How to Play Roulette like an Expert

  • Learning how to play Roulette is simple and fun. 
  • We will cover some basic Roulette terms below. 
  • You can become an expert in Roulette easily with a bit of practice. 

Roulette is a unique Casino Game in the fact that it requires very little effort or energy to play. In order to be a confident player and enjoy yourself, you certainly need to learn some important terms and different types of Roulette bets, but gameplay itself is simple and very straightforward.

The Basic Roulette Rules

Let’s start with the Game Layout so that you’ll recognize and feel comfortable with what you’re looking at, even if it’s your first time at the wheel. Whether Online or at a real Casino, the wheel with 35-36 numbers sits at one end of the rectangular table opposite the betting slots which represent all of the different bets you can make. The wheel itself determines the outcome of your bet depending on which number the ball lands at the end of a spin.

Rules of Roulette Bets

You pretty much have an endless amount of bets available to the player according to the Rules of Roulette. Most bets cover multiple numbers and you are allowed to make as many bets as you want on one spin, as long as the amount you bet doesn’t surpass the Casino’s maximum. These are just the most important bets you can make:

  • Straight Up

Place your chip(s) on one number slot. This means you are putting all your bet on this one number. Though the odds are low, the payout is high at 35 – 1.

  • Split

Place your chip(s) on the dividing line between two number slots. This means you are betting on one of these two numbers. Payout is 17 – 1.

  • Street

Place your chip(s) on the line at the end of a row of three numbers. This means you are betting on one of these three numbers. Payout is 11 – 1.

  • Corner

Place your chip(s) on the corner in between four number slots. This means you are betting on one of these four numbers. Payout is 8 – 1.

  • Six Line

Place your chip(s) like you would betting a street, but riding the line between two rows. This means you are betting on one of the six numbers in these two rows.

  • Dozen/Column

At the bottom of each column of numbers there is a special betting slot for placing a bet on the entire column. This covers 12 numbers and the payout is 2 -1.

  • Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High

These are all bets that have their own specially designated betting slots. Each represents approximately half of the numbers (though this varies if you are playing with or without a double zero). The red bet represents all the red numbers and the black bet all the black numbers. Even and odd hold the same principle as do low and high.

Though there are many more Roulette bets a more advanced player may take into consideration, these basic bets are all you need to know how to play Roulette online and start experimenting on your own.