Roulette has been played since the 17th
century, and emanates sophistication and elegance. This game of pure
chance is filled with suspense, while hopeful players eagerly wait for
the roulette wheel to stop and allow the ball to rest on their chosen
numbers. As luck would have it, roulette is easy to learn! Your simple
objective as player is to predict the ball's final resting-place when
the wheel stops spinning. Your wager on the roulette table can be placed on a single
number, or be used to cover 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, or up to 18 different
numbers during one spin. Here is a summary of the different roulette
This is a wager on a single number, including
zero (0) and double zero (00). If the ball stops at your number, your
bet pays 35 to 1.
This is a wager on two adjacent numbers in the
roulette table, which is placed on the line dividing the two numbers. If
the ball stops at either number, your bet pays 17 to 1.
Street bets cover three numbers. The chip is
placed on the outer right boundary line of the roulette table, next to
the corresponding row of three numbers. If either number hits, the
street bet pays 11 to 1.
Corner bets cover four numbers. The chip is
placed on the cross where the four numbers intersect. If any of the four
numbers hit, your corner bet pays 8 to 1.
This bet covers the following numbers: 0, 00,
1, 2 and 3. The chip is placed on the outer right boundary line of the
roulette table, between 00 and 3. If either number hits, your five bet
pays 6 to 1.
A line bet covers the six different numbers in
two rows of three numbers. For example: 4,5,6 plus 7,8,9). The chip is
placed on outer right boundary line of the roulette table, where it is
intersected by the line dividing the two rows. If any of the six numbers
hit, your line bet pays 5 to 1.
On the short side of the roulette table are
three boxes marked "2 to 1." By placing your chip in one of
these boxes, you mark all twelve numbers above it (0 and 00 excluded).
If the ball stops at either of these numbers, your bet pays 2 to 1.
Even/Odd, Low/High Bets
You can bet on a group of twelve numbers by
placing your chip in one of the three boxes marked "1st 12,"
"2nd 12," or "3rd 12." A winning dozen bet pays 2 to
A bet placed in one of the boxes on the left,
long side of the table covers half of the roulette numbers (excluding
zero and double zero). Each box covers 18 numbers. These bets pay even
money, 1 to 1.
…Nobody Knows! Keep this important fact in
mind when you're seated at the roulette table.
most important way to walk away from the roulette table as a winner is
to budget your money, and know when it's time to take your winnings and
run! By scattering your bets on the roulette table, you will increase
your odds of winning more in the long run. Instead of betting a stack of
chips straight up on your lucky number 11, place only one chip straight
up on 11, and use the rest to place corner bets. If you win, use
winnings to increase your bets. If you lose, go back to the minimum bet.
aside a small portion of your total gambling for wild impulse bets.
If that lucky 11 has come up two spins in a row, and you are determined
to place a bundle straight up on 11 during the next spin (even though
your rationale is faulty), use your impulse betting till. If you lose,
you will only lose a portion of your stake and can use the rest to place
go for a spin, and enjoy the suspense and thrill of roulette!