Roulette is a very popular and simple casino game. There is no strategy to playing roulette and it is based entirely on the random chance of where the ball lands although you may sometimes find that we recommend a specific bet or stake to be used to lower the variance or increase the EV of an offer.
After you have placed your bets the ball is then spun around the wheel and where the ball lands determines if your bet wins or loses.
Roulette usually has 37 numbers. These are made up of 18 red numbers, 18 black numbers and a green 0. It is also possible to get variations with more than one green 0 such as American roulette which adds a green 00 to the board.
What Should You Bet On?
For the majority of your bets you will bet on red, black, odd, even, the first 18 numbers or the last 18 numbers and your bet will win if the ball finishes where you bet. For example, if you back an odd number and the result is red 3 you would win that bet. These are all even money bets so if you bet £1 on any of those and your bet won you would get a return of £2.
The Bets We Can Place On Roulette:
- Red/Black – 1 to 1 (a £1 bet would give a profit of £1 and a total return of £2)
- Odd/Even – 1 to 1
- High/Low (1-18 & 19-36) – 1 to 1
- Dozen Betting (1-12/13-24/25-36) – 2 to 1 (a £1 bet would give a profit of £2 and a total return of £3)
- Column Betting on 12 numbers – 2 to 1
- Six Line Betting on 6 numbers – 5 to 1 (a £1 bet would give a £5 profit and a total return of £6)
- Corner Betting on 4 numbers – 8 to 1 (a £1 bet would give an £8 profit and a total return of £9)
- Street Betting on 3 numbers – 11 to 1 (a £1 bet would give an £11 profit and a total return of £12)
- Split Betting on 2 numbers – 17 to 1 (a £1 bet would give a £17 profit and a total return of £18)
- Betting on 1 number – 35 to 1 (a £1 bet would give a £35 profit and a total return of £36)
The RTP of roulette (97.3% for the European variant) remains the same regardless of what you bet on. As you can see from the above list, the payouts would be fair is there were only the 36 red and black numbers on the board. The presence of at least one green zero means that the casino will always retain a house edge. This is why we only play casino games when an offer gives us the advantage over the casino.
Caution: It is also worth remembering that every spin is random and roulette tables have no memory. If there are 10 reds in a row the chance of the next spin being red is exactly the same as any other spin. There have been various examples of people trying to beat roulette with systems such as the Martingale system where you keep betting and doubling your bet until you win. This is a deeply flawed idea and we strongly recommend you do not try anything like this.
How To Bet On Roulette
To place a bet on roulette you can click the chip for the amount of your choice (these should be in the currency you have selected on your account) and click the area of the roulette board that you would like to place your bet on:
If you wanted to place £2 on odd for example you can click the £1 chip and then click where it says odd two times to get a £2 stake. If you wanted to bet £1.50 you could select the £1 chip, click odd once, then select the £0.50 chip and click odd again.
You may notice that after your first spin, you are given some options for your next bet:
If you click rebet and spin, it will automatically place the same value bet and spin the wheel. This is a very good feature for completing offers quickly when you are betting level stakes.
If you click rebet, that will automatically place the same but but wait for you to confirm by clicking spin
If you click new bet, it will clear the table and allow you to place a new bet
If you click double and spin, it will automatically double your bet and spin the wheel. We will not be using this button.