Whether you know how to play roulette or you're an old hand, we've got everything you need to know in one handy location.
Read about roulette rules in general, the specifics rules of American Roulette and European Roulette, as well as info on the types of bet you can make. When it comes to playing roulette online, we've got you covered.
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Each variation has its own specific take on the game. And each has its own look and feel. It’s all about finding where you’re most comfortable.
The Aim of the Game
By its very essence, roulette is a game dictated by chance. Its widespread appeal lies in its simplicity – to accurately predict the pocket in which the roulette ball will land. Before the wheel is spun, bets are made regarding number, colour or odd/even numbers.
The wheel is then spun and winnings are paid out depending on the results. The rules of roulette apply to every version of the game, and we’ll go through these now.
The main element that differentiates the two most common forms of roulette is the design of the wheel. In American roulette, the wheel includes a 00 slot, in addition to the 0 pocket. This effectively raises the house’s advantage of winning. The odds of winning are 1 in 38.
European roulette is arguably the most authentic variation of the game and offers better odds for the player. This is down to the design of the wheel, which doesn't include the 00 pocket, unlike its American counterpart. The numbers on the European wheel range from 0 to 36, thus giving winning odds of 1 in 37.
The rules of French Roulette are very similar to the rules of European Roulette, but with the addition if the La Partage rule. This means that if the ball lands in the 0 pocket, players will receive half their money back. You'll also notice that the wheel in French Roulette sits more centrally than in European Roulette, although this doesn't affect the gameplay.
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To the novice player, online roulette might come across as a bit confusing, but in fact it’s quite simple. When joining a table, the seamless software will allow you to pick the value on your chip, which is the amount you would like to bet. You can place bets by picking any number, colour or combination of numbers, that you like.
There are two main sections to the roulette board which are important to understand if you want to know how to play roulette. These will help you decide the type of bet you wish to place.
The inside section of the board allows players to place bets on numbers that are close to each other in terms of layout, or a group of up to six numbers. You can place a bet on one number, for instance 29 which is called ‘straight-up’ or two adjoining numbers which is called a ‘split’.
With a ‘street’ bet, you’re placing a bet on three numbers that connect horizontally, and with a ‘trio’ bet you’re putting your chips on either 0/1/2 or 00/2/3, depending on the variation on the game.
In addition to these, there’s also the ‘corner’ bet (also known as quad bet), where four connecting numbers are covered in one single bet, and the ‘basket’ bet which is a five number bet consisting of 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3.
The last type of bet for the inside section is the ‘double street’ bet, which, like the name suggests, allows you to place a bet on six numbers, effectively placing two ‘street’ bets.
The outside section offers completely different sets of bets, and these come in pairs – either red or black, odd or even, or high or low – with each bet covering 18 numbers. Players will also be able to make six other bets consisting of 12 numbers, knows as ‘column’ and ‘dozen’ bets.
For each spin of the wheel, there is the table minimum which must be reached for both inside and outside bets – remember, these are independent of each other.
How are you supposed to predict which pocket the ball will land in? Surely it's random? Well of course it is, but that doesn't stop you developing a roulette strategy to improve your chances.
With roulette, the key is in your betting strategy. We'll take you through the popular tried-and-tested approaches to betting on roulette, including the D'Alembert Strategy, the Martingale Strategy and more.
Martingale Betting System
The concept is simple; you cover your losses and increase your bet after each consecutive loss. You do this until you win, at which point you go back to betting the original amount you started on.
d’Alembert Betting System
In this system the player increases their bet by one after each consecutive loss, and decreases it by one after a winning bet.
Block betting may refer to a bet or a series of bets that cover a block of numbers on the roulette betting board.
The double bet method is very similar to the Martingale method in that players usually double their bets after every loss, until they win. Then they return to betting the original amount.
Line betting is when, rather than placing a bet on a single number, you place it on the line that separates two numbers.
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