Online Roulette Guide

Roulette is a casino table game. It is played on a table with a betting area and a wheel. The wheel has either 37 or 38 sections with the numbers 1 through 36 and either one (0) or two zero (0 and 00) positions. The aim of the game is to predict where the ball will land. There are a range of betting options and pay offs.

You can place any number of bets up to the table limit. There are two classes of bets. These are inside bets and outside bets. They are named like this as all of the inside bets occur inside the numbered area on the table while the outside bets are placed on the outside of the numbered area. The possible bets are as follows.

Inside Bets

  • Straight Bet – A chip placed on a single number
  • Split Bet – A chip placed on the line between two numbers
  • Street Bet – A chip placed at the end of a row (Covers three numbers)
  • Corner Bet – A chip placed where four numbers join (Covers four numbers)
  • Six Line – A chip placed where two rows join (Covers six numbers)
  • Column Bet – A chip placed at the end of a column (Covers twelve numbers)

Outside Bets

  • Red / Black – A bet on the outcome being either red or black
  • Odd / Even – A bet on the outcome being either odd or even
  • High / Low – A bet on the outcome being either 1 to 18 or 19 to 36
  • Group Bet – A bet placed on the outcome being 1 to 12, 13 to 24 or 25 to 36

Each of the different bets offers different odds of occurring and therefore different pay offs for correctly guessing. These are as follows.

  • Straight Bet – 35 to 1
  • Split Bet – 17 to 1
  • Street Bet – 11 to 1
  • Corner Bet – 8 to 1
  • Six Line – 4 to 1
  • Column Bet – 2 to 1
  • Group Bet – 2 to 1
  • Red / Black – 1 to 1
  • Odd / Even – 1 to 1
  • High / Low – 1 to 1

Live roulette: As compared to the typical online roulette that makes use of a random number generator so as to promote fair game, live webcam roulette has live dealers who spin the wheel.  The live dealers can be seen spinning the roulette wheel and throwing the ball via the webcam, just like in live casinos. Webcam roulette also features roulette chat window where players can interact with the web cam roulette dealers.