Roulette is one of the more recognized and popular
of modern casino games.
What is Roulette?
Next to Blackjack, Roulette is one of the most popular
games played in modern Casinos. It is also amongst one of the oldest Casino
games. Roulette is somewhat unique amongst modern table games in that it employs
a mechanical device as the key element of the game. This is the large and very
distinct Roulette wheel, which is mounted horizontally on one end of the table.
The hollow of the wheel has numbered pockets ranging from zero to thirty-six
(and a '00' in American Style Roulette).
Wagers in Roulette are placed
on an area of the table marked with a pattern of boxes and numbers. This is
called the game layout. You may place wagers on any particular number, any 4
adjacent numbers, a column or a 'dozens' bet.
The wheel is used to
determine the outcome of a game of Roulette. Once the bets have been placed the
wheel is set spinning and a small (usually metal or ivory) ball is spun onto the
wheel in the opposite direction to that of the spinning wheel. The ball will
rapidly loose speed and eventually stop in one of the pockets. The number of the
pocket is the winning number.
The Spin button will start a game of roulette by
setting the wheel in motion and injecting the ball onto the wheel. The Spin
button will only be available if you have at least one credit on the table.
The table felt is divided up according to the pattern of a traditional
roulette table. It is strongly suggested that you read up about the kinds of
bets available in the Types of Bets section. To place a wager on any of
these bet types simply left click on the table to increase the size of your bet,
and right click to decrease.
The Chip Size menu allows you to adjust the
size of the increments of your wager. If you are using a Chip size of 1 then
each mouse click will only add or remove 1 from the current pile of chips on the
Under the Options menu you can find the 'Quick Spin'
feature. If activated this feature will stop all game related animations as soon
as a reply is received from the Casino's server. This means that you will not
have to wait for the Roulette wheel animations to slow down before seeing the
game result and being able to play again. This feature can be toggled on or off.
The Undo, Redo, Clear and Repeat buttons are provided to allow you to
rapidly change the bets on the table.
The Undo button removes all
changes made to the table since the last bet.
The Redo button
reverses the effect of the Undo.
The Clear button removes all
The Repeat button will return the table to the same state
it was in before the previous spin of the wheel. It will replace any wagers that
were removed from the table.
Playing the Game
There are two basic steps to follow to play a game of
First you must decide on which numbers or groups of numbers to
bet on. You can do this by moving the mouse over the table felt and left
clicking to deposit chips on the table. Right clicking will remove chips. You
can place chips on individual numbers or on the borders shared by two or four
Once you have decided upon your bet press the Spin button to
start the game. The roulette wheel will spin and the ball will be placed on the
wheel. It will soon come to rest in one of the numbered pockets on the wheel.
If the number falls with in the range of any one of your bets then you
have won. Refer to the Table Limits and Odds section to find out more about how
much each kind of bet is worth
Table Limits and
Table limits are set by the Casino's server and
can be changed from time to time. Please refer to the Casino's web page for
further details or contact us via e-mail.
The odds on the table are
Description of Bet
A bet on a single number
A bet on two adjacent numbers
A bet on any 3 numbers on a horizontal line
A bet on a block of 4 numbers
A bet on six numbers, comprising two adjacent rows
A bet on one of 3 vertical columns
A bet on 12 numbers, being high, middles or low.
|High or Low Bet
A bet on either the high or low 18 numbers
Any bet on even/odd, red/black, low/high
There are several types of bets that can be placed
on the Roulette table:
The Straight Bet
This is a bet on any
single number and odds of 35-1 are paid on a winning number.
This bet is placed on any of the three columns of twelve
numbers running along the table. The odds are 2-1 for a winning bet. If 0 comes
up, the column bets lose.
The Dozens Bet
This bet is placed
on the outside boxes marked 1st, 2nd and 3rd 12. The player will bet on numbers
1 to 12, numbers 13 to 24 and/or numbers 25 to 36. The odds are 2-1 for a
winning bet. If 0 comes up the dozens bets lose.
Black or Red Bet
A player can bet on either a black or red number coming up. The odds
here are even (1-1). If 0 comes up the black and red bets lose.
or Even Bet
A player can bet on either an odd or even number coming up.
The odds here are even (1-1). Again, if 0 comes up the odd and even bets lose.
High or Low Number Bet
The player can bet on the high box (1
to 18) or the low box (19 to 36). The odds are even (1-1) for the winning bet.
If 0 comes up the high and low bets lose.
The Two Number or Split Bet
A player may place a bet on any line that divides any two adjacent
numbers. The bet is that either of those two numbers will come up. The odds are
The Row or Street Bet
A player can bet on the three
numbers in a row on the table by placing the bet/chip(s) on the outside of that
row. The bet is that one of the three numbers will come up. The odds are 11-1.
The Corner or Square Bet
The bet is placed on the
intersection of four numbers. The bet is that one of these four numbers will
come up. The odds are 8-1 for a winning number.
The Six Number Bet
This bet is placed on the outside of the line that splits two rows of
numbers. This will cover all six numbers. The bet is that one of the six numbers
will come up. The odds here are 5-1 for a winning number.