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General roulette rules and types: choose the best game

roulette betting rules

Roulette is one of the most popular and widely played gambling games ever.

The name of the play is translated from French as "little wheel" pointing out the importance of roulette wheel for the game in whole. Therefore, let us look closer at this integral part of roulette play in order you understand how to gamble roulette successfully.

Roulette wheel and roulette odds

Roulette wheel is usually designed so it has 37 or 38 numbered and colored red and black slots that are located on it according to certain rules.

36 slots are numbered from 1 to 36 and there is also one single zero position in European or French roulette and two zero positions (single zero and double zero) in American one.

It is commonly known that casinos always have the long run advantage over gamblers and in case of roulette big bosses get it exactly due to zero pockets.

In order to explain the situation let us assume that gamblers make an inside bet and choose to stake £1 on one of the numbers from 1 to 36 or 37. In such case the probability of their winning is 1/37 in European game and even less 1/38 in American play while the potential reward in both cases is just £35.

Therefore, the difference between true odds and those that players could get is £37 - £35 (expected winnings) - £1 (initial bet value) = £1 for European roulette and £38 - £35 - £1 = £2 for American one. These amounts of $1 and $2 comprise casinos' margin in the long run, which they would always receive disregarding whether gamblers win or not.

Roulette bets

There are mainly two types of roulette bets that gamblers could make in roulette game: inside bets and outside ones.

Inside bets include the following options:

  • straight up bets/single number bets;
  • split bets/double (two number) bets;
  • street (stream) bets/three number bets;
  • square bets/four numbers (box of four) bets;
  • five number bets, which are possible only in American roulette.

Outside bets are considered to be less risky but also provide lower payouts:

  • red or black color bets;
  • odd or even numbers bets;
  • high or low numbers bets;
  • dozen bets;
  • column bets.

There are also roulette call bets or announced bets, which are commonly associated with a separate group of stakes as they are mainly acceptable just in European and French roulette variations.