Roulette is a table game based on the principle of choosing a number or a group of numbers, then the croupier (dealer) releases a ball into a spinning wheel with a pocket for every number. If theball lands on the number you chose, you win! Pretty simple, but let’s take a closer look.
Inside Bets: The roulette table is structured with a rectangle that’s three numbers across and 12 numbers down. That means you’ve got 36 numbers to bet on. You can bet on a single number by placing your chip in that number’s square. You can also use the lines in the grid to bet on multiple numbers.
For example, a ‘street’ bet is when you place your chip at the bottom of the row, betting on all the numbers in that row. The ‘corner’ bet is when you place your chips on the intersection of four numbers, thus placing your bet on all those numbers.
Outside Bets: Outside bets are quite literally on the outside of the rectangle, and include Dozens, Red, Black, Odd and Even bets. These are pretty self-explanatory!
Payouts: Roulette is a numbers game, of course. Payouts vary according to what kind of roulette you’re playing, and which bet you’re down on. Payout ratios range from 35:1 payouts for a winning single number bet, to 1:1 payouts for Red or Black bets and a few other outside bets.
As you can see, the payouts are in proportion to the odds of that bet winning: the less likely the bet is to win, the higher the payout when they do win! Whats even nicer is that you can play this game anywhere, even in a New zealand online casino while you are all the way down in Africa.