How to play roulette

Roulette Rules – How to Play Roulette Tutorial

Roulette is the most popular among casino table games in the world. While at first glance the roulette table layout may appear quite complicated, roulette is actually a very easy game to play and understand.

The following roulette layout is the standard one found in American casinos. 

Next to the layout is the roulette wheel, which is divided into 38 slots for the ball to land, and is numbered 1 through 36 and 0 and 00.

You can bet on any single number (straight up), a combination of numbers, or red or black, odd or even.

Each of the one to six players at the roulette table is given different-colored chips so that it’s easy to keep track of the numbers on the layout you’re betting on. A player may choose the value he wishes for his roulette chips: 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2. Players may also bet larger amounts by using $5, $25 and $100 regular casino chips.

Each roulette game begins when the dealer spins the wheel in one direction and then rolls a small ball along the inner edge of the wheel in the opposite direction. The ball eventually falls into one of the numbered slots. That number is the declared winner for that game. In an hour’s time, there are about 60-80 spins of the roulette wheel. Make your betting successful with Roulette Strategies.


Roulette win strategy
AStraight-upA one-number bet. All individual numbers plus 0 and 00. Chip A is on number 13.35 to 1
BColumnA twelve-number bet. Pays off on any number in that vertical column. Chip B is on the 3rd column.2 to 1
CDozenA twelve-number bet. Pays off on any number in that dozen. Chip C is on the 1st dozen.2 to 1
DEven-MoneyAn 18 number bet. Pays off when a number hits on 1-18/19-36, Red/Black, Even/Odd. Chip D covers numbers 1-18.1 to 1
ESplitA two-number bet. Pays off when any one of your two numbers hit. Chip E is on numbers 11 and 12.17 to 1
FTrioA three-number bet. Pays off when any one of your three numbers hit. Chip F covers numbers 28, 29 and 30.11 to 1
GCornerA four-number bet. Pays off when any one of your four numbers hit. Chip G covers numbers 17, 18, 20 and 21.  8 to 1
HFive #The only five-number bet. Pays off when any one of your five numbers hit. Chip H covers numbers 1, 2, 3, 0 and 00.6 to 1
ISix #A six-number bet. Pays off when any one of your six numbers hit. Chip I covers numbers 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27.5 to 1

A note about even-money bets: 

  • In Nevada casinos, all even-money wagers are completely lost if the ball lands in 0 or 00;  
  • Players in Atlantic City and European casinos will lose only half their bet, or the bet is imprisoned for another spin.

You can read more about online roulette in A Glossary of Roulette Terms.