How Roulette Works

Roulette is a great casino game that has entertained gamblers since the 17th Century. The joy with roulette is that it’s simple to play for novices and more seasoned players can up the steaks as much as they like. There are two different types of board that you can come across, but for either style the rules are the same. The only difference between the American and French Roulette table is that the French one has a single ‘0’ at the top, but the American table has both a single ‘0’ and a double ’00’.

The basis of this game is very easy, it gets more difficult once you get deeper into the way it works and which strategies to use. This guide is kept on a fairly basic level to give you a taster.

The layout

The premise of this game is to pick your chosen colours and numbers, place your bet, wait for the dealer to spin the wheel and throw the ball and finally to see if your numbers have won.

Different types of bets

There are two main types of bet that you can place in a Roulette game; an inside and outside bet. To place an inside bet is to choose a specific number and these pay higher odds. To place an outside bet is to not choose a specific number, but bet on the outside of the board, these don’t pay as highly though.

The procedure of a round

The dealer will clear all bets from the table and pay out to those that were lucky enough to win. The next step is to decide on your bet, the dealer will then spin the wheel and throw the ball again; upon throwing the ball into the wheel the dealer will shout, ‘No more bets’. Once the ball has landed and the numbers are revealed, the whole thing starts all over again.

So, place your bets and enjoy the game that means ‘little wheel’ in French, now that you know how to.