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Roulette rules

Roulette Rules – How to Play Online Roulette

Roulette rules are very simple to understand, and once a player learns about the different types of roulette bets, then the game of roulette can be played with ease.

Object of the Game of Roulette

The object of the game of roulette is to predict which number the roulette ball is going to land on when it is spun. You then bet on a specific number or a combination of numbers to reflect your choice. Roulette is a completely random game, however there are a number of strategies that players employ in an attempt to increase their odds of winning.

Getting Ready to Play Roulette

Players must choose a roulette wheel. It is possible to play American roulette, European roulette or French roulette. American roulette and European roulette wheels are similar except that the American wheel contains a 0 and a 00 slot, while the European wheel only has a 0 slot. This reduces the house odds for European roulette.
Players stand around a roulette table and roulette wheel. Up to eight players can play a game of roulette at one time. All players play against the house or the casino – not against each other.
Each player buys-in different colored chips. This is to avoid player's chips becoming confused with each other.

Beginning the Game of Roulette

Each player must place their chips on the number or numbers that they wish to bet on. The wheel numbers are represented on the roulette table and all bets are placed in a specific position on the table depending on the bet you wish to place. There are ten different types of bets that players can place and it is important to be aware of them before you start to play.
You can place:

Inside bet

  • Straight bet
  • Split bet
  • Street bet
  • Corner bet
  • Line bet
Outside bet
  • Red or black bet
  • Odd or even bet
  • High or low bet
  • Column bet
  • Dozen bet
The croupier will then spin the roulette wheel with a ball inside it. A few moments before the ball is about to drop over the slots, the croupier will call out "no more bets." From this point on, players cannot place any more bets or touch their chips at all until the croupier pays out all winning bets.

Winning and Losing in the Game of Roulette

Once the ball has landed in a slot in the roulette wheel, the croupier will place a dolly on the winning number on the roulette table. He will then clear all losing bets and pay out all winning bets. Pay outs will depend on the probability of the ball landing on that number or combination of numbers.

Pay Outs:•

  • Straight bet pays out at 35 to 1.
  • Split bet pays out 17 to 1.
  • Street bet pays out at 11 to 1.
  • Corner bet pays out at 8 to 1.
  • Line bet pays out at 5 to 1.
  • Red/black, even/odd and high/low bets (even money bets) pay out at 1 to 1.
  • Column bets and dozen bets pay out at 2 to 1.
Once the dealer is paying out the winners, you can begin to place your bets for the next spin of the wheel.