Roulette Guide

Roulette is one of the popular casino games that provide an exciting gaming experience to the players. Being simple and easy to learn and play, Roulette entices all those who wish to try their luck in both online and land based casinos. Basically, Roulette is mostly known game of luck (although certain strategies can be applied to minimize risk) and a single lucky strike can get players huge winnings on a small bet. This is what makes the Roulette wheel a centre of attraction of any casino, be it online or land based.


Roulette is one of the major attractions in both online and land casinos these days. In land casinos, the Roulette wheel never stops spinning, making the game fast-paced and intimidating to novice players; on the other hand, in online casinos the wheel starts spinning only when the player is ready. So a player can take as much time as he wants while playing the Roulette in online casinos making it more fun, convenient and risk free.

By the end of this article, we hope that you understand this game and feel confident enough to try it in your favourite online casino.

Roulette History

The history of this game of Roulette dates way back, with some claiming it to be originated in Rome while others believe that it originated from China and was brought to the western world by monks in as early as 13th century.

Regardless of how Roulette was originated, it is well documented that the modern version of Roulette was prevalent in France during 17th century when a renowned French Philosopher Pascal, while experimenting with perpetual-motion, developed this wheel and bolt device. It was Pascal who named it ‘Roulette’, a  ‘Little Wheel’ in French but it is not sure if he intended to use it for gambling or gaming purposes. Due to its excitement and charm, Roulette has evolved over time and has developed into one of the most popular games in today’s world.

Roulette setup: Table


American Roulette table and wheel setup

Roulette consists of an elongated table with a wheel at one end. The roulette wheel usually has 36 numbered slots from 1 to 36 arranged such that each slot alternates between red and black colour as it goes around. There is also a single green ‘0’ numbered slot in a European Roulette table or two green ‘0’ & ‘00’ numbered slots in an American Roulette table.

At the other end of a Roulette table there is a layout with boxes for numbers from 1 to 36 arranged within 12 rows and 3 columns. The colour of each box corresponds to the colour of same numbered slot in the wheel; either black white. The portion of the layout towards the wheel, above the numbers 1, 2 and 3 contains green boxes for ‘0’ (in European Roulette) or ‘0’ & ‘00’ (in American Roulette). This rectangular layout with numbered boxes is used for wagers called “inside bets“. There are other boxes outside the numbered boxes for “outside bets“, encompassing up to 18 numbers at a time.

How to Play Roulette

Playing roulette has a simple procedure and that’s the beauty of this game; for a small bet, following a simple few quick bets, it can reward a huge payout.
To play online roulette:

  • Select a coin denomination from the navigation bar.
  • Click on the betting area across the table to place bets on a number (inside bets) or a number category (outside bets). You can place any number of bets you want.
  • Click Spin
  • The wheel is spun and the ball is dropped on the wheel
  • If the number on the wheel matches you bet, you will be paid accordingly.


Types of Roulette

Roulette is known to be originated in Europe, where exactly is still debatable. However, as the game gained popularity throughout the world, every region developed their own versions with just slight twists, keeping the basic concept same.

To choose a roulette game suitable for you, it’s important to know how these different roulette games actually differ from each other. Click here to go to our ‘Types of Roulette’ to learn about the different roulette variations.

Types of Roulette bets

The beauty of roulette games is the range of bets available and you can place chips across the entire table. All bets are positioned strategically around the table and each bet type rewards different payouts. If you’re reading this article, skipping the bet variety will be skipping the central part of the game. Go to our ‘Types of Roulette bets’ page to learn about all types of roulette bets in details.