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Main Points

  1. There are many versions and variations of roulette and it is important that you know which you are playing beforehand because the rules may be slightly different with each one
  2. There are approximately eleven different types of standard bets you may place at any roulette table
  3. You can place however many bets you want in one spin, but you may not go over $300 per number
  4. The minimum bet is $1

Basic Instructions (For all Roulette Games)

You must select one or more of the following bets. (Note: The following letter represent the different versions of roulette: F= French, E= European, A= North American.)

  • Straight Up (F= Plein) - Bet on any number, including "0" (and "00" for North American Roulette players).

    A, E, F Payout: 35 to 1

  • Split (F= Cheval) - make this bet by placing a your chip
    A, E, F Payout: 17 to 1

  • Street (F= Transversale Pleine) - select a row of three numbers to place this bet.

    A, E, F Payout: 11 to 1

  • Corner (F= Carré) - to make a Corner Bet, place the amount you would like to wager in the middle of the four numbers you want to bet on.

    A, E, F Payout: 8 to 1

  • Transversale de Quatre ("The Four Bet") - this bet will be a wager on the four numbers:0, 1, 2, and 3. Place the chip(s) on the boundary line separating the four numbers. It is only available in French and European Roulette.

    E, F Payout: 8 to 1

  • Five - place your bet on the boundary line between 0, 00 and 1, 2, 3. This wager option is only available for North American Roulette players.

    A Payout: 6 to 1

  • Line (F= Transversale Simple) - you may place this bet by wagering two street bets (two consecutive rows of three numbers); do so by placing your bet on the boundary line between the two rows.

    A, E, F Payout: 5 to 1

  • Column (F= Colonne) - the numbered board is divided into three long columns of 12 numbers, to place this bet, you must select the column(s) that you would like to wager on. In the instance that a 0 or 00 is the winning number, you lose, except in the French version of Roulette, which will give you back half of your original bet when the resulting number is 0.

    A, E, F Payout: 2 to 1

  • Dozen (F= Douzaine) - numbers 1 through 36 are sectioned off into three more groupings of ten as follows: 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36. Make this bet by wagering on which section you think the winning number will be in.

    A, E, F Payout: 2 to 1

  • Red/Black (F= Rouge/Noir) - choose which color you think the spin will result in: red or black.

    A, E, F Payout: 1 to 1

  • Even/Odd (F= Pair/Impair) - choose which number type you think the spin will end with: even or odd.

    A, E, F Payout: 1 to 1

  • High/Low (F= Manque/Passe) - choose which section you think the number will fall into: high (19-36) or low (1-18).

    A, E, F Payout: 1 to 1

Once you select your bet(s), you can click on "Spin" and see if you win!

If your wager doesn't prove true, then you will lose your bet and need to try it, or another wager, again.

In the instance that you are playing French Roulette, there are a few more things that we need to add to your information.

French Roulette gives you the options of more bets than any of the other roulette games out there. In addition to the standard bets that were listed above for you, there are also the following:
  • Neighbor Bets - There is a separate sections labeled "Neighbor Bets". Click on it and you will see the numbers from the roulette wheel. You may select the initial number that you would like to wager on and then the number of "neighboring" numbers that you would like.

    The payout for the original number is 35 to 1 if you get it right; however if one of the "neighbors" end up being the right number, the payout would work like this: (35, plus 1, subtract the number of numbers) to 1.

    I.E. If you bet on 2 and four of its neighbors, that would be 4, 21, 2, 25, 17. If you won on the two, you would get 35 to 1. If you won on, say the 17, you would get 35+1(your original bet)-5(total numbers bet on) which would give you a payout of 31 to 1.

  • Announce Bets - This is a much more complex bet! Basically, roulette wheel is divided into sections: Voisons du Zero, Orphelins and Tiers du Cylindre. The winning chip can only cover a maximum of four numbers.

    Voisons du Zero, or Zero Neighbors, allows you to bet on specific pairs of numbers or groups surrounding the zero. Betting with one chip will allow you to select the following: 4/7, 12/15, 18/21, 19/22, 32/35. Betting with two chips allows you to select 0/2/3, 25/26/28/29.

    Tiers du Cylindre, or Third of The Cylinder, lets you bet on the section across from the zero, including: 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30, 33/36.

    Orphelins, or Orphan Bets, allow you to bet on the following: (Orphelins en Plein) 1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31, 34 and (Orphelins en Cheval) 1, 6/9, 14/17, 17/20, 31/34.

    Payouts for Playtech's Announce Bets are listed below.

    Announce Bets Payouts
    # of Numbers Payout
    1 35 to 1
    2 17 to 1
    3 11 to 1
    4 8 to 1
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