Read our roulette guide and be successful at roulette!

Roulette is among the most famous and popular casino games that have ever existed. Anyone who has tried to play roulette at least once will admit it is charged with a certain air of luxury together with a high degree of mystery and thrill. Our basic roulette guide will teach you how to play roulette and make profit from it and help you unveil the mystery behind the roulette game.

Basic rules for roulette

An important point in our roulette guide is basic roulette rules:

The main objective of roulette is guessing the possible winning number and placing your bet on the table layout accordingly. The dealer sets the wheel spinning and launches the ball in a direction opposite to the wheel's movement. The wheel comes to a halt and the ball lands into one of the colored and numbered pockets on the wheel. The dealer then distributes payment to the winners and removes the lost bets from the table.

Roulette wheel has 36 red and black color numbered pockets and one (in European roulette) or two (as defined by American roulette rules) green color zero pockets. No Zero roulette variation introduces a wheel with no zero pockets at all.

Roulette table layout represents numbers that correspond to the numbered pockets on the wheel. The players may place bets on the inside and outside sections of the layout. Inside bets are bets on a single number or a group of numbers depending on their vicinity on the layout. Outside bets are made on larger groups of numbers like Red or Black, Odd or Even, High or Low, Columns or Dozens.

Players make their bets by placing colored chips on certain areas on the layout. Each player receives chips of a certain color so that there is no confusion among the bets. The chips are exchanged for cash if the player's bet wins.

NB: Roulette is a game of mere chance where player's skills are of no importance. All one can do is follow the rules and rely on luck as the roulette wheel is spinning.

Roulette tips

To be successful at roulette it is important to follow some basic recommendations. Our roulette guide offers you the list of tips for roulette:

  • Always play single-zero European roulette as it has lower house edge - 2.63% compared with the 5.26% in the American roulette.
  • Make outside bets rather than inside ones. Even though they are paid less, they are still less risky than inside bets, and your chances to win an outside bet are higher.
  • Manage your bankroll. It is best to set your bankroll beforehand and define the maximum sum you can afford to lose. Don't use your winnings to make further bets!
  • Search for casinos introducing favorable La Partage and En Prison rule. These help reduce the house edge significantly.

Roulette beliefs

Together with the popularity of roulette a set of various roulette myths and superstitions based on false assumptions has emerged. Our roulette guide disproves the basic roulette myths:

Probably the most common myth is based on the assumption that all past results of the spins influence the future results. It is untrue. Roulette is a game of mere chance where every spin is an independent trial irrelevant to any past or future spins. That's why it is impossible to predict any spin results monitoring the wheel and defining any trends.

Another myth claims that all wheels are basically the same, which is also untrue as we already know that European wheel offers lower house edge compared to American double-zero roulette.

Some players may tend to bet on their 'lucky' numbers or take various talismans and lucky items with them. All this might add to the overall thrill of the roulette, but in no way can it help you win.


European roulette
American roulette
No Zero roulette
Roulette Royale