The Rules of Roulette
Roulette, although easy to understand the game also has an intriguing mathematical logic behind it which makes it
appealing to players at all levels. Each wager placed in the game of roulette has odds and different payouts
.Specifically each number itself has different odds therefore the amount returned will vary depending always on the
wager placed and will be calculated by the sum of the money wagered multiplied by the odds. To play roulette
competently and to maximize your odds and winning potential, the best way to achieve this is to learn all of the
betting options and odds for the game.
The object of Roulette is to bet on the number which you believe that the ball will eventually land on. European
roulette is one of the most popular versions the game, offered in many on-line casinos including BeTheDealer.
The wheel is divided into 37 segments. These are numbered 1-36, with a single zero.
The segments are colored red and black alternately, starting with the red as number one. The zero segment takes the
colour of green.
A ball is flicked in a clockwise direction around the outer rim of the Roulette wheel, which spins in a
Numbers that match those on the wheel are arranged on the Roulette table in three columns of 12 numbers. Your stake
is placed on the table and is considered either an outside bet or an inside bet.
You, the player, place a bet on a number, color, odds or a group of numbers on the Roulette table. The wheel is
spun, and winnings are determined by the slot on the wheel where the ball makes a final stop. The amount of the
payout depends on how the bet was placed.
You can bet on any number on the table (1-36, 0) by placing a chip on it. Winning bets are paid at 35-1. If the
ball lands on the 0, all bets are lost with the exception of those straight bets placed on the 0
Split (Two-Number Bet):
You can place a bet on two adjacent numbers by placing a chip on the line between them, if the ball lands on either
number, you win The odds are 17-1
Street Bet or Row Bet (Three-Number Bet):
You can place a bet on any three numbers in a row across the table by placing a chip on the outer line of that row.
If the ball lands on any of the three numbers, you win the bet at 11-1.
You can place a bet on any four adjacent numbers by placing the chip on the corner where all four numbers meet. A
winning bet is paid out at 8-1.
Six Number Bet:
You can place a bet on the outside line between two rows, covering six numbers. You win if the ball lands on any of
these numbers. The payout is 5-1.
You can bet on the neighbours, which is a group of numbers clustered together on the wheel (for example, 20,14,31,9
and 22). See below for a full list of bets and their corresponding payout ratios.
Any Odd or Even Number:
You can bet on whether the ball will land on an odd or an even number. Winning bets are paid out at 1-1.
Any Red or Black Number:
You can bet on whether the ball will land on a red number or a black number. Winning bets are paid out at 1-1.
Low or High Number:
You can bet on whether the ball will land on a number between 1 and 18 or 19-36. Winning bets are paid out at
You can place a bet at the end of any of the three columns of numbers. If the ball lands on any number within that
column, you win. The odds are 2-1.
1st 12, 2nd 12, 3rd 12:
You can bet on whether the ball will land on a number between 1 and 12, 13 and 24, or 25 and 36. Winning bets are
paid at 2-1.
In summary, the more precise your guess is, the larger your payout will be.