Rules Of Roulette

Talk about casinos and the first picture that clicks your mind is that of a Roulette wheel. Roulette by far is the most popular and one of the widely played games in both: online and traditional casinos. Roulette got its name from a French word which meant “Little wheel”. The History of the Roulette Games can be traced back to the late 1700s. Now-a-days, Roulette is considered to be the most entertaining game.

Roulette is actually a table game which can be played by following some really easy rules. The same rules are followed globally. The basic process is that a player has to buy the chips first and then place a bet of his choice. Each table has a maximum and a minimum limit. Players can place a bet of his choice with any combination. All the best have a specific payout price associated with them. Roulette has some really interesting bets related to its such as Split bets, Corner bets, Street bets, Top-line bets, Trio bets, Red and Black bets, 1-18,19-36 and a few others.

Now-a-days, three types of roulette are being played widely, namely; European, French and American Roulette. The rules of the game depend on the type being played. The difference between these two variants is actually the percentage of house edge related to them. American Roulette offers an edge of 5.26% while European Roulette has a house edge of 2.70% only. French Rule has its own special rule and percentages of house edge. The concepts of French Roulette come from a popular La Partage Rule.

Roulette Rules:

  • The game begins with the betting process. Players must abide by the maximum and minimum limits of their table. Players can place wager on an individual number, color etc. These bets have a payout related to them.
  • Inside bets are the most interesting bets of Roulette. The payout rate for an inside bet is 35:1. These bets have the lowest probability which is why they have the highest payouts associated with them.
  • Outside bets are more likely to occur than inside bets and hence, have a lower payout rate.
  • The bets can be placed anytime before the dealer announces to take no more bets. Once the betting is over and the ball stops spinning, all the other chips expect for the winning chips are removed from the table.

There are two main Types Of Online Roulette, namely: Live Roulette and Auto Roulette. Auto Roulette is the one where the winning number if generated with the help of an RNG i.e. Random Number Generator. Live Roulette is a game of roulette in which a Croupier drops the ball onto the already spinning wheel. The players are allowed to place their bets even when the wheel is spinning.

In online roulette:

  1. The game is played in opposition to the house. The Croupier plays the role of the House here. It is responsible for spinning the wheel, handling the payouts and the bets.
  2. A player can simple place his bet on the number available in the table. After the wheel is spun by the Croupier, the ball is dropped.
  3. After dropping the ball, ‘No More Bets’ will be taken. This is that point in the game where the player cannot place any more bets.
  4. Once the wheel stops spinning, The Croupier will indicate the winning bet by marking it. All the bets which lose will be discarded. The winner will get an increase in his chips depending on the payout of his bet.

The payout rates are usually fixed according to the following structure:

  • Black/Red, Even/Odds, High/Low 1:1
  • Outside Column or Dozen: 2:1
  • Line (6-number bet): 5:1
  • Corner (4-number bet): 8:1
  • Street (3-number bet): 11:1
  • Split (2-number bet): 17:1
  • Straight (1-number bet): 35:1