In this easy to understand game of ultimate chance, you bet on which number from 0-36 the roulette ball will land upon. The numbers are coloured red or black, with 0 being green. To begin, place your money onto the table, and the dealer will exchange it for chips, with a colour or marking that is unique to you.
How to play
You can then bet on any individual number or group of numbers, including red or black, odd or even, high or low. To bet on individual numbers (inside bets), you can either place your chips on a number, on the line between two or four numbers, at the end of a row of three or six, or at the end of a column or dozen. The fewer numbers you choose, the greater the pay out if your number comes up, but the lower your chances of winning. You can continue to place bets until the dealer calls 'no more bets'. If you want to place the same bet as another player, simply place your chips on top of theirs.
There are various minimum bets in roulette, for example when you bet on odds or evens, black or red, or high or low, columns or dozens (known as outside bets) there is usually a higher minimum bet, whereas you can bet as little as 25p on single numbers, or groups of numbers. If you're not sure, just ask the dealer.
When the ball lands on a number, the dealer will place a marker on the winning number, remove all losing bets, and pay out the winners with the following odds:
Any single number - 35-1
Any two numbers - 17-1
Any three numbers - 11-1
Any four numbers - 8-1
Any six numbers - 5-1
Columns and dozens - 2-1
Red or black, high or low, odd or even, pays - even money
If 0 is spun, all outside even money bets are halved and returned to the player.
During the game
Roulette chips can't be used on other tables. When you've finished playing, exchange your roulette chips for normal cash chips.