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Roulette can be a little intimidating to inexperienced players. The giant Roulette wheel and an impressive betting deck belies a truly simple game that anyone can play. Before we get started on any of the rules of Roulette, you should know that it is one of the easiest games in the house to play.

With Roulette, you simply need to place a bet and wait for the croupier to spin the wheel. When your number lands, the Roulette dealer will place the marker on your spot and pay you out accordingly. In less than 5 minutes, you will have a comprehensive understanding of everything you need to know about playing Roulette. And guess what? You’ve already taken the first step!

We offer you an impressive selection of online Roulette games. You may have been told that skill and strategy are needed to consistently win with Roulette games. That’s only partially true – you’re about to find out exactly how to play and win with Roulette games online.

How to Place Roulette Bets?

Login to your 888casino account and navigate to the card & table games category. Next, scroll through the list of Roulette games that are available. Slight variations in gameplay and bet selections can dramatically change the odds in Roulette games. For example, European Roulette has a house edge of 2.70%, French Roulette has a house edge as low as 1.35% on certain bets, and American Roulette has a house edge of 5.26%.

Placing bets is as easy as selecting your chip size and clicking the appropriate spots on the Roulette table. A few points are in order:

  • Check the Maximum Bet per Spot
  • Check table Minimums/Maximums
  • Check the Percentage of Table Coverage
  • Check Your Bet Size vs Available Bankroll

Let us assume that the minimum bet at the table is $1, the maximum bet is $1,000, and the maximum bet per spot is $250. With a bankroll of $500, you can divide your bets up as you see fit. It’s always best to limit the amount of money you bet per spin to ensure that you stretch your bankroll as far as possible. For example, you may want to limit your bets to $50 per Roulette spin, allowing you to enjoy 10 x Roulette sessions with your $500 bankroll. If you limit your Roulette bets to $20 per spin, you can enjoy 25 Roulette spins with your $500 bankroll. This is the most important advice you will receive in Roulette games: Manage your bankroll well!

Play Online Roulette – Learn How

A game of chance and luck, the rules for roulette are relatively simple. Players must decide what number, color or group they wish to bet on and place their chip(s) accordingly. Once all bets are placed, the croupier will then spin a wheel covered in numbers matching those on the table, and while spinning, drop and small ball onto the wheel. When the wheel comes to a rest, the color or number matching the slot the ball has rested in is declared the winner and the croupier will divvy up payouts accordingly. Bets can be placed in a number of ways: players may pick an individual number or group of numbers, a color (either red or black), or place a bet on either evens or odds. The rules for online roulette do not vary from the live casino version; however, players do have the opportunity to pick the version of roulette they prefer.

Roulette Bets & Payoffs

We briefly mentioned several types of Roulette games available to players. European Roulette with its 2.70% house edge and French Roulette with its 1.35% house edge are the best possible games for players. While American Roulette offers additional betting selections with the green 00 in addition to the single green 0, it comes with a distinct disadvantage: a 5.26% house edge. Why? Thanks to the additional number and the same payouts as other Roulette variants, the house edge is much higher.

For the most part, Roulette games have similar rules. For American Roulette, these bets & payoffs are available to you:

  • Straight Up Bets : Bets on single numbers.
  • Split Bet : Bets on lines between any 2 numbers.
  • Corner Bet : Bets on the corner where 4 numbers coincide.
  • Street Bet : Bets at the end of a row of numbers, covering 3 numbers.
  • Line Bet : Bets at the end of 2 streets on the dividing line between them. Line bets cover all numbers in either street, for a grand total of 6.
  • Top Line Bet : Bets on 0, 1, 2, & 3. Place your chip at the corner of 0 & 1.
  • Dozen Bet : Bets on 1 st  12, 2 nd  12, or 3 rd  Each selection covers 12 numbers.  
  • Column Bet : These include columns labelled: 2 to 1. Column Bets include all 12 numbers in that column except for 0.
  • Red or Black & Odd or Even : These bets cover 18 numbers but exclude the 0 and 00.
  • 1-18 & 19-36 (High/Low) : These bets are placed on 1-18 or 19 – 36. They cover a total of 18 numbers.
  • Trio Bets : Bets on 0, 1 and 2; or 0, 2, and 3. The bet is placed at the point where these 3 numbers meet.


Inside & Outside Roulette Bets:

Bet Type

Bet Payoff

Straight Up Bets (on single numbers)


Split Bets (on 2 numbers)


Trio Bets (on 3 numbers)


Street Bets (on 3 numbers)


Corner Bets (on 4 numbers)


Line Bets (on 6 numbers)


Dozen Bets (on 12 numbers)


Column Bets (on 12 numbers)


Red/Black Bets (on 18 numbers)


Even/Odd Bets (on 18 numbers)


Low/High Bets (on 18 numbers)


4-Number Bets


If Red or Black, Low or High, Odd or Even, are chosen and the ball lands in the 0 slot, then the whole bet is forfeited.

That’s everything you need to know about playing Roulette. Now get ready to practice Roulette online for free or pony up and play Roulette for real money!

Roulette Games, in the Beginning…

Roulette’s origins date back to 18th century France when Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, physicist searched for a perpetual motion mechnism. It is believed that Roulette is a combination of several different wheel games like the English Roly-Poly, Reiner and Ace of Hearts with “Roulette”, an already existing board game in France with that title.

Roulette games have been popular since their inception, attracting such players as the European Elite. Due to its exciting, mysterious and romantic nature, Roulette has also been a popular game to depict on film, finding its way into hit movies such as Casablanca, Mission Impossible and Run, Lola, Run.

The initial board used in casinos worldwide consisted of red and black squares numbered 1-36, and included both a 0, in red, and 00 in black. Due to confusion the boards were revamped and the red and black 0 and 00 were eliminated, leaving one 0, situated in a green square. Casinos all over the world moved to the new table style, which became the norm everywhere, with the exception of the United States, where the original board still prevails. Players who wish to play online Roulette games offered in casinos today have a choice of American Roulette or European Roulette, with the main difference in play being the extra 0 found on the American board.

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