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Basic Roulette Rules


Roulette has always been an attention getter at land casinos and with so many online sites now offering this game, it has become a top choice for online gamblers. Online roulette is not a difficult game to play, but new players should make sure they take the time to learn the rules of the game before they begin playing for money.

Since many online casinos offer two or more versions of the game, players need to know the rules for each variation so that they can enjoy the game and be a successful player.

Choosing a Roulette Game

When choosing a roulette game, players do need to know the difference between European and American roulette. These are the two popular versions that will be found in online casinos. With European Roulette, there are 37 betting spots and with American roulette there are 38. This means that the odds of winning are better when playing European roulette, so this is something players need to remember when they are selecting a game.

Online casinos can also offer French roulette, which is played as European Roulette, and there are also live dealer versions available.

Getting Started

To begin playing online roulette, players need to have a basic understanding of the game. This is a short and fast game that will depend on the spin of a wheel. Each spin will be considered a single game. Players will place bets on the table, which can include single numbers, groups of numbers, black or red and odd or even.

When each spin is completed, players will automatically be paid out according to their table bets. There are some simple rules to the game that all players should know about before betting. Players may hear the terms high and low bets. This does not refer to the amount of the bet, but where the bets are being place. High bets are on numbers between 19 and 36 and low bets are between 1 and 18.

How To Play

When starting the game, players will buy chips at the table. Many online casinos will have tables with different betting options. This lets players choose tables based on their casino budget.

Players can place their chips on the table until the croupier states that no more bets are allowed. At this time, the ball will be released on the wheel and will settle into a position. The croupier will announce the winning number and color and will pay all winning bets. Outside bets will always be paid first, followed by inside bets.