Guide to Roulette


Have a ball and consider your losses the cost of entertainment.

The object of roulette is to bet correctly on where the ball will land.


Rule #1: Set a budget. Rule #2: Stick to it.

Join a game by purchasing chips from the croupier.

Unlike other casino games, each player’s chips are a different color. These “non-value” chips are used only at the table you purchase them on.

Bet on a single number, several single numbers, a group of numbers, or groups of numbers.

The croupier will spin the wheel and call “no more bets”.Players who guess correctly win.

‘0’ or ‘00’ do not count as even or odd bets.


When joining a table, wait until there’s a break in the action before buying chips.

Keep the game moving, make your bets on time.

Don’t put anything other than chips on the table.

When done playing, you should exchange your non-value chips for regular denomination chips that can be used at other games.


Every spin is random. What happened in previous spins is no more or less likely to happen again. 

Outside Bets

1. Dozen Bet – Pays 2 to 1
2. Odd or Even – Pays 1 to 1
3. Red or Black – Pays 1 to 1
4. High or Low – Pays 1 to 1
5. Column Bet on 12 Numbers – Pays 2 to 1 

Inside Bets

6. Top Line Bet on 5 Numbers (0, 00, 1, 2, 3) – Pays 6 to 1
7. Six Line Bet on Six Numbers – Pays 5 to 1
8. Corner Bet on Four Numbers – Pays 8 to 1
9. Street Bet on Three Numbers – Pays 11 to 1
10. Split Bet on Two Numbers – Pays 17 to 1
11. Straight Bet on One Number – Pays 35 to 1


Croupier: The formal name of a casino employee who operates the roulette table

Inside Bet: A bet made on one or more specific numbers. These bets have a smaller chance of winning but boast bigger payouts.

Outside Bet: A bet made on a group of numbers. These bets have a much larger chance of winning but the payouts are small

Pockets: The spaces on the roulette wheel where the ball lands