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How To Play Roulette

The roulette wheel consists of numbers 1 — 36, alternately coloured red and black, plus 0 and 00, which are green. The dealer spins the Roulette wheel and spins the ball in the opposite direction. To win, you must predict where the ball will come to rest on the Roulette wheel.

Wagers can be placed on individual numbers or groups of numbers. To bet, place your chips on the numbered table layout. Inside bets are made with non-value chips, which you must purchase from the dealer prior to placing your bet. Outside bets are made with value chips or non-value chips. Bets can be made until the dealer announces, “No more bets.”

Once the ball comes to rest, the dealer marks the winning number on the layout and pays all winning bets.


Inside Bets

  • Single Number (Straight Up) Pays 35:1
  • Two Numbers (Split) Pays 17:1
  • Three Numbers (Street) Pays 11:1
  • Four Numbers (Corner) Pays 8:1
  • Five Numbers (Five Line) Pays 6:1
  • Six Numbers (Six line) Pays 5:1

Outside Bets

  • Dozen Pays 2:1
  • Column Pays 2:1
  • 1 to 18 or 19 to 36 Pays Even
  • Odd or Even Numbers Pays Even
  • Red or Black Pays Even

House Edge

  • Double Zero Wheel: 5.25%