Roulette Rules

Originally Roulette is played under the European rules, unless played in America or French roulette. These two other forms of roulette have slight variations in the rules when compared with European roulette, the Original rules were established in 1996 and are still being used to this day.

European Online Roulette Rules

The basics of the game are as follows, there are 37 numbers on a roulette wheel, 0 is green, 18 of the 36 are black and the others are red, you may be wondering why they are coloured but that will become apparent later in the article. The player can place any number of bets, which there are a lot of different types, this is what makes roulette a complex game to play for a novice unless playing roulette online, this is due to the tutorial help which most online roulette games have.
The types of bet can be split into two main categories which again can be split into sub categories. The two categories are inside and outside betting, inside is a more specific bet (e.g on a specific number) this type of bet carries greater weight of reward if the ball lands on your number, where as the outside bets can cover more options on the online roulette wheel. Roulette online requires you to follow the same style of betting etiquette as a real casino. In outside betting options such as even/odd or colour betting is available, this maximises the chance of winning but will return a smaller profit. The 0 is never covered by a bet and this is what gives the house its edge of a massive 2.7%, this is the same whether playing roulette online or in a casino, unless you happen to be playing French roulette.

French/best Online Roulette Rules

The French or best roulette rules vary ever so slightly to the European rules, and it all revolves around the zero. The rule is known as “En Prison”, and gives you as the player a greater chance of retaining your money. To find a casino which allows you to play roulette with this rule in use is a rarity. To find this rule in use when playing roulette online is like finding a needle in a hay stack. The rule allows the player to retain their bet when making an even money bet if the ball lands in the zero slot.
Another variation in this type of roulette game whether playing roulette online or in a casino is the “la partage” rule. In this instance the player only looses half of the bet instead of the full amount and therefore makes this type of roulette game a lot more appealing.
These variations can all be found when looking to play roulette online, but a lot of searching is required. Roulette rules are fairly easy to learn and once they are understood players can have a lot of fun playing roulette online or in casinos.