The Roulette wheel is a wheel that is divided into 37 (French and European) or 38 (American) little slots. These slots are either black or red and are numbered 0 to 36 or 0, 00 to 36 depending on what game you are playing.

A roulette board is directly infront of the wheel where all the numbers will be clearly demarcated with the outside lies that are for colour bets or odds/even number bets.

Players sit around the roulette table and will place their bets before the when of the roulette wheel is spun. Once the croupier announces “no more bets”, the wheel is spun and the ball thrown into the spinning wheel. The ball will spin around the wheel and once momentum has been lost in both the wheel and the ball it will come to a resting place and this will determine who the winners of that round are.

A straight bet is where a number and colour are chosen and the wager is placed on that specific block. A split bet is when money is put on a line between two numbers and two colours and a street or line bet is when money is placed either on the inside or the outside betting area. Corner or Quad bets are when money is placed on the cross bars of 4 numbers, Basket Bets (only in American Roulette) are placed on the top vertical lines between numbers 0, 00 and 1, 2 and 3 and Double Street bets cover six numbers. This is achieved by placing your wager on the between the inside and outside betting lines on the horizontal line of the 6 numbers you choose.

Outside bets are more general bets and you can choose either to play red or black. So if the ball lands on the colour you chose you will be amongst the winners. Other bets cover 2 to 1 bets, 1st 12, 2nd 12 and 3rd 12, 1-9, even, odd, 1-9 and 19 – 36. O

Roulette is a fast game. One spin of the wheel and the winner or winners are announced. Here you do not play against an opponent – no matter how many people there are playing, you all play against the wheel and what it is going to give once it comes to a standstill.