Online Casino Games - Win Roulette Rules


How to play & Win at Roulette: Rules, plan, tactics, method, system, technique.

Roulette rules - Outside Bets
The roulette board contains the numbers 1 thru 36, plus 0 (European Roulette) and 00 (American Roulette). On the edges of the table are places for outside bets. An outside bet can be a bet placed on a group of numbers, or some binding characteristic. All outside bets lose if the ball falls on 0 or 00.

Red / Black - A bet that the winning number will be the color you bet on. Pays even money 1-to-1.

Odd / Even - A bet that the winning number will be either odd or even. Pays even money 1-to-1.

Low / High - A bet that the number will either fall in the range of lower numbers (1-18) or the range of high numbers (19-31). Pays even money 1-to-1.

Columns - A bet on the 12 numbers contained in any one of the three long columns on the layout. The roulette table is just that, a table, with three columns an 12 rows. At the end of these columns there are places (usually labeled 2-to-1) to lay chips. Roulette rules state that if a number in your column comes up you win. Pays 2-to-1.

Dozens - a bet on either the first dozen numbers (1-12), the second dozen (13-24), or the third dozen (25-36). Pays 2-to-1.

Roulette rules - Inside Bets

Roulette inside bets are made on specific numbers or combinations of numbers either within the number layout or on the border. There are a few different types, and roulette rules may vary by establishment.

Straight-up bet - A bet made on a single number (including 0 or 00). Place this bet by putting your chips squarely in the center of the number you want. This bet pays 35-to-1.

Split bet - A bet on any two adjoining numbers (including 0 and 00). To place this bet put your chips on the line separating the two numbers. If either of the two numbers are where the ball falls, you win. It's worth mentioning that you can also play a split bet on 0 and 00 by putting your chips on the line separating the second and third dozen. Pays 17-to-1.

Street bet - A single bet that covers three numbers in a row. Place your chip on the outside line of the row you want to bet. Pays 11-to-1.

Corner bet - A single bet on four adjoining numbers that form a square. Place your chip where the four numbers converge. This is also known as a square bet or a quarter bet, depending on the casinos roulette rules and titles. Pays 8-to-1.

Five-number bet - there is only one five-number bet. Place your chip at the corner of the intersection of 0, 1, and the first dozen. This bet covers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. Pays 6-to-1.

Six-number bet - this is better known as a "line bet". This bet covers two adjacent rows of numbers. To make this bet, place your chip on one of the outside lines at the intersection of two rows. This bet pays 5-to-1.

Neighbor Bet – A bet on consecutive numbers, as they are laid out on the wheel. For example, betting on the numbers 3, 26, 0, 32 and 15 a single zero wheel, or on the numbers 14, 2, 0, 28 and 9 on a double-zero wheel.
The house advantage
On a single zero roulette table the house advantage is 2.7%. On a double zero roulette table it is 5.26% (7.9% on the five-number bet, 0-00-1-2-3). The house advantage is gained by paying the winners a chip or two (or a proportion of it) less than what it should have been if there was no advantage.

The payouts

  • A bet on one number only, called a straight-up bet, pays 35-to-1.
    (You collect 36. With no house advantage you should collect 37, or 38 on double zero roulette wheels).
  • A two-number bet, called split bet, pays 17-to-1.
  • A three-number bet, called street bet, pays 11-to-1.
  • A four-number bet, called corner bet, pays 8-to-1.
  • A six-number bet, pays 5-to-1.
  • A bet on the outside dozen or column, pays 2-to-1.
  • A bet on the outside even money bets, pays 1-to-1.