How To Play Roulette

The Aim | Single Zero & Double Zero American Roulette

The aim of Roulette is to correctly guess which of the numbered compartments the ball will land in by placing bets on sections of the table that contain that number.

The Table

Roulette Single Zero Table Layout | Learn How To Play Roulette

Roulette Double Zero Table Layout | Learn How To Play Roulette

Let's Play

  1. When you buy-in to Roulette, the Dealer will give you uniquely coloured chips, which can only be used on that table and help to keep track of which bets are yours. When you’ve finished playing, simply trade in your colour chips for cash chips, which can be used elsewhere in the casino.
  2. Before spinning the wheel, the Dealer will invite players to ‘place your bets’.
  3. The Dealer will then spin the Roulette wheel and rapidly roll a ball into the wheel’s outer track.
  4. Players may position any number of chips (Within a tables minimum and maximum) wherever they choose on the table before the Dealer calls “no more bets”
  5. When the ball comes to a rest, the Dealer will announce the winning number and place a marker on the corresponding location on the table.
  6. Any bets placed that include this number will be paid out at the odds listed and losing chips will be removed.

Place your chips carefully as positioning can alter the intention and type of your bet.

Order of Betting

The Roulette table has many options for betting and players may make as many different bets as they choose during a round.

The simplest bets are even money bets, which cover 18 numbers. These include Red or Black, Odds or Evens, and Low (1 to 18) or High (19 to 36). Even money bets double your wager when they win and are a great introduction to playing Roulette. Remember, even money bets come in pairs: when one wins, the other loses.

Note: all wagers lose on zero except for Straight Up bets placed on zero, or those placed in a combination with the numbers that includes zero.

You can make any number of different bets each round to increase your chances of winning, and several bets can win at the same time! (e.g. three separate bets placed on BLACK, EVEN and 3rd 12 will all win if the ball lands on 28). Just remember you’ll also lose any chips that don’t win.


Type Place Chips Pays
Straight Up Any number, or zero in the centre of any one number 35-1
Split Any two numbers on the line between any two numbers to cover both 17-1
Street Any three numbers on the end of a row 11-1
Corner Any four numbers on the corner of four numbers 8-1
Six Line Any six numbers on the end of the row, between two adjacent rows of three 5-1
Five Line Any five numbers between 0 and 00 6-1
Column First, second or third lot of twelve numbers in the box corresponding to your chosen column 2-1
Dozen Group of twelve consecutive numbers in the box corresponding to the 1st 12, 2nd 12 or 3rd twelve consecutive numbers 2-1
Even Chances Low (1 to 18) or High (19 – 36)
Red or Black
Odd or Even