Roulette Strategy

Roulette Facts – The game of roulette with a spinning wheel and ball is believed to have first began in Europe in the 18th century. Roulette as we pretty much know it today first appeared in Paris about 100 years later. In the 1950’s, the French created the single zero game to reduce the casino’s edge. The American wheel has a single zero and double zero increasing the casino’s edge.

Roulette Purpose How to Play

In roulette, the purpose of the game is to guess on which number or group of numbers the roulette ball will land. A player has the option of betting on a single number, group of numbers or to choose whether the number will be red/black or odd/even.

There’s two different kinds bets that you can place in roulette called inside and outside bets. The inside bets are those placed on a single number or group of numbers and are on the interior area of the roulette layout. The outside bets are around the exterior of the roulette layout and are the other betting choices.

Playing roulette online is a little easier than playing at a land-based casino. Playing online is a great place to learn roulette too without the pressure of other players and the dealer. When playing roulette online, you simply need to place your chips on the bet or bets of your choice and press “spin”. When the ball stops on a number, a marker will be placed on the winning number on the inside of the roulette table layout. Any winning bets are then paid out.

Inside Bets

Straight Up – Bet on any number by placing your chips on the center of a number. The payout for the straight-up bet is 35:1

Split Bet – Bet on two numbers by placing your chips on the line that divides two numbers. The payout for the split bet is 17:1

Street Bet – Bet on a row of three numbers by placing your chips on the outside line of numbers at the end of the row. The payout for the street bet is 11:1

Corner Bet – Bet on four numbers by placing your chips at the corner where the four numbers meet. This is also called a square bet. The payout for the corner bet is 8:1

Five Bet – Bet on the numbers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 by placing your chip on the edge line, where the line between 0 and the first row meets. This bet is only offered in American roulette. The payout for the five bet is 6:1

Line Bet – Bet on two street bets (six numbers in two rows of three numbers), by placing your chips on the edge line of the roulette table where the line dividing the two rows meet. The payout for the line bet is 5:1

Outside Bets

Column Bet – Bet on a line of twelve numbers by placing your chips in one of the three boxes marked “2 to 1” at the bottom of a column of numbers. The payout for the column bet is 2:1

Dozen Bet – Bet on a group of twelve numbers by placing your chips in one of the three boxes marked “1st 12,” “2nd 12,” or “3rd 12.” The payout for the dozen bet is 2:1

Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High Bets – Bet in one of the boxes on the side of the table that covers half of the roulette table numbers, not including the 0. Each box covers eighteen numbers. The payout for these bets is 1:1

Roulette Strategy

  • Play at online casinos that offer European roulette
  • If you are unable to play at an online casino that offers European roulette, then avoid the five bet since the house edge is high
  • Manage your money.

About the author

Justin Zappulla

Justin Zappulla

Justin Zappulla is a Managing Partner at Janek Performance Group. He has worked hand-in-hand…

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