To play roulette one simply rolls a small white ball in one direction inside the trough which contains a wheel with numbers and slots. The wheel is then spun in the opposite direction. Once the ball has settled in a slot, the winner is decided as per the number or colour slot the ball has settled in. The wheel consists of 18 black & 18 Red slots plus a green slot for zero. The European roulette wheel has 1 green slot for the number 0 where the American based standard roulette Wheel sometimes has an additional 00 green slot.

Online Roulette Betting Options
Betting options for Roulette Online have been generally classified as Inside bets, these are directly on the numbers inside the numbered table, and Outside Bets, these are bets on the area surrounding the number layout. The European Roulette game, which is played on a wheel that contains only one 0, has a house edge of 2.70% whilst the standard 0 and 00 American wheel has the house edge of 5.26%. Obviously, it pays to play the european slot wheel.

The inside bets:

Single Number – Single number betting, Double Zero or Zero – Pays 35 to 1
Split Bet – Two number betting by placing the chip on the line between the two numbers you wish to bet on – Pays 17 to 1
Corner Bet – Four number betting by placing the chip on the intersection of the 4 numbers you wish to bet on – Pays 8 to 1
Street Bet – Row of three numbers betting by placing the chip on the line at the edge of the row you wish to bet on – Pays 11 to 1
Special Line Bet – One of a kind bet made by betting on the 5 adjoined numbers (American) of 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 – Pays 6 to 1
Line Bet – Similar to the street bet but you now bet on 2 rows simultaneously – Pays 5 to 1

The outside bets

Dozens – Playing one of the 3 horizontal sets of numbers – Pays 2 to 1
Odds or Evens – Pays even money
Red or Black – Pays even money
Column Bets – Playing one of the 3 vertical columns of numbers – Pays 2 to 1
1 to18 – Betting on the first half of the numbers (excluding the zeros) – Pays even money
19 to 36 – Betting on the second half of the numbers. Pays even money