The game begins with you making your wager; you just click on the area of the layout you wish to place your bet or bets on.
Once you push the spin button, a ball will spin anti-clockwise on the wheel until it lands in one of the numbered pockets. There are 37 pockets it can land in; they are numbered 0-36 – half the numbers are red and rest black, apart from the zero pocket, which is usually green. If the ball lands in a pocket that corresponds to the bet you made, then you win.
Roulette is a game of chance and revolves around betting strategy. There are two types of bet: inside bets and outside bets.
Outside Bets – These are the bets that are on the outside of the table layout. If you wager on these, you stand more chance of winning, but the payouts are lower than the inside bets. These include red and black, high [19-36] and low [1-18], and odd and even; they all pay out even money. The other two outside bets pay out 2:1. They are the dozens bet and the columns bet. The dozens bet is when you wager on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd dozen numbers on the wheel to win. For the column bet, there are three columns of numbers in the center of the layout to wager on.
Inside Bets – These are all the single numbers, as well as the zero in the center of the table layout. Players can bet on an individual number, which pays out 35-1, and a split bet, which is a wager on two numbers. There are also three, four, five and six number bets with different payouts. These bets are high risk, high reward and best left until you have a good understanding of the game.
You aren’t just limited to wager on just one bet; you are able to place as many as you like. As an example, you could place bets on the red, even and low bet; if the ball landed in the red 18 pocket, you would win all three bets.