When playing roulette, you have a wheel with 37 or 38 numbers (pockets) and a game ball. First, the dealer spins the wheel and throws in a ball for a spin on the outer edge of the wheel in the opposite direction. After several spins the ball falls in one of the pockets, which becomes the winning number. The player who has bet on that number gets a payout. Regardless of the number of players at a given table, each player plays against the house. The win depends not only on the number, but also on the type of bet that contains this number. For easy observation of the game process, almost every table is equipped with a large display, where everyone can see the last 10-20 numbers that fall out.
In online casinos you can find dozens of roulette varieties (3D, mini, without zero, traditional with additional rules, etc.), but there are only three basic types:
Modern online casinos use a huge number of roulette variations. The rules might have small differences, as well as the wheel and table layout. Therefore, it would be beneficial to study rules of the most popular roulette types.
This is the most widespread type of roulette with one zero, mostly played in Europe. The European wheel has 36 numbered spots in red and black and one green zero sector.
Here, one can bet on any number, sequence of numbers or on a color, etc. We will cover all the bet options in more detail later, but in the meantime, please study the special rules of En Prison and La Partage. These rules are interpreted as follows:
The American roulette wheel contains two zero sectors, which significantly increases the house edge. In addition, this kind of roulette has few specifics:
This is a classic version of the roulette game. Other variations are simply its improvements. French roulette has its own features:
According to the rules, there are several betting options: bet on a single number, group of numbers, several numbers, a column, on color, on even or odd, on a range of numbers. Each bet has its own payout odds. High-risk bets make a lot of money. Frequently winning bets have lower payout odds.
Let’s take a closer look at the calculation of payout:
Before playing roulette, you have to set the required bet value, and then place a certain chip value on the appropriate bet. After that, press the button ‘Spin’ to start the rotation of the roulette wheel. After several spins you see the result. If your guess is right, you will get a payout. Place another bet and try again.
Some online roulettes are equipped with a special function to repeat the bet (Rebet). In this case the player does not need to spend time re-setting the same bet.
It is allowed to combine bets in the game. You can make any combination to increase your odds of winning. The number of bets and the maximum allowed bet value depend only on the terms and conditions of the website where you play. However, it’s better to explore house rules and possible options before you start the game.