You can play roulette at . Before you start, look at the roulette wheel. It is divided into 37 sections ( European 1-36 and 0) and 38 in American roulette ( with an additional 00). Except for the 0 and 00, all the other sections are either red or black.

Roulette betting chart

The chart is divided into several sections from 0 to 36. Its outer part is divided into other sections that contain High/ Low, Red/ Black, Odd/ Even , Dozen Bets ( 1-12, 13-25, 26-36), 0,etc. Place your chips on the section that you think the ball will fall upon.

  1. The wheel is stationary before the bets are locked
  2. The dealer drops the ball on the wheel

You can lay bets on just one number or a combination of numbers. You can also place bets on the first dozen ( 1-12), second dozen and so on.Players can wage on rows of numbers, columns of numbers or Black or Red shaded numbers.

Kinds of bets

Inside bets are laid on individual numbers or a combination of few numbers. These bets have low odds, but offer high payouts. Straight bets are laid on individual numbers such as 9, 1, 12, etc. These have a payout of 35:1. Split betting is on two numbers ( 17:1).

Street betting is on three numbers, and the payout is 11:1. Corner betting ( 8:1) is on 4 numbers while Six line betting is on 6 numbers (5:1). In American roulette, there are two more bets- Five number bets ( 0, 00, 1,2,3) and Row 00 bet ( 00, 0).


Outside Bets in roulette

These bets are laid on the combinations mentioned on the outer part of the betting chart. Outside bets have high odds but pay less. For example, Dozen bets and Column or Betting on 12 numbers can fetch you 2x your stake. Other Outside bets are High/Low, Even/Odd.

Before you start betting, select a table that has a low minimum Outside bet but the maximum Outside bet. This is because low rollers would always want to minimise their losses while maximising their gains. Please remember that every outcome is an independent event.

Fibonacci and Martingale betting strategies

This strategy follows the Fibonacci series.It goes like this; 1,1,2,3,5,.. If you notice the every succeeding number is the sum of its two previous numbers. Place your first bet at $1. If you lose it, bet $1 again. If you lose this money again, bet $2 and so on.

  • Abandon your game when you are on a winning streak.
  • Continuing with this strategy for long can wipe off your winnings

In Martingale strategy, you bet on a Black or Red colour and continue to double your stake until one or two things happen; 1. Either you recover all your previous losses and/ or win some small profit. So, first bet will be 2, then 4, and so on.

Common mistakes while playing roulette

Don't choose any roulette version without giving a thought. The house edge in European roulette is 2.7 % while in the American version it is 5.26%. Obviously, playing on the former improves your odds significantly. Before playing this exceedingly fast game, set up your budget.

Don't stick to just one betting strategy. If you are winning with Fibonacci, change your strategy after some time because it can erode your winnings at any time of the game. Don't place too many bets in the same game. Remember, that the house edge remains the same.

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