Roulette Rules

There are two basic rules to be successful at roullete: study the rules and practice, practice, and practice.

Roulette is casino game that offers the most options to bet and win. You need to know rules of rullete to have maximum chance of winning. Especially for beginners are rules of roulette very important.

We are recommending to learn rules of roullete, apply this knowledge free online, and then go ahead with real money.

There are 2 main versions of roullete: French Roulette also called European roullete and American roullete.The main difference is in numbers.

In French roullete you have 36 numbers plus 0 (zero), but in American roullete there are 36 numbers, 0, and another box marked 00 (double zero). This modification decreasing chances for players, and brings more money to casino. Just imagine, that you are betting only on colors (red or black), and if ball hits 0 and 00 you lost, so it giving bigger chances of winning to casinos.

The Roulette Table Layout

The roullete is composed of roulette wheel and table. Place for your bets is called table, it is that green area. And then ball is launched into the roulette wheel. So basic rule is to put the bet, and wait to see on which number will the ball rest. Player is not betting only on particular number, there is big range of different betting options available to spread your chances of success.

On the European roulette wheel there are 37 slots representing numbers 1 – 36 and zero.


On the American roulette wheel there are 38 slots representing numbers 1 – 36, zero and double zero. 13 numbers are red, and 13 black. Zero and double zero are green. 

Betting Options in Roulette

Simple Chances

Simple chances are close to 50%. Close because of zero. You can bet on colors (black and red), or on low (1-18) and high (19-36), another option can be bet on odd and even numbers.

If you win, the payout ratio is 1:1, which means that you win the same amount which you bet. Due to zero, your chances are 18/37 or approx. 48.6% to win.

Multiple Chances

Easily said you can place one or more bets, but ball can hit more than one number and you will win. For example you can bet, that ball will rest on numbers 1-6. It means for example, that your winning numbers can be 1,2,3,4,5,6. This strategy will increase your pay out, but decrease your chance of win.

The lowest chance of winning, but the highest payout will happened, if you will bet single number. If you do so, you can win 35x your bet (payout ratio is 35:1). If you place a 100$ bet, you can win 3500$!

See table of odds of particular bets.


Bet On Example Payoff Chance to win
Any number 7 35:1 2.7%
2-number-combination 8-9 17:1 5.4%
3-number-combination 13-14-15 11:1 8.1%
4-number-combination 4-5-7-8 8:1 10.8%
6-number-combination 25 through 30 5:1 16.2%
Column 1,4,7….28,31,34 2:1 32.4%
Dozen 1,2,3….10,11,12 2:1 32.4%
Even or odd number 2,4,6….32,34,36 1:1 48.6%
1-18 or 19-36 1 through 18 1:1 48.6%
Red or black All red numbers 1:1 48.6%

Maximum Bets

Before you start the game you should always find out what the maximum and minimum bets are possible. Only than you can have proper money management. For beginners it is necessary to know minimum bet, which can be normally 0,5$ or 1$.

Roulette Strategies

To beat the roullete was passion work for mathematicians, and casino strategist. Result is, that there are loads of very good roulette strategies, but still you can not control luck factor. Everybody needs to find their own approach, which is working for them. If you are interested in roulette strategies please click here.


Roulette Bonus

Almost all online casinos will give you sign up bonus. Mostly it is the same amount of your first deposit. There is always condition, that you can withdraw this additional amount, after playing the game with it. Mostly you need few times play with this given amount, and after that you can withdraw it. See our summary of the best casino bonuses out there.

Roullete Tips

There are thousands websites about tips and tricks for roullete. Load of them are scam to give you feeling, that you will beat roullete everyday. Believe us, it will not happen. But what is true, that payout is around 98% for players. Rest 2% is going to casino, but it is enough for them.
The most important roullete tip is to play only European or French roullete. Please avoid American version. American casino has double zero, which increasing winnings for the house.

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