Select your own level of risk and reward on this popular casino game, European Roulette!
How to Play European Roulette
Roulette, the most popular casino game in Europe, allows you to select your level of risk and reward. Try to predict a specific number for a very big award. Reduce your risk by betting on several numbers, either with separate bets or with one bet covering multiple numbers.
Additionally, you can play even-money payout bets where you try to spot trends between red or black, odd or even, or high or low. Or bet somewhere in the middle by trying to predict in which column or in which section of rows the ball will land.
With section bets, you have even more betting options. Many players enjoy betting on a contiguous section of the wheel. Neighbour bets allow you to bet on five contiguous numbers on the wheel with one click. French Bets allow you to bet on larger wheel sections with one click.
How to Play
The goal in Roulette is to anticipate where the ball will land in the wheel and to place bets accordingly.
Place one or more bets and then click SPIN to start the game. When the ball lands on a number in the wheel, if you have a bet covering that number, you win.
The outcome will be shown as the top number on the outcome history display at the top right of the game screen. A marker will also be placed on the Number Board at the winning position. Any losing bets will be cleared from the table. Any winning bets will be paid according to the pay table.
How to Bet
To play, select a chip value by clicking a chip at the bottom of the playing field.
After you have selected a chip value, you may place bets on the Number Board. As you move your mouse across the Number Board, you will see the corresponding award payout ratios displayed in the lower left corner of the number board. (See Standard Bet Types and Section Bets for more details.)
To place a bet, click the mouse on the chosen bet spot. Each click adds another chip of the selected value to the stack. The total bet on that spot is displayed on the top chip of the stack, as well as in the window that displays the award payout ratio.
To remove a bet from a spot, press the SHIFT key on the keyboard while clicking the mouse. If you want to remove all bets from the board, click the CLEAR button.
If you wish to repeat your last bet and play immediately after completing a game, click the REBET AND SPIN button. If you have sufficient credits, this button restores your previous bets and initiates play with one click.
If you wish to repeat your last bet without initiating a new game, click the REBET button. This restores your previous bets. If you wish, you can adjust any bet. Click the SPIN button to initiate play.
The DOUBLE BET button doubles your current bet every time you click it. If doubling your current bet would cause a bet limit to be exceeded (see Bet Limits below), then the DOUBLE BET button will not be available. If you click the DOUBLE BET button before placing a bet, this is equivalent to clicking the REBET button and then the DOUBLE BET button and will place bet(s) twice as large as your prior bet(s). Click the SPIN button to initiate play.
Standard Bet Types
The wide variety of bet types allows you to control your risk and reward. Information regarding the payouts for the different bets can be found in the pay table, accessible from the Game Console.
Inside Bets: You can place a single bet to cover between one and six numbers.
|•||Straight Bet:||Place a chip on one number.|
|•||Split Bet:||Place a chip between two adjacent numbers on the Number Board.|
|•||Trio Bet:||Place a chip at the edge of a row to bet on the three numbers along a row.|
|•||Corner Bet:||Place a chip on the corner of four adjacent numbers on the Number Board. This also applies to betting the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3 with one bet.|
|•||Six Number Bet:||Place a chip on the edge of the number board between two adjacent rows of numbers.|
Outside Bets: You can place a bet to cover an entire category of results.
Even money bets:
|•||Even:||Any even valued number (2, 4, 6, etc.) excluding 0.|
|•||Odd:||Any odd valued number (1, 3, 5, etc.).|
|•||Red:||Any red number.|
|•||Black:||Any black number.|
|•||Low (1-18):||Any number 18 or lower, excluding 0.|
|•||High (19-36):||Any number 19 or greater.|
2 to 1 pay bets:
Dozens Bet: This offers three different sets of table rows to bet on:
|•||1st 12:||Any number 1 through 12.|
|•||2nd 12:||Any number 13 through 24.|
|•||3rd 12:||Any number 25 through 36.|
Column Bet: Bet on a Number Table column.
Neighbour and French Bets allow you to bet upon sections of the wheel with a single click. Both types of bets are initiated on the "racecourse" on the lower left corner of the screen below the wheel. The numbers on the racecourse represent the order of the numbers on the wheel itself.
Neighbour and French bets are a convenient way to make multiple Number Board bets, corresponding to sections of the wheels. The bets themselves are placed on the Number Board and are subject to table minimum limits and table maximum limits (See Bet Limits for more details.). If a racecourse bet would otherwise cause a bet limit to be exceeded, then that racecourse bet would not be available.
Neighbour bets allow you to place bets on any five contiguous numbers on the wheel. Move the cursor over a number on the racecourse to highlight that number as well its two neighbours to the left and its two neighbours to the right. This highlighting will occur on the racecourse, on the corresponding numbers on the wheel, and on the corresponding numbers on the Number Board. If you click on a number on the racecourse, you will place a bet of the selected chip value on each of the corresponding five numbers. These bets will be placed on the Number Board, not on the racecourse.
