Rules of the roulette game

Roulette Rules


Roulette has very simple rules. On the gaming table is a rotating wheel with a rolling ball on it, and a special table with sectors for betting. You can place your bets on a color or number by placing a certain number of chips on the selected sector. The only roulette goal is to guess the sector the ball will stop at, but the rules of roulette, depending on its variety, are slightly different.

French roulette

French roulette rightfully has the title of “queen of gambling,” and online casinos gave her a second life. She has much in common with Europeans, but the fields of these games have a few differences. When playing the French version of roulette advantage is 2.7%.

For French roulette the wheel with zero and numbers from 1 to 36 is used. The croupier rotates the wheel and triggers the ball, which serves as the start of the game and gives the players the right to place bets. The ball slows down gradually and at a certain point, the dealer announces the end of the betting process. In-ground casinos near the roulette table there is a display showing the results of previous games (up to 20 spins).

The game uses standard chips, and the table is usually divided into two playing fields, each with minimum and maximum bets. Simultaneously, up to 12 people can play at one table, and in the virtual version of roulette – up to 6.

Bets in French roulette are made on a number, a combination of numbers or a characteristic number (small or more, even or odd, red or black). This version of the game provides oral bets and the rule “En Prison” (the latter is not allowed in all casinos). The essence of this rule is as follows: if the sector “zero” falls out, all bets on equal chances may remain on the table and burn or return to the player on the results of the next drawing (the bet is burned when the sector “zero” falls out again). Due to this rule, the casino advantage is reduced to 1.35%. It is also possible to use the rule of “La Partage”, according to which when the sector “zero” burns only 50% of the bet on equal chances.

European roulette

The European version of roulette is considered the most popular due to the benefits for the players. The first European roulette casino appeared in 1842, and since then its rules have remained virtually unchanged, with a 2.7% advantage.

The European roulette wheel consists of numbers from 1 to 36 and one sector of “zero”. Its rules are very similar to French, except for a few differences. In European roulette, there are ten possible options for betting, and there are no oral bets, as with the “La Partage” rule described above. For other rules, European roulette is the same as the French roulette.

American roulette

On the wheel of American roulette there are two sectors of “zero”, which increase the casino advantage, but at the same time making this game riskier, and therefore popular in online and land casinos. The advantage of the casino when playing American roulette is higher due to the presence of a second “zero” and is 5.26%.

The bets in this game are similar to those in other types of roulette and the payouts are different in size. American roulette has a unique rule “Surrender”. Its essence is to keep 50% of the bet on equal odds at the drop of the sector “zero”. Using this rule reduces the casino advantage from 5.26% to 2.63%.

Even professional players agree that American roulette is invincible. Even using any strategy can not reduce the casino advantage, and thoughtlessly using multiple systems, you can lose at all. Therefore, most players prefer to use the European or French versions of roulette. Therefore, in order to attract players to American roulette, many casinos often seduce them with special bonuses.