Roullete – The Basics of Playing Roulette


Roullete is a roulette table game which offers the players a lot of opportunities to win big. In this game, you can place bets on a single number, various groupings of numbers or even on red or black. The payouts for these bets are based on their probability.

The game consists of a wheel with a spindle that revolves around the base of a bowl. A ball is then thrown into the bowl and it bounces around until it settles in a pocket.

There are divisions of the wheel which are numbered from 1 to 36 and alternate red and black colors. In the American version of roulette, there is an extra green number numbered 0.

Inside Bets and Outside Bets

Before the dealer spins the wheel, all bets are placed on a betting mat. These bets are classified as either “Inside” or “Outside” and determine the location of your chips on the roulette table.

When the wheel comes to rest in a numbered section, the dealer announces that the number has been landed and collects all winning bets from the roulette tables. This money goes into the casino’s income. If there is a zero on the roulette table, all losing bets are also collected by the casino and paid out in accordance with the house rules.

Announced Bets

One of the most popular announced roulette bets is the neighbours bet. This bet is also known as the neighbours or 5 and the neighbours bet and it covers 5 numbers on each side of the board (the ones that are not covered by other bets). The racetrack betting section is required to place this bet and you can find it in many online European roulette variants but not all.

This bet is very common on French Roulette and it is part of the roulette rules. If you want to play this bet you need to know the names of all the neighbouring pockets on the wheel and you need to understand them by heart.

Another announced bet is called Le Tiers Du Cylindre and it covers quite a lot of numbers. It is located opposite on the wheel compared to the Voisins du Zero and it covers 12 numbers, from 27 to 33 on the roulette wheel.