# WHAT ARE THE RULES OF ROULETTE?

What Are the Rules of Roulette?

Roulette is one of the oldest games in the gambling world and no matter whether you have played it before or not, you must have heard about it. However, if you are one of those people that haven’t played roulette, but want to change that, you first need to learn about the rules.

## The Basic Rules of Roulette

The game roulette consists of a wheel that has black and red slots, and each colour has a number that varies from one to 36. There are two types of roulette, European and American. And if you play the American type, you will have one additional zero slot. Besides the red and black wheel, there is also a table that has all of the numbers, colours and few other types of sectors. So, before the dealers throw the ball in the wheel, you will first need to place your bet on the table.

### Roulette Bets

This paragraph will give you an insight into the roulette types and the odds. So, read it all the way through!

There are 15 different bets, which are red, black, even, odd, low bet, high bet, first dozen, middle dozen, last dozen, column bet, line bet, corner bet, street bet, split bet and straight up.

• Red - When the ball falls on a red number. The odds are even.
• Black -  When the ball falls on a black number. The odds are even.
• Even - When the ball falls on an even number. The odds are even.
• Odd -  When the ball falls on an odd number. The odds are even.
• Low Bet (1 – 18) - When the ball falls on a number from 1 - 18. The odds are even.
• High Bet (19 – 36) - When the ball falls on a number from 19 - 36. The odds are even.
• First Dozen - When the ball falls on a number from 1 - 12. The odds are two to one.
• Middle Dozen - When the ball falls on a number from 13 – 24. The odds are two to one.
• Last Dozen - When the ball falls on a number from 25 - 36. The odds are two to one.
• Column Bet – When the balls fall on a column of twelve numbers. The odds are two to one.
• Line Bet – Six numbers, the odds are five to one.
• Corner Bet - Four numbers, the odds are eight to one.
• Street Bet - When the ball falls on a row of three numbers. The odds are 11 to one.
• Split Bet - When the ball falls on a pair of numbers. The odds are 17 to one.
• Straight Up - When the ball falls on a single number. The odds are 35 to one.

These bets are split into two categories inside and outside bets. There is also an additional type of bet, the announced bets, which is used in the French Roulette.

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