Basic Roulette Rules

  • Place a bet on the dedicated spot on the table
  • Roulette bets can be placed before the dealer closes the betting session.
  • Only the dealer pays the winner and touches the chips of the players that lost.
  • You should not touch the marker of the winning number during any playing session

The rules of roulette are quite straightforward. In this game, you have a wheel that features red and black slots that have the numbers from 1 to 36 on them, and one or two green zero slots. Except for the wheel, you have a table which also features the numbers and several additional sectors on which you can place bets.

After all the participants in the game have placed their bets on the table, the dealer spins the wheel and throws in a small ball. Whichever is the number of the slot the ball lands in is the winning number. If you have bet on that number or on a group of numbers that contain it, then you’ll get a payout.

According to the type of roulette game you’re playing, there might be some differences in the wheel and table layout, but that’s nothing to worry about as it doesn’t impact in any way the outcome of the game. Something that is important to know, though, is the type of bets you can place when playing roulette. Let’s take a closer look at them. But before that, we will give you few very useful tips about roulette gameplay.

Step by Step

  • Choose a number or group of numbers you want to bet on (ex: even or odd, 1 to 18 or 19 to 36, red or black)
  • Choose a bet amount that is suitable for your bankroll
  • Place your bet on the number/numbers of your choice
  • Wait for the dealer to spin the wheel and reveal the winning number
  • Collect your winnings, if you’ve guessed the number
  • Place another bet and try again