the winning number will be odd or even (if 0 or 00 wins, this bet loses).
    5. High or Low Bets - these pay 1:1; you bet that the winning number will be 1-18 or 19-36 (if 0 or 00 wins, this bet to loses).

Roulette Dozen Bet Strategy