Rules and Strategy

The Rules of Roulette

This game of chance is played with a roulette wheel on a cloth table layout. A roulette wheel has 37 slots numbered from 0 to 36. The slots around the wheel run alternately red and black except for the 0, which is green. The layout enables players to place their bets on the desired number or colour. You can place wagers on a number, a colour or a series of numbers. Once the bets are placed by all players, tthe dealer will spin the roulette wheel and slide the ball into play.

How do you play online Roulette?

Online roulette is similar to its land based counterpart in that it’s a game where players bet money on positions across the layout and then, once the wheel is spun, they wait for the ball to hopefully land on the number, colour or combination that they‘ve chosen. There are a significant number of possible options. For example, you can bet on even or odd numbers, on red or on black, on pre-set groups of numbers and also on columns and lines.

Each of these options will pay-out differently depending on how difficult it is to land on them as, for example, there’s a lower chance statistically to hit a specific number than say simply either red/black or odds/evens and you’re rewarded accordingly.

The Bets in Roulette

Below is a list containing brief descriptions of the different types of possible wagers in roulette and their respective pay-outs:

Bet TypeDescription
Simple (Single)Bet on an individual number. You win 35 times your bet if the wheel stops on the number you’ve chosen.
Double (Split)Bet on two numbers. You win 17 times your bet if the wheel stops on one of the numbers you’ve chosen. A split bet (à cheval) is made by placing chips on the common line between two numbers.
Triple (Trio)Bet on three numbers. You win 11 times your bet if the wheel stops on a number you’ve chosen. The horizontal bet requires the chips to be placed on the outside edge of a row of three numbers.
Angle (Corner)Bet on four numbers. You win 8 times your bet if the wheel stops on one of the numbers you’ve chosen. To make this bet, place your chips at the intersection of four numbers.
Square (Four numbers)Bet on 4 numbers. You win 8 times your bet if the wheel stops on one of the numbers you’ve chosen. To make this bet, place your chips at the intersection of four numbers.
Rue (Street)Bet on three numbers. You win 11 times your bet if the wheel stops on one of the numbers you’ve chosen. A horizontal bet is made by putting your chips along the outside edge of a row of three numbers.
Ligne (Line)Bet on six numbers. You win 5 times your bet if the wheel stops on one of the numbers you’ve chosen. To make this bet, place your chips on the outside line at the intersection of two rows of 3 numbers.
Douzaine (Dozen)Bet on 12 numbers. You win 2 times your wager if your bet wins. This bet is made by placing your chips within the boxes marked 12P, 12M or 12P.
12PThe first 12 numbers on the table (from 1 to 12)
12MThe 12 numbers in the middle of the table (from 13 to 24)
12DThe last 12 numbers on the table (from 25 to 36)
Deux douzaines (Two Dozen) Bet on 2 dozen numbers. You win one-half the amount of the wager if your bet wins.
Passe ou manque (High or Low) Bet on all numbers between 1 and 18. You win even money, 1-to-1, if your bet wins. To make this bet, place your chips in the box labelled "Low".
Rouge ou noir (Red or Black) Bet exclusively on the colour that will come up. The zero does not account for either one. You win even money if your bet wins.
Pair ou impair (Even or Odd) Bet exclusively on the number that comes up being even or odd. The zero does not count for either one. You win even money if your bet wins.

The layout of the roulette table explained

 0 ← ZERO Is played individually HIGH → All numbers between 19 and 36 HIGH 19 to 36 1 2 3 LOW 1 to 18 ← LOW All numbers from 1 to 18 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 EVEN → All numbers that end with an even number EVEN 13 14 15 ODD ← ODD All numbers that end with an odd number 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 BLACK → All black numbers 25 26 27 ← RED All red numbers 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 P12 M12 D12 D12 M12 P12 ← DOZENS P12 First dozen M12 Middle Dozen D12 Last dozen ↑ ↑ ↑ Left Square : 1st column the 12 numbers Middle Square : 2nd column the 12 numbers Right Square : 3rd column the 12 numbers