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Roulette

Invented in the 18th century, Roulette is now one of the classic casino games enjoyed worldwide. The basic idea is to let a ball spin in a wheel and eventually settle into one of the numbered slots. If you have bet on the right number, you win.

How many slots are thereroulette online

That depends on which type of roulette you’re playing. European roulette traditionally have 18 red slots, 18 black slots and one green slot (for the number zero). American roulette largely follows this configuration, but with an additional green slot for the double-zero. Thus, the European roulette wheel have 37 slots and the American 38.

In addition to these two basic types, novelty roulette wheels are available, especially in online casinos.

Betting

If you have watched Hollywood movies where elegant casino guests are wagering thousands at the roulette table, you have probably seen them betting on a specific number, such as 18 or 36. While it is true that you can place your entire bet on a specific number at the roulette table, this is definitely not the only choice you have when playing roulette.

Exactly which bets you can make at the roulette depends on the casino rules, but here are some that are very common.

Inside bets

Inside bets are made in the centre of the roulette table. Compared to outside bets, they tend to have bigger payouts when you win, since your chance of winning is lower.

Generally speaking, the payout will correspons to your statistical chance of winning. That is why a bet spred over two or more numbers pays less than a bet on one single number, and a bet spread over two numbers only pays more than one spred over four numbers, and so on.

Bet name Description Where is my chip placed on the table?
Straight / SingleA bet on a single number. You only win if the ball settles on this exact number.Entirely within the square of your selected number.
SplitA bet on two numbers that are adjacent to each other on the roulette table.On the line shared by the two numbers.
StreetA bet on three numbers that form one of the twelve “streets” on the roulette table. Each street consist of consecutive numbers, e.g. 1-2-3 or 4-5-6 or 7-8-9, and so on.On the outher line of the chosen street.
TrioA three-number bet that involves (at least) one zero.

 

On a single-zero table, the only possible combinations are 0-1-2

and 0-2-3.

 

On a double-zero table, you can bet on 0-1-2, 00-2-3 or 0-00-2.

At the point where the three numbers touch each other on the table.
Corner / SquareA bet on four numbers that meet at one point at the roulette table, such as 1-2-4-5 or 10-11-13-14.At the point where the four numbers meet.
Basket / First FourA bet on 0-1-2-3.

 

Not available on double-zero tables.

The outer corner shared by 0 and 1 or the outer corner shared by 0 and 3.
Top LineA bet on 00-0-1-2-3

 

Only available on double-zero tables.

The outer corner shared by 0 and 1 or the outer corner shared by 00 and 3.
Six Line / Double StreetAt bet on two streets located next to each other, e.g. 1-2-3 + 4-5-6.At the outher line of the streets, straddling both streets.

Outside bets

Outside bets are made at the fringes of the roulette table. Your statistical chance of winning when you have placed an outside bet is comparatively high, which means that these bets tend to have low payouts compared to the inside bets.

Bet name Description Where is my chip placed on the table?
1st dozen / Première douzaineA bet on the numbers 1-12The field that says 1st 12
2nd dozen / Moyenne douzaineA bet on the numbers 13-24The field that says 2nd 12
3rd dozen / Demiére douzaineA bet on the numbers 25-36The field that says 3rd 12
1st column betA bet on the twelve numbers in the first column (1-4-7-10-13-16-19-22-25-28-31-34)The field at the bottom of the first column
2nd column betA bet on the twelve numbers in the second columnThe field at the bottom of the second column
3rd column betA bet on the twelve numbers in the third columnThe field at the bottom of the third column
Low / ManqueA bet on the numbers 1-18The field that says 1-18
High / PasseA bet on the numbers 19-36The field that says 19-36
Red / RougeA bet on all the red numbersThe field that says RED or otherwise denotes red
Black / NoirA bet on all the black numbersThe field that says BLACK or otherwise denotes red
EvenA bet on all the even numbers in the 1-36 rangeThe field that says EVEN
OddA bet on all the odd numbers in the 1-36 rangeThe field that says ODD