The Basics of Roulette


Roulette is a casino game that involves betting on which red or black numbered compartment the ball will fall into when it comes to rest in a revolving wheel. There are a number of different bets, and each has its own odds and payouts.

The bets can be broken down into two categories, inside and outside bets. Inside bets are more risky, but they also offer higher payouts.


There are many variations of roulette games that vary in payouts, betting options and rules. Some, like Double Ball Roulette, feature two balls instead of one while others, like Lighting Roulette from Evolution Gaming, offer multipliers of up to 500x your bet. Another variant is Triple Bonus Spin Roulette from IGT that features a bonus game that boosts your win potential with payouts up to 1:12,000.

Other variations include French Roulette which has a resemblance to European Roulette but adds the rules ‘En prison’ and ‘La Partage’, reducing the house edge to 2.7%. Other games, like Key Bet Roulette, take things a step further by offering additional bets that expand your chances of winning. While the differences may seem minor, choosing the right roulette game variant depends on your skill level and experience.


There are a variety of betting options on the roullete table. The most popular are called ‘Outside Bets’ and they pay 2-1 on their wagers. These include Voisins du zero (neighbors of zero, for the 17 numbers that are near the zero on the wheel), Jeu zero, and Le tiers du cylindre (12 numbers that lie in one of three 12 sections on the roulette wheel). There is also a High/Low bet which costs 9 chips and covers 18 numbers, as well as the Column bet where players are expected to place their chips on one of the 3 ’12’ squares at the bottom of the roulette felt.

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