The little white ball has been swirling around those black and red numbers for some 200 years in casinos, and farther back past that go rudimentary wheel games that may have come back to Europe by the first explorers to China and the Middle East.
The game itself is beautiful in its simplicity, 38 numbers on a carved wheel, a white ivory ball spinning the opposite way until gravity brings it bursting onto the wheel, where it comes to rest between brass dividers. Your task is simple: predict the number that the ball will fall into. Roulette can be a game of steady small wagers paying as low as one-to-one for which color will appear, or you can cash a big win at 35-1 for picking the exact number that comes up.
Have patience, this game is as much fun today as when it was played in the King’s Court in France.
To play Roulette like a pro, start by following these Basic Strategy tips!
Description and Objective
Roulette is a simple game to play. The game consists of a wheel of 38 stops and a ball that can land with equal chance on any of the 38 stops. The stops are numbered in non-sequential order 0, 00, and then 1-36. The stops 1-36 are colored either black or red and the 0 and 00 stops are colored green. The player makes wagers on where the ball will land on the wheel by placing chips on the Roulette table. Winnings are paid on a multiplier of the bet.
The Player can win if:
The ball lands on a number or color that corresponds with the player’s wager.
The Player loses:
Any wager that does not correspond to a number or color the ball lands on.
Player Actions/Button Descriptions
Bet – The player bets by placing chips on the table.
Spin – This initiates the ball spinning on the wheel.
Repeat Bets – This replaces all the chips placed from the previous spin.
Clear Bets – This removes all previous bets
Types of wagers/Payouts
Straight up 35:1
Just place your chips on your chosen number. You may wager on any number including zero (0) and double (00).
Split Bet 17:1
Just place your chips on the line separating any two given numbers. This allows you to bet both of the two numbers at the same time with one chip.
Street Bet 11:1
Just place your bet on the outer right boundary line of the roulette table. This allows you to bet on the row of three corresponding numbers.
Corner Bet 8:1
Just place your chips on the cross where four numbers intersect. This allows you to bet on any of the four corresponding numbers.
Five Bet 6:1
Just place your chips on the outer right line of the roulette table between "00" and "3." This allows you to bet on any of the following numbers "0," "00," "1," "2," and "3."
Dozen Bet 2:1
Just place your bet in one of the three boxes marked "1st 12," "2nd 12," or "3rd 12."
Line Bet 5:1
Just place your chips on the outer right boundary line of the roulette table where it is intersected by the line dividing two rows. This allows you to cover two street bets.
Column Bet 2:1
Just place your bet in one of the three boxes marked "2 to 1." This allows you to bet on any of the twelve numbers in the column above it.
Just place your bet on either red or black, and it the ball lands on your color you win.
Just place your wager on either odd or even and if the ball lands on your choice, you win.
Look here to find the minimum and maximum total of the outside bets allowed. Outside bets are the large groupings of numbers along the “outside” of the table. These bets include 1st 12, 2nd 12, 3rd 12, 1-18, 19?36, Even, Odd, All Reds (the red diamond), All Blacks (the black diamond), and the 12-number columns at the end of the table.
Look here to find the minimum and maximum total of the inside bets allowed. Inside bets are bets placed directly on a number or between numbers.