For example, if the 1 chip is selected and you click the 0 spot on the racecourse this will place five separate bets on the Number Board: 1 currency unit each on 0, its two left neighbours (26 and 3), and its two right neighbours (32 and 15).
French Bets place bets across an established section of the wheel. Move the cursor over a French Bet area within the racecourse to see all of the numbers associated with that bet. This highlighting will occur both on the racecourse, on the corresponding numbers on the wheel, and on the corresponding numbers on the Number Board. If you click a French Bet within the racecourse, you will place a bet of the selected chip value on each of the corresponding set of numbers. These bets will be placed on the Number Board, not on the racecourse.
This is a shortened version of "Voisins du Zero", which stands for "neighbours of zero". This section, at the left side of the racecourse interior, covers all of the contiguous numbers on the wheel from 22 to 25 inclusive. This is done using nine bets of the selected chip size:
2 bets covering 0, 2, and 3
1 bet covering 4 and 7
1 bet covering 12 and 15
1 bet covering 18 and 21
1 bet covering 19 and 22
2 bets covering 25, 26, 28, and 29
1 bet covering 32 and 35
This is a shortened version of "Tiers du Cylindre", which stands for "third of the wheel". This section, at the right side of the racecourse interior, covers all of the contiguous numbers on the wheel from 27 to 33 inclusive using six bets of the selected chip size:
1 bet covering 5 and 8
1 bet covering 10 and 11
1 bet covering 13 and 16
1 bet covering 23 and 24
1 bet covering 27 and 30
1 bet covering 33 and 36
Also known as the Orphans, this section covers those sectors of the wheel not covered by Voisins or Tiers. Located in the center of the racecourse, this covers two sections: 17 to 6 inclusive and 1 to 9 inclusive using five bets of the selected chip size:
1 bet covering 1
1 bet covering 6 and 9
1 bet covering 14 and 17
1 bet covering 17 and 20
1 bet covering 31 and 34
Pattern betting allows you to create up to six different bet patterns which are saved as presets for one-click betting.
When enabled in the OPTIONS menu (see Options), the Pattern Betting interface is displayed below the Number Board. Start by placing your desired bets on the table. Once you are satisfied with the bet pattern, click the SAVE THIS PATTERN button. You will then be prompted to click one of the preset buttons (numbers 1-6). Note: if you have previously saved a pattern to a certain preset button it will be labeled as "REPLACE" instead of "SAVE TO".
Once a pattern has been saved to a preset button, the button will be available for use in betting. Mousing over a preset button highlights the betting pattern on the playfield. Clicking on the preset button places the bet as it was saved. Each time you click the preset button, the bet amounts on the corresponding spots increase accordingly. You can remove all bets by clicking the CLEAR button. This only removes the bets, but does not erase any preset bet patterns.
In order to erase a preset bet pattern, click the CLEAR A PATTERN button. You will be prompted to click one of the previously saved presets, which will be cleared. Once cleared, the preset button will no longer be available until another bet pattern has been saved to it.
The table minimum limits and table maximum limits are listed in the paytable. If the minimum table bet is larger than a single chip, then you may make single chip bets as long as the total of all your bets meets the table minimum.
There is a maximum bet limit for each type of bet, as well as an overall table maximum limit. The limit for a bet on an individual spot is a fraction of the overall table maximum limit. For single number bets the maximum bet limit is one twentieth of the table limit. For multi-number bets you may bet up to one twentieth of the table limit for every number included in your position. The following table describes the maximum bet for each bet opportunity.
Clicking the OPTIONSbutton reveals a menu of controls that enable you to customize various aspects of the game to suit your preferences:
|SPEED||Allows you to control the speed of game play. In NORMAL mode (default) all game animations are played. In TURBO mode the pace of play is quickened by eliminating certain animations. This does not affect the method of play or the rules of the game.|
|AUDIO||Allows you to toggle and modify settings for various audio elements in the game. The Dealer's voiceover may be turned on (default) or off by checking or unchecking the VOICE setting box. The game's sound effects may be turned on (default) or off by checking or unchecking the SOUND EFFECTS setting box. Additionally, you may choose between TRADITIONAL or MODERN (default) style sound effects.|
|GRAPHICS QUALITY||Allows you to set the quality of the graphics to get the best animation performance on your computer. In BEST mode, the graphics look the best, but performance may suffer. The HIGH (default) and MEDIUM settings lower the quality but increase the performance. In LOW mode, the graphics are degraded, but the smoothest animation performance is achieved even on slower computers.|
|POP-UP HELP||Allows you to turn ON (default) or OFF the game's text instructions, which are meant to help new players.|
|PATTERN BETTING||Allows you to turn ON or OFF (default) the feature that enables creating up to six different roulette bet patterns as presets. See Pattern Betting for details on how to use this feature.|
Malfunction voids all pays and play.
If the ball lands in a green spot, Player receives half back for any even money bet (red, black, odd, even, low, high).
The Game Consoleprovides information and access to additional features:
- Your current balance in your chosen currency
The Meter Bar on the bottom of the game screen displays the amount paid if a win occurred and the amount bet on the last/current proposition.