Roulette is most likely one of the most renowned casino games in the world. If you’ve been to the casino before, you’ve undoubtedly seen the roulette tables. On busy nights, the roulette tables are usually packed with people trying their luck for the night.

At the roulette table

A roulette table consists of a round shaped part along with a long table. The table is where the betting happens. You’ll see all kinds of numbers, even/uneven, red/black etc. These numbers represent the different ways you can bet. The round part of the table is where you find the spinning wheel, this is where the real action happens! The wheel consists of numbers from 0 to 37. These alternate between red and black. Only the 0 is green. Aside from that, the wheel is made in such a way that even and uneven, high and low are alternating continuously. Around the roulette table you’ll find chairs for you to sit on while playing. Relax and decide how to bet next from the comfort of your chair.

Live roulette

Behind the table is the croupier, who is in charge of the game. The croupier is the one spinning the roulette wheel, dealing the chips and paying out if you win. If you have any questions, the croupier will be your point of contact. They know all the ins and outs about roulette and can give you good advice on how to play the game.

Placing your bets

Example of live roulette at an online casino

Before the game kicks off, you have to place your bet on the table. When time is up, the croupier will take the metal ball (also called ‘pills’) and place it in the spinning wheel. This happens in the opposite direction of the where the spinning wheel turns. When this happens, you can still place bets. Betting is allowed until the croupier says “no more bets”. Then the waiting game begins to see where the ball ends up. As soon as the ball stops, the croupier will call out the number. Then whoever placed their bet on this particular number will receive their payout. The game is done and then it will start all over again!

Pick the right numbers

It’s wise to spend some time watching the game and learn how other people place their bets when playing roulette. Ultimately, what matters most is that you’ll pick the right numbers and win a lot of money. Enjoy the roulette experience but play wisely!

European Roulette

There are a few different ways to play roulette at casino’s and online casino’s. You can choose between the American, French and European roulette. Although these versions are similar, the big difference is that the European and French roulette only know the single zero. The American roulette wheel has one additional pocket (the double green zero).

The table

European roulette is played at the roulettetable, on which you find different spots where players can place their chips. The roulette wheel can be found at the far end of the table and it features 37 numbers, number 0 is green and the numbers 1 until 36 are black or red.

Difference with American playstyle

The most important difference between American and European roulette is that the chance of winning is just a tad higher at the European game. That’s because this game features 37 numbers on the wheel and the American one has 38 as a consequence. A small difference, but nevertheless increases your chances of winning when playing European roulette.

Inside vs Outside

With European roulette you can choose between an inside bet and an outside bet. If you pick the inside bet, then you play entirely for the numbers ranging from 0 until 36. This could also be combinations if you get the chip exactly on the line between two numbers. In that case, you play for both. If you want some more certainty, you’d go for the outside bet. In that case you choose an even or uneven number or a black or red number. With an outside bet you can also go for a number that’s between group 1 until 18 or 19 until 36.

So it’s really all about the question: how do you want to play? If you want to play with lots of risk, you’d go for the inside bet. If you want to spread the risk, your best choice is to go for the outside bet.