Roulette is one of the easiest casino games to learn and play. Although reasonable strategies can be applied in playing Roulette, it is still popular as a game of luck. Roulette is one of the most popular table games in both online and land based casinos because it offers players a variety of choices in gameplay decisions. A small bet can yield a big result if the luck is on the player’s side which is what makes this game so exciting.

In this article, we give you how to play guidelines on Roulette along with a brief history on how this simple game turned out to be a must for any casino.

Roulette: History

In order to chart this rising popularity of the game of Roulette, we have to go back some 800 years to the origin of Roulette. Many researchers believe that it originated in Rome and others believe it originated in China and introduced to Europe by monks in the 13th century. Regardless of its very beginning, the modern version of the game can be traced back to 17th century France, where a French philosopher Blaise Pascal developed a wheel and bolt device while experimentation with the perpetual-motion. Although, Pascal is credited for naming his device ‘Roulette’ meaning ‘Little Wheel’ in French, there is no evidence he developed with the intention of using it for gambling. As time went by, many people used this idea and developed it into the game we know today.

Roulette: Game Settings

A Roulette game has two parts: the Roulette wheel and the Roulette table. The Roulette table is the area where players have to place their bets and the Roulette wheel is the circular object that is spun after all the bets on the table have been placed. After this, a ball is thrown into the outside area of the wheel and when it is slowed down enough, it will fall into one of the pockets of the wheel which will decide the result of the game.

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Online European Roulette gameplay

Types of Roulette

Single Zero (European Roulette)

This is a variation where you find thirty six numbers from 1 to 36 and a single zero totaling 37 numbers

Double Zero (American Roulette)

In this version, there are thirty 36 numbers from 1 to 26, a single zero and a double zero (00) totaling 38 numbers.

Roulette bets

There are a total of eight different bets available on a roulette table. Each type of bet has a different pay off rate and covers different amounts of numbers. Roulette bets are divided in two parts: Inside bets where players place chips on the numbers on the table and Outside bets where players place chips on the categories of bets such as odds/even located outside the numbers area. When you look at a Roulette table, players can find different sections to place bets and we describe each section below.

Straight Up

This is when you place a chip on one number, among 0 – 36 or 00, – and 36.

Payoff: 35 to 1

Split Bet

Place you chips on the line between two different numbers

Payoff: 17 to 1

Corner Bet
A bet placed on the corner where four number meet, covers four numbers
Pay Off : 8 to 1

Line Bet
A bet placed on the line between two rows. This bet covers six numbers
Pay Off : 5 to 1

Column Bet
A bet placed in one of the boxes at the end of the columns. Covers 12 numbers
Pay Off : 2 to 1

Dozen Bet
A bet placed in either the box marked 1st, 2nd or 3rd 12. Covers 12 numbers
Pay Off : 2 to 1

Red or Black, Odd or Even
Covers half of the boards, 18 numbers and does not cover zero or double zero
Pay Off : 1 to 1


Roulette: Gameplay and rules

Roulette is played against the house. The house is represented by the Croupier who has the responsibility of spinning the Roulette wheel and handling the bets placed on the table. A player will be allocated a range of specific minimum and maximum amount of bets they can place. This rule varies for the inside and outside bets for each spin.

For online roulette, the navigation bar is at the bottom and players can clear bets, choose their chip denomination and then hot the spin button. If the ball lands on the number or the category of the bet you have placed, you win.

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