Roulette, a long time tradition in European casinos, is an exciting game that is easy to play. While the exact origins of Roulette are not known, it is thought to have originated in China while the modern game was developed in Paris in the 18th Century. The name "Roulette" is derived from the french word meaning "little wheel".

Object of the game

The dealer (also known as the croupier) spins a roulette wheel containing 38 compartments in one direction, while rolling a ball into the wheel in the opposite direction. The winning number is determined by where the ball comes to rest among the 38 compartments.

Playing the game

The bets

Select a chip denomination and place your bets on the table in the various betting areas. Please be aware of the bet limits displayed on the table. Inside bets consist of all the numbers on the betting layout (0, 00, 1 to 36), while the outside bets consist of all the other betting areas. When placing an inside bet that covers more than one number, the maximum bet limit is multiplied by how many numbers are covered.

For example: a corner bet (4 numbers) allows for a maximum bet that is 4 times the limit of a single number.

The wheel

Once your bets are placed, click the Spin button to start the wheel spinning. Bets cannot be made or removed once the wheel is spinning. Payouts will be determined based on which numbered pocket the roulette ball comes to rest in.

Betting chart and payouts

The image above offers examples of the various categories of bets that can be placed on the roulette table. The following page offers a description of each bet as well as the payout that each bet offers.
A Straight Up One Number 35x 5
B Split Two Numbers 17x 10, 11
C Street Three Numbers 11x 31, 32, 33
D Corner Four Numbers 8x 16, 17, 19, 20
E First Five 0, 00, 1, 2, 3 6x 0, 00, 1, 2, 3
F Sixline Six Numbers 5x 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

G Column Twelve Numbers 2x 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35
H Dozen
First dozen
Second dozen
Third dozen
Twelve Numbers
1 - 12
13 - 24
25 - 36
2x Second Dozen:
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
I Red or Black 1x Red
J Even or Odd 1x Odd
K Low
1 - 18
19 - 36
1x Low:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Placing Bets

As you move your mouse across the betting area of the Roulette table, you'll notice that a text message will appear toward bottom right corner of the screen displaying the current number covered by your mouse pointer and the bet placed on it. The text will appear in blue if the bet is sufficient and in red if the bet is less than the minimum required (or invalid) for this spot. An upside down red arrow also points out any invalid bet on the table. Each time you left-click over the Roulette table, you will place your current bet amount on the table -- adding to any chips that might already be there. To remove your current bet amount from the table, right-click on the table.

You can change the denomination of the chips you will be adding or subtracting from your bet by selecting one of the chips on the left side of the screen above the status panel. The chip that is highlighted represents the amount by which you will change your bet.

For example: If you wish to place a $25 bet, make sure the $25 chip is selected by clicking on it. The $25 chip should now be highlighted. You can then left-click in any of the betting areas to place a $25 bet. If you left-click a second time in the same betting area, you will add another $25 chip to your bet for a total of $50. You could then select the $5 chip and click in the betting area to increase your bet to $55. Right-clicking in the betting area peforms the opposite function by removing the amount from your bet.

Spinning the wheel

Once the minimum bet has been placed on the table, the Spin button will light up indicating you may click it to start the wheel spinning. Once the wheel is spinning you can no longer add or remove bets. When the wheel comes to a stop, the winning number is determined by what numbered compartment the ball comes to rest in. If you placed a bet on that number, or a bet on any position that spans that number, you will win the appropriate payout (see Payouts ).

To quickly replace all the bets made from the previous spin, click the Rebet button. The Rebet button will cause all your previous bets to be added to any new bets you may have placed on the table assuming your balance has sufficient funds.

To quickly remove all the bets from the table, click the Clear Bets button.