Online Roulette: A Quick Guide

Roulette is one of the easiest casino games to play and also one of the most exciting. It requires no special skills, betting knowledge, or manipulation of elaborate strategies.


You can be successful in this game whether you are new to gaming or you are an experienced player. It does not matter if you have a low or a high risk tolerance because you can place “inside” bets to receive a higher payout but with greater risk or place “outside” bets to achieve lower payouts but have a greater chance of winning.

The History of Roulette

The history of roulette is not definitely known. Some believe it began in Ancient Rome when balls were spun on carriage wheels. Others believe it originated in China. Everyone agrees, however, that the modern game was invented in France.This is also attested to by “roulette” meaning “little wheel” in the French language and the dealer being referred to by the French term “Croupier”.

There are two main types of roulette wheels: American and European. The American version is the simpler version to play and has slots for the numbers 1 to 36 plus 0 and 00 slots. The European wheel has no 00 slot.


Object of the Game

The object of the game of Roulette is to determine where the little “ivory” ball will land once the wheel has stopped turning. Bets are placed on the green layout table beside the wheel before the ball stops rolling.

The “outside” layout consists of various boxes for columns, red or black slots, odd or even slots, and different groups of numbers. This is where you will be placing your bets if you are a cautious player because the chances of winning are great but the payout will be less than the riskier, inside region.

The inside betting area has boxes for individual numbers. This is the place to bet if you want a higher payout but with greater risk.

How to Roulette

There are several ways to place your bets. Usually, if you are betting on the inside table, you can place your bet on a single number where you will receive a stunning pay back of 35 to 1 if you are the lucky winner.

You can also place your bet over two adjacent numbers to make a split bet that pays out 17 to 1 if either of those numbers is where the ball ultimately lands. You can also play Street or Line, Corner or Quad, Basket, or Double Street bets.

The outside table is played by placing your bet on odd/even or black/white where you will receive an even payout if you are successful. You can also place a bet on 1 to 18, or 19 to 36, which will also pay you even money. If you select the winning number from the first, second or third dozen numbers you will receive a 2 to 1 payback.

If you choose any of the numbers in the three vertical columns of 12 numbers on the layout, you will again receive a 2 to 1 payback. Each on-line game you join will clearly lay out the specific betting rules for that table.

Just Have Fun

So, sit down, relax and let the ball spin! This is going to be a great time of entertainment and recreation. Just be sure to use your game sense and decide, prior to gaming, what you want to spend for the fun of it… and then adhere to that amount. Even if you lose, you always have another day to look forward to.