The roulette rules are designed to give the bank an edge. Unless you know how to take advantage of them, but even then the advantage lies with the bank, i.e. the casino.
The core elements of roulette, both in the real casino and playing roulette online or on a mobile device, are the cauldron, the ball, the betting field (French: “tableau”) and the tokens (the game chips). In a real casino there is of course also a croupier – this role is taken over by the random number generator (ZZG) online, unless you are playing with a live dealer.
The goal in roulette is to predict which number slot the ball will land in when the wheel has stopped spinning. The bets are made on the tableau: directly on the numbers, on the lines between several numbers or on the boxes that represent certain betting combinations. In roulette, the players bet against the casino (including the bank) and not against other players.
It is no surprise that the casino has a statistical advantage when it comes to odds of winning.
The object of the game – How to beat the house
- The goal for you as a player is to predict where the roulette ball will land.
- This prediction can be made in a number of ways. You can bet on a single number, on a color (red or black), on the high or low number range, or on even or odd.
- Different types of bets can also be combined with one another. The stakes are higher, but the
The course of the game
The sequence of a round of roulette is as follows:
Step 1: You and all other players place their tokens on the tableau depending on the desired betting combination – on individual numbers, on one of the colors, or on the even or odd field.
Step 2: Alternatively, you can bet on a line or the intersection between numbers to expand the betting range (see graphic below). In this case, the payout percentage is higher, but the chance of winning is lower.
Step 3: When all bets are placed, the roulette wheel is spun in one direction and the ball is thrown in the opposite direction. In online roulette, the player can usually start the round himself by clicking a button.
Step 4: The players can change their bets even after throwing the ball.
Step 5: If the ball slowly moves towards the number slots, the croupier rejects it: “Nothing works anymore” (French: “Rien ne va plus”). From now on, the chips may not be moved and new bets may not be placed.
Step 6: As soon as the ball stops in one of the compartments, the croupier shows the winning number on the tableau with his rake (French: “Rateau”) or the software marks the number.
Step 7: Now the croupier collects the losing bets and pays out the winners. When you play roulette online, all of this happens automatically.
Do you have trouble memorizing all of this? No problem! We have created a practical overview of the various placement options and tableaus for you.