Roulette Rules

Roulette has been played for centuries, and is thought to have existed as we know it since 18th century Paris. The game has evolved over time to become a staple of the modern casinos. Once the wheel was thought to contain as few as 31 numbers, though it now typically has 37 in Europe and 38 in the United States, changing the odds of success slightly depending on which side of the Atlantic you play.

General Overview

In European Roulette, the wheel contains 37 pockets, numbered zero to 36, meaning you are offered better odds than at roulette tables with more pockets, such as in American roulette.

There are two main sections of the table on which to bet, the "inside section" and "outside section", each of which contains many different types of wagers.

The inside section allows you to wager on individual numbers, or groups of up to six numbers, that are in close proximity to one another according to the numerical order of the table layout.

The outside section contains matching pairs of bets for high or low, odd or even and red or black (18 numbers each). It also allows you to make six different 12-number bets (three each that are called "Column" and "Dozen" bets).

Additionally, there are extra groups of bets that are comprised of seven to 17 numbers. Located on different segments of the wheel, you can wager on these with one easy click on the "racetrack", the part of the roulette table that is representative of the actual wheel, and the order in which the numbers are displayed, instead of the numerical order of the main betting layout.

Game Play and Game Rules

Upon joining the table, you'll be asked to select a chip color to use for the session. The software allows you to easily select the value of chips to be used when placing bets and to vary the number placed at one time on a given bet area.

To the novice player, roulette betting can appear quite confusing, with all manner of wagers being placed by different people in different ways. Actually, the rules on how to bet are simple, and are summed up by the following:

You can wager on any number, or combination of numbers, using inside or outside bets. It's important to remember that each outside bet must be at least the amount of the table minimum, with the same rule applying to the total wagered on inside bets also. Remember too that each is independent of the other with respect to reaching the table minimum.

If you win your bet, your original wager will be returned to your account, in addition to the payout you receive based on bet placed and the table odds (listed below). If you lose your bet, your original wager will be lost.

Our gaming software automatically keeps track of the amounts wagered and will not allow bets to be placed if under the table minimum. Instead, your first click on that betting area will place the minimum bet if your selected denomination is lower than the minimum allowed.

The gaming software recognizes that inside bets are cumulative, allowing you to continue placing bets within the inside section of the table until the minimum is reached. If it's not reached, all bets under the minimum are removed when the wheel is spun (after the betting timer runs out).

If you're playing at one of our Multi Player tables, all bets will be eligible to win or lose at the expiry of the timer. On Single Player tables, your bets are not active until you have confirmed the action and clicked on the Spin button.

Inside Bet Payouts – Roulette
Bet NameNumbers CoveredPayout Odds
Straight Up 1 35 to 1
Split 2 17 to 1
Street 3 11 to 1
Corner 4 8 to 1
Line 6 5 to 1
Outside Bet Payouts – Roulette
Bet NameNumbers CoveredPayout Odds
Red 18 1 to 1
Black 18 1 to 1
Odd 18 1 to 1
Even 18 1 to 1
Low (1-18) 18 1 to 1
High (19-36) 18 1 to 1
1st, 2nd or 3rd dozen 12 2 to 1
1st, 2nd or 3rd column 12 2 to 1

Racetrack and Split Bets

There are other ways to bet, including the use of the racetrack area of the table. This is the part of the roulette table that represents the wheel in the actual order that the numbers appear. You can click on one of the numbers and chips will be placed there, plus two "neighbors" (adjacent numbers) on either side of that number.

You can use the racetrack to place four other special bets, each of which will automatically place multiple chips on the layout on your behalf, as shown in the following table.

Bet NameChip CostNumbers CoveredDistribution
Voisins du Zero Nine chips 17 0/2/3 (two chips), 4/7, 12/15, 18/21, 19/22, 25/26/28/29 (two chips), 32/35
Tiers du Cylindre Six chips 12 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30, 33/36
Orphelins en Plein Eight chips 8 1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31, 34
Zero Four chips 7 0/3, 12/15, 26, 32/35

Adjacent two-number bets (splits) on the main layout that are of the same color (i.e. red or black) can all receive bets in one operation by using the controls for split bets located near the racetrack area of the table.

Red Splits (four wagers)Black Splits (seven wagers)
9/12 8/11
16/19 10/11
18/21 10/13
27/30 17/20

Bet Limits

Bet limits at European roulette tables follow a similar convention to most brick-and-mortar casinos around the world. Inside and outside bets often have different minimums and maximums.

The outside maximum bet displayed at the table indicates the biggest amount that can be placed on each (or all) outside bet positions, and there is no cumulative maximum.

The inside maximum bet displayed at the table refers to the amount allowed to be placed on each single number (or straight-up) bet.

Every other type of inside bet position (split, line, street, etc.) has its own maximum bet amount that is relative to the stated straight-up maximum. The general rule is that the more numbers are covered by a bet, the higher the limits. For example, a Straight Up bet covers one number and the maximum bet might be 25 chips. A Split bet covers two numbers and so double the maximum is allowed (50 chips). A Street bet covers three numbers and in this example the maximum bet would be 75 chips, and so on.

For example, given a 25 chips maximum straight-up bet, you could conceivably place as many as 40 25-chip bets on or around a number in the middle column, such as 17 (one straight up (1), four splits (8), one street (3), four corners (16), and two six-line (12) bets), for a total of 1,000 chips.

House Edge

House edge (the difference between the true odds and the payouts) in a European Roulette game is 2.70%.

American Roulette games have a house edge of 5.26%. The Five Line wager in American Roulette has a house edge of 7.89%.

Saved Bets

On Single Player tables it’s possible to save your favorite bets, so you can quickly and conveniently make specific combination bets. Select ‘Save Current Bet’ to add it to your favorites. You can manage saved bets in the ‘My Bets’ menu.

Multi Player Tables

Central to the roulette games we offer are our Multi Player tables, which allow you and your friends to enjoy the thrill of social gaming. Multi Player tables turn online gaming into an interactive experience, just like it would be in a bricks-and-mortar casino.