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The Rules of Roulette

Roulette Rules

the rules of rouletteRoulette is undoubtedly the most recognized and popular casino table game in the world, and one widely available at top South African casinos in 2024. Here are the roulette rules:

How to Play Roulette

It is a game played at a table with a roulette wheel containing numbered slots. European roulette table contain one zero while American roulette table contain two.

The table is numbered 0 to 36 and the wheel contains the corresponding numbers. In roulette the zero is always green, odd numbers are red and the even numbers are black.

Once you have placed your bets on the roulette table, the croupier (dealer) releases a small white ball into the already spinning wheel.

If the ball lands on number that you have bet on directly or even indirectly depending on the type of bet you made, you will be paid out correspondingly, before a new round of betting starts.

Roulette Bets and Payouts

There are many types of bets you can lay in roulette, each with their own payout. It's fair to say roulette bets with with the lowest payouts offer higher odds of winning and those with the highest payouts offer lower odds of winning.

In online roulette, minimum and maximum bets will be different depending on the online casino and the particular roulette game or variant you choose to play.

Here are the various types of bets in roulette, from highest payout to lowest:

Roulette Bet Types

Straight Up Bet

straight up bet

A bet on a single number

Pays: 35 to 1

Split Bet

split bet

A bet straddling two numbers

Pays: 17 to 1

Trio Bet

trio bet

A bet straddling three numbers (0,1 and 2 for example)

Pays: 11 to 1

Four Numbers Bet

four numbers bet

A bet straddling 0,1, 2, and the intersection of 0 or 3

Pays: 9 to 1

Corner Bet

corner bet

A bet straddling four numbers

Pays: 8 to 1

Street Bet

street bet

A bet at the start or end of a row covering three numbers

Pays: 11 to 1

Line Bet


A bet at the start or end of a row that straddles two rows (streets) covering six numbers

Pays: 5 to 1

Dozen Bet

dozen bet

A bet on the '1st 12' box (1 to 12), the '2nd 12' box (13 to 24) or the '3rd 12' box (25 to 36)

Pays: 2 to 1

Column Bet

column bet

A bet on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd columns (of 12 numbers each)

Pays: 2 to 1

High or Low Bet

high or low bet

A bet on the 'low' box (1 to 18) or the 'high' box (19 to 36)

Pays: 1 to 1

Red or Black Bet

red or black bet

A bet on the 'red' box or the 'black' box

Pays: 1 to 1

Odds or Evens Bet

odds or evens bet

A bet on the 'odd' box or 'even' box

Pays: 1 to 1

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