How To Play Roulette
There are a total of eight different bets available on a roulette table. Each type of bet has a different pay off rate and covers different amounts of numbers. The short lines of three numbers each are called rows on the board, while the longer lines, each holding twelve, are called columns.
The first five types of bets are all made on the numbered space or on the lines between them and are called inside bets, while the last three types are made on the special boxes below and to the left of the board and are called outside bets.
After your bets have been places the wheel spins and the ball will eventually come to a stop in one of the numbered slots. At this point all winning bets are paid and all losing bets are collected by the casino
The Various Roulette Bets
Red or Black, Odd or Even : Pays Off : 1 to 1
Covers half of the boards, 18 numbers and does not cover zero or double
Dozen Bet : Pays Off : 2 to 1
A bet placed in either the box marked 1st, 2nd or 3rd 12. Covers 12 numbers
Column Bet : Pays Off : 2 to 1
A bet placed in one of the boxes at the end of the columns. Covers 12 numbers
Line Bet : Pays Off : 5 to 1
A bet placed on the line between two rows. This bet covers six numbers
Corner Bet : Pays Off : 8 to 1
A bet placed on the corner where four number meet, covers four numbers
Street Bet : Pays Off : 11 to 1
A bet placed at the end of a row of numbers, This bet covers three numbers
Split Bet : Pays Off : 17 to 1
Place your chip on the line between two different numbers
Straight Bet : Pays Off : 35 to 1
This is when you place a chip on one number and one number only.
Different Types Of Roulette Tables
There are two main varieties of roulette. These are single zero (0) and double zero (0 and 00). Single zero roulette is often called European or French Roulette.
From a players perspective you should always look to play on single zero tables. The reason for this is that the odds are much better with just one less number (the double zero) on the wheel. All recommended casinos at Best Casino Guide have at least one single zero game.