How to play Roulette
How to play Roulette
Since as early as the 17th century, Roulette has delivered mystery and excitement in equal measure to casino-goers - and it certainly hasn't slowed down in the digital age. The classic casino pursuit which is as much about risk as it is reward continues to delight. Online, you'll be able to find both original versions of the game: American and European Roulette, as well as games with the French rules and new variations with modern twists. Let's explain all you need to know before playing the game and if you're attracted to the glamour and mystique, join in the fun at Megalotto.
It doesn't matter whether you're playing in a land-based casino or online at home, the rules are much the same. Follow three simple steps:
Place your bets - there are many different kinds of bets you can make, and we'll discuss these next;
Watch as the ball spins around the wheel - if you're at a land-based casino, the croupier will throw it in and announce "no more bets", while online, technology and RNGs (random number generators) dictate play;
Wait for the wheel to stop spinning - if the ball lands in your chosen pocket, you're a winner. Your winnings will vary depending on the bet you've placed.
Types of bet
There are two different kinds of bet that can be made: inside and outside. Inside bets concern the numbers, whether that be wagering on an individual number or a selection of numbers. Outside bets include anything else on the table, describing the type of number, for example if it's red or black, high or low, or in a specific position on the table.
Let's break it down further with these charts -
Odds and pay-outs
As we have already mentioned, the pay-outs vary depending on the bets you have placed. This also means that the odds vary, depending on how likely it is that your bet will land. It's worth knowing that even money bets don't offer a 50/50 chance of winning, because they also factor in the 0, and 00 if you're playing American Roulette. This is where the casino gets their advantage. The house edge in European Roulette is 2.7%, while in American Roulette, it's a lot higher, at 5.26%.
Here's all you need to know about odds and pay-outs -
There you have it. All you need to know before you give the ‘Devil's Wheel' a spin. Will Lady Luck be on your side?