Roulette Rules

Why We Need Roulette Rules

Why have rules? Playing a game of Roulette is an enthralling experience, one of fun, anticipation and excitement. Rules help maintain that, ensuring any form of competition is played correctly. Be that football, chess or casino games like Roulette. They make it clear to everyone what they can and cannot do.

We might not like rules sometimes, but they do make us feel safe, gives us and others boundaries, plus, games without rules would be chaos! The main roulette rules mainly govern betting and etiquette, especially on the live casino tables.

Roulette Etiquette

Etiquette, funny word, you generally associate it with young ladies. But be it young or old, men or women, Roulette etiquette are the unwritten rules about how you behave at a Roulette table. The rules that make it a lot more fun to play whatever Roulette variation you choose.

When you play Roulette at a Live online casino, the rules may be slightly different than at a land-based one; they are still essential to observe. Social courtesy is fundamental to the game, no bad language, no aggressive language, no ‘clever’ commentary on how someone else or you are playing.

You have to listen to your dealer; you have one minute to place your bets on the Roulette table. So don’t get lost in your social chats, listen out for ‘Place your bets’ or ‘Faites Vos Jeux’ when playing French Roulette. When you hear ‘no more bets’ or ‘Rien ne va plus’, you need to stop trying to place or change the bets you have made. You will have to wait until the next round.

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Roulette Rules On Betting

Roulette need not be overly complicated, but it can become so with so many different ways to bet, and the different Roulette strategies than can be employed. For those new to Roulette and Roulette rules, we have simplified the main ones.

  • Check the maximum and minimum bets for the table you are playing at.
  • Ask what the limit is on the number of bets you can place at one time.
  • A Roulette racetrack is an easy option to place your bets, look out for the oval betting area that is a racetrack-style.
  • La Partage Rule – this is found on French Roulette tables, and it means that if the ball stops in the zero, all players who have bet even-money-bets get half their bet back.
  • En Prison Rule – similar to La partage, where the ball lands in zero, but instead of half being returned, it remains on the original even-number for another spin.

There are three main types of bets, and these bring different odds and different payouts whichever Roulette variation you are playing.

On a Roulette table, you can see the individual numbers in the centre and different sections around them. An inside bet is where you place your bet directly on the numbers, which are 0-36 in most Roulette variations, but American Roulette has a double and single zero. A payout on a single number is 35-1.

These are popular bets and are made in the outer sections of the table; see these groupings are below. The most popular bet is red/black or ‘Rouge ou Noir’.

  • Odd/even, 1-1 odds
  • Red/black – 1-1 odds
  • 1-18/19-36 – 1-1 odds
    Columns and dozens – 2-1 odds

These are specific combinations of bets where players announce their choice and lay their chips anywhere on the table. This is found in French Roulette, in land casinos,but also on some online European Roulette variations. The bets can cover different combinations of numbers and odds, as you can see below.

  • Jeu Zéro (Zero Game) – betting on numbers near the zero
  • Le Tiers du Cylindre (Third of the Wheel) – numbers in the section between 27 – 33
  • Voisins du Zéro (Neighbors of Zero) – 17 numbers covered between 22-25, almost half the board.
  • Orphelins (Orphans) – only unconnected number combination that cover number not covered by the above
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