How to play Roulette?

Roulette is considered to be the most popular casino game in the world. With technological development Internet Roulette became available now and it is very popular either. Millions of gamblers play this game. There are great players and even famous cheaters among them.

There are Roulette systems, strategies and variations of every sort and kind which were created by gamblers during many years. This article is about general idea of Roulette game, its main rules which tell how to play roulette and principles.

The main aim of the Roulette game

Roulette players must guess into which pocket Roulette ball will land. Players play against a dealer. A dealer spin the wheel, the ball, pay out the wins.

Types of Roulette game

There are two main types of Roulette:

  1. American Roulette wheel has 36 numbered slots and two zero pockets ("0" and "00")
  2. European Roulette wheel has 36 slots and only one zero pocket ("0").

Roulette instructions

The amount of players at one table can be up to 8. Each player exchanges his/her money on Roulette chips. Roulette game is the game of luck. It is almost impossible to predict the number the ball will land on. That is why some gamblers use different Roulette systems. Still, some of them simply trying to guess the winning number.

There are different Roulette wagers:

Inside bets

(Those which are situated inside the layout of the Roulette table):

One number bets - pay 35:1, players bet that they can predict one winning number out of 37 (38) numbers.

Two number bets - pay 17:1, players bet two adjacent numbers.

Three number bets - pay 11:1, players try to predict what number of three numbers will win.

Four number bets - pay 8:1. The principle is the same as in three number bets.

Five number bets - This one is available only on American Roulette. Pay 6:1. Players bet that the winning number will be one of 00, 0,1,2,3.

Six number bets - pay 5:1. Players try to predict what number of two rows (3 numbers) will win.

Outside bets:

Dozen bets - pay 2:1. There are 3 groups of numbers: 1 to 12, 13 to 24, and 25 to 36. And players are trying to guess in which group the winning number is.

Odd or Even - pay 1:1. Players bet on odd or even numbers. If zero or double zero wins, the bet loses.

Red or Black - pay 1:1. Players bet on red or black winning numbers. If zero or double zero wins, the bet loses.

Column bets - pay 2:1. Players bet on one of 12 numbers of three columns.

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