In Roulette the bets are placed on an area of the table marked with
separate boxes, with each box containing individual numbers. This marked
area is called the game layout, and you may place bets on any particular
number, any 4 adjacent numbers, a column or a dozens bet. The wheel is
used to determine the outcome of a game of Roulette.
Once the bets have been placed on the table, the wheel is set to start
spinning and a small - usually metal or ivory - ball is spun onto the
wheel in the opposite direction to that of the spinning wheel. The ball
will lose speed and eventually stop in one of the numbered pockets in
the Roulette wheel. The number the ball stops on is the winning number.
How to Play Roulette
There are two basic steps to follow to play a game of Roulette.
First you must decide on the numbers, or groups of numbers, that you
want to bet on.. You can place the chips on individual numbers or on the
borders shared by two or more numbers..
Once you have placed your bet click the Spin button to start the game.
The Roulette wheel will spin and the ball is then spun onto the wheel in
the opposite direction to that of the spinning wheel. It will soon come
to a stop in one of the numbered pockets on the wheel.
If the ball lands on a number that falls within the range of, or meets,
any of your bets then you have won.
The Odds on the table are as follows:
Description of Bet
||A bet on a single number
||A bet on two adjacent
||A bet on any three
numbers on a horizontal line
||A bet on a block of four
||A bet on six numbers,
comprising of two adjacent rows
||A bet on one of three
||A bet on twelve numbers,
being high, middle or low
|High or Low Bet
||A bet on either the high
or low 18 numbers
||Any bet on even/odd, red/black
Types of Roulette Bets
There are several types of bets that can be placed on the Roulette table:
The Straight Bet
This is a bet on any single number and odds of 35:1 are paid on a
The Column Bet
This bet is placed on any of the three columns of twelve numbers running
along the Roulette table. The odds are 2:1 for a winning bet. If 0 comes
up, the Column bets lose.
The Dozen Bet
This bet is placed on the outside boxes marked 1st, 2nd and 3rd twelve.
The player will bet on numbers 1 to 12, numbers 13 to 24 and/or numbers
25 to 36. The odds are 2:1 for a winning bet. If 0 comes up the Dozen
Black or Red Bet
A player can bet on either a black or red number coming up. The odds
here are even (1:1). If 0 comes up the Black and Red bets lose.
Odd or Even Bet
A player can bet on either an odd or even number coming up. The odds
here are even (1:1). If 0 comes up the Odd and Even bets lose.
High or Low Number Bet
The player can bet on the high box (1 to 18) or the low box (19 to 36).
The odds are even (1:1). If 0 comes up the High and Low bets lose.
The Split or Two Number Bet
A player may place a bet on any line that divides any two adjacent
numbers. The bet is that either of those two numbers will come up. The
odds are 17:1.
The Row or Street Bet
A player can bet on the three numbers in a row on the roulette table by
placing the bet/chip(s) on the outside of that row. The bet is that one
of the three numbers will come up. The odds are 11:1.
The Corner or Square Bet
The bet is placed on the intersection of four numbers. The bet is that
one of these four numbers will come up. The odds are 8:1.
The Six Bet
This bet is placed on the outside of the line that splits two rows of
numbers. This will cover all six numbers. The bet is that one of the six
numbers will come up. The odds here are 5:1.