Roulette is perhaps one of the most popular games played online in the table games category. Certainly, it is quite easy to play. There are two kinds of Roulette available at online casinos: American Roulette and European Roulette. Let's take a look at the latter.
European Roulette Rules
For first time players, there are three steps to follow in order to play European Roulette. First, familiarize yourself with the buttons displayed. Second, decide on how much you wish to bet. Third, place the appropriate chips on the numbers or set of numbers by using your mouse. Once you have chosen the bet and numbers, click on the Spin button to begin the game.
European Roulette Buttons
The Spin button, as we indicated, will begin the game. The wheel will be set in motion and the spinning ball will be placed onto the wheel. When the ball drops into the numbered slot, that number is the winning number.
The Coin button allows you to be able to determine the size of your wager. If you are betting a one dollar chip, for example, you will click on the chosen number once. If you wish to bet 2, 3, or 4 chips, you will click 2, 3, or 4 times. If you wish to remove a chip, just click on the chip to adjust your bet.
The Rebet button offers you the opportunity to bet the same number of chips for the next game and will activate the spin.
The Clear button will remove all chips from the table.
Type of Bets in European Roulette
The minimum bet in European Roulette is $1. There are three maximum bets: For an inside bet: $100; for all outside bets: $300; maximum table bet: $14,800.
You can bet on any number, including 0, by placing the chip on the center of a number. The maximum bet for this wager is $100.
You can bet on two numbers by placing a chip on the line that divides the two numbers. The maximum bet for this wager is $200.
To bet on a row of three numbers (a street bet); place a chip on the boundary line of the roulette table, at the end of the corresponding row. The maximum bet for this wager is $300.
You can bet on four numbers by placing chips at the corner where the four numbers meet. The maximum bet for this wager is $400.
You can bet on the numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3 by placing your chip on the boundary line, where the line between 0 and the first row intersects it. The maximum bet for this wager is $400.
You can bet on two street bets, namely, six different numbers in two rows of three numbers, by placing your chip on the boundary line of the roulette table where the line dividing the two rows intersects it. The maximum bet for this wager is $600.
There are three boxes labeled "2 to 1" at the bottom of each column of numbers. You can place bets for all numbers in a column by placing chip(s) in one of these boxes. If any of the numbers in the selected column comes up, you get paid 2:1; 0 is a losing number. The maximum bet for this wager is $1,000.
You can bet on a group of twelve numbers by placing your chip in one of the three boxes marked "1st 12," "2nd 12," or "3rd 12." If one of your 12 numbers comes up, you are paid 2:1; 0 is a losing number. The maximum bet for this wager is $1,000.
Red/Black, Even/Odd, and Low/High Bets
You can place a bet in one of the boxes along the long side of the table that covers half of the numbers on the roulette table (excluding 0). Each box covers 18 numbers. You win even money (1 to 1) on all of these bets; 0 is a losing number. The maximum bet for this wager is $2,000.
Winning Number Display
The winning number display shows the results of the previous 13 spins.
Bet Name and Payouts
Straight Bet Pays Out 35 to 1
Split Bet or Two Numbers Pays Out 17 to 1
Street Bet or Three Numbers Pays Out 11 to 1
Corner Bet or Square Bet Pays Out 8 to 1
Six Numbers Bet Pays Out 5 to 1
Dozen Bet Pays Out 2 to 1
Column Bet Pays Out 2 to 1
Any Even/Odd Bet Pays Out 1 to 1
Any Red or Black Bet Pays Out 1 to 1
Any Low or High Number Bet Pays Out 1 to 1