Roulette 101 - How to play like a professional
Roulette is the most straightforward and thrilling casino game. From the first spin, there’s something wonderful about it that draws you in. Who knows, maybe the magic is in the game’s simplicity! Even if you’ve never played roulette before, after reading our instructions, you’ll be an expert. We go over the fundamentals of roulette, the differences between the several forms of roulette, and what you need to know to get the most out of this entertaining game.
The traditional game consists of a wheel with numbers 0 to 36 on it and a metal ball as a sign arranged in two areas: bottom and upper. Players would sit around the roulette table in traditional casinos and put bets while the table dealer spun the wheel and waited for the ball to land in a slot.
Each slot is assigned a number between 0 and 36. You can wager on a variety of things, including a specific number, odd or even numbers, a group of numbers, a specific color, and so on. It’s really simple to play online; all you have to do is choose what you want to wager on, place your money, then press the Spin button to spin the roulette wheel.
American Roulette VS European Roulette
American Roulette is unique in that it has an extra slot to match to the double zero. This version of roulette usually has a higher house advantage. It’s also worth noting that the numbers are arranged in pairs opposite one another, thus the en prison and partage rules don’t apply.
European Roulette is a traditional roulette wheel with 37 slots and red and black numbers 1 through 36, with the number 0 being green. The house has the least edge in this game. The en jail rule is in effect.
Straight Betting – involves placing chips on a single number. This bet has the highest odds, but also the lowest odds of success – odds 36
Split – betting on two adjacent neighbouring numbers on the board (not on roulette). Coins are placed between any two numbers (e.g. on the line between 14 and 17, which are neighbours on the board but diametrically opposed on the wheel) – odds 18
Street – bet placed on three consecutive numbers on the table. The board is divided into 3 columns and 12 rows, and a street bet is a bet placed on one of the 12 rows (e.g. on the row where the numbers 25, 26 and 27 appear) – odds 12
Corner – bet placed on four adjacent numbers on the board. It involves placing bets on the corner between the four numbers (e.g. you can place a corner bet between the numbers 22, 23, 25 and 26) – odds 9
In the category of inside bets, special options can also be included, but they differ, such as Zero’s Neighbours (bets on 17 consecutive numbers on the roulette wheel, between 22 and 25),
Thirds (bets on 12 consecutive numbers – the area opposite to 0’s Neighbours – between 33 and 27) or Orphans (the 8 numbers that are not among either 0’s Neighbours or Thirds). However, these bets still involve betting coins directly on the numbers (generally split or corner).
Red/Black – involves betting on the color of the winning number: red or black. – odds 2.00
Odd/Even – you choose whether the next number will be odd or even. – odds 2.00
1-18/19-26 – you bet on whether the winning number will be less than or equal to 18 or greater than 19. – odds 2.00
Dozen – three categories of 12 numbers are available – 1-12, 13-24 and 25-26, which are generally marked on the table as 1st 12, 2nd 12 and 3rd 12. – odds 3.00
Column – Column bets involve choosing all 12 numbers except that they are not consecutive, as in the case of “dozens”. – odds 3.00
In the case of outside bets, they will be declared losers if the ball stops on 0 or 00.