The game of Roulette is played by spinning a small ball on a round wheel with thirty-eight numbered slots. When the wheel stops, the ball comes to rest in one of these slots. The object of Roulette is to correctly predict the slot in which the ball will land. By predicting the right number, you earn a payoff on your bet. The size of the payoff depends on how the bet was placed.
American Roulette wheel with 36 numbers plus 0 and 00
To place bets in Roulette, place your stack of chips on the Roulette Board. Depending on where you choose to place your chips, you can "cover" (bet on) anywhere from one to eighteen numbers with a single bet. You can place nine different kinds of bets on the Roulette table. Each type of bet covers a certain range of numbers, and each type has its own payoff rate. The short lines of three numbers each are called rows on the board, while the longer lines, each holding twelve, are called columns. The first six types of bets are all made on the numbered space or on the lines between them and are called inside bets, while the last three types are made on the special boxes below and to the right of the board and are called outside bets.
Place your chips directly on any single number (zero and double-zero including)
Place your chips on the line between any two numbers.
Place your chips at the end of any row of numbers. A street bet covers three numbers.
Place your chips at the corner where four numbers meet. All four numbers are covered.
This bet can be made in only one place and covers five numbers: zero, double zero, one, two and three.
Place your chips at the end of two rows at the intersection between them. A line bet covers all the numbers in either row, for a total of six.
Placing a chip in one of the boxes marked "2 to 1" at the end of the columns covers all the numbers in that column, a total of twelve. (Neither the zero nor the double zero are covered by any of the columns.)
Placing a chip in one of the three boxes marked "1st 12," "2nd 12," or "3rd 12" covers those twelve numbers. Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High
A chip placed in one of the six boxes at the bottom of the board covers the half of the board described in that box. (The zero and double zero are not covered by any of these boxes.) Each box covers eighteen numbers.