Online Roulette Rules

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Online Roulette is one of the Most Popular Online Casino Games


Roulette’s popularity stems from the fact that it is so simple to play, and yet it offers very high payouts. Instead of worrying what move to make, you can just place your bets on multiple options, sit back, relax and wait for the ball to fall on one of the numbers on the roulette wheel. If you are not familiar with roulette, read this article which will guide you through the process of playing online roulette.

The Table in Online Roulette

The online roulette table is consisted of the roulette wheel and the betting table on which all the bets are indicated with a layout. We believe that you have seen how a roulette table or a roulette wheel looks like at least once in your lifetime, especially in movies, so we will assume that you are familiar with it.

The online roulette wheel has numbered pockets in which the ball falls, and each of them are colored either red or black. There are 36 numbers and one 0 pocket colored green. In American roulette there is one additional green pocket, which is the double zero or 00. When the croupier (which is a casino employee with a role similar to a dealer in card games) sets the wheel to spin he sends a little ball to roll in a special track above the numbers. The online roulette wheel in fact is in constant motion. When the ball loses momentum it falls out of the track and goes down into one of the pockets. Naturally, in online roulette there is no croupier, except in live dealer roulette.

Online Roulette, American

American Roulette

The betting layout is where players place their chips. They make bets by placing their chips on one of the numbers. Additionally, they can make other bets and not just bets on specific numbers (called ‘inside bets’). For example, they can bet on which color the ball will fall, if the number will be even or odd, they can bet on entire groups of numbers etc. You can read about the types of bets in our Online Roulette Glossary. The layout may seem a bit confusing when seeing it for the first time, but all the bets actually explain themselves.

So, when players have made their bets, the ball will start rolling inside the roulette wheel and when it slows down it will fall into one of the pockets. If it falls on your number, you will be paid out according to the odds. The highest paid bets are those made on specific numbers.

Here is an example of how to place your chips when you want to make a specific bet:

Online Roulette Rules, Types of Roulette Bets

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Also, here are the payouts for the various online roulette bets in an ascending order from the highest paying bet to the lowest paying bet:

  • Straight (Single Number including a bet on 0 or 00) Bet pays 35 to 1.
  • Split Bet pays 17 to 1.
  • Street Bet pays 11 to 1.
  • Basket Bet pays 11 to 1.
  • Corner Bet pays 8 to 1.
  • Trio (Top Line) Bet pays 6 to 1.
  • Double Street (Line) Bet pays 5 to 1.
  • Dozen Bet pays 2 to 1.
  • Column Bet pays 2 to 1.
  • Low Number Bet pays 1 to 1.
  • High Number Bet pays 1 to 1.
  • Red or Black pays 1 to 1.
  • Odds or Even pays 1 to 1.