Online Roulette Rules

Its name means ‘little wheel’ in French. And while the roulette wheel is a common sight in casinos around the world, it’s still a foreign language to many. Here’s how to place your bets on the world’s favourite casino game…

Doesn’t roulette look con­fusing? But in fact, it’s easy to play once you’ve figured out what all the markings on the baize mean. One thing that some players find confusing is the little display that tells you what numbers have come up previously. All roulette wheels have them, both online and in a real casino.
The idea is that if red has come up several times in a row, a gambler might want to bet on black next. Don’t be sucked into believing that you can somehow second-guess the roulette wheel – it’s random!
As long as you understand the rules of the games you are playing you should be fine. The European Wheel has one zero and the player gets much better odds when playing this variant than say when playing slots. If you opt to play the American game then only ever play this American game for free as the odds are poor.
There’s no skill in playing roulette whatsoever, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a fool. Once you accept that it’s a game of chance though, you can start to have fun. Here’s a quick guide to what all the different bets mean in roulette…
You can bet on any number, including, 0 or 00, by placing the chip on the center of a number. The maximum bet for this wager is indicated on the Roulette table’s maximum bet sign.
You can bet on two numbers by placing a chip on the line that divides the two numbers. The maximum mum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by two./
To bet on a row of three numbers (a street), just place a chip on the boundary line of the roulette varaint, at the end of the corresponding row. If any of these numbers come up, you’ll be paid out at a rate of three-to-one on your bet.
You can bet on four numbers by placing chips at the corner where the four numbers meet.
You can bet on the numbers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 by placing your chip on the boundary line, where the line between 0 and the first row intersects it.
You can wager on two street wagers (i.e. the six different numbers in two rows of three numbers), by placing your chip on the boundary line of the roulette table where the line dividing the two rows intersects it.
There are three boxes labelled “2 to 1″ at the bottom of each column of numbers. You can place bets for all numbers in a column by placing   chip(s) in one of these boxes. If any of the numbers in the selected column is hit you get paid 2:1. 0 and 00 are losing numbers.
This is a popular bet: you can bet on a group of twelve selections by placing your chip in one of the three boxes marked “1st 12,” “2nd 12,” or “3rd 12.” If one of your 12 selections is hit, you are paid out at a rate of 2:1. If the ball falls in either 0 or 00 you lose. Note that the maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by ten.
These are the simplest of bets to make. They’re almost 50/50. You can place a bet in one of the boxes along the long side of the table that covers half of the numbers on the roulette table (excluding 0). Each box covers 18 numbers. You win even money (1 to 1) on all of these bets; 0 and 00 are losing numbers. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by 20.

Chip Covers
1 Number
2 Numbers
3 Numbers
4 Numbers
5 Numbers
6 Numbers
12 Numbers
18 Numbers
Straight Up
Split Bet
Street Bet
Corner Bet
Five Bet
Line Bet
Dozen Bet or Column Bet
Red/Black, Even/Odd or Lo/High Bets
35 to 1
17 to 1
11 to 1
8 to 1
6 to 1
5 to 1
2 to 1
1 to 1