Roulette Rules and Bet Types

One of the most played and popular games in the casino network is Roulette. The option of playing is available in virtual as well as real casinos and is solely based on probability which makes it all the more fun and unpredictable. One who hasn’t heard of Roulette has definitely been living under a rock and they’d still be lying because it’s really not possible! It’s a good practice to be thorough with rules and strategies before starting to play for real money because only once you’re thorough with the rules, you get to develop your own fool proof strategies. Here’s what you require to know about Roulette to get rolling!

Introductory talk

Numbers 1 to 36 are featured on theAmerican-Roulette with red and black slots as well as a couple of green 0 slots which depends on American or European Roulette style. The table has the numbers on it along with sectors to place bets on. Once everybody places their bets, the wheel is rolled followed by throwing in a ball and the number where the ball lands, ends up winning.

Different ways of betting

Betting can be done on a single number or groups and the probability of winning varies with these combinations and so do the payouts. To put it simply, bigger bets mean bigger chances of winning but smaller payouts. Bets are categorized as inside, outside and announced bets.


Inside bets

Looking at the table layout, it can be observed that main part has numbers from 0 to 36 and the rest are for betting on groups. The bets placed on the numbers are inside bets and the ones placed on the remaining sectors are outside bets.

Outside bets

These are the bets placed outside the number field and cover big numbers groups having five types which are Red/black, Odd/even, 1-18/19-36, dozens and columns. Another type of bet called the snake, covers red numbers 1,5,9,12,14,16,19,23,27,30,32 and 34, creating a snake shape and all numbers get covered by one chip. Another similar type is a black snake bet with numbers 2,6,8,10,13,17,20,24,26,29,28,31 and 35.

Announced bets

This type of bet has special combination in betting and mostly found in French roulette wheel and sometimes in European wheel as well. They have different individual names like Neighbours of Zero, Le tiers du Cylindre and Orphelins. Another one called Jeu Zero bet covers 3 neighbours of the zero in either side. A bet called neighbours is a 5 number bet covering a number and 2 of the neighbouring numbers. The other special bet is the finals and red/black split.

Choice of bet

To take the decision of which bet to place, you need to adopt a roulette strategy like the progressive systems of Fibonacci or Martingale. Starting bet should be low to keep the ability of increasing stakes after a loss. A roulette game should also be chosen while keeping in mind the limits and the amount of money you intend to spend.